IIT KGP Sets New Placement Benchmark

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IIT Kharagpur has completed the phase 1 of placement for 2018-19 with 1275+ offers from 192 companies. The campus has witnessed the presence of many IT-Software, e-commerce, Finance and Analytics companies including the core engineering one. About 40% of the profiles offered are in IT-Software followed by 20% in core engineering, 15% each in analytics and e-Commerce and 10% in finance.

Companies who have made a remarkable contribution in terms of number of hires are Google, Apple, Microsoft, EXL, Intel, Tata Steel, Flipkart, L&T Construction, Mahindra & Mahindra, TVS Motors, HSBC, Quantiphi, JP Morgan, Qualcomm, Oyo, Barclays, Goldman Sachs, Master Card, Capgemini etc. The number of international offers stands at 23 with Japan contributing the highest number of offers and Germany being a first-time recruiter.

It is also to note that this year, in particular, the participation of core companies have been increased substantially. They have also hired a good number of students which is a matter of utmost satisfaction. The recruitment drive has also witnessed the participation of public sector and government institutions. ISRO and ONGC have already visited the campus and more are planning to visit during phase II.

This year IIT Kharagpur achieved the fastest 1000 in just six days of placement. Also, the total number offers have crossed all the benchmarks set in the last four years. The second phase will commence from January 2019.

Prof. G.P. Raja Sekhar, Chairman, Career Development Center at IIT Kharagpur, expressed satisfaction with the performance of the students during the placement drive. He acknowledged that academic preparation of the students has benefitted them and appreciated by the companies. Companies have also expressed the desire to come in the next phase for recruiting the students. The efforts by CDC team by organizing open houses and briefing the students about strategies to be followed rendered such results.

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