Internship offers for Summer 2020 have crossed the 500-mark at IIT Kharagpur. The internship process which started in August 2019 has been soaring high compared to last year’s figure which was comparatively lower with the closing figure at 461.
IIT Kharagpur’s Career Development Centre has further witnessed an increasing trend in the internship season. More than seventy-five companies have already visited the campus. The most encouraging fact is that the campus has witnessed the participation and presence of all the sectors like IT/Software, Analytics/ Consulting, e-Commerce, Banking and Healthcare though IT/ software.
Career Development Centre (CDC) is optimistic that in the second phase of the Internship process which starts from the second week of January 2020, the Institute can register the highest number of Internships of recent times. Now, the Institute is gearing up for placements which starts from 1st December 2019 onwards.
Also, the pre-placement offers received till now for the placement session of 2019-20 is already close to last year’s final PPO figure of 261.
Talking about the current market scenario and its potential impact on the recruitment, Prof. G P Rajasekhar, Chairman at IIT Kharagpur’s Career Development Centre remarked, “The internship season outperformed the digits that we achieved during the last few years. Also, the PPOs rate is very encouraging. We took proactive measures to attract companies by reviewing our Company Relation Index (CRI) and then upgraded a few companies.”
A supposed challenge of 2.30 hours distance from Kolkata airport is also being addressed.
“We are stretching our wings to accommodate more companies on a given day so that companies do have enough pool of students each day,” he added.