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IIT Kharagpur: 335 students bag jobs after day 2 of placements

IIT Kharagpur’s placement authorities said they were “extremely happy with the response that our students have received this recruitment season”

education Updated: Dec 04, 2017 13:34 IST
On its second day of placements, IIT Kharagpur was visited by LG Korea, Konica Minolta, Ola, Deloitte, Walmart, Adobe and Bajaj. Eight out of 147 students picked on the second day got overseas postings.
On its second day of placements, IIT Kharagpur was visited by LG Korea, Konica Minolta, Ola, Deloitte, Walmart, Adobe and Bajaj. Eight out of 147 students picked on the second day got overseas postings.(PTI photo)

Kolkata The placement season at IIT-Kharagpur started on a robust note with more than 335 students bagging jobs in the first two days.

Apple Inc. made its debut on the Kharagpur campus on Friday and picked five students for its Bengaluru office.

UK-based Halma plc, a group of technology companies that makes products for hazard detection, Dubai-based Dunia Finance and Mercari Japan Ltd, which specialises in dealing with industrial machinery, were also among the first-time visitors, an IIT-KGP statement said on Sunday.

The first day of the recruitment season had 29 companies visiting the campus, including Flipkart, HSBC, American Express, IBM Research, JP Morgan, Schlumberger, Airbus, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Microsoft, ITC and UBER. A total of 188 students got jobs, 22 of which were overseas postings.

On the second day, companies visited the campus, included LG Korea, Konica Minolta, Ola, Deloitte, Walmart, Adobe and Bajaj. Eight out of 147 students picked on the second day got overseas postings.

The chairman of Career Development Centre at the institute, Debasis Deb, said, “Data analytics and software are the two booming sectors this year... So far, we are extremely happy with the response that our students have received this recruitment season.”

The centre has taken innovative measures to strengthen relationships between the institute and the industrial sector, Deb said.

“The centre has been exploring avenues to engage with the industrial sector beyond recruitment. The students can gain experience from internships and learn about the importance of core engineering sectors at open houses and workshops,” he added.