IIT-B alumni prefer Mumbai for jobs: Survey

Updated: Jan 04, 2017, 10:38 IST | Pallavi Smart |

It has been said time and again that Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) students are more attracted to lucrative international offers



It has been said time and again that Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) students are more attracted to lucrative international offers. But a recent survey by Insight - IIT Bombay’s in-house student media body reveals how this trend is changing with growing opportunities in India. Even as there is still a trend of preference for the US, with four out of every five alumni living abroad settled in the US, the number of IIT-B passouts staying in India has increased from only 59% before the year 2000, to more than 84% now.

Data of close to 20,000 alumni was used in creating the survey with help from the IIT-B alumni association. The results are mostly based on voluntary self-reporting by alumni.

Further explaining the spread of alumni in India the report suggests how Mumbai is clearly the city of choice for IIT-B alumni. A total 40% of those in the home country are settled in Mumbai. This is followed closely by Bengaluru with 13% and Pune with 12.6%. Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Chennai are preferred in the descending order with 7.4%, 7.2%, 3.8% and 3.1% respectively.

40%
of alumni settled in India are in Mumbai

13%
Bengaluru is the next city of choice for them

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