IIT Kharagpur gets 1000 job offers in 6 days, records fastest 1000 yet

IT placement season is on right now at all the IITs in India which sees top-notch companies not just from India but also from abroad come to recruit some of the brightest minds in India. ‘

December 1 was Day 1 for IIT placements and IIT Kharagpur has broken all their previous records by securing the fastest 1000 job recruitments this year in just 6 days.

The phase I of the IIT Kharagpur placements will go until December 12 and will resume again from January 1st week which will continue till mid-April, 2019.

“This has been the fastest 1000 till date, typically it takes a little more than a week,” said GP Raja Sekhar, CDC Chairman and professor at IIT Kharagpur.

“All the team members along with the staff of the Career Development Center have been working relentlessly since last month ensuring the best experience for recruiters and students,” he added.

He said that the dynamic content of the IIT curriculum equipping the students with the necessary technical skill which is fetching fruitful results.

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Number of companies and total job offers at IIT Kharagpur

A total of 112 companies visited till December 6, 2018, with the 6th day ending with 1000+ offers. This included more than 250 pre-placement offers (PPOs).

Job offers in different sectors:

  • IT-Software: 40%
  • Core engineering: 20%
  • Analytics: 15%
  • E-Commerce: 15%
  • Finance: 10%
  • Top recruiters at IIT Kharagpur placements:
  • EXL: 37
  • Intel: 33
  • Quantiphi: 31
  • Flipkart: 30
  • J P Morgan: 26
  • Qualcomm: 25
  • Oyo: 24
  • Barclays: 22
  • Goldman Sachs: 21
  • Microsoft: 21
  • Master Card: 21
  • Eaton: 21
  • Jio-Data: 12
  • Apple: 9
  • Google: 9

International job offers at IIT Kharagpur:

  • Till now, 23 international offers have been received
  • Japan has been leading in international offers with 4 Japanese companies making 11 offers
  • 6 offers in the US were made by Microsoft, Uber and Cohesity
  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. made 4 offers
  • Germany is the new entrant this year at IIT Kharagpur with 2 offers made by KPIT
  • For the last two years, 26 international offers were received

“Few more international profiles are lined up. Also, we are expecting few PSUs to visit the campus during phase-II,” added CDC Chairman.

What are companies focusing on for the recruitments?

“Students have been presenting the right mix of academic performance and an attitude groomed through their extracurricular activities. Several companies have focused on the creative and managerial aspects of students which they get to learn during their association with various student societies and cells in socio-cultural techno-management activities, sports,” remarked Vishal Singh, Students’ Vice President.

“My interview for the profile of product development analytics was mostly based on my association with the branding function and how we conceptualized new initiatives to support outreach activities of the Institute,” said a former member of a student’s cell.

IIT Kharagpur has a 15-member strong students’ team managing the placements right from interacting and inviting companies for placement, to conducting the placement activities led by a group of faculty members and the Students’ Vice President.

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