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IIT Kharagpur students receive 1300+ jobs in 11 days

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur saw its first phase of placements starting on 1st December 2019 and continued till 11th December 2019, in which 280 pre-placement offers were extended to students and over 1300 students got placed. The median salary calculated on the available data stands at Rs 15 lakh per annum.

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Last Updated: Dec 12, 2019, 12.30 PM IST|Original: Dec 12, 2019, 12.30 PM IST
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By Prachi Verma Dadhwal

New Delhi: Over 1300 students have received jobs in the first phase of placement at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur. The first phase of placement started on 1st December 2019 and continued till 11th December 2019.

The institute has received 280 pre-placement offers (PPOs) along with 19 offers from Public Sector Units (PSUs). In the first 5 days of placement (December 5), the institute had received 1000 jobs for its students.

Over 215 companies participated this season from across sectors including software, analytics, consulting, core engineering companies, banking and finance. With software, data and analytics getting maximu job offers as with the total sectoral company presence of 58% whereas core and banking have contributed nearly 30% and 9% respectively.

The median salary calculated on the available data stands at Rs 15 lakh per annum. In the first phase of placement session Honeywell, Excel, Microsoft, Barclays are the highest contributors where as in the international front Japanese companies top the list.

"Our strategy was to take the pain and enlist more companies on a day than usual. The entire team worked hard to keep up the process smooth with the cooperation of the institute authorities," said Chairman, Career Development Centre, G P Raja Sekhar.

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