Bhubaneswar: The Institute of Technical Education and Research (ITER),
faculty of engineering and technology of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) and
acknowledged as Numero Uno among institutions of higher education in Odisha, has
staved off the huge worldwide impact of the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure placement
of about 85 percent of the total eligible students of the 2021 graduating batch in top-notch companies.
Around 30 percent of these students have received job offers during the Day Zero
dream campus drive involving reputed companies with Amazon proffering the highest
package of Rs. 30 lakh per annum with the average annual salary received by the
students being Rs. 6.3 lakh.
The companies that have picked up these students include Microsoft, Amazon,
Finastra, Robert Bosch, Dell, PWC, Kloudgin, Deloitte, HP Inc, Temenos, Informatica,
MAQ Software, NPCI, Salesforce, and Rapyuta Robotics. In spite of the pandemic, most
of the students have also received multiple job offers.
The remaining around 55 percent of the students have received offers from
reputed MNCs and Day-1 and Day-2 recruiters like Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant, DXC,
Capgemini, Hexaware, HCL, NIIT Technologies, Infogain, Tudip Technologies, VConstruct, L&T Technologies, NCC, Global Edge, and several others.
BRUSHING ASIDE PANDEMIC, 85% OF SOA ENGINEERING GRADUATES LAND EXCELLENT JOB OFFERS
Besides, reputed digital marketing corporate, Mediamint, has evinced interest in
recruiting a sizeable number of talents from SOA this year based on their Centre of
Excellence model which could lead to placement of approximately 95 percent of the
students by end of the campus recruitment season.
More than 90 companies have participated in the campus recruitment drive in
ITER this year. Besides, reputed corporates have shown their inclination towards SOA
for setting up learning hubs on the campus-based on the students’ performance. This
would result in the students receiving enormous exposure in the industry domain in the
Exposed to the excellent facility of training programs in coding, technology, soft
skills, aptitude, and intermittent counseling, students in SOA are expected to achieve
their targets and recognized for their knowledge and skill at all levels.
A six-member team of ITER students, who participated in Smart India
Hackathon 2020 conducted by the Ministry of Education, emerged champions winning
the problem statement RK57 (Digital Policing) winning prize money of Rs. one lakh.
Another significant achievement was the performance of the students in the TCS
CodeVita Season 9 conducted by Tata Consultancy Services.
Microsoft has extended career opportunity to nine students from SOA which is
the highest in eastern India for the second consecutive year while consulting major
Deloitte, with offices in the USA, has committed to premium category selection with a
package of Rs. 7.6 lakh per annum for a significant number of talents.
Besides, the joining conversion ratio in Day-1 companies, Cognizant, Wipro and
Infosys has received huge appreciation from the said corporates indicating the best
conversion ratio in eastern India.
SOA’s focus being on investigation and scrutiny, it has set up 13 research centers
and 42 research laboratories to boost such activities in 22 identified thrust areas. The work
of SOA’s faculty and research scholars get published regularly in reputed peer-reviewed
international journals. The university has 7261 Scopus Indexed publications to its credit
till now with an H-Index of 65. Researchers at SOA have so far filed 299 patents while
the number of novel gene sequences submitted is 515.
The socially inclusive university has nine institutes under it imparting education
in engineering, medicine, dental sciences, management, nursing, hospitality and
tourism management, hospital administration, pharmaceutical sciences and
biotechnology, law, and agriculture. SOA was ranked 20th in the country by the National
Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2020 occupying first place in Odisha. It
has been re-accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)
with an ‘A’ Grade.
ITER has since emerged as a center of quality engineering education in the east
for its qualified faculty members, innovative curriculum prepared in consultation with
universities of repute in the world, impressive placement, and industry interface. Its
programs have been accredited by the prestigious Accreditation Board for Engineering
and Technology (ABET), an internationally reputed US-based accreditation agency.