5IIT-Kharagpur Defies Economic Slowdown, Breaks Last Year's Internship Record with Lucrative Offers

News18 (November 15, 2019)

Over 75 companies from sectors like IT and software, analytics, consulting, e-commerce, banking and healthcare visited the IIT-Kharagpur campus this year

Kolkata: Defying economic slowdown, students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur have received more than 500 summer internship offers in the last three months.

Compared to 2018, the number of summer internships this year is higher. The internship process, which started in August 2019, has been soaring high as compared to last year's figure which was comparatively lower with the closing figure at 461.

Talking about the present market condition in terms of its economy and its impact on the recruitment drive, professor G P Rajasekhar, chairman at IIT Kharagpur's Career Development Centre, said, "The internship season outperformed the digits that we achieved during the last few years. Also, the Pre Placement Offer (PPOs) rate is very encouraging. We took proactive measures to attract companies by reviewing our Company Relation Index (CRI) and then upgraded a few companies." (Read More)