IIT Madras begins placements at the stroke of midnight

Chennai, December 1, 2015:

The placements season at IIT Madras has begun successfully with a 'graveyard' session that was slated for interviews for foreign placements. The five companies that booked slots for the graveyard shift were Microsoft, Oracle, VISA, Google & Bloomberg, with Bloomberg being a new entrant for the session.

There are a total of 266 companies participating in the placements this year (2015-2016) offering 391 profiles as against 221companies that came in the last year. 129 start-up companies have registered this year vis--vis 56 last year, and offered198 profiles as against 85, which has more than doubled.

This year, the number of days of placement has been reduced to 10 days as compared to the regular 15 days season. This has been done to accommodate the upcoming Inter IIT Sports Meet being hosted by IIT Madras this year which is scheduled from December 14, 2015.

Day 1 has been slated to have 3 sessions of placements and Days 2 onwards will have two sessions daily.



No. of sessions (daily)


01st Dec 2015


00:01 a.m. to 06:00 a.m.
08:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m.
03:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

02nd Dec 2015 to
10th Dec 2015


08:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m.
03:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Key Highlights:

Graveyard Session: From 00:01 hrs to 06:00 hrs.


Company Name

No. of students selected








Google India






Bloomberg LP

Confirmation awaited




While the graveyard session had international profiles, the forenoon session of Day 1 has management consultant and CS companies. The afternoon session, in a break with the past, has non-CS companies only. This has been done with the objective of encouraging and accommodating non-CS companies on Day 1. Marquee profiles from well established start-ups have been slotted from Day 2. Most of the companies coming in for the season are regular recruiters with an addition of few new companies such as Dahlberg, Roland Berger, Wrig Nanosystems, FinMechanics and a few recent startups.

Prof. Babu ViswanathanAdvisor, Training & Placement, IIT Madras stated, "Overall the placements appear to be very good with fantastic response at the graveyard session. We've had an overall of 300 companies register with us offering over 420 profiles and looking at doing it even better than last few years, despite making it a smaller window of number of days. I wish all those students sitting for placements this year good luck."

One of the company representatives from Shell Global added, "This is the third year we are coming back offering similar profiles and see that the quality of student profiles has upped immensely which is a key differentiator and we are glad to see the number of women who have come in as perfect matches to the civil, mechanical and chemical profiles that we offer."

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Please note:
  • Placements recommence during January 2016 with February 2016 seeing the end of the placement season.
  • The results will be announced at the end of each session and the students placed will not be permitted to attend the interviews further.  This is to reduce the number of multiple offers and optimize the placement being done.
  • The sectors are Core Engineering, IT/Software, Analytics/consulting, Finance, FMCG, Teaching& Research, PSU/Govt. and Others.
  • The up-to-date results will be released to the media every day. The Placement Advisor will also be available for interviews/telecons during the placements. 

For more information on IIT Madras:  http://www.iitm.ac.in/
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Source: By E-mail (December 1, 2015)

Published on IndianMBA.com on December 3, 2015


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