Kolkata, Aug 5 (IANS) Students at IIT Kharagpur bagged as many as 53 pre-placement offers (PPOs) from top-tier organisations ahead of the start of its new academic session, a statement said on Friday.

"Samsung has made the highest number of offers standing at 20 while Texas Instruments and CITI have made six offers each till July 31," the statement said.

Students from the institute underwent summer internship during May and June and the PPOs matured from the internships. Many more PPOs are in the pipeline.

The internship season at the institute is starting on August 6 and the line-up includes top companies such as Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Hindustan Unilever, ITC, Nomura, Reckitt Benckiser etc.

"The institute is expecting public sector units to come forward for both internship and placements this year," it said.