Ropar: Indian Institute of Technology Ropar has successfully concluded its placement season 2017-18 with 90.2% placement and average salary of 11.77 lakh/annum. The premier education institute has witnessed an overall rise in the number of jobs offered across all streams with students receiving offers from reputed companies including Goldman Sachs, Amazon, Deloitte, Direct I, ISRO, Samsung, Saavn, Mahindra & Mahindra, Maruti Suzuki, Mathworks, Oracle, OYO Rooms, Finisar, Go Products Engineering, RoundGlass, Reliance Jio, TATA Motors, TESCO, True Chip and many more. This year, the number of pre-placement offers (PPOs) has also increased from 4 last year (2016-17) to 10 this year (2017-18). A total of 5 start-ups made 9 offers. The first time-recruiters included Goldman Sachs, Mathworks, Maruti Suzuki, OYO Rooms, Finisar, Go Products Engineering, Oracle, RoundGlass, Bharat Seats, Truechip and Reliance Jio.
Dr. Dhiraj K Mahajan, Head training and Placement, IIT Ropar, said, “The campus placement season has always been exhilarating on our campus. This year was no different. The students are happy with the way the placements went this year. Each one of our students who walks into the campus comes with a dream and we are charged with the responsibility of directing their energies towards the fulfilment of this dream”.
On this, Prof. Sarit K Das, Director, IIT Ropar said “The number of companies visiting the campus has increased. Many exciting job offers have come for our students. We have started Career Development and Corporate Relations Centre for our students to develop students potential for the job market, as well as encouraging them to become potential entrepreneurs and to participate in our Technology Business Incubator (TBI) subsidiary.”
While the Computer Science department saw close to 95% placement, Mechanical Engineering department saw placement of around 92% and Electrical Engineering of around 82% of the registered students. These numbers only corroborate the institute’s existing liberal academic curriculum that allows students to take up varied courses of their own interest.
To further enhance the placement scenario in coming years, IIT Ropar has taken several initiatives that can provide more industrial exposure for the students and allows the faculty to take part in industry-related projects with more flexibility. A Career Development and Corporate Relations Centre (CDCRC) established recently is meant for professional development of students by providing them in-house training in the area of business communications, soft-skills, guide them towards best national and international internships and jobs available and acts as a communication channel between Industry and IIT Ropar to have result-oriented Industry-Academia collaboration. The Institute has also declared its vision 2020 which focuses on having 50 active industries as part of the industrial associates of IIT Ropar with at least 15 sound projects, promoting a minimum of 30 invited lectures per year and at least 30 visits of the faculty to various industries every year by 2020. In addition, IIT Ropar has also slashed the Institute overhead charges to be only 5% of the total project cost to promote industrial consultancy by the faculty members of the Institute.