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IIT Kharagpur Placed Over 85% Students in 2020-21: Branch-Wise Placement Report

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By Nidhi Agarwal
5 Mar'22  2 min read
IIT Kharagpur Placed Over 85% Students in 2020-21: Branch-Wise Placement Report
Synopsis

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, the oldest of the IITs, has maintained a placement rate of over 85 percent for the past three years. All students of BTech in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering and over 98 percent of BTech in Computer Science and Engineering students got jobs. However, other branches did not fare so well with placement rates sliding below 70 percent in two cases. Based on official data, Careers360 analysed the branch-wise placement record of IIT Kharagpur.

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IIT Kharagpur Placed Over 85% Students in 2020-21: Branch-Wise Placement Report
Synopsis

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, the oldest of the IITs, has maintained a placement rate of over 85 percent for the past three years. All students of BTech in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering and over 98 percent of BTech in Computer Science and Engineering students got jobs. However, other branches did not fare so well with placement rates sliding below 70 percent in two cases. Based on official data, Careers360 analysed the branch-wise placement record of IIT Kharagpur.

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The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur reported 100 percent placement for the Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering branch in the 2020-21 round of placements. It has also maintained an overall placement rate of over 85 percent over the last three years. The campus was visited by more than 200 companies for the recruitment process over this period.

Of the 23 IITs India currently has, IIT Kharagpur was the very first. It started in 1951. Today, IIT Kharagpur is among the top five engineering colleges in India, as ranked by the education ministry’s National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). This analysis of placements for the last batch is based on data accessed through a Right to Information application.

IIT Kharagpur Placements Over 3 Years

While most engineering institutes saw their placements being badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, IIT Kharagpur managed to keep the rate appreciably high. However, it did register a slight drop from 2019-20 to 2020-21.

IIT Kharagpur Placement Over 3 YearsIIT Kharagpur Placement Over 3 Years

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IIT Kharagpur Placement By BTech Branch

A total of 398 students registered for the campus placement process in 2002-21 and of them, 338 were successfully placed. This works out to an overall placement rate of 85.79 percent.

Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering (EECE) and Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) are the BTech branches that usually command the best placement rates and salaries. Among core branches, Chemical Engineering and Electrical Engineering did best.

IIT Kharagpur: Branch-Wise Placed

BTech Branch

Students Placed (In %)

Aerospace Engineering

66.67

Agriculture and Food Processing Engineering

76.92

Biotechnology Engineering

45.45

Civil Engineering

70.83

Chemical Engineering

90.32

Computer Science Engineering

98.18

Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering

100.00

Electrical Engineering

93.75

Industrial Engineering and System Management

88.00

Mechanical Engineering

82.26

Mining Engineering

64.71

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

73.91

Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture

75.00

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IIT Kharagpur: Top Recruiters

IIT Kharagpur did not share salary details by branch but said that the median salary received by the students of IIT Kharagpur in 2020-21 was Rs 15,04,400, or Rs 15.04 lakh.

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Almost all companies listed above have returned to the campus multiple times for recruitment but the top-five list keeps changing.

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