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    NIT Rourkela Placement 2020-21 Report: Slight Drop In BTech Placement Rate

    By Nidhi Agarwal
    5 Mar'22  3 min read
    NIT Rourkela Placement 2020-21 Report: Slight Drop In BTech Placement Rate
    Synopsis

    National Institute of Technology (NIT) Rourkela saw its placement rate decrease by a few percentage points in 2020-21, despite an increase in the number of participating recruiters in its placement drive. Two branches of BTech, Computer Science Engineering (CSE) and Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) posted the best placement rates. Careers360’s branch-wise analysis of placements, salaries and recruiters is based on official data. 

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    NIT Rourkela Placement 2020-21 Report: Slight Drop In BTech Placement Rate
    Synopsis

    National Institute of Technology (NIT) Rourkela saw its placement rate decrease by a few percentage points in 2020-21, despite an increase in the number of participating recruiters in its placement drive. Two branches of BTech, Computer Science Engineering (CSE) and Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) posted the best placement rates. Careers360’s branch-wise analysis of placements, salaries and recruiters is based on official data. 

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    National Institute of Technology (NIT) Rourkela saw its placement rate decrease by 3.75 percentage points in the 2020-21 academic year, compared to the previous year. This occurred despite the number of companies participating in the campus job drive rising by nearly 43 percent in 2020-21.

    NIT Rourkela was judged to be the twelfth best engineering college in the country in 2017, as ranked by the ministry of education’s National Institutional Ranking Framework. But over the next five years, it dropped in the ranks to the twentieth position in 2021.

    Careers360 collected the placement data of NIT Rourkela through a Right To Information application and analysed each engineering branch’s placement record.

    NIT Rourkela: 3 Years’ Placement

    Of the past three rounds of placements, NIT Rourkela had the lowest number of companies visiting in 2019-20. This could be due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, NIT Rourkela showed the highest placement percentage the same year.

    The table below shows the placement rates for undergraduate BTech students for the last three years.

    NIT Rourkela Placements Over 3 Years (In %)- last three years placement performance NIT RourkelaNIT Rourkela Placements Over 3 Years (In %)

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    NIT Rourkela Placement By Branch

    According to the data shared in the RTI response, the overall average placement in 2020-21 was 88.68 percent for the 2020-21 academic year. However, when calculated on the basis of the individual placement rate of each branch, the average works out to be 88.06 percent.

    Chemical and Mining Engineering had a 100 percent placement while Industrial Design Engineering could only place half its students in 2020-21. A total of 472 out of 536 registered students were successfully placed in 2020-21.

    NIT Rourkela Branch-Wise Placement 2020-21

    Branch

    Placement Rate (In %)

    Biotechnology

    81.82

    Biomedical

    85.71

    Ceramic

    95.24

    Civil

    85.71

    Chemical

    100.00

    Computer Science

    98.82

    Electronics And Instrumentation

    91.18

    Electronics And Communication

    94.44

    Electrical

    87.84

    Mechanical

    84.42

    Industrial Design

    50.00

    Food Processing

    61.90

    Mining

    100.00

    Metallurgy

    80.00


    BTech Placement: Maximum Salary

    In 2020-21, the average maximum salary received by all branches of engineering offered by NIT Rourkela taken together was Rs 19.45 lakh per annum. Computer Science Engineering (CSE) and Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) students received the highest salary package of Rs 45 lakh.

    NIT Rourkela: Maximum Annual Salary

    Branch

    Maximum Salary (In Rs Lakh)

    Biotechnology

    9.31

    Biomedical

    7.6

    Ceramic

    14

    Civil

    17.5

    Chemical

    11.14

    Computer Science

    45

    Electronics And Instrumentation

    33

    Electronics And Communication

    45

    Electrical

    33

    Mechanical

    15

    Industrial Design

    10.5

    Food Processing

    9

    Mining

    11.14

    Metallurgy

    11.04

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    NIT Rourkela Placement: Average Salary

    In 2020-21, Computer Science Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, as well as Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, were the only BTech branches of NIT Rourkela which could get their students seven-digit average salaries.

    NIT Rourkela: Average Annual Salary- NIT Rourkela average salary detailsNIT Rourkela: Average Annual Salary (In Rs Lakh)

    Minimum Salary: Branch wise

    For most of the branches, the average salary figures were closer to the minimum salary, indicating that very few students received above-average salaries.

    Minimum Annual Salary

    Branch

    Minimum Salary (In Rs Lakh)

    Biotechnology

    3.7

    Biomedical

    3

    Ceramic

    2.4

    Civil

    3.6

    Chemical

    3.5

    Computer Science

    3.7

    Electronics And Instrumentation

    3.7

    Electronics And Communication

    3

    Electrical

    3

    Mechanical

    3.5

    Industrial Design

    3.7

    Food Processing

    3.6

    Mining

    3.6

    Metallurgy

    3.6

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    NIT Rourkela: Recruiters Over 3 Years

    Of the last three years, NIT Rourkela had the maximum number of participating companies In 2020-21.

    NIT Rourkela Placements: Top Recruiters

    Graduating Batch

    No. of Companies

    Top 5 Companies

    2020-21

    278

    • AWS

    • Microsoft

    • Udaan

    • SAP Labs

    • Goldman Sachs

    2019-20

    195

    • Microsoft

    • Amazon

    • Goldman Sachs

    • Udaan

    • SAP Labs.

    2018-19

    254

    • Microsoft

    • Amazon

    • IOCL

    • GAIL

    • Qualcomm


    Microsoft visited the campus for three consecutive years and became part of the top-five recruiters, along with Amazon, Goldman Sachs, Udaan, and SAP Labs. The last has visited for the past two years and was counted among the top recruiters.

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