Over 300 students get placement from IIT Kharagpur

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Over 300 students get placement from IIT Kharagpur
Over 300 students get placement from IIT Kharagpur

New Delhi : The placement season is on at IIT Kharagpur, over 300 students have already been placed from the camous in the initial two days.

Apple Inc on Friday picked up five students in its debut stint at IIT Kharagpur University campus for its Bengaluru campus.

A total of 29 companies came interviewed students on the first day; with 188 students getting placed on the day, 22 got overseas posting. Flipkart, HSBC, American Express, IBM Research, JP Morgan, Schlumberger, Airbus, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Microsoft, ITC and UBER were among the companies picking students on the first day.

On the second day, LG Korea, Konica Minolta, Ola, Deloitte, Walmart, Adobe and Bajaj made offers to the students. 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,” he said. “The centre has taken innovative measures to strengthen relationships between the institute and the industrial sector,” Deb added.

“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 concluded.