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In a first, IIT Kgp bags more than 200 PPOs in top MNCs

Kolkata: IIT Kharagpur bags 200+ PPOs for the first time in top MNCs including several foreign offers. Offers have been pouring in for final year students as an outcome of internships which the students went for during the summer recess.
Companies like Goldman Sachs, Samsung, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, Adobe Systems, Wipro have offered more than ten PPOs each. The Placement season will begin on December 1, 2017.
"This is an encouraging sign for us that companies recognise our students' hard work during the internship," said Prof Debasis Deb, Professor in-charge of the Career Development Centre at IIT Kharagpur.
Several factors influenced this excellence in the employability of students at IIT Kharagpur such as the versatility and wide choices in course curriculum available through flexible academic programmes, dedicated and experienced faculty strength and a strong presence of the alumni across most of the recruiting organisations.
"The diverse pool of students at the institute, who, due to the distance from the nearest city, gets wide opportunities to be creative and motivated in their own ways which leads them to develop dynamic skill sets and sharpen their strengths. Also, the balanced academic and extracurricular environment of IIT Kharagpur campus adds value to their overall development," added Prof Deb.
IIT KGP has also received 200+ internship offers for the pre-final year students for the summer of 2018.
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