Imphal: American tech giant Microsoft has offered jobs to two students of NIT Manipur with an annual pay package of Rs 42.5 lakh, said a press statement issued by the institute.

The two students, Rachit Kumar Tiwari and Sushmita Dhal, got the job offers during campus placement this year, said the press statement issued by NIT Manipur registrar in-charge Prof Kh Manglem Singh.

Another student of NIT Manipur, Avichal Srivastava, got a job offer with an annual pay package of Rs 33 lakh.

This year, a total of 58 final-year students of the prestigious institute received job offers from various well-known companies during the campus placement. The average pay package offered to NIT Manipur students is Rs 8.21 lakh per annum, the statement said.

Some of the well-known companies which took part in the campus placement this year are Microsoft, Intuit, 314e, Infoedge, Click Labs, Publicis Sapient, TCS, Accenture, LTI Advance, Delivery, C-DAC, Delloite, MAQ Software, Capgemini, LNT, TATA Power, Naggaro, LTI, NTT DATA, Virtusa, Cavision, Infosys(SES), KEC, Infosys, Perfect VIP, Pure Software, S2Tech and Pie Infocomm, among others, the statement said.

It further stated that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has changed our way of living. “One of the hardest hit sectors is educational institutes. When the country-wide lockdown was first declared on 25th March 2020, students, teachers and all the stakeholders were taken by surprise. None of them were prepared for such a situation. Students were asked to vacate their hostels in short notice. Many thought the lockdown will be of short duration. However, due to worsening of COVID situation, the lockdown persisted,” it added.

Reiterating the challenges being faced by the educational institutions, it stated that normal teaching learning in a classroom and laboratories were out of question.

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“NIT Manipur had to adopt a new way to carry out its various academic activities in online platform. In a short period of time, NIT Manipur purchased Webex, laptops, etc, to facilitate faculty members to conduct online classes. Students also burned the midnight oil to compete with their counterparts despite various limitations and difficulties,” it said.

Owing to the dedicated efforts of the institute authority, faculty members and hard work of students, the institute achieved academic excellence in the form of research papers, online seminars, sponsored projects, etc, to name a few, the statement said.

“The strength of an educational institute is reflected by the performance and achievements of its students. Many students of the institute are going for higher studies in various institutes across the country and the globe,” it added.

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