Indian Institute of Technology, IIT-Kharagpur campus placement has started on a robust note with more than 300 students have been offered jobs on the first two days. The IIT Kharagpur placement session witnesses the presence of other multinational companies like Apple Inc, HSBC, American Express, IBM Research, JP Morgan, Schlumberger, Airbus, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and Microsoft.
American multinational technology company Apple Inc. made its debut on the Kharagpur campus and picked five students for its Bengaluru office. Apart from Apple Inc., UK-based Halma plc, a group of technology companies that makes products for hazard detection, Dubai-based Dunia Finance and Mercari Japan Ltd, which specializes in dealing with industrial machinery, were also among the first-time visitors at IIT Kharagpur campus placement, according to an IIT-KGP statement.
On the first day of IIT Kharagpur placements, a total of 188 students got jobs, 22 of which were overseas, international postings.
Companies like Flipkart, HSBC, American Express, IBM Research, JP Morgan, Schlumberger, Airbus, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Microsoft, ITC, and UBER participated on the first day of the recruitment season among 29 companies visiting the IIT-KGP campus.
On the second day, LG Korea, Konica Minolta, Ola, Deloitte, Walmart, Adobe, and Bajaj were among prominent recruiters which made offers to the students. According to Press Trust of India release, 147 students were placed with 8 students bagged overseas postings on the second day.
Debasis Deb the chairman of Career Development Centre at the institute 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,”
According to Mr. Deb, the centre which oversees the placement activities at IIT Kharagpur, has taken innovative measures to strengthen relationships between the institute and the industrial sector.
“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 added.
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(Information Source: PTI)