From the moment when the world’s leading software giant Microsoft offered an initial annual salary package of INR 1.4 crore to a student of IIT Delhi this year, many of the candidates preparing for upcoming JEE exam are staring at this reputed institution to get a seat.
The campus interview at IIT Delhi is conducted every year in two phases. Phase I starts for the final year students in the first week of December every year and Phase II commences in January till the end of May of next year.
A Quick Look at 2017 Placements at IIT Delhi
In 2017, above 300 companies offering over 500 job profiles have already registered on the training and placement portal of IIT Delhi to participate in the campus placements. Of these, 230 companies have visited the campus in Phase I and around 950 job offers were made available to the students for over 370 different job profiles.
Students also made around 150 pre-placement requests. Of those, around 80 were accepted by the organizations that were registered for placement. Many students from IIT Delhi did not register for the placements because they wanted to either pursue higher studies or initiate their startups.
Many of these offers were at international locations. Those include Singapore, Hong Kong, United States, Amsterdam and Japan. Among the international offers, six were provided by Microsoft on the first day of the placement itself. Among Indian locations, 30 offers were provided to the students by INTEL.
The job offers for IIT Delhi students also included 780 unique offers with PPO selections. In Phase I itself, around 70% students have been placed in various reputed organizations and PPOs. The overall average package of the students this year so far has been around 12 lakhs per annum.
Joint Entrance Examination – A Gateway to IIT Delhi
JEE Main is the first stage examination, which is just the qualifying parameter to appear in JEE Advanced. Note that your JEE Main score hold no value in the counselling procedure of the IITs. The final exam that gives you the liberty to choose a seat at a top ranked IIT is JEE Advanced. The better you score in JEE Advanced, more are the chances that you get a seat at IIT Delhi.
Only those candidates who score equal to or more than the cutoff marks specified for both JEE Main and JEE Advanced are allowed to attend the counselling process of admission to the IITs. The registration for JEE Main has already been started and will be open for the candidates till January 01, 2018.
The difficulty level of JEE can be understood with the fact that total 1,186,454 applicants took part in JEE Main in 2017 and finally only 9,784 of them got the admissions to the various IITs. This makes the selection ratio only around 0.008 and hence JEE is considered as one amongst world’s toughest entrance examinations.
What Makes IIT Delhi a Dream Destination for Aspiring Students?
The below discussed 7 reasons make IIT Delhi so special and the best choice of the aspiring students.
1- Multiple IIT Delhi Students in the Over a Crore Pay Package Club
You will be surprised to hear that not only prior-mentioned one student grabbed the salary package of above 1 crore, there have also been several other students of IIT Delhi who were offered the jobs of annual pay package of over 1 crore by various leading organizations (such as Microsoft and Uber) during the 2017 Phase I campus placement.
However, as per their policy, IIT Delhi has decided not to reveal the exact number of students with high packages in the placement. The reason being, the institution feels that such publicity of packages may affect the value of national placements over international placements, and also the core jobs over finance and consulting jobs.
2- IIT Delhi Holding International Ranking
IITs are counted amongst the most reputed and top engineering institutes not only in India, but also across the globe. Their ranking is calculated based on various parameters such as the difficulty level of the entrance exam, selection ratio, cutoffs and placements.
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) issues an annual ranking of all the famous institutions across the world. It is the matter of pride for us that 3 IITs are listed in the Asia’s top 50 institutions and universities as per this year’s QS ranking. Additionally, the top 7 IITs in India found their place in the top 100 world’s institutes of the QS rank list.
IIT Delhi has been listed amongst both of these. The prestigious institute has received the 71 rank at the QS World Ranking 2017. Additionally, it was also ranked at the 41 position in the Asia’s best institutes.
3- IIT Delhi Students to be Mentored by International Universities
As per a report, the world-class Washington University signed an agreement to mentor selected students of IIT Delhi. Additionally, IIT Delhi has become the first Indian institute to be a partner of McDonnell International Scholars Academy of the Washington University.
The speakers of Washington University state that the students of IIT Delhi would be the world leaders in future. With this international collaboration, the students being mentored would get a chance to work on the global problems.
The Washington University along with IIT Delhi recently has organized the ‘Forum for India’ platform to address how the man-made energy resources in use affect various factors such as agriculture, environment and health, specifically with respect to climate change.
4- Special Focused Placement Training for the Students
IIT Delhi conducts various placement training sessions and workshops for their students to prepare them on various job assuring areas. These include resume making, communication skills, presentation skills, interview skills, problem solving skills, case workshops and multiple mock placement interviews.
The rationale behind these placement workshops is to assure 100% jobs to IIT Delhi students who register at the institute’s placement cell. Students enjoy attending these sessions and acknowledge the cell’s contribution, once they get a desired job.
5- Plenty of Companies Visit for the Campus Placement
A good job is never a big concern for an optimistic and aspiring IIT Delhi student. Because there is always a big queue of the world-leading organizations who seek a chance to pick the appropriate students to pick-up their businesses.
Apart from the 300 companies, which already have visited IIT Delhi in Phase I, over 100 more companies are likely to visit the institute’s campus in Phase II (and more are still registering).
Over 500 students were hired with more than 25 international offers in just the first five days of Phase I of campus interview process. Of these, over 200 offers were provided only on the inaugural day.
6- Steady Rise in Placements Year Over Year
This year, there have been 15% rise in just undergraduate placements in IIT Delhi from that of 2016. Additionally, the placements of the postgraduate students have also seen a raise of 20% from that of 2016.
In 2016 also, around 200 multinational companies visited IIT Delhi and offered numerous jobs to the students. From those, 20 students received offers at international locations with a base pay of over $100,000 or INR 65 lakhs annually.
7- IIT Delhi Students Are Inventers for the Society
The students of IIT Delhi invent many live projects during their academics as well as post completing their studies. For instance, three IIT Delhi pass outs founded a startup in year 2015 that converts the smoke of the diesel to the black printer ink and paint.
They invented a device that could be fitted on a diesel generator and can capture 90% of the harmful emission. The generated ink is named as POINK (ink from pollution) and is used in various fields such as textile printing, cardboard printing, painting and paper printing.
Many big brands such as Dell, BSNL, MTNL, ATC and Reliance, are the customers of POINK. This invention not only found a way to manufacture cheaper printer ink and paint, but also reduces health hazards to an extent.
It was a great pride for our country that their startup won the ‘University of Chicago’s Urban Labs India Challenge’ award in 2016. The fund for this startup was supported by many international organizations.
In another invention, IIT Delhi students are working with the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) to develop a lighter, smart, intelligent and relatively cheaper jacket for soldiers. Such jackets would contain integrated interconnects, antennas, sensors and chips.
So weren’t these figures lucrative enough for you to work very hard in your JEE Main and JEE Advanced exams and target for a seat at IIT Delhi? So prepare well and best of luck!