Press Trust of India|Jan 18, 2022
IIT-Kharagpur reports highest placements, maximum offer at Rs 2.4cr
IIT Kharagpur recorded over 1,100 placement offers, more than 20 offers on the scale of Rs 1 crore.
KOLKATA: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur said on Saturday that this year it has recorded highest placement offers in the history of IITs with the maximum packages being in the range of Rs 2-2.40 crore per annum. IIT Kharagpur recorded over 1,100 placement offers, it said in a statement.
"Despite the ongoing pandemic situation, IIT-Kharagpur bagged extraordinary numbers of Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs), which is the highest number among all the other top higher academic institutes in India," it added. Students got 35 international offers, it said. Two bigger offers were made by two lead recruiters with packages at Rs 2-2.4 crore per annum, it said.
"Till now, we got more than 20 offers on the scale of Rs 1 crore," the institute said. Among the recruiters were Qualcomm, Microsoft, Google, Uber, Intel, American Express, Honeywell, Samsung and IBM, it said. The placement session went on for three days till Friday, it said. Over 100 companies across all sectors, software, analytics, consulting, core engineering, banking, finance took part in the recruitment process, an IIT-Kharagpur spokesperson said.
IITs are witnessing an increase in lucrative job offers in the placement season of 2021. Apart from IIT Kharagpur, IIT Delhi, Bombay, Roorkee, Madras among others have reported a surge in the number of recruiters and saw pay-packages increase many-fold. IIT placements happened in online mode for the second consecutive year due to the pandemic. The placement event is expected to continue till mid-December.
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