The placement season for the final year 2016 has started with a bang when 11 B Tech students of NIT were recruited by Tata Steel at the annual package of Rs8.33 lakh through pre-placement offer.
The students who have received the offer are : Ambar Katyayyan (Metallurgical Engineering), Harshit Chaturvedi (Metallurgical Engineering), Pritam Banerjee (Metallurgical Engineering), Pranay Ranjan (Metallurgical Engineering), Divya (Metallurgical Engineering), Sandeep Prasad (Metallurgical Engineering), Sheeraz Zama Khan (Metallurgical Engineering), Raushan Parashar (Mechanical Engineering), Akshay Thakur (Mechanical Engineering), Avinash Kumar (Electrical Engineering) and Deb Diptesh (Electrical Engineering)
NIT professor in-charge Rajiv Bhushan noted that the quality of teaching at the institute has improved which has led to so many companies coming in for the placement sessions in the past few year. Many more companies are lined up for the placement session but the NIT authorities have refused to divulge their names.
Last year, the highest annual package of 67 lakh was offered to two BTech Computer Science and Engineering students of the Institute by Epic Systems of the USA. In the same year also Tata Consultancy Services(TCS) had recruited 164 students of institute at the annual package of 3.34 lakh for M.Tech & MCA and 3.18 lakh for B.Tech.. This was a record as this was the largest number of students selected by a single company in the history of NIT, Jamshedpur.
“We are looking forward to a better placement session than last year. Till now several students have been getting offers and the highest salary has crossed Rs8 lakh per annum mark. Last year, the institute witnessed a 100 per cent campus placement and many students received more than one offers under the ‘dream job’ scheme,” said placement committee official.
Notably, NIT (erstwhile Regional Institute of Technology) is one of the eight regional engineering institutes established in the country in the year 1960. The Institute was fully taken over by the Central Govt on 1st April, 2003 and renamed to National Institute of Technology.