Counting 1000+ on 8th Day of Placement

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Despite Pandemic, IIT Kharagpur secured more than 1000 jobs – the highest number of Placement offers in 2020.

IIT Kharagpur bagged more than 1000 offers in Phase-I placements for the year 2020-21 till the 8th Day of the ongoing hiring session. The students also bagged 30 international job offers so far from countries such as Japan and Taiwan and companies including Accenture, TSMC, Sony, Rakuten, and Valuance, etc.

Companies like Google, Microsoft, Apple, Qualcomm, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, American Express, Sony Japan, EXL Service, Oracle, Honeywell, TSMC, Rakuten, Cohesity, Amazon, Airbus, PwC, L&T, Wipro, Tata Steel, and many more have offered jobs across sectors such as software, hardware, analytics, consulting, core engineering, education, healthcare, banking, finance, etc. 

Till now, the institute achieved good placement numbers and put up with the current economic conditions as top companies have shown faith in us. More than 200 companies are participating in the first phase of the recruitment drive, mainly 25%-27% core companies, 65% software, and 10% consulting. The company mix in the first phase is fairly distributed, and the students got their placements as per their domain choice, though software, data, and analytics took the major share of it. The performance is even reflected in the average salary which stands at ₹ 19 LPA despite the odds.

“On the closing of day-1, we had received 400 plus offers which accumulate to 900  on day 5th and crossed 1000 by Day 8th; though pandemic restricted some of the companies to offer more hiring numbers/profiles. Despite that KGP achieved significant performance and reassured its legacy,” remarked Prof. A. Rajakumar, Chairman, Career Development Centre, IIT Kharagpur.

The performance is owing to the high academic quality & technical skills of our students, which were reflected through the fully flexible online internship program 2020 including in-house internship by faculty mentors in addition to industrial internships arranged through CDC.

Prof. Rajakumar and his team expressed gratitude to all hiring partners of IITKGP for their excellent cooperation through “unique online recruitment” at this trying time.

The first phase of the placements at IIT Kharagpur will continue till December 11, with the next phase will resume from the second week of January 2021.   

By Poulami Mondal

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