When students of International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-H) sit for campus placements this year, they will also face Apple HR executives as recruiters for the company.
This is the first time when Apple has decided to recruit students from Indian engineering colleges ever, reported ET.
“We are elated that Apple has decided to come for our campus placements this year. We are not sure of the kind of profiles that the company will be offering. However, it will provide an opportunity to the graduating students to showcase their skills before representatives of the firm,” said T V Devi Prasad, head of placements at IIITH, talking to ET.
He added that the placements for Apple are likely to be for its Hyderabad or Bengaluru facilities.
Apart from Apple, Microsoft, Google, and Philips, among others, will recruit from IIITH from a batch of 350 students across BTech, BE, MTech and MSc (research) streams. The place drive is set to begin in December.
Officials said they observed a rise in the number of companies hiring for artificial intelligence (AI), data science, automation and deep learning this placement season.
“The companies will be holding technical interviews in which students who are well acquainted with Python (a computing language) will be preferred. Majority of them are offering jobs for product development and research and development profiles,” said Prasad.
He added that the requirement for hardware engineers is high this year with many companies looking forward to hiring students with knowledge in application-specific integrated circuit and design verification. There is also high demand for students who have knowledge into 2D-3D graphic in mobile communication.