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

    By Nidhi Agarwal
    16 Aug'22  6 min read
    Under 70% BTech Graduates From New IITs Placed In Five Years
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    Over the past five years, second generation IITs placed an average of 70 per cent of their BTech students in jobs. While one among them placed over 90 per cent students in 2020-21, while major IITs managed under 75 per cent. Careers360 studied ranking data of the last five years to analyse the placement performance of new IITs and how they compare with the old and renowned IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Madras and others.

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    Under 70% BTech Graduates From New IITs Placed In Five Years
    Synopsis

    Over the past five years, second generation IITs placed an average of 70 per cent of their BTech students in jobs. While one among them placed over 90 per cent students in 2020-21, while major IITs managed under 75 per cent. Careers360 studied ranking data of the last five years to analyse the placement performance of new IITs and how they compare with the old and renowned IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Madras and others.

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    Only about 70 per cent BTech graduates from the second generation Indian Institutes of Technology are placed each year and about 10 per cent go for further studies, an analysis of government data shows.

    Till 2001, India had just seven IITs — the nation’s premier engineering colleges funded by the central government. Starting from 2008 to 2016, another 14 IITs were established and two existing engineering colleges, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and Indian School of Mines (ISM) Dhanbad, were granted the status of IITs.

    Among the 16 new IITs thus formed, six were founded in 2015 and 2016 and only two were ranked in 2022 for the first time in the ministry of education’s National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), so are not compared in the article. The ranked institutes are IIT Palakkad, Kerala and IIT Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. The other four are IIT Bhilai, Chhattisgarh; IIT Dharwad, Karnataka; IIT Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir; and IIT Goa. The remaining 10 have been ranked from the first round of NIRF in 2016.

    Careers360 studied ranking data over five years, 2016-17 to 2020-21, of the newest IITs to see how they fared on placements. The data for the latest year was compared with that of the oldest IITs — Bombay, Delhi, Kharagpur, Kanpur, Madras, Roorkee, Guwahati —to see how the two groups fared.

    Placements At New IITs

    On average, about 68 per cent of the students got placed and over 11 per cent of the students went for higher studies from the eight newly-established IITs over the five-year period. The NIRF data does not say anything about what became of the roughly 20 per cent of students who were neither placed nor enrolled in higher studies.

    Over the five years, the eight colleges experienced fluctuating placement records with the percentage of students placed highest in NIRF 2022.

    New IIT Placements: Graduating BTechs Placed (In %)

    NAME

    2020-21

    2019-20

    2018-19

    2017-18

    2016-17

    IIT Ropar

    74.26

    80.31

    71.70

    76.29

    74.07

    IIT Bhubaneswar

    81.82

    80.00

    81.08

    82.28

    76.43

    IIT Gandhinagar

    68.99

    52.56

    48.33

    52.94

    60.71

    IIT Hyderabad

    67.77

    65.75

    64.92

    58.67

    70.31

    IIT Jodhpur

    74.85

    67.86

    65.09

    66.39

    43.23

    IIT Patna

    90.32

    61.78

    61.29

    73.10

    64.00

    IIT Indore

    64.26

    60.18

    72.55

    68.47

    49.57

    IIT Mandi

    78.32

    69.66

    66.41

    78.18

    69.30

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    IIT Placements: Old And New

    In 2020-21, the oldest IITs, which are also the top-ranked IITs on the NIRF, together averaged a placement percentage of 77.75 per cent. For the same batch, the second generation IITs placed 75 per cent. All these engineering colleges taken together had 76.3 per cent placement, implying that around a fourth of BTech graduates from India’s top engineering schools did not get into jobs.

    Placement data is present in all NIRF submissions but no score weightage was assigned to it.

    IITs old and new: Placement percentageIITs old and new: Placement Percentage

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    From New IITs To Higher Studies

    The higher studies graph shows very fluctuating data for all eight colleges. The change in just one year can be as high as 20 percentage points.

    IIT Students Opting For Higher Studies (In %)

    NAME

    2020-21

    2019-20

    2018-19

    2017-18

    2016-17

    IIT Ropar

    3.80

    3.15

    23.58

    6.19

    4.63

    IIT Bhubaneswar

    7.02

    2.05

    7.43

    10.13

    11.43

    IIT Gandhinagar

    12.66

    23.72

    17.50

    29.41

    9.82

    IIT Hyderabad

    4.40

    20.09

    20.94

    30.10

    19.79

    IIT Jodhpur

    23.98

    1.79

    4.72

    6.72

    18.06

    IIT Patna

    3.23

    4.19

    3.76

    9.36

    9.14

    IIT Indore

    4.26

    8.41

    14.71

    13.51

    17.39

    IIT Mandi

    18.88

    15.86

    13.28

    2.73

    2.63

    Higher Studies From IITs: Old And New

    The seven established IITs have an average of 14 per cent of students who go for further studies after a four-year undergraduate BTech programme. While the ones established since 2008 that were considered here — barring IIT-ISM Dhanbad and IIT-BHU Varanasi — average about 10 per cent.

    One of the oldest and most well established, IIT Kanpur ranked fourth in the NIRF 2022 but had the lowest percentage of placements with a large chunk of students opting for higher studies.

    The percentage of students opting for higher studies in IIT Hyderabad was above 20 per cent for four years till NIRF 2021, but in 2022 NIRF the percentage dropped significantly to 4.4 per cent, even when the placement percentage did not show any major changes.

    Higher Studies from IITs: A comparison

    Higher Studies from IITs: A comparison


    IIT Placements: Median Salary

    IIT Gandhinagar had the lowest placement percentage as well as the lowest median salary from 2017-18 to 2019-20 academic years among all the IITs. But in 2020-21, its placement percentage improved by a huge margin of 16.4 percentage points compared to the previous year but the median salary remained the lowest among the IITs.

    Chart title | IIT Placement: Median Salary Per Annum (In Rs Lakh)

    NAME

    2020-21


    2019-20

    2018-19

    2017-18

    2016-17

    IIT Ropar

    12.4

    12.2

    11.2

    9.6

    8

    IIT Bhubaneswar

    13.5

    13.5

    9

    8.8

    7.5

    IIT Gandhinagar

    9

    8.97

    7.25

    6.63

    7.08

    IIT Hyderabad

    16.25

    17

    12

    10.3

    9.1

    IIT Jodhpur

    12

    12.25

    9.37

    9.25

    7.75

    IIT Patna

    11.8

    14

    10

    10

    8.88

    IIT Indore

    14

    16.5

    13

    10

    10

    IIT Mandi

    18

    15

    10

    9.5

    10

    IIT Placements Median Salary : A Comparison

    Apart from IIT Gandhinagar, all the IITs were able to reach a seven-figure annual median salary. The median salary at three of the new ones was more than that of IIT Bombay, Kharagpur and Madras which had the same as well as the lowest median salary among the older IITs. NIRF data could not explain how IIT Bombay, ranked far higher than the newer IITs, happens to have a lower median salary. One possible explanation could be the low placement performance of some niche branches of engineering or even core branches that are no longer as popular. However, this cannot be confirmed as NIRF does not furnish branch-wise data.

    Comparison Of Median Salary: Old Vs New IITsComparison Of Median Salary: Old Vs New IITs

    Special Cases: IIT-BHU Varanasi, IIT-ISM Dhanbad

    Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi and Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad are almost 100-year-old engineering colleges — older than the oldest IIT — which were converted into IITs recently, in 2012 and 2016 respectively. While they are new to the IIT system, they are not new institutions in the same way as IIT Jodhpur. Therefore, data for these two has been analysed separately. IIT Roorkee began as Roorkee College in 1847, went through several names and status changes before becoming an IIT in 2001. It has been counted among the older or first-generation IITs.

    IIT-BHU Varanasi has a better placement record than even some of the top IITs. It has been able to place more than 90 per cent of its students for the last five years.

    As for IIT-ISM Dhanbad, the placement percentage is more than the average of second-generation IITs as well as the first generation ones.

    IIT-BHU Varanasi, IIT-ISM Dhanbad: Placements (In %)

    NAME

    2020-21

    2019-20

    2018-19

    2017-18

    2016-17

    IIT (BHU) Varanasi

    90.72

    90.55

    92.71

    90.06

    93.87

    IIT (ISM) Dhanbad

    78.89

    72.08

    71.05

    71.67

    70.4

    IIT Varanasi saw a decent increase in median salary over five years and IIT Dhanbad saw it jump by Rs 4.5 lakh in 2018-19. This was just two years after IIT Dhanbad was designated an IIT.

    IIT Varanasi and Dhanbad: Median Salary (in Rupees lakh)

    NAME

    2020-21

    2019-20

    2018-19

    2017-18

    2016-17

    IIT (BHU) Varanasi

    16

    13.48

    13.6

    11

    10

    IIT (ISM) Dhanbad

    11

    11

    12.45

    7.95

    7.06

    IIT Varanasi and Dhanbad show trends similar to that of the other newer IITs with regard to the number of students pursuing higher studies upon graduation.

    IIT-BHU Varanasi, IIT-ISM Dhanbad: Higher Studies (In %)

    NAME

    2020-21

    2019-20

    2018-19

    2017-18

    2016-17

    IIT (BHU) Varanasi

    5.4

    3.33

    4.64

    6.27

    6.13

    IIT (ISM) Dhanbad

    2.5

    1.88

    3.51

    1.69

    7.67

    The numbers of students opting for higher studies fluctuated wildly over the six years, going from close to zero percent in 2015-16 to 6.13 percent just the next year, for IIT-BHU.

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