KIIT was established as an institution imparting degree engineering programme in 1997. Ever since first batch of the students graduated in 2001, it has been achieving very successful campus placement for its graduates. However, this year has been the most remarkable as KIIT University has achieved bumper placement for 2015 graduating batch in Engineering streams. On ‘Day 1’ of campus placement itself, four major recruiters – Cognizant, Accenture, Infosys and Wipro - handed out over 2500 job offers. As many as 1300 students were placed with 'Single Offer'. Almost 400 received multiple offers. 99 students bagged all four offers, which is an achievement of its kind.
With so many students already placed on ‘Day 1’, KIIT University has created a record of sorts in the country and state. It is rare in any institutions in India to record 2500 offers on ‘Day 1’ of the campus placement, said corporate experts. In fact, KIIT is one among only three institutes in the country where four companies visited on ‘Day 1’, they informed, while adding that KIIT also has among the highest placement conversion rates in the country. Recruitment process of ‘Day 1’ companies was held between September 1 and 11, 2014.
Earlier, campus placement in KIIT University for 2015 graduating batch started with a bang with eight reputed MNCs visited the campus on ‘Day Zero’ status from 3rd week of July 2014. Deloitte, TEK System, MU SIGMA, iNautix, Amazon, Thoughtworks and Shapoorji & Pallonji doled out job offers to as many as 200 students with average salary package of INR 6.00 lacs p.a. Next spurt of the top-notch companies which visited the campus were CapGemeni, Tech Mahindra, Cybage Software, SAP Labs, Intel, Ericsson, Tata Power, Tata Steel, Fiat India Automobile, Robert Bosch, Voltas Ltd.
There has not only been tremendous response from recruiters, but also salary package offered this year has broken all previous records. The highest salary package on offer was INR 37 lacs by a Japanese MNC, Works Applications. The next highest CTC of INR 13.00 lacs was offered by American e-commerce giant, Amazon. Flipkart closely followed with a salary package of INR 10.50 lacs and Tata Steel with a salary package of INR 8.00 lacs. The SAP Labs offered a salary package of 7.00 lacs, HP offered 6.50 lacs, Intel India offered Rs 6.25 lacs, Thoughtworks offered Rs. 6.23 lacs, Mu-Sigma offered Rs. 18.00 lacs for three years, Josh Technology offered 6.00 lacs, while Deloitte US India offered a CTC of Rs. 5.35 lacs.
Other big companies that visited KIIT campus are Zentron Labs, Adstuck, Vegayan Systems, Zycus, Zeta Interactive, Gyansys, Asahi Glass, Ashiana Housing, Murugappa Group, Tega Industries, 3dPLM, AKS Software, LnT Infotech, Ericsson, R Systems Int. Ltd., GyanSys Infotech, Lowe Lintas, Cavisson Systems, Zeta Interactive, Shyam Indus Power Solutions, Rankwatch, Aptean, Unisys Global Services India, Aricent, Mahindra Comviva, FACE (Focus Academy for Career Enhancement) etc. The average salary package stands at Rs. 4.05 lacs. This year KIIT welcomed new entrants to the Campus like FCS (A TEK SYSTEMS), iNautix, AKS Software, Robert Bosch, Fiat India, Josh Technology, Shyam Indus Power Solutions, Rankwatch, Aptean and FACE.
Taken together all the disciplines and courses till January 2015 end, about 1800 students have already been placed. Placement of the remaining students is a foregone conclusion with the visits of number of companies scheduled in the coming weeks like XL Dynamics, Windworld Energy, Lafarge Group, Inox Wind, Everest Industries, Barcom Industries, AIMIL Ltd., Simplex Infra, Sundaram Fasteners, Lucas TVS, Continental Engg., iMaritime, IVRCL, IOTL, CIBC etc. Aside, students are also going to get off-campus opportunities with companies (arranged by KIIT University) like TCS, Triveni Turbines, ERA Group etc. Like previous years, we are optimistic about placing cent percent students by the end of session.
Department of Training & Placement will continue to bring-in companies for the placement of 2015 graduated batch till year end. Like previous years, department brought about nine companies for the campus placements of 2014 graduated batch of students post August 2014 and the trend shall continue. This apart, many students are likely to join reputed national and foreign institutions for higher studies. KIIT University uniquely places equal emphasis on academic placement, meticulously grooming interested students for higher studies and actively supporting their efforts to secure admission in the reputed institutions.
Excellent placement for the 2015 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, quality academics and quality students. Teaching here is tuned to needs of the industry and students get an ambience most conducive to academic and professional success. They also 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.
Record placement this year has resulted in a wave of joy among young graduates of the University and their guardians from across the country. “I was always assured of my ward’s bright future after sending him to KIIT”, said an elated parent. While congratulating the successful students, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT and KISS attributed the record placement this year to the combined effort of all. Despite locational disadvantage, KIIT has been able to attract so many globally reputed companies only due to its brand name and blessings of God.
Quality academics and research of KIIT University develops strong foundation for core academic competencies along with high quality IT skills, Dr. P. P. Mathur, Vice Chancellor, KIIT University said, adding that this makes them more attractive to recruiters. KIIT’s focus on research, including students’ research, gives them hands-on exposure to corporate environment, said Dr. Sasmita Samanta, Registrar. This has made the university an important talent hunting ground in the country, she added. We are happy all recruiters had very high opinion on the quality of students here, said Dr. Saranjit Singh, who heads KIIT Placement Cell.
Previous Years :
RECORD PLACEMENT IN ALL SCHOOLS IN 2014
RECORD PLACEMENT IN ALL SCHOOLS IN 2013
RECORD PLACEMENT IN ALL SCHOOLS IN 2012