Date: 3rd May, 2016
Publication: The Times of India
Chandigarh: After being ranked 9th best engineering institution across India last month by the Union ministry of human resource development (MHRD), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar has got another reason to rejoice with a better placement season for BTech students than last year. So far, 71 students have been placed with an average package of over Rs 12 lakh per annum, an increase of 10% over the last season.
Amazon, Google, Microsoft, PayPal, Arista Networks, Texas Instruments, Larsen & Toubro, Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Motors, Coal India Limited, Anglo Eastern Ship Management, Steelwedge, Axtria, and Click Labs were some of the major recruiters this year.
Head of training and placement cell at IIT Ropar Ravi Mohan Prasad said, “The placements of BTech students passing out in 2016 are very encouraging. The response from industry has been overwhelming and we are glad to see 80% of our students placed already. More than 90% of the computer science engineering students and close to 58% of the mechanical engineering have been offered positions in core-technical companies.”
The first-time recruiters this year include Saavn, Yodlee, TinyOwl, Grofers, Practo, CouponDunia, Steelwedge, Axtria, Click Labs, RockON, BRDS, Anglo Eastern Ship Management, Indus Valley Partners, Coal India Limited, and SyberPlace.
IIT Ropar director S K Das said, “We have been ranked among the top 10 engineering Institutes in the country and being a new IIT, this is a big achievement for us. This is a benchmark we have set for ourselves and we hope to continue our effort in field of engineering research and aim to be among the top five research and teaching institutes in the coming few years.”
The institute was ranked 9th among various research and teaching institutes in the country in the India Rankings 2016 by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), MHRD at a function in New Delhi last month.
How they fared
|No. of students registered for placements||88||98|
|No. of BTech students placed (CSE+EE+ME)||71||73|