List of Popular IITs in India: Placement-wise

India currently boasts of 23 IITs that have been given the Institute of National Importance tag and mandated under the 1961 Institute of Technology Act. These are the premier engineering colleges that are perhaps the most difficult to get into. There are highly competitive entrance exams and rigorous counseling processes that should be cleared before admission. However, IITs always remain the institutes that offer the best placement opportunities.  

Here is alist ofthe best IITs in India with respect to the placement opportunities these colleges offer:

  1. Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay: 

IIT Bombay is one of the premier engineering institutes in India. It has outstanding faculty members, world-class infrastructure, and resources. It has been ranked 3rd by NIRF for the year 2020 and 2nd in Engineering by India Today. The average pay scale offered during the placement is around 15 lakhs, and the highest pay package can easily surpass 50 lakhs for the best-performing graduates. Top recruiters at IIT Bombay include companies like Samsung, Microsoft, L&T, Flipkart, Paytm, PWC, Infosys, Bajaj, to name a few. It is an institute of national importance and perhaps the most popular IIT these times.

  1. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur:

IIT Kanpur has historically remained the best IIT in the nation until very recently. It has acres of campus space, top-notch infrastructure, and international partnerships. It is a research-focused institute. It was recently ranked 4th by India Today among the top-tier engineering colleges. It was also ranked 4th by NIRF in 2020. The average pay package at IIT Kanpur is around 8 lakhs while the highest pay packages can surpass 80 lakhs per annum, including various international placement opportunities up for grabs. Top recruiters at IIT Kanpur include Google, IBM, Infosys, Cadence Design Systems, Myntra, among others.

  1. Indian Institute of Technology, Madras: 

IIT Madras is one of the most popular and most renowned engineering institutions in the nation. It has an incredible track record of academic excellence as well as placement opportunities. It is a public-funded institution that has been ranked 1st, four times consecutively, by NIRF from 2016 to 2020. Top recruiters in this college include Google, Microsoft, IBM, Wipro, PayPal, Myntra, and Phillips, to name a few. There is a high potential to undertake various research and interdisciplinary studies at IIT Madras as well. The average pay scale ranges around 10 lakhs while the highest offers gross above 50 lakhs for high-performing candidates. 

  1. Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi: 

IIT Delhi is one of the best IITs in the country. It has been ranked 2nd as per the NIRF rankings and 1st by Outlook and The Week in 2020. The average salary for graduates from IIT Delhi is around 15 lakhs while the highest pay packages can surpass 70 lakhs per annum. The top recruiters at IIT Delhi include Baye Systems, Lockheed Martin, Google, Microsoft, Samsung, ITC, L&T, among others. There’s also an avenue to attain pre-placement offers and high-paying summer internships as well. 

  1. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur:

IIT Kharagpur is one of the most significant colleges in Eastern India and is recognized as an institute of national importance. It is ranked 4th as per the latest NIRF ratings. The average pay scale for top students is around 10-12 lakhs per annum while the highest gross salary can surpass beyond 50 lakhs. Almost 97% of the batch gets placed every academic session. IIT Kharagpur has seen a 31% rise in the median pay scale in the last few years. Top recruiters here include Google, L&T, Tata Steel, Tata Chemicals, Reliance, Accenture, KPMG, etc. 

The above list of top IIT colleges in India is non-exhaustive. A few other IITs such as IIT Roorkee, IIT Varanasi, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Guwahati, also have incredible placement opportunities that are comparable to the top-tier IITs mentioned above. 

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