According to K Umamaheshwara Rao, director of the institute, more than 267 companies participated in the mediation process of the Mangaluru-based National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK) during the year.
Rao said the placement process had been extremely good over the year and that over 267 companies, including seven public sector companies and 65 new companies, had offered jobs and internships to NITK students.
As a result, more than 90 percent of the students were placed on an average package of £ 10.8 per year. The highest package offered to a student was £ 51.5 lakh a year.
He said the percentage of internships for PhD students is also higher this year. The recruitment process has been extended to mid-August due to the Covid pandemic and ongoing efforts have been made to ensure a smooth online recruitment process, he said.
Rao highlighted the NITK’s efforts to conduct exams in online mode, stating in a statement that the final exams and viva-voce for undergraduate and postgraduate projects were conducted in the even semester and that the 2019-20 batch students graduate without delay did.
“This semester, all theory and laboratory courses are being run online, and students have really appreciated the faculty’s efforts to make learning easy,” he said.
Classes for the current odd semester began without interruption according to the original academic calendar.
NITK has indigenously developed an online MIS platform for the delivery of lectures, known as an Integrated Resource and Information Exchange System (IRIS), which can be used by students and faculties with the help of the Union’s Department of Education.