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

    By Nidhi Agarwal
    11 Mar'22  2 min read
    IIT Madras Placement Report 2020-21: Branch-Wise Placed, Salaries, Recruiters
    Synopsis

    Students from all branches of engineering do not get equally good jobs even in premier institutions such as the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras. While IIT Madras has placed over 70% of its BTech graduates every year, both placement percentage and salaries vary very widely across branches. Computer Science Engineering typically posts far better placement records and fetches more lucrative jobs than several others, raising the average for the institution as a whole. Careers360 looks at how different branches of engineering fared in the 2020-21 placement season at IIT Madras.

    IIT Madras Placement Report 2020-21: Branch-Wise Placed, Salaries, Recruiters
    Synopsis

    Students from all branches of engineering do not get equally good jobs even in premier institutions such as the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras. While IIT Madras has placed over 70% of its BTech graduates every year, both placement percentage and salaries vary very widely across branches. Computer Science Engineering typically posts far better placement records and fetches more lucrative jobs than several others, raising the average for the institution as a whole. Careers360 looks at how different branches of engineering fared in the 2020-21 placement season at IIT Madras.

    Indian Institute of Technology Madras, established in 1959, is one of the oldest IITs of India. It has been ranked the best engineering college for six consecutive years by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). Careers360 analysed the placement data accessed through a Right to Information application to gain a better understanding of how many and what kind of jobs BTech students from each stream of engineering landed.

    IIT Madras Placements: Last 3 Years

    IIT Madras’ placement records have fluctuated over the past three years. Given below are IIT Madras’ overall placement percentages from the 2018 batch to 2020 one.

    Placement Record Over 3 Years (In %)

    Graduating Batch

    Campus Placement %

    2020

    77

    2019

    85

    2018

    74


    However, placement data in the NIRF documents do not appear to match those in the RTI responses for 2019 and 2018 batches. In 2019, according to the NIRF data, the placement percentage for undergraduate students was around 74 percent and for 2018 it was 85 percent.

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

    IIT Madras: Branch-Wise Placements

    For 2020-21, Computer Science and Engineering and Aerospace Engineering have the best placement among all the branches of engineering offered by IIT Madras.

    On an average, 72.8 percent BTechs from these branches were placed. Given below are the branch-wise percentages of students to get job offers out of those who registered for placements.

    Placement Report By Branch (In %)

    Branch

    Registered Students Placed (In %)

    Aerospace Engineering

    85.71

    Civil Engineering

    76.92

    Chemical Engineering

    71.15

    Computer Science and Engg.

    81.25

    Engineering Physics

    54.55

    Electrical Engineering

    74.36

    Mechanical Engineering

    76.92

    Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

    59.09

    Ocean Engineering

    63.16


    Also Read | New IITs: Women’s Presence Rises, Foreign Student Numbers Drop

    Salary: Minimum, Maximum, Average

    In 2021 the average minimum salary across branches was around Rs 7.55 lakh and the average maximum salary was Rs 35 lakh.

    IIT Madras BTech Salary: Branch-wise salary comparison for engineering jobsBTech Salary By Branch (In Rs. Lakh)

    Also Read | IIT Kharagpur Placed Over 85% Students in 2020-21: Branch-Wise Placement Report

    IIT Madras Placements: The Recruiters

    The number of companies to sign up for campus placements reduced in 2020, possibly due to COVID-19.

    Companies To Join Campus Placements

    Year

    No. of Companies

    Top Companies To Visit

    2020

    207

    • ICICl Bank

    • Larsen & Toubro

    • HCP Technologies

    • Microsoft India Pvt Ltd.

    • Flipkart Internet Pvt Ltd

    2019

    246

    • Micron technology India Operations

    • Intel

    • Microsoft India Pvt. Ltd

    • Tata Consultancy Services

    • VMock India Pvt Limited

    2018

    224

    • Citi

    • Intel India Technology Private Limited

    • EXL Service

    • Flipkart.com

    • HCL Technologies Etd.


    Top companies coming for campus placements also changed every year. Flipkart and Microsoft India are listed two times in the top companies over the last three years.

    • Human activities
    • Education
    • Science
    • Higher education
    • Technology
    • Computing
    • Indian Institutes of Technology
    • IIT Madras
    • National Institutional Ranking Framework
    • Right to Information Act, 2005

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