Chennai, Nov 26 (PTI) More than 300 companies have registered to participate in the first phase of campus placements at Indian Institute of Technology-Madras.

In a statement, the institute said the first phase of campus recruitment for 2018-19 will be held between December 1 and 8 with a break of one day on December 5.

“More than 1,300 students have registered for placements across different study streams and departments this year. The number is expected to increase…,” it said.

As many as 326 firms have registered as on November 26 for more than 490 job profiles for first phase of placement, compared to about 270 companies in the whole of last year.

IIT-M Training and Placement adviser Prof Manu Santhanam said, “The number of recruiters coming to campus has seen an upswing this year, which is clearly an indicator of the growing perception about the quality of students coming from IIT Madras, in addition to our consistently top rank in NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework).” The second phase of campus placements would he held in January.

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