Cisco to hire 1,200 freshers from prestigious technology and management colleges in India this year.  50% of the recruitments will happen via internship route and rest through an on-campus drive. Final placements are currently going on at IITs and NITs in virtual mode. Over 95% of the freshers are going to be from prestigious engineering colleges like IITs, National Institutes of Technology, said Anupam Trehan, director, people and communities at Cisco India & SAARC.