Bhubaneswar: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) picked up 708 students on a single day from an Orissa university during a campus selection drive, an official said on Monday, describing it as a record.

The Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) in Bhubaneswar has scripted a placement record, senior Public Relations Officer Shradhanjali Nayak said. 

“Job offer to so many students by a single company in campus placement on a single day is a record in Eastern India as well as another record in entire country in terms of percentage,” she said.

The selected students, who will be passing out in 2012, belong to the Bachelor of Technology, Master of Technology and Master of Computer Application streams.

Other companies that selected more than 100 students from KIIT during the exercise held on Sunday include Shapoorji Pallonji, TATA Steel, Atkins, SAP and Deloitte.

Last year, TCS had picked up 658 KIIT students, Nayak said.