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    Anna University’s Main Engineering Colleges Placed 45.5% BTechs In 2020-21

    By Nidhi Agarwal, Atul Ade
    11 Mar'22  5 min read
    Anna University’s Main Engineering Colleges Placed 45.5% BTechs In 2020-21
    Synopsis

    Anna University’s three main engineering colleges — College of Engineering (CEG), Alagappa College of Technology (ACTECH), Madras Institute of Technology (MIT) — together placed just over 45% of their BTech graduates in jobs through campus placements in 2020-21. Covid could be partly responsible for this; the university in Tamil Nadu is one of the best-known for engineering and placement rates vary widely across streams. Here is a placement report for the latest campus job drive, 2020-21, covering placement percentage by branch of engineering, average salary, and top recruiters.

    Anna University’s Main Engineering Colleges Placed 45.5% BTechs In 2020-21
    Synopsis

    Anna University’s three main engineering colleges — College of Engineering (CEG), Alagappa College of Technology (ACTECH), Madras Institute of Technology (MIT) — together placed just over 45% of their BTech graduates in jobs through campus placements in 2020-21. Covid could be partly responsible for this; the university in Tamil Nadu is one of the best-known for engineering and placement rates vary widely across streams. Here is a placement report for the latest campus job drive, 2020-21, covering placement percentage by branch of engineering, average salary, and top recruiters.

    The three engineering colleges that were brought together to form Anna University, Tamil Nadu, together had an average placement record of 45.5% in 2020-21 academic year, across branches.

    Anna University has around 552 affiliated engineering colleges but four well-known technical institutions in Chennai that formed its foundation are College of Engineering (CEG), Alagappa College of Technology (ACTECH), Madras Institute of Technology (MIT) and School of Architecture and Planning.

    Careers360 analysed placement data accessed through a Right to Information Application from the three engineering colleges, for the four-year BE and BTech courses they offer and found a dismal picture. Not only did large numbers of students not find jobs, the placement rate varies very widely across branches of engineering. This disappointing placement season could have been due to COVID-19’s impact on the economy and recruitment in 2020-21.

    Of the three colleges, ACTECH offers the most BTech programmes and MIT and CEG in just one stream which are Information Technology and Manufacturing respectively. All other branches are offered as BE degrees.

    BTech, BE Placements: CEG, ACTECH, MIT

    The College of Engineering (CEG) is over 200 years old and one of the most established institutions of professional education in the country. Yet, its average placement percentage for all branches in 2020-21 is around 51 percent. Among the three colleges for the same academic year, Madras institute of technology(MIT) has the best average placement percent, 55%, while at Alagappa College of Technology(ACTECH), it is a dismal 17%.

    From data shared by Anna University, the percentage of students placed was calculated out of those who registered for placement.

    The chart below shows the 10 BE or BTech programmes from across colleges that had the best placement records in 2020-21. The CEG and MIT courses occupy all 10 positions; Apparel Technology had the best placement from ACTECH and would have placed just below CEG’s Biomedical Engineering.

    Anna University- Top 10 Placement Rates Across Colleges- In %.Top 10 Placement Rates in three colleges of Anna University

    Engineering Jobs: Under 20% Placed

    The BTech programme in Leather Technology and Food Technology, started by ACTECH in 1980 and 2004 respectively, did not place a single student in 2020-21 although 53 students from leather technology and 33 students of food technology had registered for placement.

    Even a core branch like Civil Engineering at CEG could place just seven students out of 49 students who opted for placement. The chart below shows the 10 branches, across institutions, that had the hardest time placing students.

    Anna University- Bottom 10 Placement Rates Across Colleges- In %.

    Bottom 10 Placement Rates in three colleges of Anna University


    Placements In BTech Core Branches

    The three colleges together offer only five core engineering degree programmes with an average placement of 35.9 percent for the academic year 2020-21.

    The Electrical and Mechanical Engineering students were able to score jobs more easily with the highest salary Rs 12 lakh per annum; the highest salary for Civil Engineering students was Rs 6 lakh.

    Core Branch: Placement % and Salary In Rs Lakh

    College Name

    Branch

    % Placement

    Average Annual Salary In Rs Lakh

    ACTECH

    Chemical Engineering

    30.85

    4.29

    CEG

    Civil

    14.29

    4.58

    CEG

    Electrical & Electronics

    65

    6.23

    MIT

    Mechanical

    28.07

    5.09

    CEG

    Mechanical

    41.33

    4.85

    BTech In Tamil Medium

    The CEG offers two BE degrees in Tamil-medium for core branches, Civil and Mechanical Engineering. The data clearly shows that engineering taught in the vernacular impacts employability — the Tamil-medium Civil Engineering programme at CEG placed just one out of the 40 students who registered for placements which translates into a placement rate of 2.5%. The salary was Rs 4.4 lakh.

    Core Branch Placement: BTech In Tamil Medium

    Branch

    Average Annual Salary in Rs Lakh

    % Placement

    Civil (Tamil Medium )

    4.40

    2.50

    Mechanical (Tamil Medium )

    4.66

    35.56

    BTech Jobs: Popular Non-Core Branches

    Popular non-core branches, most linked to the digital world, show placement percentages similar to some of the top engineering colleges in India.

    The top five National Institutes of Technology (NIT) had an average median salary of Rs 9 lakh in 2019-20 while the Anna University colleges had an average salary of Rs 7 lakh in 2020-21. Median salary has significant weightage in the ranking of the colleges in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) and Anna University was ranked at 18 in NIRF 2021, dropping from 14 in 2020.

    Placement In Popular Non-Core Branches

    College

    Branch

    % placement

    Average Salary (Rs Lakh)

    CEG

    Electronics and Communication

    60.33

    6.43

    MIT

    Electronics and Communication

    62.93

    5.56

    MIT

    Electronics and Instrumentation

    63.41

    5.28

    MIT

    Computer Science and Engineering

    79.28

    7.26

    CEG

    Computer Science and Engineering

    85.47

    9.23

    CEG

    Information Technology

    84.27

    8.31

    MIT

    Information Technology

    84.95

    7.25

    Also Read | Top 10 Engineering Colleges In Tamil Nadu Placed 66% BTechs: Latest Data

    BTech Salary: Highest And Lowest

    The Computer Science and Engineering batch at CEG had the best placement percentage of 85.47 percent in 2020-21 and also the maximum salary per annum — Rs 20.5 lakh.

    Top 5 Average Annual Salary

    College

    Branch

    % Placement

    Average Salary (Rs Lakh)

    CEG

    Electronics and Communication

    60.33

    6.43

    MIT

    Information Technology

    84.95

    7.25

    MIT

    Computer Science and Engineering

    79.28

    7.26

    CEG

    Information Technology

    84.27

    8.31

    CEG

    Computer Science and Engineering

    85.47

    9.23

    It is clear from the data that live placement rates, average salaries vary very widely across different branches of engineering. After Textile Technology, Chemical Engineering at ACTECH had the second-lowest average salary received by candidates, Rs 2.5 lakh.

    Bottom 5 Average Annual Salary

    College Name

    Branch

    % Placement

    Average Salary (Rs Lakh)

    ACTECH

    Apparel Technology

    42.11

    3.31

    CEG

    Printing Technology

    75.93

    3.56

    ACTECH

    Textile Technology

    28.57

    3.69

    ACTECH

    Petroleum Engineering and Technology

    12.24

    3.89

    CEG

    Agriculture and Irrigation

    9.52

    3.91

    BTech Jobs: Who Hired?

    The number of companies that visited the campuses for placements decreased over three years. There has been a decrease of 15 percent in the number of companies since 2018-19.

    Campus Placements: Top Recruiters Over 3 Years

    Year

    No Of Students Placed

    Visiting Companies

    Major Recruiters

    2020-21

    961

    188

    Sap Labs India Pvt.Ltd

    Texas Instrument

    Urjarnet Energy Solution Pvt Ltd

    BNY Mellon Technology

    Arcesium India Pvt Ltd

    2019-20

    919

    192

    DE Shaw IndiaPvt Ltd

    CureFit Ltd

    Sap Labs India Pvt Ltd

    Morgan Stanley

    Microsoft India Development Centre

    2018-19

    1,060

    220

    Microsoft India Development Centre

    Myntra Design Pvt Ltd

    Uber India System Pvt Ltd

    FourKites India Pvt Ltd

    Goldman Sachs


    The decrease in participating companies in 2020-21 could have been due to the COVID-19 pandemic, although the number of students placed rose.

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