IIIT- Allahabad Placements 2008

[Based on official information from the IIIT-A website]

IIIT-A (Indian Institute of Information Technology - Allahabad) is a well-known Information Technology institute of India.So let's take a look at the placement scene there.
The BTech. batches being placed was the 2005 batch from IIIT-A main campus (87 students) and from the RGIIT-A i.e. Amethi Campus(57 students).Along with them were 70 MTech students , bringing the grand total of 214 students sitting for placements.
The UG courses are BTech. InformationTechnology and BTech. Electronics and Communication.




From 2003 to 2007 , the % of students placed has gone up from 98% to 100%.Given that it has only CS/EE related fields , it is not a big deal.
However it is interesting to see that the % of "Dream Job" offers has risen from 25% to 41%. (IIIT-A defines "Dream Job" as Rs. 6 Lakhs per Annum(lpa) . The definition of dream job can very from college to college.)




Average salary has shown a steady increase from Rs. 3.95 lpa to Rs. 5.05 lpa (2003 to 2007) which is very good.Note that the college has only CS/EE related fields , so it will have higher averages.But Rs. 5.05 lpa is a good figure.




But note that the highest salary has risen from Rs. 9 lpa to just 10.25 lpa from 2004 to 2007. Note that a highest of Rs. 10.25 lpa would indicate no foreign placement.This is a key differentiator.Elite colleges(Like IIT,BITS etc) have highest placements running into Rs. 20 lpa +.This occurs due to the conversion of a $ salary into Rupees.
International placements (To US/Europe) will have starting salaries of $50,000+ pa. as the cost of living is about 4 times higher there.

As for recruiters , the number of recruiters has risen from 24 to 35 in 2004-2007.What matters however , is the quality of the recruiters.

Under "Major Recruiters" , IIIT-A lists th following names:

ADOBE SYSTEMS
AMDOCS
ARCIENT
BHARATELECTRONICS
CAPGEMINI
CISCO
CITRIX R&D INDIA PVT. LTD.
CSC
D.E.SHAW INDIA SOFT.PVT.LTD.
FISERV
GCI
GLOBAL LOGIC
HUGHES SYSTIQUE
IBM GES
IBM INDIA PVT.LTD.
IBM ISL
ITC INFOTECH
MAQ Softwares
MICROSOFT IDC
NEWGEN
ONMOBILE
ORACLE
PATNI COMP.SYS.LTD.
TCS
THOROGOOD ASSOCIATES
WIPRO
YAHOO

Note that out of these , the ones that have been highlighted are "Exclusive Recruiters" , which do not go to less-reputed colleges.Exclusive recruiters will usually recruit 5(sometimes up to 10) students.Their packages are usually 6 - 7 lpa+ .

Companies like TCS,Wipro etc. are "Mass Recruiters" and will go to even less reputed colleges.They often recruit over 30 students , as they know that majority will not be joining their company.Their packages are lower , usually between 3 to 4.5 lpa.

Exclusive and Mass recruiters , are at 2 ends of the spectrum.A lot of the above companies could be giving intermediate salalries and recruiting just 5 to 10 students.


On the whole ,placement-wise , IIIT-A is a good option.The fact that it has only CS/EE related branches ensures good pay packages.

Imp. Note : While choosing colleges do not rely solely on placements.You must find out about other important factors such as quality of teaching , lab facilities , campus/student life, internship opportunities and avenues for higher studies in India/abroad.

6 comments:

SHUBHAM FROM DARBHANGA said...

you should update your data,
the average salaray is 6.25 LPA
highest being 12.25LPA
i don't think that there cud be 5 colleges above IIITA.

source- http://placement.iiita.ac.in/Plac_stats.html

Anonymous said...

iiita placements are better than all nit's...except nit trichi,warangel.
i m certain that in 2013 year average placement will be 8lpa.

Lakhan said...

hey guys whether we shoul compromise from college or from branch..like chemical in MNIT or IT in IITA...

Riddhima said...

Hey can someone tell me if IIIT Amethi Campus is at par with IIIT Allahabad campus ??
or is there any discrimination between the two ??

Anonymous said...

Which is better IT or ECE

Anonymous said...

Is 5 year integrated course [B.Tech(ECE) + MBA(IT) a good option at IIIT-A?