KIIT achieves record placement for 2020-2021 graduating batch
KIIT (Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology) Deemed to be University is on track to achieve record campus placement for its 2020-21 graduation batch.
The placement process began online on July 1, 2020, and 80% eligible students of the Schools of Technology (SOT) of KIIT have already been hired.
The education industry across the globe took a massive hit with the COVID-19 pandemic. KIIT (Deemed to be University) was among the first institutes to adapt to the New Normal and start online classes for its 30,000 students across 50 countries amid the lockdown.
As many as 90 companies have visited online for campus placement for the 2021-batch with almost 3,500 job offers. Over 2,500 SOT students have already been placed in different national and multinational companies. As many as 1,000 students have multiple offers in their kitty. Students have bagged job offers with pay packages of up to Rs 30 lakh, Rs 24 lakh and Rs 19 lakh per annum, while the average salary is Rs 6 lakh per annum. KIIT looks set to achieve placement of 700 more students by April 2021.
KIIT also has an academic tie-up with 195 international universities providing excellent opportunity for students to pursue higher education abroad. The institute facilitates the academic placement of about 500 students every year in reputable national and international institutions for higher studies. Renowned academicians, industry leaders and prominent personalities from all walks of life visit the institute and students gain immense exposure by interacting with them. Under the innovative platform Nobel Lecture Series, 22 Nobel Laureates have delivered lectures at KIIT on subjects ranging from medicine, chemistry, physics, biotechnology to economics.
Research accomplishments of the faculty and students demonstrate the positive impact of KIIT's focus on quality academics, research and innovation. Currently, nearly 100 research and consultancy projects are funded by various national and international funding agencies. Faculty members and research scholars of the University have published about 12,000 papers in various national and international journals of repute. Over 4,500 research papers have been indexed in international databases like Scopus with a high citation index.
Besides world-class infrastructure, KIIT's focus on quality academics and research are reflected in its accreditation in high grades by various national and international accreditation bodies. It has been recognised as an Institution of Eminence by the Indian government. It is accredited by NAAC in 'A' Grade and by NBA in Tier 1 (Washington Accord) for engineering streams. Its BTech programmes have also got the coveted Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK accreditation.
KIIT has also been ranked 1st among self-financing institutions of India in the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2020, an annual ranking by the Government of India.
Besides academics, the institute also has produced hundreds of talented sportspersons who have brought glory for India at various international level meets such Olympics, World University Games, Commonwealth Games and Asian Games.
KIIT was founded in 1992 as a modest vocational training centre by educationist and social activist Achyuta Samanta. It was opened as a centre of higher learning in 1997. The first batch of degree-engineering students passed out in 2001. KIIT is known for its very successful track record in campus placement since its inception.