Placement season is going on and all eyes were on Cupertino based fir
m Apple Inc. Since it was reported that global tech giant will recruit employees from Indian Institute of Technology by this year.
Put on the hype, Apple debuted at the IIT Kharagpur on Friday, December, 1, and hired five students for its Bengaluru office. All recruited students belong to the department of computer science and engineering and will be the part of Apple’s data analytics team.
Speaking about the eagerly awaited recruitment, a person from the institute’s placement cell told: “Apple Inc. deciding to come to IIT-KGP and offering positions to students for its Bengaluru office is proof that they have grand plans for India.”
Apart from Apple, IIT KGP witnessed several other prominent companies in the opening season of placement. “We have offers from Halma Plc and Dunia, both of which will be recruiting for their overseas job postings,” said a source. This is the first phase of placements at IIT-Kharagpur and the second will start in January”.
“There’s been a lukewarm response. We expected more PSUs to turn up. Several of them complained that we do not allow core companies to recruit in the beginning and that they missed out on slot O. ONGC and ISRO recruited 13 students on Friday. This time though we had offered PSUs better slots, many didn’t come to recruit,” a source added further.
Meanwhile, Apple had earlier said that it would hire students from IIT Bombay and had started giving out application forms for it. “The tech giant is offering positions for coding profile and most computer science students and some enthusiasts from other streams have signed up for the test,” a source from IIT-Bombay told TOI.
Even though, a source confirmed its participation in the IIT-B recruitment season. But the official of IIT-B didn’t annunciate. Rather it’s said “We don’t want to comment whether Apple is participating or not”
Students of IIT-B who applied for the recruitment were short-listed by the Apple now they will proceed to the test. And final recruitment process will be followed by the several rounds of interviews.