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    Placement Report Of Mechanical Engineering Graduates

    By Atul Ade, Nidhi Agarwal
    20 Oct'22  4 min read
    Placement Report Of Mechanical Engineering Graduates
    Synopsis

    The best placement rates for BTech Mechanical Engineering graduates are not always at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT). Careers360’s analysis of data from over a dozen top institutions shows which group of students was most successful in landing mechanical engineering jobs – had the best placement rates, highest average, maximum and minimum salaries.

    Placement Report Of Mechanical Engineering Graduates
    Synopsis

    The best placement rates for BTech Mechanical Engineering graduates are not always at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT). Careers360’s analysis of data from over a dozen top institutions shows which group of students was most successful in landing mechanical engineering jobs – had the best placement rates, highest average, maximum and minimum salaries.

    Among the top engineering colleges in India, mechanical engineering showed the best placement rates of the main core branches.

    Fourteen premier engineering colleges in the country together averaged a placement rate of about 76 per cent for their BTech in Mechanical Engineering graduates who registered for placement in 2020-21. All 14 are among the top 25 public technical institutions in the country, as ranked by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF 2021). These include 10 IITs, three National Institutes of Technology (NIT) and one state institution.

    Careers360 analysed the placement data in detail of the BTech Mechanical batch of 2020-21 from reputed engineering colleges across the nation. The data was collected via Right To Information (RTI) application and there were institutions which did not disclose or gave unclear data. Wherever such data was found, those institutions were excluded from the analysis.

    Mechanical Engineering: Jobs Data

    IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur and NIT Surathkal did not share the total enrolled students data in the RTIs and so these institutes were removed from the analysis for the graph below.

    Mechanical Engineerig: Overall Placement PerformanceMechanical Engineerig: Overall Placement Performance

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    Mechanical Engineering Placement Rate

    More than half of the colleges have a better placement percentage in the mechanical branch as compared to the overall average placement percentage of the colleges.

    In 2020-21, the best placement rate for Mechanical Engineering was at NIT Surathkal Karnataka (NITK) which beat even the top IITs. Equally surprisingly, was the fact that Jadavpur University, a state university in West Bengal stood second.

    BTech Placement: Mechanical Engineering 2020-21 (In %)

    Institution

    Overall Average Placement Rate

    Mechanical Engineering Placement Rate

    IIT Kharagpur

    85.79

    82.26

    IIT Delhi

    85.76

    90.57

    IIT Ropar

    82

    73.58

    IIT Kanpur

    81.22

    81.67

    IIT Guwahati

    77.91

    81.69

    IIT Madras

    73

    76.92

    IIT Gandhinagar

    69

    85.71

    IIT Hyderabad

    69

    60

    IIT ISM Dhanbad

    68

    61.95

    IIT Patna

    68

    60.87

    NIT Surathkal

    91.98

    94.35

    NIT Rourkela

    89

    84.42

    NIT Calicut

    87.3

    79.38

    Jadavpur University

    75

    92.86

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    About 23 per cent of mechanical engineering graduates from one of the top engineering colleges in India, IIT Madras, could not secure a placement. It wasn’t only other IITs or NITs that performed better in placing their graduates, but even Jadavpur University, which is a state university, did better than IIT Madras.

    BTech In Mechanical Placement In Numbers

    Institution

    Enrolled

    Registered

    Placed

    Placement Rate / Registered (In %)

    Placement Rate / Enrolled (In %)

    IIT Delhi

    -

    53

    48

    90.57

    -

    IIT Gandhinagar

    33

    28

    24

    85.71

    72.73

    IIT Guwahati

    86

    71

    58

    81.69

    67.44

    IIT Hyderabad

    48

    45

    27

    60

    56.25

    IIT ISM Dhanbad

    117

    113

    70

    61.95

    59.83

    IIT Kanpur

    -

    60

    49

    81.67

    -

    IIT Kharagpur

    -

    62

    51

    82.26

    -

    IIT Madras

    59

    52

    40

    76.92

    67.8

    IIT Patna

    50

    46

    28

    60.87

    56

    IIT Ropar

    68

    53

    39

    73.58

    57.35

    NIT Calicut

    142

    97

    77

    79.38

    54.23

    NIT Rourkela

    94

    77

    65

    84.42

    69.15

    NIT Surathkal

    -

    124

    117

    94.35

    -

    Jadavpur University

    105

    84

    78

    92.86

    74.29

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    Mechanical Engineering Jobs: Average Salary

    The data was available for all four core branches- chemical, civil, mechanical and electrical engineering. The mechanical branch had an average salary of around 11.21 per cent per lakh per annum and it had the lowest average salary among these core engineering branches. All the below-mentioned mechanical engineering institutes have lower salary packages than the overall average salary package of the institute.

    IIT Delhi and IIT Kharagpur couldn’t disclose this data in the RTI response, so this analysis did not include the salary details of these two institutes.

    Mechanical Engineering Salaries (In Lakh Per Annum)

    Branch wise Average Salary

    Overall Average Salary

    ME Average Salary

    Variance (In %)

    IIT BHU

    17.64

    14.11

    20.01

    IIT Gandhinagar

    10.5

    8.35

    20.48

    IIT Guwahati

    19.35

    16.24

    16.07

    IIT Hyderabad

    19.98

    17.13

    14.26

    IIT ISM Dhanbad

    12

    8.72

    27.33

    IIT Kanpur

    20.19

    17

    15.8

    IIT Madras

    17

    13.36

    21.41

    IIT Ropar

    12

    10.2

    15

    NIT Calicut

    8.51

    6.64

    21.97

    NIT Rourkela

    7.7

    6.86

    10.91

    NIT Surathkal

    11.67

    9.4

    19.45

    Jadavpur University

    8.3

    6.52

    21.45

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    Mechanical Engineering: Maximum, Minimum Salary

    IIT Delhi, IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Ropar, IIT Kanpur and IIT Kharagpur were not included in the analysis as these institutions could not share their maximum and minimum salary details.

    IIT ISM Dhanbad was in the top place in terms of maximum salary. NIT Rourkela and Calicut had the lowest salary among all the institutes.

    Mechanical: Maximum and Minimum Annual Salary (In Rs Lakh)

    Branch wise

    Minimum Salary

    Maximum Salary

    IIT Guwahati

    7

    34

    IIT Hyderabad

    6

    29.53

    IIT Indore

    4.2

    31.5

    IIT ISM Dhanbad

    4.5

    45.03

    IIT Madras

    7.5

    28

    IIT Patna

    6.5

    33.5

    NIT Calicut

    3.5

    27.51

    NIT Rourkela

    3.5

    15

    NIT Surathkal

    3.75

    23.25

    Jadavpur Uni

    3.6

    17

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    Among the four core branches of engineering, Mechanical engineering showed the best placement but the lowest annual salary package in 2020-21 placement program

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