KIIT was established as an institution imparting degree engineering programme in 1997. First batch of students passed out in 2001. Ever since, 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 its 2015 passing out batch (due to graduate in June / July next year) 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 at least single offer. Almost all received multiple offers. A cluster of five schools, collectively called Schools of Engineering, impart education in various streams of engineering in the University.
Earlier, campus placement in KIIT University for 2015 passing out batch started with a bang with seven reputed multinational companies visiting the campus on ‘Day Zero’, in the second and third week of July this year. At the very start of the placement season, multinationals like Deloitte, TEK System, MU SIGMA, iNautix and Shapoorji & Pallonji doled out job offers to as many as 200 students. Among ‘Day Zero’ recruiters, the average salary package was Rs. 6 lakh p.a.
Taking together the results of ‘Day Zero’ and ‘Day 1’ placement processes, total 1500 students have already been placed with single offer
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.
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 Rs. 37 lakh by a Japanese multinational company. Another global IT major offered a CTC of Rs. 20 lakh. However, the final results in these two companies are still awaited. Names of companies have been withheld on the request of the recruiters.
Placement of the remaining students is a foregone conclusion with visits of 30 companies scheduled in the 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.
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, which is most conducive to academic and professional success. Students 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, Prof. 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 Prof. 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