Kharagpur, Dec 2: A student of IIT Kharagpur has been offered a whopping annual salary of over Rs 1.5 crore, making it one of the fattest pay package offered to an IITian ever in campus placements.
IIT Kharagpur officials said the salary package was among the 163 offers made by 27 visiting companies on Monday.
The highest domestic package was Rs 42 lakh and highest offer from abroad was $250,000 (Rs 1.54 crore), the officials said.
Sources claimed that the Rs 1.54 crore offer is the highest ever package received by the IIT-Kharagpur and among the largest ever in all IITs.
"There has been renewed realisation in Indian industry for highly qualified engineering professionals in Quality Engineering, Product Design and Manufacturing. IIT Kharagpur has been quick to identify this need and accordingly have initiated a programme in this field," Professor Sudhirkumar Barai, Chairman of Career Development Center, IIT-Kharagpur said.
The total offers received so far stands at 251, which includes 88 pre-placement offers.