Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology: Providing Pathways to Utopian Careers

Kalinga Institute
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology

Placement assistance provided by universities is of paramount importance. It serves as a bridge between students’ academic pursuits and their professional careers. Universities that offer robust placement support equip students with the necessary tools, resources, and guidance to secure employment opportunities.

This assistance includes organizing career fairs, facilitating internships, establishing connections with industry partners, and offering career counselling services. By providing placement assistance, universities enhance the employability of their graduates, increase their chances of finding suitable jobs, and contribute to their overall success.

Moreover, universities also strengthen their reputation by showcasing their commitment to student success and fostering strong ties with employers. Overall, placement assistance plays a vital role in ensuring students’ smooth transition from education to employment.

Among the many USPs of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), paving the path for students with the right placement assurance is on top.

KIIT and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), the twin institutions that Dr Achyuta Samanta’s vision gave birth to, quickly became a trailblazer for millions of people.

The KIIT and KISS are active educational institutes with unmatched involvement with the community and dedication to social service.

Nurturing Environment for Tomorrow’s Future

Dr Achyuta Samanta, Founder, made the decision to enter the education sector with a desire to offer complete educational facilities and a nurturing environment for tomorrow’s future. Due to its unwavering commitment, KIIT’s research portfolio encompasses a wide range of topics, including rural management, physical activity, social and mental health, biotechnology, medicine, and education.

The University has developed steadily since its founding with a focus on giving each student a great education and preparing them for the future. Aside from all the praise, the University continually aspires to greater things and has added numerous accolades to its resume thanks to its efficient leadership.

Carrying the Rich Legacy of Good Placement Drive

KIIT Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar, witnessed a significant jump in the average pay package in the ongoing campus placement drive for the 2023 graduating batch of the Schools of Technology. This year the average CTC has crossed Rs. 8.5 lakh (25 per cent higher than previous year), while the highest has touched Rs. 62 lakhs, taking KIIT into the league of top National Institutes in terms of pay offered to the students in the campus placement.

KIIT is set to achieve cent percent placement yet again, with 4500 plus job offers by 380 companies already in place for the eligible B.Tech students. In absolute terms, 3200+ students – over 92 per cent of the batch – have already received job offers in the placement drive, which started last year. As many as 1300 students have received multiple job offers.

Ideal Year for the Institution

The best-ever placement performance this year has added to the joy among parents and students of the institute, which just celebrated its Silver Jubilee year. Founded by eminent educationist and social activist Prof. Achyuta Samanta, KIIT is well known in the academic community as the most student-friendly, parent-friendly, corporate-friendly, and staff-friendly campus.

KIIT has been attracting international students from over 65 countries, besides all parts of India. Over the years, it has become a household name and a respected brand due to its quality education and placement.

High Performers in Fast-changing Techno-business Environment

KIIT took shape as an institution of higher learning in 1997, and since then, it has been recording near total placement in all academic programmes, irrespective of macroeconomic and job market scenarios. A high-quality faculty team with impeccable academic pedigree and regularly updated curriculum ensure that students have the most relevant domain knowledge. An innovative teaching-learning process and global exposure make them industry-ready and high performers in today’s fast-changing techno-business environment.

After it was declared a Deemed University by the Govt. of India in 2004, KIIT redefined professional education in the country and set benchmarks in teaching pedagogies and research outputs.

The Education Ministry’s NIRF India Rankings 2023 has placed it as the 16th best University in the country. It ranks in the cohort of 601-800 globally in the prestigious Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023. The Computer Science stream of KIIT Deemed University ranks 301-400 globally, while General Engineering ranks 401-500 in the subject rankings of the prestigious Times Higher Education World University Rankings – a reflection of their global excellence. The University is also accredited with the highest A++ Grade by NAAC.

KIIT is a multi-disciplinary university with  400+ academic programmes offered by 23 schools. Five schools imparting BTech and MTech courses in Civil, Computer, Electrical, Electronics, and Mechanical streams constitute Schools of Technology of KIIT Deemed University. Their academic programmes match global standards and are accredited by the IET, UK and ABET, USA. Besides, NBA has awarded the highest accreditation status to all B.Tech programmes for six years.

The Dream Run Continues

This year, students had a super dream run with high CTC companies. Eighty-two companies visited the campus, offering an annual pay package of more than Rs. 10 lakhs. About 1500 students have been placed in ‘Dream Companies’ with a CTC of Rs. 15 lakhs or more. Another 1000 students were placed with a pay package ranging from Rs. 10 – 15 lakh.

‘Day Zero’ dream campus drives alone resulted in the placement of 1700 plus students by top-notch MNCs. The ‘Day-One’ campus recruitment drive this season generated about 700 job offers from four companies: Accenture, Cognizant, Capgemini, and TCS. This is an excellent ‘Day One’ and ‘Day Zero’ conversion taking into account the current job market scenario, said industry experts.

KIIT Deemed University is the only University in India to proactively create an interface with the leading names in the industry. This facilitates the placement of KIIT students in various national and multinational companies.

For instance, HighRadius, a FinTech company, in collaboration with KIIT, has established a FinTech Lab on KIIT campus wherein more than 2000 students were offered summer internships. It was followed by a one-year experiential learning internship with a stipend of Rs. 15,000 per month. Fifty percent of these students are absorbed.

Maintaining the Same Tempo in Other Schools

The placement performance of other Schools of KIIT Deemed University looks equally bright. In the School of Management, which offers the flagship MBA programme, 230 students out of the total strength of 300 have already bagged job offers from 50 companies. Like every year, the School of Rural Management has achieved 100 per cent placement this year also. Campus placement drive has recently commenced in the School of Biotechnology and School of Law, and the initial trends are very encouraging.

KIIT has academic tie-ups with 350+ 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. Students have received confirmed offers from top European and American universities for higher education courses, including PhD.

The campus placement drive is in full swing, and many companies have confirmed participation in the 2023 Campus Recruitment Programme in the coming months.“We are completely assured that we will be able to provide careers to all deserving students and will achieve cent percent placements like all previous years,” Prof. Saranjit Singh, Pro-Vice Chancellor, KIIT, said while thanking participating companies and Team Training and Placement for the excellent placement performance.

Keeping the Ethical Side Alive

Apart from its impeccable pedagogy, KIIT also ensures to instil noble values among the students. Following are highlights of those efforts:

  • KIIT has announced job to one family member and free education to the children of the deceased from Odisha in the Balasore Train Tragedy.
  • More than 100 orphans were adopted by KIIT and KISS, who gave them all the care they needed, including financial support, assurance of education, and employment for a family member.
  • Over 50 children whose parents died as a result of the pandemic have received free admission thanks to the KISS Foundation, which is supported by KIIT University.
  • For the 30,000 of its students who were stranded at home from the start of the lockdown, KISS distributes monthly supplies of groceries, stationery, and other necessities.
  • In addition to providing a job to a family member and funding the education of the deceased’s ward, KIIT and KISS have provided financial support of Rs. 5 lakhs to the families of staff members who passed away as a result of Covid.

Being at the Forefront

KIIT has been awarded numerous times for its good display. The most memorable accreditations and achievements of KIIT are:

  • KIIT Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar has climbed up the leaderboard and has been ranked No. 1 in innovation amongst self-financing institutions of the country in the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA), the second time in a row.
  • It is ranked as the 16th Best University in India by the NIRF India Rankings 2023 of the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India.
  • KIIT Deemed to be University has climbed up 200 positions worldwide to be ranked in the cohort of 601 – 800 in the prestigious Times Higher Education in World University Rankings 2023. Its Computer Science Programme has been ranked 301-400 and General Engineering 401 – 500 globally.
  • KIIT Deemed to be University has been ranked among 201 – 250 in the Asia University Rankings by the Times Higher Education.
  • Its Engineering Programmes are accredited by ABET, USA and IET, UK, which are regarded as ‘Gold Standard’ for engineering education.