IIT Kanpur kick-started its 2020-21 placement drive with 226 placement offers wherein Graviton Trading picked 3 students for a package worth INR. 82 LPA and QuantBox offered a package of INR. 80 LPA to one student. Google and Microsoft also offered some attractive packages for domestic profiles at the institute. 

By the fourth day since the inauguration of its 2020-21 placement drive, the institute managed to bag a whopping INR. 1.47 Crore package by an MNC. Even amidst the pandemic, the institute hosted over 230 recruiters.

The institute concluded the First Phase of the 2020-21 placement drive, with 821 offers out of 709 were accepted by the students. The entire placement process was conducted online.

During the 2019-20 placement drive, the IIT Kanpur had witnessed a 93.17% placement record. The highest CTC had stood at INR. 1.54 CPA. However, under the MBA program, the highest CTC had stood at INR. 20 LPA. 

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IIT Kanpur Placement 2021 Highlights

IIT Kanpur inaugurated its 2020-21 placement drive with 226 placement offers wherein Graviton Trading picked 3 students for a package worth INR. 82 LPA and QuantBox offered a package of INR. 80 LPA to one student. 

The institute concluded the First Phase of its recruitment process with 821 offers which were provided by 230+ recruiters. The placement drive witnessed the highest participation from coding and software firms (59%), the core firms contributed about 18% of the total placement offers.

The following table represents the Placement Statistics from the 2020-21 placement drive that have been observed up till now:

Particulars Placement Statistics
No. of Recruiters who Visited 120 (Day-3)
No. of Recruiters Participating 230+
No. of Start-Ups 50+
No. of Offers 226 (Day-1)
821 (Phase-1)
No. of Offers Accepted 203 (Day-1)
709 (Day-9)
Highest International Package INR. 1.47 CPA
Highest Domestic Package INR. 82 LPA

Around 50+ start-up firms mainly from the software domain were invited to hire at IIT-Kanpur. A special contribution from CDAP (Cell for differently-abled persons) at IIT-Kanpur also pitched in by sensitising their special needs to the recruiting firms beforehand.

Google and Microsoft also offered some attractive packages for domestic profiles at the institute. Cohesity offered the US profile to one student. Other leading domestic offers of over INR. 60 LPA. were made by Apple and Cohesity (for Indian profiles). Google and Microsoft also offered some attractive packages for domestic profiles at the institute. The highest International package stood at INR. 1.47 Crores.

The following table represents the 2019-2020 placement statistics:

Particulars Placement Statistics
Pass-out Batch 2020
Total Number of Students 1045
Number of Recruiters 300
Highest International Salary INR. 1.54 CPA
Highest Domestic Salary INR 62.28 LPA

A total of 1045 students participated in the placement drive and offered 46 job offers. Students also received 2 PPO and 5 PPI from top reputed companies.

The highest domestic salary offered at IIT Kanpur was INR 62.28 LPA which was bagged by four CSE students. The highest international CCT was INR. 1.54 CPA

The placement witnessed various recruiters offer and multiple roles in numerous departments such as Consulting, IT, Finance, Sales, and Marketing.

With regards to the MBA placements under the Department of Industrial and Management Engineering, a total of 31 companies offered 51 placement packages to the students. The highest CTC stood at INR. 20 LPA.

26 companies from sectors such as Healthcare, E-commerce, Logistics, Financial Services, and various other domains offered job roles to the students.

IIT Kanpur Placement 2020 Salary Analysis

IIT Kanpur has consistently been performing well in terms of placements. The following table shows the last three years' comparison table with the Highest packages and average salary being paid to the students:

Placement Year Highest Salary Average Salary
2019-20 INR. 62.28 LPA -
2017-19 INR 18.5 LPA INR 11.02 LPA
2016-18 INR 18 LPA INR 10.48 LPA
2015-17 INR 12.64 LPA INR 10.42 LPA

Being in the top 10 IITs in India IIT Kanpur has excelled in placements every year, placing the students in various international companies with a huge amount of pay.

IIT Kanpur MBA Placement 2020 Domain-wise

Similar to B.Tech, the placement that took place for the students from postgraduate and Ph.D., Management has also gone well. The overall placement was extremely good for the year 2020. 

The following graph shows the domain-wise offers made by the companies to the students:

IIT Kanpur MBA Placement Domain-wise

As per the graph presented above, the maximum number of offers were provided under the Analytics followed by IT/Consulting and Marketing domains.

The Analytics domain continued to receive the maximum number of offers this placement season as well with 40% of the batch accepting offers across various sectors like Financial Services, Healthcare, Information Technology, etc.

IIT Kanpur Placement 2020 Top Recruiters

There were many companies pouring in to recruit students. The placement drive was successful and the interaction of students was extremely great. The highest offer made was INR 20 LPA and the average salary was INR 7.5 LPA.

Infosys ICICI Bank Tres Vista Ford
GAIL Limited IBM Sapient Reckitt Benckiser
Indiamart HDFC Bank Deloitte Cognizant Technology Services
HSBC Ecom Express EXL Zirca

IIT Kanpur Summer Internships 2020

With a year on year, the internship increase of 24% in stipend offered to the students. The highest offered package stood at INR 90000 with the median at INR 50000 and the average stipend offered at INR 51600. The highest number of offers was made by the Marketing sector with 32% of offers followed by Analytics with 30% offers. The lowest offers were made by the Operations sector with only 6% offers.

A total of 32 companies participated in the summer placement drive at IIT Kanpur from sectors like Financial Services, Government Advisory, Automobile, E-commerce, Media and television, Logistics, etc. Some of the reputed companies and universities for this year's interns such as Barclays, Accenture, Bharat Petroleum, Yes Bank, ITC Limited, Mahindra Finance, Deloitte, Star labs, EXL, KPIT, Capital One, Bosch, Ford, TCS, Early Salary, etc. 

IIT Kanpur Alumni Network

The following table represents the alumni who are currently working under different recruiters who visited the IIT Kanpur campus-

Recruiter/Company No. of Alumni
Tata Consultancy Services 203
Microsoft 187
Amazon 166
Intel Corporation 150
Qualcomm 140
Infosys 137
HSBC 124
Accenture 110
Goldman Sachs 106
Flipkart 100

IIT Kanpur Placement Criteria

The following table represents the placement criteria adopted by some of the recruiters who had visited the IIT Kanpur campus-

Company Selection Criteria
Sprinklr Round 1: Online Test
Round 2: Coding Test
Round 3: Technical Interview
Round 4: HR Interview
Axis Bank Round 1: Online Test
Round 2: Technical & HR Interview

IIT Kanpur Placements FAQs

Ques. How are the placements at IIT Kanpur?

Ans. IIT Kanpur has consistently been performing well in terms of placements. The following table shows the last few years' salary packages offered at IIT Kanpur:

Placement Year Highest Salary Average Salary
2020-21 INR. 82 LPA -
2019-20 INR. 62.28 LPA -
2017-19 INR 18.5 LPA INR 11.02 LPA
2016-18 INR 18 LPA INR 10.48 LPA
2015-17 INR 12.64 LPA INR 10.42 LPA

Ques. Who were the recruiters at IIT Kanpur?

Ans. Some of the recruiters who participated in the IIT Kanpur placements were-
Infosys ICICI Bank Tres Vista Ford
GAIL Limited IBM Sapient Reckitt Benckiser
Indiamart HDFC Bank Deloitte Cognizant Technology Services
HSBC Ecom Express EXL Zirca

Ques. Does IIT Kanpur offer Summer Placements?

Ans. Yes, the institute does offer Summer Placements. During the 2020 summer placement drive, the internships increased by 24% in stipend offered to the students. The highest offered package stood at INR 90000 with the median at INR 50000 and the average stipend offered at INR 51600.

Ques. Which was the top sector at IIT Kanpur during 2020 placements?

Ans. The analytics sector was offered the highest number of recruitment, followed by IT/ITES Consulting sector.