But data reveals otherwise.
The biggest myth is that admission into an IIT will guarantees a job. Careers360, as a part of its premium service, looked at data, very dispassionately. We filed an RTI with all IITs. Only 13 responded and we could analyze the data of 10 of them to have the right comparison.— Maheshwer Peri (@maheshperi) April 27, 2022
The study revealed that while the average annual salary was the highest for IIT Kanpur at ₹20.2 lakhs, Civil Engineering students received a package of ₹17.3 lakhs- a variance of 15%. The highest variance was for IIT Patna at 50%. The average annual salary for a student in IIT Patna is ₹13.1 lakhs while at the same IIT, Civil Engineering students have a package of ₹6.6 lakhs.
Core engineering suffers. For Ex: While IIT Patna had an overall average of Rs 13.10 lakh, its CE branch had an average of Rs 6.1 lakh. In the case of IIT Hyderabad, the overall average was Rs 20 lakh while CE students bagged an average of Rs 10.7 lakh.— Maheshwer Peri (@maheshperi) April 27, 2022
Another finding that the data revealed was the difference in placement rates. The highest average placement rate was 89% for IIT Indore. While the same IIT had a placement rate of 54% for its Civil Engineering course. The highest civil engineering placement rate was seen in IIT Kanpur with 82% and the lowest in IIT Patna at 30%.
If you believe that IITs guarantee a great career, you are wrong. Ask the 23% who were not placed. In my opinion, while legacy plays an important role, you should study the right course. Between a great college and a great course offered by a good institution, choose latter.— Maheshwer Peri (@maheshperi) April 27, 2022
These finding struck a chord with the Internet.
Came across this tread twice in 24 hours as if it wants me to retweet and tag my dad in it. 😆 https://t.co/4DRIk82mPY— Atishay Chaudhary (@atishayitis) April 28, 2022
The harsh reality of Indian education system!— Prasun Jain (@PrasunJain12) April 28, 2022
The worst thing is even many us know this but this very few will try to choose their passion as career . Rest will keep following the rat race.#ThursdayThoughts #भ्रष्ट_भास्कर https://t.co/vN9zg2gNQr
This thread lays out some pretty insane stats https://t.co/5EPUMkJLdE— Aniket Kadam (@AniketSMK) April 28, 2022
IITS mai ye haal imagine the condition of Non iits. The only sure shot way you can earn with effort is venturing into IT fields. Otherwise you gotta be goood in whatever you are doing. https://t.co/ilaVZDt1RS— Mrimo (@Mrimoved) April 28, 2022
This one is a myth-busting post. Let’s not overrate these institutions. Definitely, the quality of education, etc. may be incomparable here but the idea that once someone gets into an IIT or other premier institution, their life is “settled”, is faulty. #Rethinking #IIT https://t.co/LpLKbTiGyz— Udisha Srivastav (@UdishaSrivastav) April 27, 2022