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IIT Kharagpur Placement 2023-24: 19+ International Offers, Six Exceeding ₹1 Crore on Day 1

IIT Kharagpur's placement drive for the academic year 2023-24 saw a stellar beginning as students received more than 19 international offers. Notably, on the inaugural day, six students were presented with packages exceeding ₹1 crore, adding to the excitement of the placement season.

By Team Pardaphash 
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Kharagpur: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, marked an impressive commencement to its 2023 placement season, revealing over 700 placement offers, including coveted Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs), on the inaugural day. The institute reported an influx of more than 19 international offers, with a noteworthy six exceeding ₹1 crore in compensation packages.

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A diverse range of 61 companies participated in the placement drive, offering roles across sectors such as software, analytics, finance-banking, consulting, and core engineering. Esteemed organizations extending PPOs include Apple, Arthur D Little, Da Vinci, Capital One, DE Shaw, EXL Services, Glean, Google, Graviton, Microsoft, McKinsey, Quantbox, Databricks, Square point, TSM, Palo Alto, and many more, according to the official statement released on Saturday.

Conducting interviews in a hybrid mode, the placement drive saw a substantial physical presence of companies alongside virtual interactions, as highlighted by the institute’s spokesperson.

Professor Rajib Maity, Chairperson of the Career Development Centre (CDC) at IIT Kharagpur, attributed the success to a strategic approach in reaching out to new companies. He stated, “Reaching out to many new companies with a proper strategy has played a crucial role in overcoming the lean period in the market and upholding the institute’s legacy in this placement process.”

In an innovative move, IIT Kharagpur is hosting the “Academia Industry Conclave (AIC) 2023” for the first time, aiming to foster stronger connections between academia and industry.

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Professor VK Tewari, Director of IIT Kharagpur, expressed confidence in the institute’s standing despite the challenging global economic scenario. He stated, “IIT Kharagpur stands tall with more than 700 offers on the first day of the placement drive, even though the current placement season is slow. The graduating batch of 2023-24 has shown great enthusiasm and constructive confidence towards this placement drive, along with companies eager to tap into the talent pool of this Institute.

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