NIT Rourkela beats pandemic blues with record placements

Rourkela: The National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, witnessed a record campus placement for the academic session 2020-21 despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Three students were offered annual pay packages of Rs 45 lakh, the highest so far, while nine were offered Rs 43 lakh per annum during online placement drive.

With 84 companies offering 253 students more than Rs 10 lakh per annum, the average CTC offered was about Rs. 9.36 LPA, an increase of over 4 per cent from the previous year. Another 211 students bagged prestigious internship offers from global majors like Microsoft, Barclays, Bajaj Auto, Citi Bank and Qualcomm with the highest stipend rising to Rs.1 lakh per month. So far, the premier institute received more than 841 full-time offers, a release said today.

Total 256 companies from different sectors including software, manufacturing, electronics, finance, education, petroleum, construction and top rung public sector units like GAIL, C-DAC, TRAI, C-DOT, IOCL etc. participated in the placement drive this year,

“This year, taking up the placement drive was a rigorous task. But, keeping up with the new normal of virtual placement drive, the Training and Placement Centre worked very hard to adapt quickly and enable the students to be at their best for the process. We witnessed 101 new companies which have participated in this placement season. Some of them are Amazon Web Services (AWS), Barclays, Citi Bank, Siemens Gamesa. etc,” said Prof. Umesh C. Pati, Head of Training & Placement Centre, NIT Rourkela.

Congratulating the Placement Committee and students, the Director of the Institute, Prof. Animesh Biswas said, “This year’s placement season has witnessed remarkable success despite the current COVID-19 pandemic, which is a testament to the education imparted at NIT Rourkela and the hard work put in by our students. I am very proud of our students for their dedication which has led to such coveted employment offers. We are continuously striving to exceed the expectations of the recruiters as well as stakeholders and thank them for reposing faith in the institute as well as its distinct academic culture.”

He also congratulated Prof. Umesh C. Pati, Prof. Anup Nandy, (Professor-in-Charge) and the entire Placement Committee 2020-21 for working hard to make this a very successful Placement Season.

“All of us at NIT Rourkela wish the outgoing batch the very best for their new professional or academic roles,” Prof. Biswas said.

Of total job offers, while the Computer Science and Engineering Departments bagged 187 jobs, the maximum among all other departments, more than 230 Postgraduate students bagged job offers so far.

The Undergraduate students did well too, with the Chemical Engineering department attaining 100% placements, followed by Computer Science and Electronics & Communication Engineering departments, which achieved 98%. Among the others, the Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering and Electrical Engineering attained 92% and 88% placements respectively.

The statistical report of the placement indicates that the IT and software sector has emerged as the top recruiter (41% of total recruitment) till date. Core Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Manufacturing, Analytics and Consulting, Banking Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI), and Education sectors shared the rest of the part.


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