Apple to hire freshers from IIT Bombay

Apple is aiming to hire employees from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 2017.

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People wait in line for the opening of the next generation Apple Store in San Francisco, California, US 21 May 2016 (Stephen Lam/Reuters)

Apple is aiming to hire employees from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 2017. The tech giant has confirmed the news after talking to several IT institutes. They will be picking up freshers from the Powai campus.

"The tech giant is offering positions for coding profile and most computer science students and some enthusiasts from other streams have signed up for the test," said a source from IIT-Bombay to Times of India.

The institute has not announced anything officially, but they said, "We don't want to comment whether Apple is participating or not."

The Cupertino based company has said that it has already started distributing application forms in IIT-Bombay campus for the recruitment. The tech students who already have applied for the job will be shortlisted by Apple and will be asked to sit for a test in the last week of November. Once the students are selected, they will be placed in the Hyderabad and Bengaluru firms in India.

"The chance to be a part of the powerful ecosystem at Apple is so enticing that many of us have registered for the test and hope to be short-listed," a student from IIT-Bombay said.

On the other hand, Apple is yet to confirm whether they will give a chance to the students from other institutes or not. Apart from Bombay, other IITs have asked the company that if they want to hire their students then Apple should send a reply within the next two to three days.

"Our schedule is very tight. There are three to four preliminary short-listing tests taking place every day and if we don't hear from Apple in the next two to three days, we will not have any slot to accommodate the company," said an institute's placement head.

However, several other global companies like LinkedIn, Facebook and Google, are also looking for some fresh techies from India.

This article was first published on November 20, 2017