A record number of 1043 IIT Kharagpur students have bagged lucrative jobs in just thirteen days of the first phase of placement season. 175 companies have visited the campus till date. It is a testament to the fact that IIT Kharagpur students are currently regarded as the most employable across the country as per the recently released QS Graduate Employability Ranking.
There is an increase in the number of PSUs visiting the campus this year. Already 7 PSUs have recruited 44 students during the placement process with Coal India hiring the highest no. of student. "Core engineering sector has seen an increase in the number of offers this year. We have seen a 20% growth in the no. of core jobs offers received till date as compared to the same day last year." said Prof Debasis Deb, Chairman Career Development Centre.
Till date IIT Kharagpur has received 24 international offers from companies like Microsoft, Oracle, Sprinklr, Delta Electronics etc. Samsung is the overall highest recruiter with 47 offers including PPOs.
"Demonetisation has affected almost every field in some way or the other, however, IIT-Kharagpur has managed to set a record by placing 1043 students in just over two weeks in the first phase of placement" wrote Manogya Loiwal of India Today.
Placement shall continue from January till April 2017.