Bhubaneswar: Despite slowdown, it’s raining jobs at KIIT with 150 firms offering 3650 jobs for a batch size of 3500 students, of which 1100 students got multiple offers. It is important to mention that the highest salary package is Rs.30 lakh. This data pertains to School of Technology in 2020 and excludes 450+ academic placements.
Amazon, Accenture, Capgemini, Wipro and Cognizant are among those setting the pace in the ongoing campus placement for the B.Tech class of 2020 at Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar. Bucking the slowdown in the employment market, students got a record number of job offers. KIIT remained largely insulated from the gloomy job market conditions as 3650 job offers from 150 plus companies were generated for a batch size of 3500 eligible students in B.Tech, beating past records. Over 90% students have already been placed in absolute sense and about 1100 students have received multiple job offers.
KIIT was founded in 1992 as a modest vocational training centre by eminent educationist and social activist Prof. Achyuta Samanta. However, it was opened as a centre of higher learning in 1997, which is considered as the base year. The first batch of degree engineering students passed out in 2001. Since its inception, the institute has been posting remarkably successful campus placement drives for its students.
Remarkably, 27% students bagged ‘Day Zero’ dream offers from big multinational companies with an average CTC of Rs. 10.00 lakh. ‘Day-One’ campus recruitment drive generated 1714 job offers from four companies: Accenture, Capgemini, Wipro and Cognizant. According to corporate experts, KIIT had an excellent ‘Day One’ & ‘Day Zero’ conversions in the light of bleak job market scenario.
Across the board, the salary package witnessed a spurt, touching Rs. 30 lakh (offered by Amazon) in Schools of Engineering at the upper end. Even as Schools of Engineering is all set to achieve cent percent placements for all deserving and eligible students like previous years, placement scenario in other Schools of KIIT – School of Management, School of Biotechnology, School of Law, School of Computer Application and School of Rural Management – is equally upbeat. All these Schools have also been achieving cent percent placement in the past.
The University is able to achieve excellent placement year after year due to its student-centric culture, which ensures holistic development of students’ personality side by side with their domain knowledge. Innovative teaching-learning system is driven by a highly qualified and competent team of faculty, drawn from institutions of repute in India as well as abroad. It has 2500 faculty members who impart rigorous curriculum and provide access to varied learning opportunities and hands-on research.
KIIT has a successful industry engagement programme which equips the students with cutting edge skills and enhances employability. For instance, Highradius Fintech Lab is a unique model in the entire country where ‘Live Project Experience’ is provided to the final year students. Industry electives are offered in collaboration with Ericsson in the niche technology areas. Industry specific PLM Windchill Training programme is offered with ITC Infotech. KIIT has collaborated with Simplex Infrastructure, Global Archer, Sparc & Aabsys, SCPL Hyderabad, Robert Bosch, Grinity Intelect, MicroChip, etc. to offer a wide range of programmes for skill development of students.
In addition, KIIT has the advantage of a strong brand value, which has been further bolstered by the ‘Institution of Eminence’ tag from the Govt. of India. It is among only top 20 public and private institutions in the country to get this coveted recognition. It has become the first Indian university to get Internationalization Strategies Advisory Service (ISAS) Badge from the International Association of Universities (IAU). Despite being a young university of only 16 years, KIIT has been securing impressive positions in the prestigious rankings of global universities like the Times Higher Education (THE) and QS.
B.Tech programmes have got the coveted Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK accreditation. Because of its excellence, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India has conferred it Category ‘A’ status (on Tandon Committee recommendations) and NBA has accredited it in Tier 1 (Washington Accord) for engineering streams, placing KIIT among the most elite universities of the country. It has also been accredited in ‘A’ Grade by NAAC for the third time.
As a global centre of excellence, KIIT has collaborated with leading institutions from across the world. At present, KIIT has academic tie-up with 175 international universities. Academic collaborations have resulted in an excellent opportunity for KIIT students to pursue higher education abroad. An increasing number of students are availing this opportunity. More than 450 students had been selected in reputed national and international institutions / Universities for higher studies. Students got confirmed offers from top universities in Switzerland, France, Norway, Canada, Poland and Germany for higher studies courses, including Ph.D.
Innovative platforms like Nobel Lecture Series and KIIT Knowledge Tree give students invaluable chance to interact directly with heads of States, top policy makers, legal luminaries, diplomats, scientists, corporate leaders, social workers, authors, sportspersons and winners of prestigious awards, including Nobel laureates and Ramon Magsaysay awardees. Under the Nobel Lecture Series, 20 Nobel Laureates have delivered lectures at KIIT on subjects ranging from medicine, chemistry, physics, biotechnology to economics. Apart from these, KIIT has created enormous infrastructure and facilities, which are most conducive to academic pursuit. All these factors go a long way in ensuring that the students are ‘market ready’ and their success in placement interviews.