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    IIT Kanpur Placed Over 80% Students In 2020-21: A Branch-Wise Placement Report

    By Nidhi Agarwal
    5 Mar'22  2 min read
    IIT Kanpur Placed Over 80% Students In 2020-21: A Branch-Wise Placement Report
    Synopsis

    In 2020-21, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur averaged a placement rate of just over 81 percent. This, however, represented a significant decline from the previous two years. BTech graduates from Computer Science and Electrical Engineering recorded the highest paid engineering jobs. Based on official data, Careers360 analysed the branch-wise placement performance of IIT Kanpur in 2020-2021 and overall placement since 2018-19. 

    IIT Kanpur Placed Over 80% Students In 2020-21: A Branch-Wise Placement Report
    Synopsis

    In 2020-21, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur averaged a placement rate of just over 81 percent. This, however, represented a significant decline from the previous two years. BTech graduates from Computer Science and Electrical Engineering recorded the highest paid engineering jobs. Based on official data, Careers360 analysed the branch-wise placement performance of IIT Kanpur in 2020-2021 and overall placement since 2018-19. 

    Over the last three years, the overall campus placement for the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has decreased by over five percentage points.

    IIT Kanpur was established in 1959 and is among the oldest IITs in India. As per the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2021 and 2020, IIT Kanpur holds the fourth rank in engineering.

    To get a better picture of IIT Kanpur’s placement performance, Careers360 evaluated data on the 2020-21 campus job drive for BTech, received through a Right to Information application. Branch-wise placement report, as well as salary details, are given below.

    IIT Kanpur Placement Decline

    Given below is the overall placement performance of IIT Kanpur in the last three years, starting from 2018-19. The overall placement performance decreased by 9.03 percentage points over that period.

    Placement report of IIT Kanpur for 3 yearsPlacement report of IIT Kanpur for 3 years


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    Students Registered For Placement

    Enrolment data were not available for the IIT Kanpur BTech batch studying from 2017 to 2021. However, the institute shared data on the number of students registered for placements and the number actually placed.

    The total number of students who registered for placement was 442 in 2020-21. The highest number, 92 students, was from Electrical Engineering followed by 84 from Computer Science and Engineering and Civil Engineering with 65 students. The Biological Sciences and Bioengineering department has the lowest number of students participating in campus placement with just 16 students.

    BTech Placement By Branch

    In 2020-21, an average of 76.04 percent of students got jobs, that is, 359 students out of the 442 students who registered for placement.

    Material Science and Engineering and Biological Sciences and Bioengineering are the two branches with placement rates lower than the overall average.

    IIT Kanpur Placement By Branch

    Branch

    Registered Students Placed (In %)

    Aerospace Engineering

    76.32

    Biological Sciences and Bioengineering

    56.25

    Chemical Engineering

    75.51

    Civil Engineering

    81.54

    Computer Science Engineering.

    95.24

    Electrical Engineering

    89.13

    Material Science and Engineering

    52.63

    Mechanical Engineering

    81.67


    Branch-Wise Salary Package

    IIT Kanpur could not disclose the minimum and maximum salaries received by its students in 2021. The data for different engineering branches make an average domestic package of Rs 20.19 lakh per annum. Individually, only two branches of engineering were able to cross this average at IIT Kanpur – Computer Science Engineering and Electrical Engineering.

    Domestic Average Annual Salary (In Rs lakh):

    Branch

    Average Annual Package (Domestic)

    Aerospace Engineering

    17

    Biological Sciences and Bioengineering

    14.19

    Chemical Engineering

    16.17

    Civil Engineering

    17.25

    Computer Science Engineering.

    33.88

    Electrical Engineering

    27.34

    Material Science and Engineering

    18.68

    Mechanical Engineering

    17


    Also Read | IIT Madras Placement Report 2020-21: Branch-Wise Placed, Salaries, Recruiters

    IIT Kanpur Recruiters

    The number of recruiting companies dropped sharply in 2021, by 27 companies.

    IIT Kanpur: Campus Placement RecruitersIIT Kanpur: Number of Recruiters

    Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, IIT Kanpur was visited by more companies in 2019-20 than in the previous year. Yet, in 2020-21, it saw a significant decrease in numbers.

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