National Institute of Technology, Srinagar was established in 1960 as one of the several Regional Engineering Colleges(RECs) established as a part of the Second Five-year plan(1956-61) by the government of India. It is governed by the National Institute of Technology Act, 2007 which has declared it as the Institute of National Importance.
Placement session 2019-20 at National Institute of Technology, Srinagar concluded with satisfying results inspite of institute shutdown from August 2019 to mid-October 2019 due to scraping of Article 370. Revoking Article 370 affected the academic calendar of the Institute as students were sent to their homes. Institute then started arranging placements at ALTTC Ghaziabad (Delhi NCR), Mr.Amit Kumar(Placement co-ordinator) headed the whole placements and taken the right decisions at the right time in spite of Institute authorities suggestions.
Many good companies like Lowes, Optum, Samsung, etc visited and recruited a good number of students in the first half of the placement session 2019-20. As per the first half near to 100 students got placed with the highest annual package topping Rs 19+ lakhs while the average salary package is between Rs 9 lakh and Rs 10 lakh. Before year(2018-19) highest package was 28LPA. Followed by this, Institute has declared winter vacation was declared from December to Mid-February 2020 and just after the completion of semester exams, the Institute was again shut down due to this COVID-19 pandemic. But during this pandemic, few companies selected the students through online interviews. Many students even got 2-3 offers.
Many other students scored good in GATE 2020 and will be joining good PSUs and IITs for their Master’s program and some other students got direct admissions to Ph.D from some old IITs.
The Placement session results were more than satisfactory, Despite the difficulties like shutdown of Institute for both Article 370, COVID-19 many students got placed, and students have proven that “No barrier can stop talented”.