Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has maintained an excellent placement record over the years. The institute witnessed a breakthrough in terms of placements as a total of 1300 students participated in the recruitment drive. The college has seen an increase in the number of international offers, although domestic offers dominated. 

IIT Madras kick-started its 2020-21 placement drive from December 1, 2020. So far over 186 PPOs have been offered, bypassing last year’s total PPOs of 170. The institute witnessed the participation of 22 companies that made a total of 123 offers in the first session on December 1, 2020. Within a week since the inauguration of the 2021 placement drive, a total of 725 placement offers have been bagged by the students.

During the 2019-2020 placement drive, A total of 102 job offers were made by 20 companies during the first session of Phase I placements of the IIT Madras; the offers include four international offers. The first slot of Day 1 of IIT Madras placements commenced on December 1, 2019, Sunday at 7 am and concluded at 2 pm with the participation of 20 companies, covering 34 job profiles. In the second slot of the day, one placement was held between 4 pm and 11 pm where 30 companies put forth over 42 job profiles. Some of these companies included Samsung Semiconductor, Jaguar, and Bajaj Auto.

With regards to the internship, the entire process was conducted online, wherein, 17 companies participated in the first day of the internship drive which offered over 140 internship opportunities. 

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IIT Madras Placement Report 2021

IIT Madras kick-started its 2020-21 placement drive. The first phase of the campus placements was scheduled to commence on December 1, 2020. According to reports, the companies which have offered the highest number of pre-placement offers include Microsoft (12), Goldman Sachs (9), Qualcomm (10), American Express (9), and Texas Instruments (12).

By Day-6 of the Placement Drive, ICICI Bank made 27 offers, Larsen and Toubro made 22 offers, Microsoft made 19 offers, while Intel and Flipkart made 17 offers each at IIT Madras.

Approximately 22 companies offered a total of 123 job roles on the first day (December 1, 2020). The placements at IIT Madras commenced at 7 am and concluded at 2 pm. It witnessed the participation of 22 companies covering 43 job profiles. The institute conducted the second and final slot of the day between 4 pm and 11 pm. 24 companies with 48 profiles were scheduled to participate.

A total of 1,443 students have registered for placements across different streams of study. As many as 256 companies will be recruiting for 472 profiles. A total of 71 start-ups have registered for recruitment in the ongoing academic year 2020-21.

The following table represents the 2021 placement statistics observed up till now (Day-7):

Particular Stats
Total No. of Companies 256 (Expected)
No. of Students Placed 725 (Till Now)
Total No. of Offers Made 725
Total No. of PPOs 186 (Day-7)
Top Recruiters Microsoft, Intel, Flipkart

The following table represents the previous year’s (2019-20) placement statistics:

Particular Stats
Placement Percentage 64%
Total No. of Companies 229
No. of Students Placed 798
Total No. of Offers Made 908
Total No. of PPOs 170
Highest CTC 88.82 LPA
Overall Average CTC 14.79 LPA
Lowest CTC 5.04 LPA

During the 2019-2020 placement drive, over 229 recruiters represented more than 10 different sectors of the industry. The institute achieved a 64% placement record as 908 offers were made to the students.

The highest CTC stood at INR. 88.82 LPA which was offered to the students of M.Tech. program, the average CTC stood at INR. 14.79 LPA.

Over 170 PPOs were offered to the students during the 2020 placement drive.

IIT Madras Placement 2020 Course-wise

IIT Madras, majorly offers placements under 7 courses, namely- B.Tech, M.Tech, Dual Degree, MS, MA, M.Sc, and Ph.D. The institute also offers placements for MBA students under the Department of Management Studies.

The following table represents the number of placement offers made under different degree courses-

Course Placements (%)
B.Tech. 77%
Dual Degree 79%
M.Tech. 58%
M.A. 86%
M.Sc. 29%
MS 68%
Ph.D. 22%

The maximum number of placements were done under the M.A. program followed by the Dual Degree program.

The following table represents the highest CTC offered under each of the programs at IIT Madras:

Course Highest CTC
B.Tech. 82.5 LPA
Dual Degree 49.6 LPA
M.Tech. 88.82 LPA
M.A. 8.9 LPA
M.Sc. 13.34 LPA
MS 48.95 LPA
Ph.D. 56.17 LPA
MBA 29.02 LPA

IIT Madras Placement 2020 B.Tech.

The following graph represents the salary statistics observed under the B.Tech. program:

IIT Madras Placement B.Tech

The highest CTC under B.Tech. stood at INR. 82.5 LPA, while the average CTC stood at INR. 18.1 LPA.

IIT Madras Placement 2020 Dual Degree

The following graph represents the salary statistics observed under the Dual Degree program:

IIT Madras Placement Dual Degree

The highest CTC under Dual Degree stood at INR. 49.6 LPA, while the average CTC stood at INR. 17.08 LPA.

IIT Madras Placement 2020 M.Tech.

The following graph represents the salary statistics observed under the M.Tech. program:

IIT Madras Placement M.Tech.

The highest CTC under Dual Degree stood at INR. 88.82 LPA, while the average CTC stood at INR. 15.34 LPA.

IIT Madras Placement 2020 PG

The following graph represents the salary statistics observed under the following PG programs:

IIT Madras Placement PG

As per the graph presented above, the highest CTC stood at INR. 48.95 LPA which was offered to the students from the MS program.

IIT Madras Placement 2020 Ph.D.

The following graph represents the salary statistics observed under the Ph.D program:

IIT Madras Placement Ph.D.

The highest CTC under Ph.D stood at INR. 56.17 LPA, while the average CTC stood at INR. 20.58 LPA.

IIT Madras Placement 2020 MBA

The following graph represents the salary statistics observed under the MBA program:

IIT Madras Placement MBA

The Department of Management Studies at IIT-M witnessed a 100% placement record where the highest CTC offered was INR. 29.02 LPA while the average CTC ranged at INR. 14.38 LPA and the median CTC stood at INR. 14.25 LPA.

IIT Madras Placement 2020 Sector-wise

The following table represents the number of companies under different sectors that appeared for campus recruitment.

Sector No. Placement Offers No. of Students Placed No. of Recruiters Placement %
Analytics/Consulting/Finance 219 187 53 24
Core 207 187 51 23
Education 51 45 11 6
FMCG 10 9 4 1
IT 221 189 54 24
Others 89 79 25 10
PSU 4 4 2 1
Research & Development 107 98 29 12

A total of 53 companies from the Analytics/Consulting/Finance sector visited the campus and recruited more than 187 students. The highest number of students (189) were hired by the IT sector. 24% of the total placements were made by the IT and the Analytics/Consulting/Finance sectors.

IIT Madras Placement 2020 Branch-wise

The branch wise percentage of placement for the year 2019-20 is given below:

Branch Percentage of Placement Offers No. of Students Registered No. of Students Placed
Aerospace 64 78 50
Applied Mechanics 28 40 11
Biotechnology 58 67 38
Civil 65 144 91
Chemical 63 109 66
Chemistry 31 32 10
Computer Science & Engineering 91 116 92
Electrical Engineering 77 195 123
Engineering Design 77 56 41
Engineering Physics 50 26 13
Humanities & Social Sciences 86 10 6
Mathematics/MS 67 27 18
Mechanical 64 262 159
Metallurgical 53 51 27
Ocean 52 95 49
Physics 19 23 4

The highest number of placement offers were made to the CSE branch followed by the Humanities & Social Sciences branch. The least number of offers were made under the branch of Physics.

Below given is the range of salaries that are offered to students in various engineering branches during placement 2019-20:

Branch Salary Statistics (INR)
Range of Salary Median Salary
Aerospace Engineering 6 Lakhs to 30 LPA 12 LPA
Applied Mechanics 6.25 Lakhs to 11 LPA 10 LPA
Bio technology 5.4 Lakhs to 38.7 LPA 12 LPA
Civil Engineering 5.4 Lakhs to 37 LPA 12 LPA
Chemical Engineering 5.4 Lakhs to 37.4 LPA 13 LPA
Chemistry 5.4 Lakhs to 10 LPA 8 LPA
Computer Science and Engineering 12 Lakhs to 88.82 LPA 24.57 LPA
Electrical Engineering 9 Lakhs to 56.17 LPA 20.32 LPA
Engineering Design 8 Lakhs to 37 LPA 15 LPA
Engineering Physics 11.1 Lakhs to 21 LPA 13.69 LPA
Humanities & Social Sciences 5.04 Lakhs to 8.19 LPA 6.62 LPA
Mathematics 7.5 Lakhs to 22.5 LPA 12 LPA
Mechanical Engineering 5.4 Lakhs to 49.6 LPA 15 LPA
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 6.3 Lakhs to 32.9 LPA 15 LPA
Ocean Engineering 5.4 Lakhs to 37 LPA 12 LPA
Physics 5.4 Lakhs to 10 LPA 10 LPA

IIT Madras Placement 2020 DoMS

The placement season witnessed 24 organizations recruiting for various profiles. The companies included both regular recruiters and several first-time recruiters as well.

Placement Statistics 100%
No. of Recruiters 24
No. of Students Registered 44
No. of International Offers 3
No. of Pre-Placement Offers 25%
Highest CTC Offered INR. 29.02 LPA
Average CTC Offered INR. 14.38 LPA
Median CTC Offered INR. 14.25 LPA

The highest CTC offered was INR. 29.02 LPA while the average CTC ranged at INR. 14.38 LPA and the median CTC stood at INR. 14.25 LPA.

Some of the new recruiters this season included EMCO, GE, BNY Mellon, HCL, and FSS among others. The season also witnessed several regular recruiters at DoMS like McKinsey, Amazon, Cisco, Dell, and Accenture strengthening their existing long-term ties with the Department.

IIT Madras Placements 2020 Top Recruiters

Some of the top recruiters during the 2019-20 placement drive were-

Microsoft GE Citibank EY EXL Analytics
Flipkart Intel Mahindra Intel American Express
HCL Rivigo CSS Corp ANI Myntra
Oracle Tata Nomura Barclays Google
OYO Wipro Bay Current Gartner Sprinkler
Piramel Futures First World Quant Swiggy Schlumberg

IIT Madras Summer Internship Placements 2021

The institute conducted its first ever online Summer Placement Drive, year also saw two international profiles for Internships - Rubrik’s Software Development, based in the US, and Jane Street’s Quantitative Researcher, Hong Kong. These two international profiles that provided the highest compensation.

Day One of this Internship Drive alone saw the participation of 20 companies who made as many as 152 offers to Undergraduate Students. Last year’s figure was 147 offers made on Day One of 2019. The total number of internships offered during the last academic year (2019-2020) was 554. Students get paid a stipend during their internship.

Microsoft India Pvt Ltd extended the maximum number of offers - 21 offers - during Day One. Other top recruiters that offered internships include Google, Jane Street and Rubrik. Most of the companies utilised their organisation’s indigenous or outsourced platforms for conducting the interviews.

IIT Madras Alumni Network

The following table represents the alumni report of IIT Madras:

Recruiter No. of Alumni
Tata Consultancy Services 506
Intel Corporation 383
Amazon 372
Microsoft 367
Qualcomm 363
Google 343
Larsen & Toubro 274
Saarang 210
Goldman Sachs 131
McKinsey & Company 107

IIT Madras Placement FAQs

Ques. How many placement offers were made to students of IIT Madras during 2021 placements?

Ans. The institute witnessed the participation of 22 companies that made a total of 123 offers in the first session on December 1, 2020. Within a week since the inauguration of the 2021 placement drive, a total of 725 placement offers have been bagged by the students.

Ques. What is the highest package received by IIT Madras Students?

Ans. The highest CTC stood at INR. 88.82 LPA which was offered to the students of M.Tech. program.

Ques. Which B.Tech field got maximum placement in IIT Madras?

Ans. CSE in B.Tech received the maximum percentage of Placements in IIT Madras.

Ques. Which sector recruited the highest number of students of IIT Madras?

Ans. IT/ITES sector recruited the highest number of students of IIT Madras.

Ques. What is the Average package for IIT Madras?

Ans. The Average package of IIT Madras is INR. 14.79 LPA.