24 December 2015 15:18:44 IST

Coal India largest recruiter at IIT-Kgp

1220 offers made by 282 recruiters in first phase of placements

With 31 job offers, Coal India was the largest recruiter at the IIT Kharagpur (IIT-Kgp) campus this season, officials said.

In the first phase of placements, 1220 offers were made by 282 recruiters, of which more than 1100 students accepted.

“Coal India made the highest number of offers standing at 31 while the Department of Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering had the maximum number of placements with 155 students placed,” an IIT official said.

Altogether 32 international offers were made by Google, Oracle, Deloitte, Microsoft, Toyota, VISA, among others.

Apart from American firms, companies also recruited for Japan and Taiwan.

Core engineering was at the focus this year as close to 400 offers were made by 85 companies in the sector.

Among the top recruiters in core were Coal India, CartHero, Cypress Semiconductor, Innoplexus, John Deere, OLA, Mentor Graphics, Reliance Industries, TATA Steel, all making offers in double digits.

34 start-ups also made a beeline at the premier engineering institute making 138 offers.

An IIT-Kgp student had disclosed directly before the media that he bagged an annual package of ₹2 crore from Google after finishing his internship.

The IITs have already decided not to reveal any pay package figures from this placement season following complaints of peer and parental pressure on students.