The internships allow students to intern in companies that are large recruiters. The internships are facilitated through an institute-coordinated process. The constant increase in PPOs is the result of excellent performance of students during the internships, officials added.
Professor C S Shankar Ram, advisor (Training and Placement), IIT Madras, said, “The sustained increase in the number of pre-placement 0ffers this year is a clear reflection of the academic quality of IIT Madras
and its students. I am optimistic that we would be able to carry forward this momentum and our students would obtain the best possible job offers in phase-1 placements.”
The first day (August 30, 2020) of the internship drive was a great success. As many as 17 companies participated virtually and made 140 Internship offers. In 2019, 147 internship offers were made on the first day.
Professoe N V Ravi Kumar, advisor (Internships), IIT Madras, said, “We have been observing a direct correlation between internships and pre-placement 0ffers ever since the internship office was created. Internships provide an excellent opportunity for students to understand the working culture and expectations of the companies that they work for and for the companies to realise the potential of our students during that short period. When interests and expectations of interns and companies match, it culminates in pre-placements offers.”