Indian Institute Of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, ranked 5th in the Engineering category by NIRF Ranking 2020 has also made its mark on a global level as it ranked at the 58th position by QS 2021 Asia Ranking. Being the oldest IIT (established in 1951) has continued to maintain its image as the most experienced player in the game of placements and internships.

The students bagged 276 PPOs out of 425 eight-weeks internship opportunities with the beginning of placement sessions for the academic session 2020-21. Over 30 companies participated on the first day, extending over 130 placement offers to the final year students.

Recruiters such as Barclay, Goldman Sachs, Honeywell, Microsoft, MasterCard, Dr. Reddy, Tata Steel have offered more than 10 PPOs each. By Day-8 of the placement drive, over 1000 offers have been bagged by the students, out of which 30 are international offers from countries such as Japan and Taiwan and companies including Accenture, TSMC, Sony, Rakuten, and Valuance, etc.

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IIT Kharagpur Placement 2021 Highlights

IIT Kharagpur, bagged 276 PPOs out of 425 eight-weeks internship opportunities with the beginning of placement sessions for the academic session 2020-21. Over 30 companies participated on the first day, extending over 130 placement offers to the final year students.

Over 2100 students registered for the 2020-21 academic session out of which 1300 are Undergraduate or Dual Degree students. Roughly 200 companies will be participating in the first phase of the placement drive at IIT Kharagpur.

During the initial recruitment process approximately 25-27% of core companies, 65% of software companies, and 10% of consulting companies opened up job prospects for the recruitment of the students.

Recruiters such as Barclay, Goldman Sachs, Honeywell, Microsoft, MasterCard, Dr. Reddy, Tata Steel have offered more than 10 PPOs each.

Total No. of Participating Companies

30 (Day-1)

No. of Companies Registered

200 (Phase-1)

No. of Registered Students

2100

No. of PPOs

276

No. of Offers

130 (Day-1)

1000 (Day-8)

Average CTC

INR. 19 LPA (Day-8)

No. of International Offers

30

Students at IIT Kharagpur accepted 30 international offers from countries like Taiwan and Japan in organisations namely Accenture, Sony, Rakuten, Valuance and TSMC. The average package so far has been around INR 19 LPA.

The following statistics were observed during the First Phase of the 2019-20 placements-

Total No. of Participating Companies 220
No. of Participating Students 1500
No. of Students Recruited 1310
No. of Offers 1000 (Day-8)
Average CTC INR. 15 LPA (Phase-I)
No. of Offers exceeding the Crore Mark 5
No. of International Offers 30
Total No. of Internship Offers 500

220 companies interviewed over 1500 students out of which +1,310 students got placed in the first phase itself. This created an all-time highest digits in the history of IIT Kharagpur. A total of 1568 students were placed in the year 2018-19.

The Average salary stood at INR. 15 LPA. In the first phase of the placement session, Honeywell, Excel, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, and Barclays were the highest contributors. The job roles were based both in India and in the company’s facility in Atlanta, US.

More than 70 companies visited IIT Kharagpur during the 2018-19 placements in which 35 were new recruiters. The highest salary package recorded was INR 24.03 LPA and the median salary was INR 14.06 LPA.

During the first phase of 2019-20 placements, the students got recruited as per their sector choice, though software, data, and analytics took the cake. The software and analytics sector dominated the sectoral company presence of 58% whereas core and banking contributed nearly 30% and 9% respectively.

On Day-8 of the placement drive, IIT KGP students bagged over 30 international job offers so far from countries such as Japan and Taiwan and companies including Accenture, TSMC, Sony, Rakuten, and Valuance, etc. 

More than 200 companies are expected to participate in the first phase of the recruitment drive, mainly 25%-27% core companies, 65% software, and 10% consulting. The average salary so stands at INR.19 LPA.

IIT Kharagpur Placement 2020 Statistics

The brand and the tag of IIT indeed helps the institute to a certain level. The placement session of 2018-19 was a tremendous success as well with colossal participation of companies from different industries but with the same motives. Clearly, the influence of the growing economy of India in technical sectors is affecting the institute’s stats. Growing technical sectors are drawing the attention of different mega foreign tech companies as well.

The details of the number of the students who had registered for placements and those actually placed through the campus interviews are as follows : (of selected programs only)

Department Registered Placed Percentage placed
B.Arch 34 31 91
B.Tech 463 397 86
Dual Degree 457 432 95
M.Sc. 139 119 86
Ph.D 23 23 100*
Total 1772 1317 74

This year witnessed a large scale offering from companies from different sectors. An estimated 1,275 offers from 192 companies landed during the first phase of placement for 2018-19. Several offers were made from IT-Software sectors with mega-companies being involved in the process. 

  • Approximately 40% of the offers were made from the IT-Software industry which came as no surprise. About 20% of the offers came through the core engineering section with major participation from the electronics branch. Approximately 15 % of the offers were made in the analytics section with recruiters from different sections. The first phase also witnessed an increase in the performance of the E-commerce section with 15% of the offers coming from it and the financial sector with 10%. 
  • Countrywise, Japan was the major recruiter with a total of 23 offers made and Germany emerged as a First-time recruiter.
  • This year the students of the Institute have been able to fetch 261 PPOs, out of which 213 PPOs have been accepted. The overall placement percentage across branches stands at 74%.
  • Institute witnessed the growth in average salary Offered to students with INR 13.30 Lakhs per Annum. The highest salary offered was whooping of INR 1 crore per annum. 
  • Participation of different programs varied with major contributions coming from B.Tech, Dual Degree and M.Tech and a minor contribution from B.Arch, M.Sc and Ph.D. Above is according to the fact that the institution is engineering-centric. B.tech being the major contributor with 29.9% of the total participation followed by Dual Degree 28.2%.

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IIT Kharagpur Batch Profile 2020

IIT Kharagpur has a team of students who work as a bridge between the company and the students. The team works under the supervision of the placement body of the institute which is mentored by faculties and administrative bodies. 

Demographics of students registered for placements are as follows :

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  • The above graph shows Maximum placements were done in the department of B.Tech and Dual Degree.
  • B.Arch showed a minimum placement percentage but this subject also has a minimum number of registered students.

IIT Kharagpur Placements 2020 Sector-wise

During the 2019-20 placements, The company mix of the first phase was fairly distributed, and the students got their placements as per their sector choice, though software, data and analytics took the lion’s share. The software and analytics sector dominates with the total sectoral company presence of 58% whereas core and banking have contributed nearly 30% and 9% respectively.

IIT Kharagpur offers excellent placement to its students in various sectors of Industry. Maximum recruitment is done in core engineering sector followed by IT Sector. 

Following are Domain Distribution for the same (Final Placements):

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IIT Kharagpur Placement 2020 Top Recruiters

With the tag IIT, comes the benefits associated with it. And the fact that IIT Kharagpur is the oldest IIT in the country, works as a cherry on top of the ice cream. It is the destination of some big names in the industry which are ever ready to hire students from them. The 2019-20 year was no different, upon that Kharagpur witnessed an increase in the recruiters and some new names as well. 

Department-wise Company Data

The following table comprises of the top six companies that recruited students from different departments of Engineering-

Aerospace Engineering Agricultural & Food Engineering Architecture & Regional Planning
Airbus Engineering Centre India Pvt. Ltd., Infosys Technologies Ltd., ALTAIR, American Express India Pvt. Ltd., Irunway India Pvt. Ltd., Infotech Enterprise Ltd. AMC ( VGSOM), Jain Irrigation Systems Limited, BA Continuum India Pvt. Ltd., JDA Software India Pvt. Ltd., Bank of India John Deere India Pvt. Ltd., AbsolutData Research & Analytics Pvt. Ltd, IBM India Pvt. Ltd. [ GBS Profile]  Abbot, India Limited, Futures First Info. Services Pvt. Ltd., Amity University, HSBC, Electronic Data Processing India Pvt. Ltd., Atkins Global, IPSOS
Biotechnology Chemical Engineering Chemistry
American Express India Pvt. Ltd., LOYLTY REWARDZ, MANAGEMENT PVT LTD, BA Continuum India Pvt. Ltd, MAGMA FINCORP LTD, Bank of India, Mu Sigma Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd Abbot India Limited, ITC Limited, Aditya Birla Science & Technology Company Ltd., JACOBS ENGINEERING, Ansys India, JOHNSON MATTHEY INDIA PVT LTD Asian Paints Ltd., Innovaccer Management, Cognizant Technology Solutions, JDA Software India Pvt. Ltd., Credit Suisse Business Analytics I Pvt. Ltd, Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd
Civil Engineering Computer Science & Engineering Electrical Engineering
24/7 Customer, Larsen & Toubro Limited, Aarvee Associates Architects Engineers & Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Larsen & Toubro Limited - Construction Group, AbsolutData Research & Analytics Pvt. Ltd, Larsen & Toubro Ltd., e-Engineering Solutions Microsoft, Adobe, Naggaro, Nvidia Graphics Pvt. Ltd, American Reprographics, ALACRITI INFO SYSTEM, Oracle Inc. ( US Profile) ABB Limited John Deere India Pvt. Ltd., ABB LTD John F Welch Technology Centre,( GE ) Airbus Engineering Centre India Pvt. Ltd, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT University)
Electronics & Electrical Comm. Engineering Geology & Geophysics Humanities & Social Sciences
Abbot India Limited Intel India Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Ace Thought Technologies Irunway India Pvt. Ltd. Adobe Systems ITC Limited Affine Analytics Indian Oil Corporation (R& D) American Express India Pvt. Ltd. Innovaccer Management BABAJOB SERVICES PVT LTD IPSOS Accenture Services Pvt. Ltd. GLOCAL UNIVERSITY Aranca GPSK Capital Private Limited Barclays Capital HCL
Industrial & Systems Engineering Mathematics Mechanical Engineering
AbsolutData Research & Analytics Pvt. Ltd Innovaccer Management Affine Analytics IPSOS American Express India Pvt. Ltd. ITC Limited Accenture Services Pvt. Ltd. Indian School of Business Adobe Systems Innovaccer Management Advisory Board ( ABCO) IVY Comptech Pvt. Ltd. ALTAIR Infotech Enterprise Ltd, Hyderabad AbsolutData Research & Analytics Pvt. Ltd Ippro Services (India) Pvt. Ltd. Airbus Engineering Centre India Pvt. Ltd. IPSOS
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering Mining Engineering Ocean Engineering & Naval Architecture
A Star Training IPSOS AbsolutData Research & Analytics Pvt. Ltd Irunway India Pvt. Ltd. Airbus Engineering Centre India Pvt. Ltd. Jindal Steel & Power Ltd ARMIET HOUSING.CO.IN AbsolutData Research & Analytics Pvt. Ltd IBM India Pvt. Ltd. [ GBS Profile ] Axykno Capital Services Limited JDA Software India Pvt. Ltd. ABG Shipyard Liimited HSBC Electronic Data Processing India Pvt. Ltd. American Reprographics Impetus Infotech (India) Pvt. Ltd. ANGLO EATERN SHIP MANAGEMENT LTD INDIAN NAVY

IIT Kharagpur Placement 2020 Alumni

IIT Kharagpur is surely a dream place for students with great ambitions. Opportunities and environments are very much suitable for all-round positive development. IIT Kharagpur provides some of the most impressive Alumni Networks. 

Following are the Alumni Connectivity list :

Year Connectivity
FY 2017-18 39000
FY 2016-17 33000
FY 2015-16 28000
FY 2014-15 25000

Proper guidance of Alumni also plays a very crucial role in the life of a student. Proper choice of career and mentorship is what a student needs at this stage of their life and IIT Kharagpur Is able to provide that assistance at a very comfortable amount.

The role of the Faculty affects the student’s life in a positive way with all the help and the skills they can provide to their students. And needless to say, IIT Kharagpur indeed has the best faculties in the game who are constantly helping students.