The phase I placement season 2017-18 at IIT Kharagpur reached a remarkable milestone with 15% rise in phase I. 1200 students have already been placed.
The surge started when companies like EXL Services, Intel, Adobe System, Barclays (Pune), Citi (Pune), Goldman Sachs, Mentor Graphics, Mercari Japan, Qualcomm, SAP Labs, Samsung, Oyo Rooms and Quantiphi started hiring in large numbers. Quantiphi Analytics emerged as the largest recruiter of the season, till date, offering 34 jobs followed by Intel which made offers to 33 students.
30 international offers were received from Microsoft, Rubrik, Uber, Mercari, LG Korea, Konica Minolta, Halma, CBS Tech, TSMC and others. Apple was the first-time recruiter this year. This year saw a new trend with PSUs started visiting the campus during the month of November, which is much before the actual placement session started. Among the key PSUs which recruited are ISRO, ONGC, IOCL, C-DOT etc.
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