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Placements Statistics 2017-18

In contrast to the placement scenario of 2016-17, this year's placement season began with 254* pre-placement offers. As soon as the PPOs flooded in, some students were relaxed whereas others started preparing themselves for one of the most crucial phases of their student life. This year the PSUs started their selections in November itself marking the beginning of Phase 1 for the placement season. The usual placement procedure began on 1st December and the companies with the most number of job offers were EXL Services(21), Qualcomm(20) and Goldman Sachs(18). In addition to this, Microsoft(4) and Mercari(10) gave international offers as well. The arrival of 27 companies and 193 job offers made by them on the first day were a clear indication of new records that were about to be set. On the second day, a total of 28 companies offered 148 jobs with Intel having the largest contribution of 33 job offers, thus continuing the trend of success stories of the students. 1000 mark (PPO+Placement Offers) was breached as early as the 8th day of the placement season which is a commendable collective achievement of the students. Companies with the most number of job offers in the core sector were ISRO, Vedanta Oil and Gas, Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Mercedes Benz, Robert Bosch, Schlumberger, ONGC, etc. By the end of the 14th day, around 1200 jobs were offered by various companies. Here we present the analysis of the first phase of the placement season:

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