Placement grows at IIT-BHU during Pandemic

Placement grows at IIT-BHU during Pandemic

Varanasi: The placement and paid internship at IIT (BHU) continued to grow despite the academic session 2019-20 severely affected during Covid pandemic.

According to records, the number of pre-placement offers increased from 164 in 2019-20 to 253 in 2020-21, and the number of internship also increased from 141 (2019-20) to 204 (2020-21). The IIT (BHU) director Prof. Pramod Kumar Jain said that the placement is witnessing a continuous growth, both in terms of number and in terms of median salary as well. From a modest number of 47 companies visiting in 1998, the institute could have more than 200 companies visiting during the session 2019-20. The institute has been focusing to increase the employability of its students by conducting programmes on hard and soft skills both.

Placement grows at IIT-BHU during Pandemic
IIT (BHU) Director Prof. PK Jain

Prof. Jain said that the institute has involved the same resources, but making use of the digital platform, not only to equip its students for better employability but also to face the unprecedented stress due to Covid, he said adding that since the students are found to be industry-ready, companies like Microsoft, Nutanix, Morgan Stanley, Texas Instruments, Amazon, Standard Chartered Bank, J P Morgan Chase, Oracle, to name the few, have already offered paid internship to the students and would be visiting for the campus selection in December 2020, when the placement season begins.

Placement grows at IIT-BHU during Pandemic

He said that in the current Covid pandemic scenario, a lot of challenges were there both for the recruiters and the institute. Conducting an on-line test remotely in a successful manner was a big challenge.  The companies have come up with software solutions with proctoring capabilities to check use of unfair means and impersonation. Managing the schedule of interviews of the students simultaneously by the multiple companies was easy for the institute when the students were physically present in the campus. Due to COVID, interviews are taking place remotely.  With the in-house developed processes and software, the institute could successfully overcome this problem.

He said that the tremendous success at the front of campus selection is due to the right ambience provided to the students by the dynamic and illustrious leadership of the institute by way of creating an ecosystem that promotes, academics with research aptitude, critical problem-solving abilities, leadership qualities, positive mindset, reasoning abilities, entrepreneurial and social skills.

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