Unique course pedagogy and Industry-oriented Curriculum Helping IIT Jodhpur to achieve record Campus Placements for 2021-22

JODHPUR : The Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur has successfully completed this year’s campus Placements for its postgraduate students. More than 200 companies recruited students from the Institute.

 

The institute recorded a significant increase in PG placements this year. Students were recruited and offered promising roles across specializations as part of the MTech program. The Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) branches saw robust placements this year.

 

The MTech placements this year increased by around 158 percent compared with the preceding year. Due to the industry-aligned curriculum and specialized courses, the highest package offered this year has seen an increase of about 90 percent from the previous year.

 

Highlighting the factors behind the successful PG placement 2021-22, Prof. Santanu Chaudhury, Director, IIT Jodhpur, said, “IT Jodhpur continues its endeavour to develop programs and course pedagogy, providing both academic rigor and industry relevance. It has over a period of time become one of the preferred choices for recruiters owing to interdisciplinary and its industry aligned courses. We have been successful in placing 97% of our BTech, 75% of our MTech students and 100% of our MBA students, during the current placement season.”

 

He further added, “IIT Jodhpur’s Career Development Cell partners with students and industry to succeed in finding life-long career fulfilment. The roles and profiles offered to students during this placement season is a testament of the diversified and relevant courses offered at IIT Jodhpur. In addition, we have successfully built coherent relationships with our campus partners and strive to improve the students’ as well as the recruiters’ experience year after year.”

 

This season, multiple core companies such as Google, Mahindra & Mahindra, Samsung, L&T, Arcelor Mittal, Nippon Steel, and ICICI Bank recruited IIT Jodhpur students across various specializations. In addition, a few new recruiters also came this year including American Express, Deloitte, Sutherland, Royal Enfield, Maruti Suzuki, Gartner, Pickrr, Udaan, Tata Elxsi, Eeki Foods, and Lightstorm, among others.

 

The institute has designed a curated capability program to prepare students for the campus placement process. Throughout the year, the Career Development Cell (CDC) at IIT Jodhpur organizes career development workshops, mock interviews, leadership talks, soft skill training and personality development activities.

 

Speaking about the placement process, Dr. Anuj Pal Kapoor, Faculty in Charge, Career Development Cell, IIT Jodhpur, said, “We have witnessed a promising start post COVID-19 with regards to campus placements. The curriculum at IIT Jodhpur and the students’ performance are a testament to our grit and gumption during perhaps one of the testing times. The MTech placements have been very promising, with a myriad of industry recruiting from IIT Jodhpur across roles. We hope to record even more promising placements next year.”

 

Industry oriented courses are co-developed and co-taught between faculty and industry practitioners at IIT Jodhpur, which not only help students understand the fundamentals but also helps them to understand the practical nuances.

 

This year, CDC is working on developing capability-building programs for all students at IIT Jodhpur. The program is being curated with the help of industry professionals, faculty members and recruitment specialists.

 

The capability-building programs would offer students to choose from various workshops and resources curated per their interests and career goals. We plan to conduct advising and coaching sessions for the students, not only concerning industry but in other realms such as civil services, research, among others.

 

Embedded in the futuristic technology environment of IIT Jodhpur, the School of Management and Entrepreneurship (SME), an entrepreneurial venture by itself, has an adaptive curriculum that focuses on accommodating the advancements in the business landscape. SME, IITJ offers a dedicated track for MBA-Tech and the conventional MBA track. The impact of technology on everyday life, society, and businesses has been increasingly transformative, whether it is blockchain-driven, analytics-based, AI-embedded, or Industry 4.0-oriented.

 

Some of the roles offered by various organizations were Business Analyst, R&D Engineer, System Engineer, Management Trainee, Software Developer, PGET, GTE, SDE’s. Overall, IIT Jodhpur PG Placement 2021-22 is one of the most successful seasons of all these years.

 

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