As many as 90 companies have visited online for KIIT campus placement for 2021 passing out batches generating 3500 job offers. Over 2500 SOT students have already been placed in different national and multinational companies. As many as 1000 students have multiple offers in their hands. Students have bagged job offers with high pay packages of Rs. 30 lakh, Rs. 24 lakh, and Rs. 19 lakh, while the average salary is Rs. 6 lakh. Going by the commitments from companies, KIIT is set to achieve placement of 700 more students by April 2021.
Even though the campus placements are being conducted online, KIIT has bettered its record compared to the last academic session. Campus placement in KIIT School of Management and KIIT School of Law has just started and it is hoped that these two Schools will also achieve cent percent success like every year.
The placement process, which commenced online from July 1, 2020, has already resulted in the placement of about 80% of eligible students of the Schools of Technology (SOT) of KIIT Deemed to be University.
KIIT has academic tie-up with 195 international universities providing an excellent opportunity for students to pursue higher education abroad. KIIT facilitates the academic placement of about 500 students every year in reputed national and international institutions for higher studies. Renowned academicians, industry leaders and prominent personalities from all walks of life visit KIIT and students gain immense exposure by interacting with them.
KIIT has 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 Govt. of India. It is the winner of ‘Awards Asia 2020’ in the category ‘Workplace of the Year’ by the Times Higher Education (THE). It has been conferred with the 13th Quality Council of India – DL Shah Quality Silver Award and Viswakarma Award by the AICTE.
Amidst the pandemic, KIIT claims to be the first institution to adapt to the “new normal”. It is the first university in the country to start online classes for its 30,000 students in 50 countries right from the beginning of the lockdown. Online teaching-learning, which is continuing successfully and effectively, has helped the university to maintain its academic schedule perfectly. KIIT has conducted all academic processes like examinations, convocation, seminars, workshops, etc. on virtual mode.
KIIT was founded in 1992 as a modest vocational training centre by eminent educationist and social activist Prof. Achyuta Samanta. However, it was opened as a centre of higher learning in 1997, which is considered as the base year. The first batch of degree engineering students passed out in 2001.