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    Computer Science: Placements And Salaries At India’s Top Engineering Colleges

    By Nidhi Agarwal
    12 Oct'22  4 min read
    Computer Science: Placements And Salaries At India’s Top Engineering Colleges
    Synopsis

    Computer Science and Engineering both are well paying career choices. Graduates from both streams do well in campus placements across engineering colleges. But how computer engineering students from different colleges – Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) and National Institutes of Technology (NIT) and state institutions – fare against each other? Careers360’s analysis of official data throws up a few surprises.

    Computer Science: Placements And Salaries At India’s Top Engineering Colleges
    Synopsis

    Computer Science and Engineering both are well paying career choices. Graduates from both streams do well in campus placements across engineering colleges. But how computer engineering students from different colleges – Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) and National Institutes of Technology (NIT) and state institutions – fare against each other? Careers360’s analysis of official data throws up a few surprises.

    Of all the branches of engineering taught in India, Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) is perhaps the most in demand. Students emerging from top institutions with a BTech in CSE tend to get the best offers and land the highest salaries during placements. This is certainly true of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), India’s premier public technical schools.

    But how well do Computer Science Engineering students do across colleges? Careers360 analysed the placement performance of one batch of BTech CSE students who graduated from 15 of the top 25 engineering colleges, as ranked by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2021. These include 11 IITs (a mix of old and new), three National Institutes of Technology (NIT) and one state university – Jadavpur University.

    Data obtained through an RTI application shows that CSE departments across institutions routinely posted the highest – or close to the highest – placement rates in the 2020-21 placement season.

    Computer Science And Engineering: Jobs Data

    Overall about 94 per cent of the registered CSE students secured a job. Just 50 students out of 903, who sat for the placement programme, did not get a job. With 81.25 per cent, the lowest placement percentage was of IIT Madras.

    Three top IITs - Delhi, Kanpur and Kharagpur did not share any information about the total students enrolled and so have been omitted from the list of analysis in the graph below .

    Placement Performance Of CSE BranchPlacement Performance Of CSE Branch

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    BTech CSE Placement Rates

    Just like the electrical department of top engineering colleges across India, the CSE department too had a placement better than the overall placement of each institute.

    IIT Madras is the top engineering college as ranked in NIRF 2021, yet its CSE placement percentage was one of the lowest. The only ones to place all registered students were IIT Ropar and two NITs [Surathkal and Calicut].

    BTech CSE Placement 2020-21 (In %)

    Institution

    Overall Average Placement Rate

    CSE Placement Rate

    IIT Gandhinagar

    69

    75

    IIT Hyderabad

    69

    95.83

    IIT Madras

    73

    81.25

    IIT Patna

    68

    95

    IIT Ropar

    82

    100

    IIT ISM Dhanbad

    68

    88.08

    IIT Roorkee

    74

    93.06

    IIT Guwahati

    78

    93.98

    IIT Kharagpur

    86

    98.18

    IIT Delhi

    86

    94.87

    IIT Kanpur

    81.22

    95.24

    NIT Rourkela

    89

    98.82

    NIT Surathkal

    92

    100

    NIT Calicut

    87.3

    100

    Jadavpur University

    75

    95

    Also Read | NIT Placements: Under 80% BTech Students Placed Across Top NITs Over 5 Years

    Out of the 44 students enrolled at IIT Madras, CSE department, 32 students sat for the placement programme in 2020-21 and only 26 CSE students were offered placements.

    As per the data shared via the RTI application, IIT ISM Dhanbad had three students more registered for placement than the total enrolled students. This could be due to lateral entry however, there was no clarity in the RTI so, we have used the information as it was provided.

    BTech In CSE Placement In Numbers

    Institution

    Students enrolled

    Students Registered

    Students Placed

    Placement Rate / Registered (In %)

    Placement Rate / Enrolled (In %)

    IIT Gandhinagar

    33

    28

    21

    75

    63.64

    IIT Hyderabad

    50

    48

    46

    95.83

    92

    IIT Madras

    44

    32

    26

    81.25

    59.09

    IIT Patna

    61

    60

    57

    95

    93.44

    IIT Ropar

    61

    62

    62

    100

    101.64

    IIT ISM Dhanbad

    148

    151

    133

    88.08

    89.86

    IIT Roorkee

    76

    72

    67

    93.06

    88.16

    IIT Guwahati

    87

    83

    78

    93.98

    89.66

    NIT Rourkela

    98

    85

    84

    98.82

    85.71

    NIT Surathkal

    98

    98

    98

    100.00

    100

    NIT Calicut

    145

    124

    124

    100

    85.52

    Jadavpur University

    63

    60

    57

    95

    90.48

    IIT Kharagpur

    -

    55

    54

    98.18

    -

    IIT Delhi

    -

    78

    74

    94.87

    -

    IIT Kanpur

    -

    84

    80

    95.24

    -

    Also Read | Placement Report Of Mechanical Engineering Graduates

    Computer, Software Engineering: Average Salary

    The CSE branch commanded some of the highest salaries and were instrumental in raising the average salary for each of the institutions.

    The present analysis does not include salary details from IIT Delhi, IIT Kharagpur and IIT Roorkee as their RTI responses did not include this data.

    CSE departments at some colleges show more than 100 per cent better salary packages than the overall salary package.

    Computer Science Engineering Salaries (In Lakh Per Annum)

    Branch wise Average Salary

    Overall Average Salary

    Average salary- CSE

    Variance (In %)

    IIT Gandhinagar

    10.5

    16.64

    58.5

    IIT Hyderabad

    19.98

    24.99

    25.1

    IIT Madras

    17

    32.06

    88.6

    IIT Patna

    13

    24.24

    86.5

    IIT Ropar

    12

    18.85

    57.1

    IIT ISM Dhanbad

    12

    24.47

    103.9

    IIT Guwahati

    19.35

    29.17

    50.7

    IIT BHU

    17.64

    30.08

    70.5

    IIT Kanpur

    20.19

    33.88

    67.8

    NIT Rourkela

    7.7

    15.18

    97.1

    NIT Surathkal

    11.67

    16.44

    40.9

    NIT Calicut

    8.51

    17.14

    101.4

    Jadavpur University

    8.3

    19.2

    131.3

    Also Read | Under 70% BTech Graduates From New IITs Placed In Five Years

    CSE: Maximum, Minimum Salary

    IIT Madras had a low placement percentage compared to other colleges but topped the salary chart for the highest maximum salary, as well as the highest minimum salary offered to students. The state-run Jadavpur University clocked the third highest salary offered.

    CSE: Annual Maximum, Minimum Salary (In Rs Lakh)

    Institute

    Maximum Salary

    Minimum Salary

    IIT Madras

    64.27

    11

    IIT BHU

    64.27

    9

    IIT Guwahati

    64

    7

    IIT Patna

    54.57

    6.5

    Jadavpur University

    52

    3.6

    IIT ISM Dhanbad

    45.03

    6.3

    IIT Hyderabad

    45.03

    8.93

    NIT Rourkela

    45

    3.7

    NIT Calicut

    43.31

    4

    NIT Surathkal

    43

    7

    IIT Kanpur, IIT Ropar and IIT Gandhinagar did not share the maximum and minimum salary details.

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