It is raining jobs at KIIT University campus with 1,920 offers in campus placement for 1,625 eligible students of 2012 passing out batch of various streams. With job offers outstripping eligible students in almost all streams, the University has yet again achieved a record placement. All students of KIIT School of Biotechnology and KIIT School of Rural Management were placed, while KIIT School of Law created history by achieving cent percent placement for its very first passing out batch. Total 96% students of Schools of Engineering and School of Computer Application were placed. Similarly, all the students of KIIT School of Management were offered jobs by reputed companies.

As many as 380 students bagged multiple job offers. These job offers were made by 185 companies which visited six schools of KIIT University – Schools of Engineering, School of Computer Application, School of Biotechnology, School of Law, School of Management and School of Rural Management - for campus placement.

In an encouraging trend, 159 students from these schools were academically placed, securing admission in leading institutions of higher education abroad.

All 41 eligible and interested students of the very first passing out batch of KIIT School of Law were absorbed by 16 companies that visited the campus. Legal process outsourcing firms such as Quislex and OSC Global participated, so did law firms like Corporate Lexport and S. Basu & Associates. Corporate houses like Tata Motors Finance and Damodar Valley Corporation also picked up students. Some students also joined Chambers of senior advocates, Mr. Ram Jetmalani, Mr. Fali. S. Nariman and Ms. Pinky Anand.

Ankita Bafna, was one among 22 extraordinary students from the globe to be selected for European Master in Law & Economics after completing B.A. LL.B. Four other students of the school have secured admission in illustrious institutions like University Law College, University of London; Oxford University, U.K.; and Cambridge University, U.K.

Technology streams have been a traditional stronghold of KIIT University. This year, 74 recruiters – including 43 core and 28 IT companies - visited for 2012 passing out batch of B.Tech, M.Tech and MCA students, generating 1428 job offers for 1219 eligible students. While 103 students secured admission in reputed institutions for higher studies abroad, a whopping 352 students bagged multiple job offers. At the very beginning of placement season for 2012 batch students, three top recruiters TCS, Accenture and Wipro gave job offers to 1128 students. Campus placement of 708 KIIT students by TCS in a single day is a record for highest placement conversion in Eastern India. Besides, multinational companies like Deloitte US, Siemens, SAP and Atkins picked up more than 100 graduates. Fortune 500 companies like Accenture, Microsoft, Intel, Deloitte, SAP, etc visit only KIIT University in Odisha for campus placement, which is a key indicator of strong institute-industry linkage KIIT possesses. KIIT is also favorite talent hunting ground for many multinational companies operating in core sectors.

Among all companies, Microsoft offered the highest pay package of Rs. 16 lakh, followed by Intel India at Rs. 8.50 lakh and Tata Steel at Rs. 8 lakh. Placement in KIIT School of Biotechnology has been equally impressive for 2012 batch. It is leading among all schools of KIIT University in academic placement with 42 out of 75 students joining reputed national and international institutions for higher studies.

Most notable selections are Abhijeet Nayak in ETH, Zurich (Switzerland), Dibya Bhol in EAWAG, Dubendorf (Switzerland), Ipshita Mukherjee in University of Lyon (France) and Nikita Chandel in Texas A&M University (USA). Notably, two students have been selected to receive DST Inspire Fellowship for five years to pursue their Ph.D. in national laboratories of their choice. In terms of job offers, all the 33 eligible and interested students of KIIT School of Biotechnology have already bagged jobs in leading organizations having diverse interests like biotech R&D, cancer diagnostic, pharmaceutical, bio-analytical concept marketing, bioinformatics, etc.

In KIIT School of Management, 208 out of 214 eligible students are already placed in 61 companies that visited the campus. Six students opted for higher studies. The highest salary offered was Rs. 9.00 lakh, while average salary was Rs. 4.25 lakh.

Similarly, 20 recruiters broadly from Development and Corporate Sectors visited KIIT School of Rural Management for campus placement, resulting in 62 job offers for 59 students. Some of the prominent recruiters are Reliance Foundation, Gramin Vikas Trust, Development Alternatives, Minda NexGen Tech Limited and Adani Wilmar. The highest package offered was 6.5 lakh, while the average was Rs. 4.1 lakh. Placement in Kalinga Polytechnic, Diploma Engineering wing, and KIIT Industrial Training Centre (KIIT-ITC) was also good.

KIIT University has been achieving record cent percent placements since 2001, when the first batch of B.Tech graduates passed out. This is because of 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. Congratulating successful students, Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS said that excellent placement record of KIIT University is due to high quality of teaching and students, and combined effort of one and all, including the Training & Placement Cell.

Placement 2013

Microsoft Picks Up Two Students

Two B.Tech students of 2013 passing out batch have been selected by Microsoft in campus placement with a high pay package of Rs. 16 lakh per annum. Both students - Aashish Kumar and Abhinav Priyadarshi  – are from Computer Science stream.

Aashish Kumar

Abhinav Priyadarshi

Academic Placement - 2012

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 reputed institutions in India and abroad. From Schools of Engineering, 103 B.Tech students secured admission in reputed foreign institutions. Some of the prominent foreign universities where KIIT students joined are listed below

SIX students each in
University of Pennsylvania, USA
National University of Singapore, Singapore

FIVE students in
King's College London, UK

FOUR students each in
LSAC University, USA
New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
University of Texas at Austin, USA

THREE students each in
Northeastern University College of Computer and Information Science, USA
Oklahoma State University, USA
Penn State University, USA

TWO students each in
Arizona State University, USA
Columbia University, USA
Edinburgh Napier University, UK
McGill University, Canada
Nanyang University, Singapore
New York University, USA
State University of New York, USA
Stony Brook University, USA
Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Texas A &M University, USA
University of Florida, USA
University of Oklahoma, USA
University Of Oxford, UK
University of Pittsburgh, USA
University of Southern California, USA
University of Toronto, Canada
University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

ONE student each in
Cambridge University, UK
Cardiff University, UK
Carnegie Mellon University, USA
College of Business, University of Cincinnati, USA
Cornell University, USA
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
EAWAG, Dubendorf, Switzerland
Erasmus University, The Netherlands
ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
Florida International University, USA
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Graduate College, USA
Graduate Institute of International and
Development Studies, Geneva
Imperial College London, UK
Indiana University Bloomington, USA
Iowa State University, USA
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Lakehead University, Canada
Liverpool John Moores University, Ireland
LSSC, University, USA
Michigan State University, USA
Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Munchen University, USA
Northwestern University, USA
Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Queensland University of Technology, Australia
RMIT University, Australia
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA
San Jose State University, USA
William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Rochester, USA
Syracuse University, USA
The Fletcher School, Tufts University, USA
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
University of Adelaide, Australia
University of Bergen, Norway
University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
University of Central Florida, USA
University of Connecticut, USA
University of Heidelberg, USA
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
University of Lyon, France
University of Melbourne, Australia
University of Memphis, USA
University of Missouri-Columbia, USA
University of Ottawa, Canada
University of Paderdorn, USA
University of South Florida, USA
University Of Strathclyde, UK
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA

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