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Placement at Offbeat Branches

Placement at IITs generates a lot of media hype; but the picture they paint of placement at IITs is incorrect. Websites like, which unfortunately have a good reach, don’t have well researched articles. The number of candidates getting international jobs at IITs may be well below 4 %. But I am not surprised when wannabe IITians have the impression that everyone in IITs get a 25-lakh rupee job.

We would be bringing to you the real campus placement statistics at colleges with a special focus on non-computer science branches.

To start with we go to placement at Department of Paper Technology, IIT Roorkee, this branch is an offbeat branch. It may figure last on the list of anyone going for engineering job.

The placement figure does not indicate real aspirations of the students as these days the placement at IITs starts after 7th semester or half of fourth year is over. By that time, GRE score/ CAT is out/over so guys going to Stanford/ IIMs may not push themselves hard for the job (some may miss the placement altogether). The idea of having a job just for backup does not motivate you to be selective.

Department of Paper Technology, IIT Roorkee
Branch Strength – around 30 (B.Tech)
Placement Figures for 2007 batch
Company Name – Package (No. Of employees) – Job Profile

TCS - 2.8 lpa (3) – Software Engineer
Onmobile - 4.4 lpa (3) – Software Engineer
Trident - 4.2 lpa (2) – Process Engineer
Kotak Mahindra - 4.5 lpa (1) - Management Trainee
Tata Steel - 4.5 lpa (4) - Management Trainee in IT dept
Evalueserve - 4.01 lpa (1) – Business Analyst
IBM - 3 lpa (8) – Software Engineer
Wipro - 3.1 lpa (1) – Software Engineer
Yasu Technology 3.45 lpa (3) – Software Engineer
Infosys - 2.7 lpa (4) – Software Engineer
Doon Consulting Inc., New Jersey US - USD 55K (3) - C/C++ developer/tester

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