3 out of 4 graduates from top engineering colleges got jobs via campus placements, government data shows

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  • Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), National Institute of Technology (NITs) and Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs) — placed almost 77% of its graduates through campus placements.
  • Of the total 23,298 engineering students, 17,946 were placed on campus, according to HRD Ministry.
  • Bagging over 32% of offers, IIT Delhi campus witnessed an upsurge of 15% in the number of companies visiting for campus placements this year.
  • IIT graduates have bagged employment offers from 200 of the top 500 companies across the globe.
India’s top notch engineering colleges — Indian Institute of Technology(IITs), National Institute of Technology (NITs) and Indian Institute of Information Technology(IIITs) — placed almost 77% of its graduates through campus placements, according to the Human Resource & Development Ministry (MHRD).

This means, three in every four students from premium institutions received placement offers from the companies visiting the campuses in 2018-19. According to Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank', Union Human Resource Development Minister, of the total 23,298 engineering students, 17,946 were placed on campus.

However, if all the country’s colleges under All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) are included, the percentage of engineers places goes down 45%.

"With Government of India targeting a high growth path, employment opportunities shall increase," NDTV reported citing Pokhriyal.

IITs graduates bagged employment offers from 200 of the top 500 companies across the globe. IIT Delhi campus bagged over 32% of the total offers made to the institutions, and the number of companies making them also by 15%. It scored over 1,000 offers from Indian as well as overseas employers. This included pre-placement offers allowing students to intern before joining them.

Automation effect

IT majors including TCS, Wipro and Infosys have been hiring freshers in large numbers, from campuses.

In the meanwhile, engineering colleges are also offering courses in emerging digital fields like data analytics, AI and machine learning which is improving their employability. The AICTE is also giving importance to sprucing up education in emerging digital fields like Artificial Intelligence and blockchain.

IIT also introduced B.Tech in Artificial Intelligence along with other certification courses in machine learning.

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