Covid pandemic blues: Less than 200 IITians land international jobs
MUMBAI: For years, tech giants around the world have marked December 1 on their calendars for a visit to the IITs to pick up fresh graduates. But this year, the class of 2021 has received fewer international offers: less than 200 IITians across the country have landed an overseas job.
While some of the older campuses have seen a substantial reduction in international job opportunities, younger IITs have seen a marginal drop. Not only have offers reduced, even the compensation packages at India’s blue-chip institutes have shrunk.
At IIT Bombay, international placements for this year’s graduating class stood at 58, down from 159 last year. Numbers at IIT Kanpur have halved. And at IIT Delhi, they are down from the mamum of 45-plus in 2019 (they have hovered around 30 on an average for the past three years), said the institute’s spokesperson. At IIT Roorkee too, offers have reduced (see table). IIT Gandhinagar has not had a direct international posting since the pandemic began in 2020 but before that offers would pour in from Japan and Germany-based organizations. IIT Madras did not share information.
As for compensation packages, at IIT Roorkee it plummeted from Rs 153.97 lakh per annum to Rs 69.05 lakh a year. At IIT-B, the highest international annual compensation in 2019 and 2020 was constant at US$ 1.64 lakh. This year, it was recorded at Euro 1.57 lakh per annum.
“Due to uncertainty because of pandemic and fluctuating travel restrictions, international job offers this year are less compared to the last two years,” said Bithiah Grace Jaganathan, faculty coordinator, placement, IIT Guwahati. “Placements were a challenge during the time of pandemic. Running the entire process (tests, interviews) online with students located in reme parts of the country with limited connectivity, enhanced the level of difficulty. We hope the markets revive in the near future and business returns to normalcy by the begng of the next placement season, so that we can conduct a smooth placement process for the next batch of students,” said IITB's placement officer.
印度理工学院古瓦哈蒂学院的就业协调人Bithiah Grace Jaganathan说:“由于疫情和波动的旅行限制带来的不确定性，今年获得的国际工作机会比过去两年少。”
Before going abroad these intellectuals must be made to pay the cost of education. The govt charges very low fees & the rest is spent from tax payers' money.
all people getting education from cream institution funded by tax payers money should be forced to stay in India for at least 10 years and give it back to the country....
IITians leaving the country shall be charged with some fancy cess to a tune of 30lakhs. getting an admission in IIT and not building the country is as good as committing treason
Once these very smart IITians go abroad, they don't have to worry about : a) Covid Vaccine, b) Covid Medication and in the worst case c) Medical oxygen
In India, due to the reservations, IITians won't be able to find decent jobs and will have to work under sub-par bosses. India gave them education BUT they were smart enough to be recognized by other countries too. Can India give them reasonable job? Many are frustrated for not getting decent jobs and hence accept offers from abroad.
India is manufacturing hub and labor provider. That's it. The brainy leave the country for respect, and research opportunities. Others slog themselves here for whole life. There is absolutely no invention opportunities
It is the unreserved category students who are worst impacted. Reservation students will all stick around in go nment offices and rot, its the b students whose career is impacted.
the biggest achievement for Indian students till date is to leave the country for better opportunities abroad.
This is good for india. At last these students will work in india and contribute. Govt should penalize any one leaving country after graduating from iit or nit for first five years.
This pandemic has affected EACH & EVERY individual, irrespective of his/her educational, social status.
They can sell pakodas
The others will ultimately get their Amreecan jobs in a year or two as the pandemic eases. Meanwhile instead of lamenting and crying, they should get together in groups and create some start ups. Even if one succeeds tht means 2 or 3 IITians escaped from becoming software coolies for the US product companies.
Main reason could be the travel reduction across countries during this pandemic.
ENOUGH OF BRAIN DRAIN
SHAME THAT THEY ARE GOING OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY AND HELPING THEM GROW
Every IITIAN's and people from NITs should compulsory work for India based organizations atleast for 5 years
Make it 10 years
Once they leave, they never cone back. That is why Gernany and Japan are advanced because they stay in their home country and do not go to California.
With the suffocating reservation sy em, will any meritorious student feel like serving india?
Need More Land
They should NOT be allowed to leave country unless paying back full tuition and working in country for 5 years doing projects that advance the nation. Keep them in Bharat!
It's better to go abroad and take up a job than be in Modi's India and lose your job!!!