KIIT: Sought-after hub for engineering aspirants
01-Aug-2022: The Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) Deemed-to-be-University in Bhubaneswar is in its 18th year of its existence, but in this short period, it has outwitted the established names to become an institute of repute. The NIRF 2022 has ranked it as the 20th best university in the country.
The remarkable growth has been anchored on the principles espoused time and again by KIIT Founder Dr Achyuta Samanta. They are sustained focus on quality education and research with specific attention to universal access to education and equity.
The programmes provide exposure to real field issues through a variety of academic activities at undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral levels.
The premier engineering institute is spread over 0000 acres, one of the biggest campuses in the country, and offers courses on almost all engineering disciplines, apart from other emerging domains. In 2021, KIIT was ranked among the top selffinancing institutions in the country in the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) for 2021,the second time in a row.
Times Higher Education, in its Asia University rankings for 2022, has placed it as the 23rd best iri India in the overall category.
Evidently so, KIIT has become one of the top destinations for recruiters to hunt for promising minds. In 2021, the campus achieved record placement with 350 plus top-notch companies committing 5000 plus job offers for a batch size of 3500 eligible B.Tech students of the 2022 graduating batch.Five students bagged the highest CTC of Rs.52 lakh per annum.
The institute has produced graduates who have excelled in UPSC and are occupying prominent positions in the Government. It has also produced talents who have gone on to become successful entrepreneurs and founders of well-known start-ups.
Most of the engineering departments have adopted the novel concept of ‘tutor mentorship programme’, attaching 10-15 students with experienced faculty who help, guide and nurtures them through regular interactive sessions. This initiative also helps a student resolve personal problems.
Both the Central and the State Governments have forged alliances with KIIT for consultancy services. Experts from KIIT are not only providing periodic investigation to NHAI project sites but are also offering state urban sanitation strategies, and building and structural designs of heritage projects.
Mechanical, Electrical and the Civil Engineering are among the sought-after subjects for students seeking admission. The faculties come from diverse backgrounds and from reputed institutes such as IITs and NITs.
The School of Civil Engineering has stated an innovative ‘Graduate Talent Development’ programme in collaboration with the industry to enhance employability prospects, besides designing pedagogies as per industry requirements. It also offers special training for GATE and IES. Workshops are conducted for skills enhancement, a key requirement of civil engineers, and holds international conferences, IIR conclave and industry knowledge lecture series.
The School of Mechanical Engineering boasts of state of the art academic and research laboratories, center of excellence set up in collaboration with industries such as Mercedes-Benz, National Instruments, SKF India, AUTODESK, SIEMENS Industry Software India Pvt Ltd, RSB Transmission Ltd, Robert Bosch, ITC Infotech, Indian Institute of Metals etc.
The School organizes periodic interactions with Noble laureates, industry experts and professors of international repute.Besides, it offers scope to present work in International Conferences.
As underlined, the campus is visited by recruits in large numbers both from the government and private sector in search of bright minds. The Civil Engineering Department, for example, offers recruiters the best talent available in Eastern India. The companies who visit the campus include IIol-chim Group, Brandscape, Era Group, Tata Projects, Tata Housing, Ultratech Cements, Dalmia Bharat Cement, JSW cement, Deloitte, WIPRO, Cognizant Technologies, Info-sys, ESSPL and Cognizant Technologies, among others.
The School of Mechanical Engineering, similarly, is a placement hub for more than 100 core mechanical companies such as Samsung, ALSTOM, Voltas, Suzuki, L&T, L&T ES, TES, Tata Power, Escorts, FIAT, Royal Enfield, Amazon, Timex, Jindal Stainless, TVS Motors, Voltas Beko, Carrier Media, Bluestar, Johnson Controls, KPIT, MEIL and ITC Infotech, among others.
The talent produced by the School of Electrical Engineering is much in demand in the job market today. The top recruiters include Wipro, Tata Power, Shapoorji and Pallonji, Cognizant, Adani Power, Infosys, Essel Steel, L&T Infotech, Tech Mahindra, Bajaj Electricals, TCS, Voltas etc. MoUs have been signed with Siemens, Enerv-ision, Schneider Electric, National Instruments, CTTC, PRDC, SVNIT, JS Renewables to add value to the academic programmes.