Sunday, December 3, 2023

Placements at NIT defy hard times, kicks off on positive note

Jamshedpur : Job offers from major corporate houses are all set to rain at National Institute of Technology, NIT, Jamshedpur.

On the inaugural day of the recruitment drive, business analytics major Mu Sigma absorbed 18 students from various streams of engineering � metallurgical, civil, mechanical, electrical, production and electronics. The company has offered an annual pay package of Rs 4.5 lakh, including perks and other emoluments. Last year, Mu Sigma had recruited 15 students from the institute.

�We are looking forward to a better placement session than last year. Till now several students have been placed and the highest salary has crossed Rs 4 per annum mark. Last year, the institute witnessed a 100 per cent campus placement and many students received more than one offers under the �dream job� scheme,� said placement committee official.

Last year about 50 companies took part in the recruitment drive and, this year it is expected that about 60 companies would take part in the recruitment drive, according to training and placement cell sources.

In 2011-12, Infosys had recruited 78 students which was highest at that time. Samsung Research Institute(SRI) recruited 27 students(Computer Science-26, MCA-1) at Rs 7.75 Lakh per annum. L&T Construction offered jobs to 20 students( Civil-12, Electrical-6, Mechanical-2) @ 3.77 LPA. So far 259 job offers have been made to the students.

NIT director, Prof. Ram Babu Kodali, is personally supervising the placements and under his leadership the institute is reaching one milestone after another in the area of job placements for students.

The annual placement season has kicked-off at the state�s engineering cradle, on positive note with companies making beeline at the onset.

Rajiv Bhushan said that the students are upbeat as the placements kicked off on a spectacular note. This year the recruitment scenario looks upbeat. This year the number of companies will surpass the figure.

Notably, NIT (erstwhile Regional Institute of Technology) is one of the eight regional engineering institutes established in the country in the year 1960. The Institute was fully taken over by the Central Government on April 1, 2003 and renamed National Institute of Technology.

The placement season at the Adityapur tech hub stretches on for a year. NIT�s class of 2015 has 600 students from various streams of BTech. Last year, a total of 91 companies had come headhunting to the institute. This year, the number is expected to cross 100, said NIT spokesperson Rajiv Bhushan.

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