Dollar dreams of IITians stalled, focus shifts to EU, Japan, S’pore
Mumbai: Dollar dreams of some IITians who had bagged US offers from software giants in December 2016 are yet to materialise. Thanks to the Trump administration’s review of the visa policy, some of the best minds in the country who had bagged crore-plus offers are now settling for lesser placements.
While firms are trying their best to get IIT graduates on board as promised, many on campus are wary of US offers in the upcoming placement season. The number of US offers had, in any case, dropped to single digits at leading IITs last December after the change in the country’s regime. Placement cells at IITs are now looking beyond the US for internation- al profiles. Japan, Taiwan, Canada, Singapore and some European countries have begun to rise in students’ preference list.
Very few IIT graduates who were offered jobs last year have started work in the US. The remaining have joined the organizations’ India offices or are being offered alternatives abroad.