US dreams over, IIT graduates turn to Japan instead

For many Indians, going to the United States and earning millions of dollars is a dream that has been nurtured since childhood. But this year, it may be quite difficult to fulfill that dream.

Following the US visa issue last year when the annual quota of 65,000 H1-B work visas were snapped up by job-immigrantsforcing most graduates in India to take up a job in Indian firms or wait for a year for the re-issue of visas, American companies that do not have operations in India have not registered for placements at the country's tech schools, reported Times of India.

 US dreams over, IIT graduates turn to Japan instead


Although some US firms like Microsoft, Google, Oracle, Schlumberger have registered; they are likely to pick fewer candidates and could place many of them for their India offices.

However, the US companies' absence are likely to filled by Japanese companies.Firms likeMitsubishi Heavy Industries,Uhuru Softwareand Sony Japan have made their way to the top slots in IIT Bombay.

Given the US visa fear, IITs are also making alternate profile plans.Students are learning the Japanese language and some colleges have planned to releasemulti-lingual placement brochure- with students' profiles in German, French, Japanese and English from next year.

Therefore, American companies that hire in large numbers-and with big pay packets-had decided to stay away from Indian engineering college campuses in the next placement season.

The offer to work in theUS came with a sweet promise but a bitter delay as visas opened and shut even before the graduates had their degree in hand.

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Updated Date: Dec 21, 2014 00:11:43 IST