Kolkata: IIT Kharagpur students have bagged a total of 887 job offers by the end of day 6 breaking the last year total at the end of day 10. "With the current trend, number of job offers is expected to cross one thousand in the coming two days," said a top official associated with the placement cell.
Quantiphi, the leader in the domain of artificial intelligence, emerged as the top recruiter so far, offering 34 jobs followed by 33 offers from Intel.
Some of the companies hiring a large of number of students are EXL Services, Adobe System, Barclays (Pune), Citi (Pune), Goldman Sachs, Mentor Graphics, Mercari Japan, Qualcomm, SAP Labs, Samsung and Oyo Rooms.
The hiring started on a record-breaking note with more than 190 offers made on the first day including more than two dozen international offers. This year, Apple Inc. visited IIT Kharagpur for the first time and made five offers. UK based Halma PLC, a group of technology companies that makes products for hazard detection and life protection and Dubai based Dunia Finance that offers financial solutions, were also among the first time visitors. Added to this, Mercari Japan Ltd, which specialises in dealing with industrial machinery, also established relation with IIT Kharagpur for the first time.
IIT Kharagpur is the largest IIT of the country and has the largest graduating batch. It has the tall task of placing about 1,900 students this placement season.
However, with the season beginning with such an encouraging note, the institute is hopeful of continuing with its excellent placement record.