175 companies visit IIT-Kharagpur in 13 days, 1000 students placed
With increase in the number of PSUs visiting IIT Kharagpur campus, a record number of over 1000 students have bagged lucrative jobs in just 13 days of the first phase of placement season this year, officials said today.india Updated: Dec 16, 2016 21:59 IST
With increase in the number of PSUs visiting IIT Kharagpur campus, a record number of over 1000 students have bagged lucrative jobs in just 13 days of the first phase of placement season this year, officials said Friday.
So far around 175 companies, including 44 PSUs have visited the campus and recruited close to 1050 students.
“It is a testament to the fact that IIT-Kgp students are currently regarded as the most employable across the country according to the recently released QS Graduate Employability Ranking,” an IIT-Kgp official said.
There is an increase in the number of PSUs visiting the campus this year. Already seven PSUs have recruited 44 students during the placement process with Coal India hiring the highest number of 26 students.
Till date the IIT has received 24 international offers from companies like Microsoft, Oracle, Sprinklr and Delta Electronics.
Prof Debasis Deb, Chairman of Career Development Centre at the IIT, said core engineering sector has seen an increase in the number of offers this year.
“We have seen a 20 per cent growth in the number of core jobs offers received till date as compared to the same day last year,” Deb said adding Samsung has been the overall highest recruiter so far with 47 offers including pre-placement ones.
First Published: Dec 16, 2016 21:59 IST