IIT Kharagpur Placements 2018-19

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  • Average Package INR 13.3 Lacs
  • Highest Domestic Package N/A
  • Highest International Package N/A
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  • Companies Visiting 258
  • Total Offers 1309
  • Percentage of Student Placed N/A
B.Tech - 2016
  • Average Package N/A
  • Highest Domestic Package N/A
  • Highest International Package USD 2 Lacs
  • Lowest Domestic Package N/A
  • Companies Visiting 480
  • Total Offers N/A
  • Percentage of Student Placed 83.0

IIT Kharagpur offers 100% placement assistance to students. Usually, the first phase of placements at IIT Kharagpur begins in December every year, while the second phase begins in January. Every year, top companies across the world visit the campus of IIT Kharagpur to recruit students. IIT graduates are most preferred by top companies across the country, and lucrative salary packages are offered to these graduates. The highest package offered at the placements of IIT Kharagpur goes up to Rs. 1 Crore every year. On the other hand, students also have the option to opt-out of placements for pursuing higher studies or setting up startups.

Over the years, thousands of IIT graduates have bagged jobs in top companies such as Microsoft, Infosys, Google, etc. International companies from Japan, Korea, USA, etc visit the campus of IIT Kharagpur for recruiting students. The outstanding curriculum and standard of education at IIT Kharagpur are the major reasons for an excellent placement record. IIT Kharagpur publishes its annual placements report on the official website.


IIT Kharagpur Placements 2018-19

The Phase 1 placements of IIT Kharagpur completed on December 14, 2018. A total number of 192 companies participated in the campus recruitment process and made1,275 offers.

IIT Kharagpur placement process for the graduating batch of 2018-19 has commenced on a positive note. The Phase 1 placement process of IIT Kharagpur, which began on December 01, 2018, witnessed the participation of popular companies and lucrative job offers. On Day 1 of IIT Kharagpur placements, close to 400 job offers were made to students. So far,362 companies have registered for IIT Kharagpur placements 2018-19, and are offering jobs in almost 618 job profiles. 

Out of 400 offers made to students on Day 1,256 were PPOs (Pre-Placement Offers). Qualcomm and Microsoft dominated the Day 1 placement at IIT Kharagpur with 21offers.

On Day 1 of IIT Kharagpur placements 2018-19, 12 international offers were made to students by popular companies such as Microsoft (4 offers) and Mercury Japan (6 offers). 

Over 16 new companies participated in IIT Kharagpur Day placements 2018-19, and some of them were Bidgely, Blackrock, AB InBev and ARPWood Capital.

Japanese Firms Dominate IIT Kharagpur International Placements 2018-19

By the end of the sixth day of IIT Kharagpur placements 2018-19, Japan emerged as the top international recruiter with the maximum number of offers. So far, various international companies made 23 offers to IIT Kharagpur students, out of which 11 offers were made by four Japanese companies. Rakuten is another Japanese firm that will take place in IIT Kharagpur placements 2018-19. A total of five Japanese companies are expected to make 50% of international offers to IIT Kharagpur students this year. 

German companies participated in IIT Kharagpur placements for the first time with two international offers. 

The total number of companies that took part in IIT Kharagpur placements 2018-19 in the first six days was 112. The total number of offers crossed 1,000 in the first six days, which is the highest among the older IITs.

IIT Kharagpur Phase 1 Sector-Wise Placements 2018-19

Here is the complete break-up of IIT Kharagpur sector-wise placements 2018-19 -

Name of the Sector Percentage of Offers
Finance 10%
E-Commerce 15%
Analytics 15%
Core Engineering 20%
IT Software 40%

Top Recruiters at IIT Kharagpur Phase 1 Placements 2018-19

Here is the list of top recruiters at IIT Kharagpur phase 1 placements 2018-19

Name of the Company Total Number of Offers
Google 09
Apple 09
Jio-Data 12
Eaton 21
Master Card 21
Microsoft 21
Goldman Sachs 21
Barclays 21
Oyo  24
Qualcomm 25
JP Morgan 26
Flipkart 30
Quantiphi 31
Intel 33
EXL 37

Around 33 startups recruited IIT Kharagpur students. Other popular companies such as Flipkart, Oyo, Ola and Zomato visited the campus in the first week of December 2018. 

More details about IIT Kharagpur placements 2018-19 will be updated here soon. Stay tuned. 


IIT Kharagpur Placements 2017

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur was more commonly known as IIT, Kharagpur started its placement process with 36 companies participating in the hiring process on the first day. More than 1000 students got placed out which 22 were overseas posts.Apple Inc. made its first appearance at IIT Kharagpur and recruited five students for its Bangalore division. Quantity Analytics has emerged as the major recruiter so far with 34 job offers. Second in line was Intel with 33 job offers  ONGC and ISRO made 13 offers during the early placement season. Samsung emerged as the highest recruiter, offering 47 jobs including pre-placement ones.


  • 36 companies took part in the recruitment process on day 1 and made 147 offers.

  • More than 1000 students got placed

  • Apple Inc. made its first Appearance

  • Offers from ISRO and ONGC

 Top Recruiters at IIT Kharagpur Placements 2017


Credit Suisse


Goldman Sachs


American Express




IBM Research

JP Morgan








Tower Research Capital


EXL Services

Oyo Rooms

2017 - Internship

IIT Kharagpur Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs)

IIT Kharagpur recorded an impressive number of pre-placement offers for the year 2017.A total of 200 pre-placement offers (PPOs) were made to the students of IIT Kharagpur.

Some of the top firms offered pre-placement offers at IIT Kharagpur. Companies like Goldman Sachs, Qualcomm, Samsung, Texas Instruments, Wipro and Adobe Systems offered over 10 PPOs each. Students taking internships after the third year of their engineering course have received pre-placement offers on the basis of the work done by them during their internship.

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