Out of 1400 students registered with the placement cell of
IIT-Kanpur, almost 200 opted out of the drive, reducing the number to 200.
Those who opted mainly want to do PhD or would like to go for civil services. It's
not only this year, but most of the times, students opt out of placements due
to aspirations for higher studies which lead them towards US universities.
Also, the aura of cracking a civil services exam lures them to opt out. A few
might also want to try out for starting their own ventures and will be helped
by SIDBI Innovation and Incubation centre.
On December 1, the placement drive started in IIT-Kanpur, in
which more than 800 students were hired. Just in a fortnight, 800 students
managed to secure their places. These were hired by 240 companies which have
visited the IIT-Kanpur campus till now.
A total of 350-360
companies had agreed to participate in the placement drive held for students
this year. Out of which 240 companies hired 800 students and now college is
trying to place the remaining 400 students. As there are 120 more companies who
still have to visit the campus. It was after heavy rain falls in Chennai that
the placement drive was slowed down after the first week. However, now the
companies have reached the campus (based in Chennai who couldn't reach earlier)
and completed their process in Kanpur.
The number of
students registering themselves with the placement cell was 1450 initially
which reduced to 1200. The first phase of the campus drive will end on December
22nd expecting to place 950-1000 students. It would be an achievement for
placement cell if this is accomplished, as then just 200-250 students would be
left for the second phase. It is expected to begin in January but the dates are
not out yet. It will be completed in the month of March.
It is confirmed by the sources that more than 200 students
opted out of the drive owing to different reasons (PhD, civil services and
dreams of becoming an entrepreneur) reducing the number of students to 1200.
However, the drive has been a success with giving placements to 800 students in
just a fortnight. Also, it is expected that 100-150 students would be placed by
the end of first phase, i.e. December 22nd.
The companies visiting IIT-Kanpur are major tech-giants,
software firms, manufacturing companies. These offer huge packages to the
students who get hired, often up to one crore per annum. These companies belong both to India