IIIT Bhubaneswar Secures 91 Percent Placement
International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Bhubaneswar, established by the Odisha government in 2006, has achieved 91 percent placement for students graduating in the year 2020.
The information was released at a Board of Governors (BoG) meeting, headed by Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy. The institute has a 90 to 94 percent placement record for the past five years, as per an official statement.
Companies like Microsoft, McKinsey, Visa, Dell, and Amazon had visited the campus for the placements during the 2019-20 recruitment season. A total of 26 companies had visited IIIT Bhubaneswar for the same. The students have secured an average package of 4.85 lakhs, with the maximum salary being 41 lakhs per annum.
The institute is also planning the way forward with short, medium, and long term goals. A proper timeline for uplifting research and specialization eco-system in the institution is being discussed.
“A self-learning course is introduced in each semester. The students pick a subject, study on their own and write a personal learning paper. The subject chosen is not restricted to their discipline. This provides the scope for the booming of their hidden talents”, said Gopal Nayak, director of IIIT, on the successful implementation of innovative methodologies like self-learning courses, self-development courses, and coding competition.
The registrar, Ajit Kumar Das mentioned the achievement of the students of IIIT in the Google Online Marketing Challenge of the current year. Thousands of teams consisting of over one lakh students from 100 countries participated in the challenge. A five-member team of IIIT consisting of Dhairya Mehta, Sambit Mohapatra, Shraddha Padhihari, Bhabya Mohanty, and Sneha Batabyal topped the charts.
IIIT is currently providing consultancy to the government in nine different projects and has filed its claim for a patent in two subjects during the year 2019-20.