KIIT Bhubaneswar on track to achieve 100% placement for 2017 batch

New Delhi:  Mood is upbeat in KIIT University since the initial phase of the campus placement programme as most of the BTech students of 2017 graduating batch from Schools of Engineering have already bagged job offers. The placement season started with a bang and till date 100 plus top-notch companies have rolled out 2700 job offers for a batch size of 2,258 eligible BTech students. In absolute sense, 85% students have already been placed, over 1,000 of them bagging multiple offers.

 The number of placed students is set to rise as some of the companies that participated in the campus recruitment process are yet to declare results. On ‘Day 1’ & ‘Day zero’ itself, 1427 students were picked up. Accenture was the top recruiter with 695 job offers, followed by Cognizant, Wipro, IBM, Infosys, and iNautix. This is a very high ‘Day 1’ & ‘Day zero’ placement number taking into account number of students appearing the tests, according to the corporate experts. KIIT has an excellent placement conversion rate, the experts said.

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A total 2700 plus job offers for 2,258 BTech students; Over 1400 placed on ‘Day 1’ & ‘Day-Zero’. 85% students already placed, 1000 plus students bagged multiple offers.

“We have commitments from 25 plus reputed companies for campus visits, out of which 15-20 companies will be conducting their recruitment process in the coming months. Like all previous years, we are confident of achieving 100 percent placements this year also,” said Prof. Saranjit Singh, Head of KIIT Placement Cell.

 KIIT was established as an institution imparting degree engineering programme in 1997 and first batch of students passed out in 2001. Since its inception, the institute has been posting remarkably successful campus placement drives for its students.

 While abundance of job offers was very much expected this year also, students are specially delighted because of participation by many ‘Dream Status’ companies. These companies include multinationals like Amazon, Dell, Envestnet Yodlee, Microsoft, Deloitte, TEK Systems, Mu-Sigma, Nowfloats, VMWare, Directi, Smartprix, Cybage, Zycus, GyanSys, Incture Technologies, CGI, Intel, SAP Labs, Ericsson, Fiat India Automobiles, Barclays, High Radius, Roofpik, HP R&D, Amdocs, ViaSat, etc.

 However, it was not an affair featuring only IT companies. Core companies like Shapoorji & Pallonji, TVS Motors, Tata Technologies, Robert Bosch, Zentron Labs, Windmoller & Holscher India, Elegant Shipping, Schneider Electric, Voltas, Mahindra Comviva, Scope International (Standard Chartered), UX Reactors, Soctronics, Jaro Education, Think & Learn, DEHN India, Honda Scooters & Motorcycles India (HSMI), IOTL, Fiat Chrysler, TIL, Sporasteria, Digichamps, Isuzu, JMC Projects, Tata Housing, Simplex Infrastructure, Global Archer, S M Consultants, Adani Ports, Collebera Technologies, Tube Investment India Ltd, Effectual Knowledge Services, Affine Analytics, Atom Technologies, RSB Group, Usha Martin, Electrosteel also participated.

Salary package offered this year is higher compared to previous years. There were 11 companies that offered CTC of Rs. 10 lakh or higher. The highest CTC of Rs. 26.80 lakh was offered by Directi. The average CTC so far has been Rs. 5.00 lakh.

Personally congratulating the successful students, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS commended their hard work which helped them get through the stringent recruitment process. Rigorous placement training organized by KIIT’s Training & Placement Cell prepares each student for the D-Day. He also encouraged the students to avail the excellent opportunity provided by KIIT University, which will enable them to pursue their higher studies in reputed universities and institutes abroad.

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