NIT AP records 78.7 percent campus placements during 2020-21 despite pandemic

NIT AP records 78.7 percent campus placements during 2020-21 despite pandemic

Hummingbird News Desk

ANDHRA PRADESH, 6 JULY: National Institute of Technology, NIT Andhra Pradesh has recorded 78.7 percent in campus placements during the 2020-21 sessions despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic with top recruiters including MNCs such as L&T, Deloitte, Accenture, TCS, Infosys & Cognizant participating in the placement drive.

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Elaborating about the campus placements, Prof. C.S.P Rao, Director, NIT Andhra Pradesh, said, “Placements provide an opportunity to the students to test their employability skills gained for current industry requirements. Further, this outcome allows them to know better the confident level and decision making towards their professional career. NIT Andhra Pradesh emphasizes skill development through curriculum and promotes interdisciplinary studies and innovative projects among student community.”

This year the placement was conducted online and a total of 310 students registered for the drive. A total of 68 companies registered for the campus placement and a total of 244 offers were made and the maximum packager was 16 lakh per annum, according to the press release.

Apart from the on-campus drive, the placement cell of NIT AP gathered the drive notifications or off-campus from various sources and notified them to the students, and also encourages them to participate in those drives. This was helpful as many students were placed.

As per the press release, in 2019-20, the campus placement was 70.62 percent and 303 students registered for the drive. Last year too the maximum package offered was 16 lakh per annum.

Prof. C.S.P Rao said, “The departments are also engaged in placement process and conducted several training programs in their expertise. The curriculum has been revised for 2020-21 admitted batch onward based on New Education Policy (NEP)-2020 and future industry needs thereby to enhance the good relationship between academia and industry. We have strived to retrain the best performance in the placement record during pandemic. This young institute is overcoming the challenges involved strategically to present a head start in the students’ career.”

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