Chennai: Investment banking giant Goldman Sachs was the top employer recruiting 13 candidates on the first day of placement season that began at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, on Monday.
Samsung Research and Development Institute, Bangalore, employed eight, while Visa Inc, Microsoft employed seven each.
Shell India Markets gave offer letters to six, while ITC Ltd recruited five, an IIT-M release said.
The top salary offered was US $1.29 lakh (Rs. 79.9 lakh) per year, made by a foreign company.
The second highest pay offered was Rs. 30 lakh per year, by a domestic firm, the release said without disclosing the details of candidates.
Four persons were selected by the Boston Consulting Group, while McKinsey and Company, Xerox Research Centre, IBM recruited three candidates each.
Auctus Advisors and Hindustan Unilever Ltd offered placements to two candidates each, while, Japan headquartered Works Applications selected one candidate.
During the graveyard placement session that happens between 12 am and 6 am, Epic selected five candidates, while Internet major Google selected four.
Oracle India recruited two candidates, while Cisco, Visa Inc, Service Now Software Development India selected one candidate each. Microsoft selected three candidates, the release said.