Campus Placement 2014: KIIT Registers Excellent Placement in All Schools

Campus Placement 2014: Highlights

  • 90% of total 2164 registered & eligible students placed in six schools of KIIT University
  • As many as 197 companies participated in campus placement programme in different schools 
  • Placement in different schools: Schools of Engineering – 93%; School of Rural Management – 100%; School of Biotechnology – 83%; School of Law – 68%; School of Management – 92%; and School of Computer Application – 74%. 
  • Cent percent placement in KIIT Polytechnic and KIIT Industrial Training Institute (KIIT-ITI)
  • Highest salary of Rs. 23.04 lakh p.a. was offered by Daelim, global engineering & construction major, to a B.Tech. (Civil) student.
  • Average salary this season was Rs. 4.2 lakh p.a.
  • Salary package offered this season substantially better than previous years.
  • Maximum number of 523 job offers by TCS.
  • More than 30 companies, including Multinational Companies, visited KIIT University for the first time this season.
  • Excellent academic placement.
Sl. No. School Registered
& Eligible
No. of
Placed Placed %
1 Schools of Engineering 1637 83 1517 93
2 School of Computer Application 102 14 75 74
3 School of Rural Management 38 16 38 100
4 School of Biotechnology 52 13 43 83
5 School of Management 225 60 208 92
6 School of Law 110 11 75* 68
  Total 2164 197 1956 90
* Including 15 academically placed students.

While KIIT University had also achieved cent percent placement for its 2013 passing out students, remarkable thing this year is the tremendous response from recruiters from the very start of the placement season. About 90% of the total 2164 registered & eligible students of 2014 passing out batch in various schools of KIIT University are already placed. As many as 197 companies and organizations participated in the campus placement process in six Schools – Schools of Engineering, School of Computer Application, School of Rural Management, School of Biotechnology, School of Management and School of Law.

All six schools of the University posted superlative performance in the campus placement programme. Schools of Engineering (B.Tech. programme), which accounts for 76% of the total registered students of KIIT University, recorded 93% placement. School of Rural Management and School of Biotechnology achieved 100% and 83% placement respectively. Similarly, School of Management and School of Law registered 92% and 68% placement respectively. School of Computer Application achieved 74% placement for its MCA students.

Placement of a few students remaining in some schools is a foregone conclusion with visits of many more companies scheduled in coming weeks. This apart, many students are likely to join reputed national and foreign institutions for higher studies. KIIT University uniquely places equal emphasis on such academic placement, meticulously grooming interested students for higher studies and actively supporting their efforts to secure admission in reputed institutions. As a result there is a growing trend among KIIT students for such academic placement of late. Last year, more than 300 students of Schools of Engineering had been academically placed. Students were successful in GATE, CAT and other competitive examinations and took admission in IIMs and other reputed national and international institutions.

There is a wave of joy among young graduates of the University not only because of job offers, but also because salary package offered this year is higher than previous years. Daelim, a leading engineering & construction company of the world, offered the highest salary of Rs. 23.04 lakh p.a., to Bitan Ghosh, a B.Tech (Civil) student. Similarly, CTC of Rs. 12 lakh was offered by Amazon in School of Engineering, while the average package across the board was Rs. 4.2 lakh. Like last many years, TCS doled out a maximum of 523 job offers in Schools of Engineering. Other regular visitors like Wipro, Infosys, Capgemini and UST Global offered more than 50 jobs each. There was an encouraging participation by core companies like Tata Steel, Shapoorji Pallonji, Jindal Steel, Tayo Rolls, Tata Power, TAFE, ARSS, Murugappa Group, Quality International and Enercon; as well as international multinational companies.

Further, more than 30 companies, which include multinational corporations, visited KIIT University for the first time this season. Some of these companies are: Amazon, HP, Ericsson, Cybage Software, Cavisson Systems, Adstuck, Vegayan Systems, UST Global, The Elitists, Jindal Steel, Zycus, Cognizant, Mahindra Comviva, Murugappa Group, Trident Group, Linkhouse Buildwell, Contenental Engineering, Jabong, Perkin Elmer, TAFE, Maiestas Group and Quality International. Most of the new companies were at 'Dream-Status' with a high salary package.

KIIT Polytechnic and KIIT Industrial Training Institute (KIIT-ITI), two institutes of KIIT Group of Institutions outside the university fold, also recorded cent percent placement. 

KIIT has been achieving cent percent placement since its inception. Excellent placement for the 2014 batch students once again proves that KIIT continues to be one of the most favored talent hunting ground for the corporate world. Such superlative achievement year after year is sustained because of high brand value of KIIT. The University conducts rigorous training of students, which helps develop strong foundation for core academic competencies along with high quality IT skills. Students get wide professional exposure due to a vibrant schedule of academic conferences and seminars which are attended by top academicians, scientists and industry leaders. Excellent performance of past batch students also motivates companies for repeat visit.

Excellent placement and growing stature of KIIT as a world-class institution of professional education has attracted appreciations from intellectuals, students and guardians. Reputation and popularity of KIIT can be assessed from the fact that KIITEE-2014, the all India entrance test conducted by the University for admission into its various programmes held April 25 to May 5, 2014, attracted 2,20,000 applications from all parts of India and 30 foreign countries. This is a record for highest number of applicants in entrance test for a single campus of any institution.

Schools of Engineering

In what heralds another record year in Schools of Engineering with respect to campus placement for 2014 graduating batch, as many as 1517 job offers have been generated till date for total 1637 registered and eligible B.Tech. and MCA students. These jobs have been offered by 83 companies – 44 IT, 35 core and 4 others – in Schools of Engineering. Almost 156 multiple offers have been made by various corporate. Total job offer is set to outstrip the registered student strength with many reputed companies, especially in core sector, scheduling their visit in coming weeks. This apart, as in previous years, many students are waiting to avail academic placement.    

Well known names of the corporate world rushed in as soon as the University opened the window for campus placement for its Schools of Engineering in August 2013. Schools of Engineering is the cluster of five Schools imparting education in Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, Electronics & Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering (with specialization in Automobile Engineering). School of Computer Engineering and School of Electronics Engineering, which account for the highest number of registered students, already have more than 80% conversions in campus placement drives. 

The placement season, which started with Shapoorji & Pallonji, has attracted 83 companies within eight months since the campus was opened for the recruitment process. With 523 selections, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) was the top recruiter in terms of number of job offers. For the seventh year in a row, TCS has the distinction of being the top recruiter at KIIT University. It was followed by Wipro Technologies which doled out 153 offers. Infosys selected 99 students, Capgemini selected 62 students, UST Global selected 58 students, whereas 48 students got offer from Cognizant.

The highest salary of Rs. 23.04 lakh p.a. was offered by global engineering & construction major, Daelim. American E-commerce giant, Amazon offered a CTC of Rs.12.00 lakh. Trident Group closely followed with a salary package of Rs.9.00 lacs, followed by Tata Steel with a salary package of Rs.8.00 lacs. The Elitists offered a salary package of 7.50 lakh, HP offered Rs. 6.20 lakh, Thoughtworks offered Rs. 6.23 lakh, Intel Rs. 6.20 lakh, while Deloitte US India, which recruited 39 students, offered a CTC of Rs. 5.46 lakh. Salary package offered this season is better than previous years. Further, more than 30 companies visited KIIT University for the first time this season.

Other companies that visited KIIT campus are SAP Labs, Accenture (off-campus), Cybage Software, Zentron Labs, Adstuck, Vegayan Systems, NTT Data, Ericsson, Mahindra Comviva, Yazaki India, Cavisson Systems, L&T IES, Softenger, Jindal Steel, Zycus, Zeta Interactive, Gyansys, Asahi Glass, JMC Projects, Tata Power, Everest Industries, Ashiana Housing, Murugappa Group, ISMT, Era Group, Linkhouse Buildwell, Continental Engineering, Jabong, Perkin Elmer, Sterling & Wilson, TAFE, Tega Industries, Maiestas Group, Quality International and ARSS. The average salary package stands at Rs. 4.2 lakh.

Forthcoming campus placements which are scheduled in the coming weeks will have Harley Davidson, IOTL, Tech Mahindra and Thomson Digital (HCL Infosystems). It is expected that more than 20 corporates shall visit KIIT University before the end of the academic season and cent percent students will be having offers before they graduate in the month of May 2014.

School of Management

School of Management of KIIT University has secured 92% placement for all those who registered for the campus recruitment process this year. As many as 208 of total 225 registered students of 2012-14 MBA batch have already secured jobs. The highest package of Rs. 7.5 lakh was offered by Dabur, while average salary across the batch was Rs. 3.77 lakh. More than 60 globally reputed recruiters have so far visited the campus this year for the campus recruitment programme.

Tech Mahindra doled out maximum 18 job offers. HDFC Bank and Bandhan Finance recruited 16 and 15 students respectively. Deliotte, Kare 4u Healthcare and ICICI Securities gave 10 job offers each. Some of the other companies include Barclays, Capgemini, Col-Pal, Khimji Ramdas, Mahindra & Mahindra, Manipal and TCS. About 10% of the total student strength opted out of campus placement process to pursue higher education or join family business.

School of Rural Management

School of Rural Management of KIIT University has achieved unique distinction of cent percent placement from the very first batch (2007-09). With all 38 registered students of 2012-14 batch of MRM Programme already placed, this record is set to continue. These 38 students were recruited by 16 organisations, which participated in the campus placement process.

Students joined both development sector and corporate sector.  Amongst the development sector, Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society (JEEViKA), SRIJAN and Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat (KCG) were the top recruiters. Similarly, Development Credit Bank, Mumbai, National Handloom Development Corporation (NHDC) and Adani Wilmar, Gujarat were the major recruiters from amongst corporate sector organizations. Other prominent companies that participated in campus placement for 2012-14 batch students are GCMMF (Amul), Gujarat, American India Foundation (AIF), New Delhi and NDDB Dairy Services, New Delhi. Maintaining a perfect placement, School of Rural Management has so far successfully placed 350 students with 80 recruiters since its inception.

School of Law

In School of Law, 75 out of 110 registered students have already been placed. This includes 15 students who were academically placed. School of Law attracted companies from all sectors in the campus placement process. Prominent among them are Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services, Pramata, Mindcrest, Quislex, ICICI Lombard, Bajaj Allianz, Skyline Legal Consultants, Longbow Legal Services, MNK Law Offices, ANA Law Group and IP Gurus. The School is confident to place remaining graduates as visits by many more companies are scheduled in the coming weeks.

Established only in 2007, the first batch of School of Law passed out in 2012. The School had achieved 100% place for its very first batch, creating much sensation in the academic circle. This season the highest salary offered was Rs. 7.5 lakh, while average salary in the batch was Rs. 4 lakh.

School of Biotechnology

Out of 52 registered students in M.Sc. Biotechnology and M.Sc. Applied Microbiology programmes of School of Biotechnology, 43 have so far been placed. Leading biotech companies such as B Braun, Nestle, SRL, Lal Path Lab, Intertek Pvt Ltd, Evolva Biotech, Bharat Biotech, Bionivid, Neelkath IVF Ltd, inDNA Life sciences Pvt Ltd, Ackme Formulation, Medico Healthcare and Imgenex Pvt Ltd participated in the campus placement process. Average salary was Rs. 3.5 lakh.

Several other students have opted for academic placement like Ph.D. programs in national and international organizations like University of Lausanne (Switzerland), Chonbuk National University (South Korea), NUS (Singapore), IICB Kolkata, Banaras Hindu University, NBRC-Gurgaon, NISER-Bhubaneswar, NCCS-Pune, CIFA-Bhubaneswar, IMMT Bhubaneswar, MSSRF, Chilika Development Authority and KIIT University.


School of Computer Application

School of Computer Application recorded 74% placement with 75 of total 102 registered and eligible MCA students bagging job offers from reputed IT companies. Companies like TCS, Wipro, Accenture, Infosys, Capgemini and Deloitte participated in campus placement programme of this school of KIIT University.

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