Kolkata: Eighty five percent of the first batch of students (2014-18) who passed out from the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Kalyani have got placements and two out of 40 passouts have joined premier educational institutions in for higher studies.The Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kalyani, started functioning in 2014. The first batch (2014-2018) has just passed out. Two students have joined IIM Bangalore and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Banglaore. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalExpressing satisfaction over the performance of the students, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had asked Debashis Sen, Additional Chief Secretary, IT department, in the administrative review meeting held in Ranaghat, Nadia, on Wednesday to upload the information on social media channels. Some companies where the selected students have got jobs are Apt Software, Smartprix, Infologitech systems etc. Seats are filled up through Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) after qualifying the JEE (Main) examination administered by the Central Board of Secondary Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedEducation (CBSE). IIIT Kalyani strives to evolve into a world-class academic Institution with the highest quality of education and research facilities and produce industry ready IT or CSE (Computer Science and Engineering) graduates to meet the industry demands. The institute acts as a catalyst in fostering an innovative entrepreneur-focused ecosystem to ensure that new products, solutions and IP are created in the state, taking advantage of the intellectual capital of the state. The Institute is being mentored by Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur with Prof Partha P Chakrabarti, Director, IIT Kharagpur being the Mentor Director. IIIT Kalyani has been attributed the status of Institute of National Importance (INI). While construction has started in the land provided, the Institute is currentlyrunning from the temporary campus at Webel IT Park, Kalyani.