IIT Madras Placements (Biotechnology): Highest and Average CTC, Total Offers in Past 5 Years

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By Education Today

Posted on July 19, 2023


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The Indian Institute of Technology Madras established the Biotechnology department in 2004. According to 2021 data of the institute, the Biotechnology department has 4 major domains: Biological Sciences, Biomolecular Sciences, Computational Biology, and Biological Engineering.

The institute has a regular faculty of 33 members. The department hosts nearly 330 UG students in dual degree programmes, 60 masters level students (MTech/MS), 200 doctoral scholars (PhD), 30 postdoctoral scholars and project staff and 13 technical and administrative staff.

This IIT-Madras’s department also offers two integrated dual degree programmes, Master of Science (MS) by research, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes with an MTech Clinical Engineering which is also a multi institutional programme and MTech program Bioprocess Engineering.

Data analysis
In the past few years, there have been many ups and downs in the biotechnology employment trends. The IIT Madras Biotechnology Department’s average annual salary increased from Rs 11.6 lakh in 2017–18 to Rs 16.96 lakh in 2021–2022; however, it decreased to Rs 11.58 lakh in 2018–19. With Rs. 12.73 lakh per year in 2019–20 and Rs. 14.26 lakh per year in 2020–21, the Covid years saw a consistent rise.
The overall number of offers grew to 46 in 2019–20 before falling to 38 in 2020–21, down from 44 in 2017–18. The number of offers declined from 44 in 2017–18 to 31 in 2018–19.

The number of placed students decreased from 34 in 2017-18 to 26 in 2018-19. The data shows an asymmetrical behaviour as it increases to 38 in 2019-20 and then again decreases to 37 in 2020-21. The number of placed students, however, jumped drastically to 54 in 2021-22.