167 graduate from IIIT-B, most students get placed

167 graduate from IIIT-B, most students get placed

MTech student gets Rs 27.5-lakh annual offer

A total of 167 students have graduated from the International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore, in the year 2015-16.

A majority of these students have also been placed, with the highest salary of Rs 27.5 lakh per annum going to one student from the MTech course.

Eleven students completed Master of Science (MSc), two PhD and 153 MTech.
The group includes 19 students who were part of the very first MTech batch with Electronics System Design (ESD) specialisation.

Speaking at the 16th convocation, IIIT-B director Prof S Sadagopan said that as many as 144 students had been placed this year with more than 10% in research and development (eight companies). 

As many as 38 companies took part in the placement.
Kritika Rashi, who completed MTech (Information Technology), said that she would join a company called Media IQ Digital, as a data scientist. “My eventual goal is to teach and I will enrol for a PhD course in another five years. Right now I want to know the end-to-end of everything in the industry,” said Kritika who received a gold medal at the IIIT-B.

Another student, Aditya Jain, received MTech (computer Science) degree and a gold medal for being the ‘all rounder of the year.’

He said, “I interned in the field of machine learning for six months at a company called Open Streams India. This was ultimately converted into a job after I passed out.”

Dr Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), was the chief guest on the occasion. Naveen Tewari, Founder and CEO, InMobi and Chairman of the Governing Body, and Infosys co-founder S Gopalakrishnan were also present.

R&D project

As many as 14 projects from the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Department of Science and Technology and other agencies with a total value of Rs 3.62 crore were funded.

The total funding for all the current projects exceeds Rs 10.92 crore, Sadagopan said.

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