The heady rush of placement seasons at IITs is usually centered around undergraduates, with masters students mostly being the second choice for firms and getting a raw deal. But this season has been rather different for postgraduates, reports Hemali Chhapia.

Data shows that at IITBombay , of the 28 candidates Intel picked, 26 were PGs.Five of six students that Schlumberger hired were masters candidates. Tata Steel has picked five PGs out of the eight it has hired, while Amazon Development Centre has opted for four masters students among its five picks. Even non-core companies like Credit Suisse, which came with two profiles, picked only two BTech candidates, while going for nine PGs.