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Survey Reveals Placement Blues. IIT Bombay (IIT-B) is the most sought after engineering institute in the country. In campus placements the pay...

One third of IIT-B alumni quit placement job in 3 Years

IIT Bombay (IIT-B) is the most sought after engineering institute in the country. In campus placements the pay packages offered to IIT-B have always made a buzz in media.

However, the result of a recent survey conducted by Insight, the students' media body of IIT-Bombay revealed that many of these students don't always stick to their jobs for a long time.

Around 37 per cent of students who took jobs out of campus placements in IIT-Bombay switched jobs at least once in 2-3 years, the survey said.

The survey 'Post-Placement Dilemma' stated that a total of 50 per cent of the respondents who changed jobs think that there are issues with the placement process.

Anshul Avasthi, the chief editor of Insight said, "The online survey by the students' media body was conducted among 221 IIT-B alumni, who graduated between year 2011-2013."

Apart from joining a new company, former IIT-B students have picked varied fields like entrepreneurship, higher studies, research assistantship and social work, the survey showed.

The other interesting revelation this study showed that around 50 per cent of the students who changed their jobs because they did not like the work profile or they had conflict with the companies’ values.

In the academic 2013-14 IIT Bombay's campus placement saw participation of more than 300 companies. And a computer science student was offered a whopping Rs 2 crore package from Facebook was the highlight of the season.

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