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Student Placement Office

Placement Season FAQs

IIT Gandhinagar (IITGN) was founded in 2008 and is located in Palaj, Gandhinagar, Gujarat on the banks of river Sabarmati. Gandhinagar is in proximity to Ahmedabad which is one of the oldest living cities in India, known both for a rich cultural heritage as well as state-of-the-art infrastructure, thriving industries, and many modern amenities.

  1. Why recruit from IIT Gandhinagar? Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) has demonstrated a sustained record of excellence and scholarship. In a short span, IITGN received several awards including:
    • ‘Best Innovation’ in its undergraduate curriculum at the World Education Summit - 2013.
    • ‘World Education Award’ in the category of “Global Collaborative Learning - 2014.
    • Prestigious HUDCO Award for ‘Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment 2013-14’ as a recognition to various community outreach programs.
    • ‘University of the Year’ in the category of ‘in existence for less than 10 years at the FICCI - 2015.
    • Ranked 8th overall, 4th in Teaching, Learning and Resources (TLR), 5th in Outreach and Inclusivity (OI) in India among all Engineering Institutes by NIRF – MHRD, Govt. of India –2016.
    • Prestigious HUDCO Award for ‘Cost effective disaster resistant housing’ – 2016.
  2. When does the recruitment program start?
    • Placement Season will start from October 1st 2016. We encourage recruiters to conduct placement interview process for final year & summer internship interview process for other Students simultaneously during their visit. Certain pre-placement process (e.g. online tests, PPT) may be conducted before scheduled drive date.
  3. What kind of collaborations do IITGN have?
    • The Institute has developed strategic partnerships with leading universities, industries and R&D organizations within India and abroad for student and faculty exchanges and research collaborations. The Institute has active exchanges or MoUs with the California Institute of Technology; Ecole Nationale Superriere d’Arts et Metiers, France; ICSTE, Switzerland; Institute Superieur D’Electronique De Paris, France; Instituto Universitario de Lisboa, Portugal; Israel Institute of Technology Haifa; Notre Dame University; SAC-ISRO, Physical Research Laboratory Ahmedabad; Ricoh Corporation, Japan; Underwriters Laboratories, Chicago; University of Saskatchwan, Canada; University of Strathclyde, UK, among others.
  4. Brief about Faculty Members at IITGN:
    • IITGN promotes excellence in science and technology, as well as the humanities and social sciences. The Institute only recruits candidates with excellent academic records, demonstrated potential for excellence in research, and broad academic outlooks for faculty positions. All the faculty at IIT Gandhinagar are involved with students in academic as well as extracurricular activities. Faculty here lead a dynamic research group, and are passionate about teaching both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. IIT Gandhinagar combines the energy and enthusiasm of young faculty with the experience of senior faculty members to provide a broad outlook to students.
  5. What are the different ways in which a company can hire students from the campus?
    • By conducting campus placement drive for the final year students.
    • By recruiting third year students as interns & extending Pre Placement Offer to them.
  6. How many slots / companies will be there per day during the placement drive?
    • Typically, one/two company will be there per day.
  7. Is there any fee associated with the process?
    • No.
  8. From which courses students are available for recruitment, this year?
    • B.Tech: Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical
    • M.Tech: Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical
    • M.Sc: Chemistry, Cognitive Science, Mathematics, Physics
    • M.A: Society & Culture
    • PhD: Biological, Chemical, Chemistry, Civil, Cognitive Science, Computer Science & Engineering, Earth Sciences, Electrical, Humanities and Social Sciences, Materials Science & Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical, Physics
  9. How to reach the campus?
    • By Road: Link for the google map location: goo.gl/yjje0c
    • By Train: Nearest railway station is Ahmedabad Junction ( ADI ) – 28 KM
    • By Air: Nearest airport is Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport ( AMD ) – 24 KM
  10. What is the procedure to carry out the recruitment process? Typical process is,
    • Companies show interest by call/email.
    • IITGN shares JAF ( Job Announcement Form ) & IAF ( Internship Announcement Form ).
    • Recruiters revert with filled IAF/JAF
    • Discussion between CDS  and recruiter to finalize plan of visit
    • Company visit and placement process as per decided schedule
    • Final offer given by company to selected students (preferably on the same day after completion of placement process)
  11. What kind of information do the students expect in PPTs?
    • About Company/organization, brief profile of Company/organization, Achievements, Employee Strength, CSR Activities, Future growth of an employee, Profile of work, Compensation details & breakup, Retirement  benefits etc.
  12. On what basis is the slot allotted to a company for the final placement? Slotting is done subject to the following parameters:
    • Student Preferences
    • Work profile
    • Compensation package
    • Career Prospects
    • Student Intake
    • Past track record
  13. Is there any facility for the accommodation available on the campus?
    • Yes, Recruitment team can stay at IIT Gandhinagar guest house (Subject to availability).
  14. What are the typical steps in the recruitment process?
    • The process may contain one or more of these steps:
    Resume Shortlist - Pre placement talk - Written/Online Technical, Aptitude Test - Group Discussion – Technical Interview – HR Interview - Offer
  15. What are the infrastructural facilities available on the campus for the placement process?
    • GD & Interview rooms,
    • Teleconferencing and video conferencing facility,
    • Windows lab for online tests,
    • Auditorium,
    • Lecture halls,
    • Seminar and conference rooms for presentations,
    • Fully furnished guest house (subject to availability),
    • Pickup & Drop service from Airport & Railway station (subject to availability),
    • Round the clock assistance by the student volunteers,
    • Highly motivated and experienced staff to coordinate the whole process.
  16. What time of the year is the summer internship?
    • Duration can be from First week of May to Last week of July.
  17. Where can I get a recruitment guide?
    • Contact Mr. Saumil Shah (Executive office – CDS) on +917359735120 / 07932454996 or saumils@iitgn.ac.in
  18. Can we know the names of the last year’s recruiters?
    • Samsung, Texas Instruments, L&T Construction, ITC Ltd, Mahindra & Mahindra, HSBC, Reliance Industries Ltd, BPCL, HPCL, HDFC, Tata Motors, Wipro, Coal India, TCS, Cognizant, Rsystems, Piramal Foundation, Bharat Forge, Hospira, Innoplexus, United Health Group, Linde Engineering Ltd, Endurance, Intas Pharmaceuticals, IPAC, Silver Oak College of Engineering & Technology, Testbook, ZS Associates, Arvind Infrastructure, Innovaccer, Sjain Ventures are some of our recruiters in last year.
  19. When we will know about the day & slot?
    • By 10th September 2016 (Placement season will start from 1st  October 2016).
  20. Discipline wise research areas at IITGN?
    • Chemical Engineering: Nanotechnology, Colloids and Interfaces, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Separation Processes, Polymers, Process Control
    • Civil Engineering: Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering and Water-Resources Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering: Microelectronics, Signal Processing, Fiber Optics, Power Systems, Control Systems, Electrical Machines, VLSI Design, Biomedical Engineering
    • Materials Science and Engineering: Metallurgy, Nanomaterials, Biomaterials
    • Mechanical Engineering: Thermal Science and Engineering, Dynamics and Control, Solid Mechanics
  21. We need students from Computer science or IT field, Why IITGN do not have computer Science or Information Technology course?
    • IIT Gandhinagar offers minor in Computer Science & Engineering. We have exceptionally bright students in various disciplines pursuing courses like Data science, Data management, Algorithm, Data analysis, Data structure, Python, C. There is a good programming atmosphere at IIT Gandhinagar. We organize various workshops, coding competitions, App & Web development competitions other than academics. Also, a good number of reputed companies like Microsoft, UHG, HSBC, HDFC to name a few have recruited in the past for computer science profile ( like Software Development Engineer, Backend/Front End developer, Software Engineer, Application Development Engineer etc.)
  22. Note: We are about to start B.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering from this year (2016-17).
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