09/12/2014 1:00 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST

IIT Students Turn Down Rs 77 Lakh Offers To Work In India

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INDIA - FEBRUARY 10: Students are seen at IIT Delhi campus, India. (Photo by Money Sharma/The India Today Group/Getty Images)

New Delhi: Domestic offers seem to be gaining traction among some IIT Delhi students, who have turned down international offers with over USD 125,000 per annum packages to work within the home country.

As per details of the annual placement drive shared by the premier engineering institute here, the first six days of placements have seen a 30 per cent increase in the total number of campus offers by companies this year.

Nearly 50 per cent of the batch got jobs during this period, said a statement issued today by IIT Delhi.

"Some students rejected international offers including those with over USD 125,000 per annum as base pay this year opting to accept offers from either the company's counterparts in India or other firms with domestic offers on campus," it said.

A number of technology companies showed up in the first week rolling out high packages of over USD 100,000 USD per annum as base pay for international positions.

A few core companies also rolled out international offers. Many Japanese companies visited the campus in the first week to recruit students.

However, most of the offers have been for India with an overall increase in average packages for domestic profiles for the first week in the range 20-30 per cent, the statement said.