Samsung is the top recruiter at IIT campuses this year

By : |December 9, 2016 0

Despite facing a rough time globally because of the Galaxy Note 7 Debacle, Samsung is apparently ending the year on a good note. After beating Apple in a design patent war, Samsung is set to grab the award as the top recruiter at IIT campuses this year.

According to ET report, Samsung is leading the chase by making maximum offers in at least three IIT campuses after the first eight days of final placements this year. The South Korean tech behemoth is planning to hire more than 300 engineers for its research and development (R&D) Institutes in Bengaluru, Noida and Delhi.

A company’s spokesperson said, “IITs offer some of the best engineering talents in India, and these young engineers are well-suited to the innovation mindset at Samsung.”

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According to data from campuses, Samsung made the maximum number of offers at IIT Roorkee, IIT Varanasi (Banaras Hindu University), and Guwahati, handing out 95 offers in these three campuses. Samsung is also hiring aggressively from other top IITs such as Delhi, Bombay, Madras, Kanpur and Hyderabad.

“Samsung Bangalore has been the top recruiter at our institute this year with 25 offers,” said Kaustubha Mohanty, head, a centre for career development, IIT Guwahati.

At IIT Roorkee, Samsung made 26 offers, followed by Wipro with 23 offers, Microsoft with 17, Reliance Industries with 16, and Citicorp Services India and EXL with 15 offers each. At IIT BHU, Samsung made 44 offers followed by Goldman Sachs with 23 offers, Citicorp with 22, and Capgemini with 21 offers. BHU offer numbers include pre-placement offers. At IIT Madras, the companies in pecking order (starting from highest number of offers) are Intel, Citicorp Services, Samsung R&D Bangalore, Eaton, EY, EXL and Axis Bank.

Outsourcing and analytics service provider EXL has also visited eight IITs, including Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Roorkee, Madras, Guwahati, and BHU (Varanasi), this year, and made 127 offers, up from 111 last year, becoming another top recruiter this year.

Other top recruiters from the campus so far include data Analytics Company FICO with 15 offers and Reliance Industries (RIL) with 11 offers.

Notably, Microsoft, who was the biggest recruiter last year has had a marginal dip in its hiring numbers this year. So far, the software giant has made more than 70 offers across IITs, including 20 offers for international profiles. “Our drive at IITs this year is in keeping with our increased focus on R&D and engineering excellence as we move towards becoming a cloud and services organisation,“ a Microsoft spokesperson said.

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