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153 IIT Kanpur students receive job offers on first day of placements

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Kanpur, Dec 3: As many as 153 students of IIT Kanpur received offer letters for jobs from various companies on the first day of its campus placement drive which began yesterday, with the highest pay package offered so far being nearly Rs 60 lakh.

"So far, no one has received an offer of Rs one crore or above. The salary packages offered so far range between Rs 45 to 60 lakh," an IIT Kanpur official said. [IIT Kharagpur student gets whopping Rs 1.5 crore pay package]

IIT Kanpur's placement cell's chairman Deepu Philip told PTI that 50 companies, including MNCs, Indian private firms and PSUs, have visited the campus for placements and 40 more will be participating in the drive.

153 IIT Kanpur students receive job offers

The placement drive will continue until December 24. Nearly 1,300 students of B Tech, B Tech Dual and M.Tech, have registered themselves for the placements so far. More students are expected to register for the same, Philip said.

Like in IIT Kharagpur, the maximum number of offers (38) has come from EXL Service Pvt Ltd. Oracle and Tower Research are other two companies which have offered high salary packages to students. [80 IIT Madras students bagged jobs on first day of placements]

According to IIT Kanpur officials, at least 250 companies including MNC's and Indian PSU's have agreed to come to the campus for placements. MNC's like Google, Oracle, Mitsubishi, Amazon, City Bank, Microsoft, Samsung, Facebook and other national companies will visit the campus till the last day, they said.

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