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Quikr, Simplilearn, Droom, Tork Motors and others, besides the companies cited above, have stepped up hiring freshers with an emphasis on data science, product management, design, full stack, iOS and Android development roles. Walmart-owned Flipkart, one of the top recruiters at engineering and B-school campuses, will increase hiring of fresh graduates by 40-50% this year.

“Our campus hires are a very important part of our talent pool as they are groomed to take up important and high-growth projects,” said a Flipkart spokesperson. “We visit the top 15 Bschools and top 25 engineering schools to hire our talent and some of the new campuses we are engaging with this year are IIM (Indian Institute of Management) Indore, IMT (Institute of Management Technology) Ghaziabad, NIT (National Institute of Technology) Bhopal and NIT Surathkal.”

Amazon, which did not give hiring numbers, said recruits from India’s leading engineering institutes will continue to form a key part of its talent pool. “As we expand and grow in the country, talented engineers from these institutes will play an instrumental role,” said Raj Kaza, director (talent acquisition), Asia-Pacific and India, Amazon. IITs, IIMs, the Indian School of Business (ISB) and NITs are among the premier schools from which Amazon hires.

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