IIT Kharagpur creates record with maximum number of students getting jobs in the first phase of campus placements. Among all IITs, IIT Kharagpur is the only institute to have more than a thousand of its students already placed in the first phase of placements. Around 1,010 students of the Kharagpur campus accepted job offers in the first round of placements which ended in December 2013.
There were 900 offers at IIT Mumbai while IIT Delhi got about 750 offers and IIT Kanpur had around 700 offers. At IIT Kharagpur, companies like Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Shell, Deutsche Bank, ITC, Schlumberger, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Abbott, EXL, Flipkart and Housing.com made multiple offers in dual figures. The highest package offered was from a US based company which offered an annual salary of USD 1.25 lakh (around Rs 77 lakh). The highest domestic package was of Rs 37 lakh. Financial Engineering and Engineering Entrepreneurship, the two new dual degree programs proved to be a big hit with 85 percent students from these courses being placed in the first phase.