Published: 01st June 2020
Slowdown, you say? KIIT has 3,650 job offers for more than 90 per cent of their students
Students at Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) have braved the economic slowdown and have managed to get themselves placed in top multinational companies with hefty salary packages
Amidst the economic slowdown and dwindling job market, 3,500 eligible BTech students at Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) Deemed-to-be University, Bhubaneswar, managed to get placed in 150 companies, including Amazon, Accenture, Capgemini, Wipro and Cognizant. Around 3,650 jobs were created, surpassing the university’s previous records. Over 90% of KIIT BTech students have been placed and another 1,100 students are still mulling over multiple job offers.
Students preparing | (Pic: KIIT)
Remarkably, 27% students bagged the ‘Day Zero’ offers from big multinational companies with an average CTC of `10 lakh. The ‘Day One’ campus recruitment drive generated 1,714 job offers from four companies — Accenture, Capgemini, Wipro and Cognizant. According to corporate experts, KIIT had excellent ‘Day Zero’ and ‘Day One’ conversions considering the bleak job market scenario.
Salary packages witnessed a spurt, with Amazon offering `30 lakh at the upper end in the Schools of Engineering. Schools of Engineering is set to achieve 100 per cent placements for all deserving and eligible students like the previous years. The 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 100 per cent placement in the past.
The MHRD has conferred KIIT with a Category ‘A’ status (on the basis of the Tandon Committee recommendations)
The institute has been able to achieve excellent placements every year due to its student-centric culture, which ensures holistic development of students’ personality along with their domain knowledge. The innovative teaching-learning system is driven by a highly qualified and competent faculty, drawn from institutions of repute in India as well as abroad. KIIT has 2,500 faculty members who impart rigorous curriculum and provide access to varied learning opportunities and hands-on research.
Students working | (Pic: KIIT)
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 where ‘Live Project Experience’ is provided to the final year students. Industry electives are offered in collaboration with Ericsson in 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 Intellect, MicroChip and so on to offer a wide range of programmes for students’ skill development.
KIIT was founded in 1992 as a modest vocational training centre by eminent educationist and social activist Dr Achyuta Samanta. It was opened as a centre of higher learning in 1997. The first batch of engineering students passed out in 2001
In addition, KIIT has the advantage of a strong brand value, which has been further bolstered by the ‘Institution of Eminence’ tag from the Government 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 institute to get the Internationalization Strategies Advisory Service (ISAS) Badge from the International Association of Universities (IAU). Despite being a young institute 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.
KIIT has also collaborated with leading institutions from around the world. At present, KIIT has academic tie-ups with 175 international universities. Academic collaborations have resulted in an excellent opportunity for KIIT students to pursue higher education abroad. More than 450 students had been selected by reputed national and international institutions for higher studies. Students have received confirmed offers from top universities in Switzerland, France, Norway, Canada, Poland and Germany.
Overview of campus | (Pic: KIIT)
Innovative platforms like Nobel Lecture Series and KIIT Knowledge Tree give students an 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.
Despite the slowdown, it’s raining jobs at KIIT
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Highest salary package offered by Amazon
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