On one side IIT Kanpur hits the headlines with 1.5 crore
offer from Microsoft while on the other IIT Bombay has no job offers from US in
this year’s placement season.
This year no US firm offered any job positions to the any student
of IIT (B), however the number of US firms participating in the placement drive
remained the same.
Tom Mathew, the placement in charge of IIT B said that “as
many as six students have been offered jobs in Japan from the companies like
Minolta & NTT communications”.
Oracle also made one offer at IIT B apart from already offered
jobs at IIT K & IIT-Guwahati.
Among the Indian companies which recruited the students
include ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) & ONGC (Oil & Natural
Gas Corporation). ISRO recruited 4 while ONGC recruited 8 students.
“Some of the US firms withdrew from the placement drive
including Facebook because of difficulties in obtaining work VISAs”, said one
of the students from the Placement team.
Some also believe that the same is due to the present US
economic scenario after the election of the new US President.