Engineering Colleges with best Placement Record in South India

Jul 19, 2017 10:58 IST

Engineering Colleges with best Placement Record in South India
Engineering Colleges with best Placement Record in South India

Superlative titles such as ‘largest producers of engineers in the world’ and an annual output of 1.5 million engineering graduates, presents engineering as one of the most lucrative and rewarding career choices available in India. To top this, engineering colleges, especially private engineering institutes are known to presence placement figures that can rival the annual turnover of any corporate entity. With assured placement programmes and nearly 100% placement record, all top ranking engineering colleges advertise these statistics as their prime marketing strategy. But the reality is far from these numbers!

Engineering Placements in South India

According to the third edition of the National Employability Report for Engineers, of the total 1.5 million engineering graduates, only 20% are deemed as suitable for software jobs while a minuscule 7.49% are competent enough to be employed for core engineering jobs. In fact, the report quotes Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu in the bottom 25 percentile, when it comes to employable engineering candidates. Despite being one of the largest engineering hubs in India, engineering institutes in south India rank poorly when it comes to engineering placements for their students.

Is Engineering a Bad Career Choice?

So, does that mean that engineering aspirants should quit their dream career and opt for something more lucrative? The simple answer is NO! While presenting depressing figures for engineering placements, the report nowhere states that engineering is a bad career choice. On the contrary, it goes on to highlight the vast lacuna of skilled, qualified and employable engineers in different industrial processes. Therefore, for engineering aspirants, the key to cracking the code of engineering placements lie in trying to opt for engineering institutes that have excellent academic programmes along with effective placement strategy to get their students the best possible engineering jobs in India.

However, when every other institute is marketing its engineering programme with 100% placement record, it is not easy to make this choice. Understanding this challenge for engineering aspirants, we have compiled a list of top engineering colleges in south India with the best placement programme. The list is not only based upon hyped placement figures published by the colleges. It is prepared after comprehensive research on different important factors like placement record, average placement package and domain expertise of the institutes.

1. Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

There is a reason, why IIT-M has emerged at the top of this list. Apart from being one of best engineering colleges in India, the institute has maintained exceptional consistency, when it comes to placement of their students. Backed by excellent placement infrastructure, IIT-M has been able to train their students in different disciplines to in theoretical as well as practical aspects of engineering technology. In addition to this, the institute also organizes on-campus pre-placement talks, skill enhancement workshops, competitive events, group discussions, personality development programme and mock tests to enhance the employability of the students. The below-given table will also help you assess, how does the institute perform in terms of placement for different engineering specializations.

IIT-M Placement Stats for 2015-15

Department

Total % of placed students

Minimum salary per annum

Maximum Salary per annum

Eng. Physics 

94.44

500000

3000000

Computer Science 

93.8

650000

8029000

Management Studies 

87.84

550000

1750000

Electrical Engineering

83.52

500000

3000000

Mechanical 

80.09

400000

3400000

Metallurgical 

74.14

400000

2000000

Civil Engineering

72.87

300000

1800000

Humanities 

71.43

1200000

1745000

Eng. Design 

70.83

450000

1800000

Bio Technology 

70.59

450000

1400000

Chemical Engineering

67.21

300000

2000000

Aerospace 

61.4

400000

3400000

Ocean Engineering

50.59

440000

2000000

App. Mechanics

42.11

600000

806000

Physics

27.27

600000

1900000

Chemistry 

9.38

350000

550000

Mathematics 

9.09

550000

900000

IITM - Placement Stats at a Glance

No. of companies (Including MBA) 



250

No. of students placed



894

Total No. of offers



1014

2. Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad

Part of the prestigious engineering institutes IITs, the Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad also scores well, when it comes to engineering placements. The institute has established a well-organized placement infrastructure that manages all the placement related activities on the campus of IIT-H. The placement cell of IIT-H organizes regular events aimed at enhancing the employability of their students. These include pre-placement talks, industrial visits for on-site exposure, skill enhancement workshops, mock interviews and tests as well as group discussions. Along with this, the placement cell also co-ordinates with the industry leaders and top technology brands to understand their requirements and try and help students to gain necessary skills accordingly. Every year, top companies like CISCO, Dell, Google, Amazon, Mercedes-Benz, PayPal as well as up-coming engineering firms visit IIT-H campus for on-campus placement drives. The institute also is known for co-ordinating off-campus interviews with different tech forms for their students. Although, detailed stats for their placement record are not available, the stats given in the table below will help you gain a basic idea about IIT-Hyderabad’s placement programme and its effectiveness.

IIT-H Placement Stats for 2013-14

Number of Registered Companies

72

Number of Participated Companies

52

Highest Salary Offered

22 LPA

Average Salary Offered

7.8 LPA

3. National Institute of Technology, Trichy

National Institute of Technology, Trichy has been one of the oldest and most reputed engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu. Part of the praise received by NIT-Trichy has been due to the excellent placement record that it maintains consistently. Backed by a training and placement department, the institute has been able to rake in impressive placement figures for all major B.Tech programmes offered on the campus. One of the key factors that have made NIT-Trichy’s placement programme so effective has been the regular industry interaction and frequent industrial visits. Industry interactions help the institute understand the skills and technology that tech companies are looking for in the engineers. Whereas, industrial visits help students get a firsthand experience of working in a technology firm and understand the calibre and skills required. Both these factors help in inculcating a culture of not only academic excellence but of skill based technical education that makes NIT-Trichy engineering graduates ideal for employment in major technology firms.

Percentage of placed students – Under Graduate

Branch

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

C.S.E

92.8

92.6

100

100

97.8

96.7

98.8

Chemical

86.8

83.3

91.2

88.6

92.5

75

82.6

Civil

95.6

98

98

85.5

92.9

91.1

95.1

E.C.E

91.9

92.5

95.8

98.8

88.9

94.3

97.3

E.E.E

93.2

100

100

96.2

94

88.4

95.9

I.C.E

91.2

95

94.8

94.4

95.3

87.5

98.5

M.M.E

91.7

93.3

94.3

79.4

78.9

77.8

97.7

Mechanical

95.5

94.6

97.1

98.8

92.7

84

98.8

Production

91.4

94.7

94.3

97.2

91.5

82.7

91.9

Overall-UG

92.5

94.2

96.7

94.6

92.7

87.8

95.8


Placement Package Offered


Package

2015 Batch (In Lakhs)

2014 Batch (In Lakhs)

Highest Package

Rs. 9.01 Lakhs P.A.

Rs. 8.5 Lakhs P.A.

Average Package

Rs. 6.8 Lakhs P.A.

Rs. 6 Lakhs P.A.

4. National Institute of Technology, Surathkal

Backed by the Department of Training and Placement facilitates, the National Institute of Technology, Surathkal (Karnataka) has been able to secure enviable placement record among the top engineering colleges in South India. The placement cell at NIT-Surathkal offers excellent placement services and guidance to the students, by helping them gain necessary skills and practical knowledge of respective engineering domain. Along with the regular employability enhancement events like pre-placement talks, mock tests & interviews; the institute also offers career counselling facilities and career planning workshops that help students understand the current job market trends and prepare them accordingly for the placement sessions.

Percentage of placed students – Under Graduate



Branch

Total Eligible Students

Students Placed

Civil

78

62

Chemical

35

27

Computer Science

93

87

E&C

94

83

E&E

96

90

Information Technology

83

79

Mechanical

120

110

Metallurgical & Materials

33

25

Mining

28

21

Total

660

584

 

Package Details


Highest Package

Rs. 35.0 Lakhs P.A

Average Package

Rs. 8.30 Lakhs P.A

Lowest Package

Rs.3.50 Lakhs P.A



Participation

Number

Total Number of Registered Companies

228

I.T Companies

145

Core Engineering Companies

83

5. Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani, Hyderabad

When it comes to private engineering colleges in South India, BITS-Pilani’s Hyderabad campus tops the charts. Apart from excellent infrastructure and expert faculty members, the institute has also benefited greatly from its very effective placement programme. The centralized placement cell of BITS-Pilani looks after the recruitment facilities at their Hyderabad Campus. The institute has also set up an independent Industrial Linkage Club that helps students stay in touch with major technology firms and understand their requirements through pre-placement talks, seminars, workshops and guest lectures. In addition to this, the institute has also constituted a practice school through which every engineering student is made to undergo over 7 months of work-training in the industry even before graduation. This helps students in understanding the challenges that they would face as future engineers. The effectiveness of BITS-Plani’s Hyderabad Campus can also be seen in the placement statistics given below.

6. Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad

Listing among the best engineering colleges in South India, JNTUH is also a frontrunner when it comes to placement services and statistics. The university has constituted a separate training and placement cell under the University Industry Interaction Cell, which acts as an intermediately between Industry and the university. Along with offering counselling, guidance and career planning /advice to the students, the cell also regularly interacts with the industry majors to determine their specific needs. Thereafter, the UIIC organizes training workshops and seminars on these topics to help students understand these requirements and gain necessary skills to be competitive in the job market. Apart from this, the JNTUH Placement cell also organizes industry visits and internship programmes to give students the first-hand experience of actual work environment in different technology firms.

JNTU Placement Statistics 2014-15

Branch

Registered Students

Students Placed

Civil Engineering

40

36

Electrical and Electronics
Engineering

49

42

Mechanical Engineering

48

42

Electronics and
Communication
Engineering

43

40

Computer Science
Engineering

44

43

Metallurgical Engineering

33

221

Total

257

221

Percentage

85.99

7. International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad

The International Institute of Information Technology is one of the most impressive engineering institutes when it comes to computer science and information technology. While many believed that their limited outlook in terms of academic programmes may hurt their students in terms of placement, the institute has defied all odds to emerge as one of the best engineering colleges in the country with excellent placement programme. Since last 5 years, the institute has recorded 100% placement, thanks to the ongoing IT boom in the country. Backed by experienced faculty, innovative pedagogy and prime focus upon large research projects in collaboration with industry; the students from IIIT-H have earned accolades and recognition from reputed agencies year after year. This has also translated into the enhancement of employability of the students, which is clearly exhibited in the 100% placement record that the institute has been able to maintain through the past decade.

IIIT-H Placement Statistics for B.Tech CSE/ECE

Stream / Year

Students Registered

Students Placed

Average Salary LPA

Highest Salary LPA

Lowest Salary LPA

Placed %

B.Tech CSE 2015

107

107

14.84

24.8

8

100

B.Tech ECE 2015

33

33

10.87

16.12

6

100

B.Tech CSE 2014

85

85

10.3

24

5.75

100

B.Tech ECE 2014

22

22

6.52

8.4

3

100

B.Tech CSE 2013

92

92

9.5

17

4

100

B.Tech ECE 2013

30

30

8

11.5

5

100

B.Tech CSE 2012

77

77

10.74

20

3.6

100

B.Tech ECE 2012

16

16

9

10.75

6

100

B.Tech CSE 2011

86

86

9.8

19.3

5.5

100

B.Tech ECE 2011

21

21

7.8

10

5.5

100

8. Amrita School of Engineering, Bangalore

Amrita School of Engineering, Bangalore is one of the best private engineering colleges in Karnataka as well as entire south India. Backed by the Directorate of Corporate & Industry Relations (CIR), the institute has also earned a respectable place in the market, when it comes to placement rankings. The CIR has been pioneering all placement efforts at ASE, Bangalore and provides technical training along with different skill enhancement seminars and workshops. Apart from this, ASE-Bangalore also helps engineering students in securing internship and technical in-plant training with top companies and tech firms. Finally, as the name of CIR suggests, it also builds and maintains long-term relationships with industry majors and corporate houses for on-campus and off-campus interviews / recruitment drives.

ASB - Placement Snapshot for 2012-13


Percentage of Students Placed

99.23%

No. of Companies Visited

80

Average Salary LPA

3.62

Maximum Salary LPA

13.84

9. Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal

Another important private engineering institute in South India is Manipal Institute of Technology, Karnataka. MIT, as it is popularly known as, is one of the first self-finance engineering colleges of the country. Along with excellent engineering programmes and innovative teaching pedagogy; the institute has also been lauded by both students as well as the industry in general for their excellent placement programme. Backed by well-organized placement infrastructure led by Associate Director (Industrial Liaison, Placements & Practice School), the institute organizes several on-campus and off-campus activities to enhance the employability of the students. Along with the usual personality develop, soft skill training and skill enhancement seminars, MIT also has compulsory practice school concept. Through practice school, every engineering student is made to undergo over 6 months pre-graduation work-training in the industry. This helps students in understanding the challenges that they would face as future engineers. This has helped MIT to build a respectable placement record in the last decade.

10. PES University, Bangalore

When it comes to engineering placements in South India, PES University-Bangalore also scores quite high on the scale. Keeping students training and skill enhancement as their prime focus, the university has designed an extensive placement programme that offers pre-placement training to engineering students on the campus. The university offers extensive training to the students in domain / discipline specific subjects to assist their technical profile along with general skill enhancement programmes like personality development workshop and soft skills development seminars. Every year, nearly 85 companies visit the PES University campus for the placement drive. Some statistical highlights are given in the table below:

Positions Offered

No of Positions offered

Min Salary

Max Salary

Software Development Engineer

1

6.5 LPA

24 LPA

Software Engineer

4

Software Engineer/ Software Test Engineer

5

Software Engineer 1 & Software Engineer in Quality 1

15

Software Engineer

5

Software Engineer

3

Member Technical

2

Member Technical Staff

4

Operation Engineer

2

Business Intelligence Consultant

2

11. Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore

Placement records and VIT have become quite synonymous when it comes to Engineering placements in South India. Already popular among students for its excellent engineering programme and unmatched infrastructure, VIT has also set some remarkable feats, when it comes to placement of their students in top brands and companies. The PAT centre at VIT is responsible for all the placement activities happening on the campus. It organizes skill enhancement and technical training workshops for the engineering students on a periodic basis. Along with this, the PAT centre also co-ordinates for internship training of the students at top technology firms to familiarize the students with the real-time work environment at tech firms. The strong placement infrastructure of VIT has also helped the institute entre the Limca Book of Records thrice for the highest number of campus placements done from a single Institution by a single company:

  • 2009 (TCS-1075)
  • 2011 (Cognizant-1643)
  • 2012 (Cognizant-1820)

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