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B-school students skipping campus placements for entrepreneurship

An increased number of students from various business schools (B-schools) in India have opted out of the recently held campus placements , preferring to start their own entrepreneurial ventures instead. This includes students from the prestigious Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) as well. In fact, most B-school campuses are expected to experience a 20 to 50% rise in students giving the placements a miss. The number of students skipping campus placements this year at IIM Ahmedabad is expected to be double than that of five students from last year. The number of...

Final placements at IIM Ahmedabad see rise in salaries

The final placement process at the premier Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM Ahmedabad) , which kicked off on Sunday, February 9, 2014 , has witnessed higher salaries being offered to the candidates. There are 388 candidates in the Postgraduate Program (PGP) batch of 2014 at the institute. As per institute officials, salaries offered during Cluster 1 of the placement process are higher by 10-15% , when compared to the average salaries of Rs 16-17 lakhs of last year. The total number of offers has increased as well. Firms such as RPG Group and Capgemini India...

Consulting is leading career choice for Top B-School grads

It had always been a lucrative career option but the view has been now reaffirmed with grads from top B-Schools in the country choosing consulting as the top career choice. It was reported that this placement season, consulting firms are expected to rule the roost in the business school campuses across the country. According to reports, recruiters in the consulting sector such as KPMG, Deloitte India and BCG are looking to either match the number of recruitments made last year or increase by at least 10%. Plus, they are visiting non-Indian Institute of Management (IIM) campuses too. It...

What next after CAT?

The wait is finally over for the anxious CAT 2013 aspirants with the declaration of results on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 . Over 1.94 lakh aspirants appeared for the computer based test, which was conducted for over 21 days across 36 cities in the country. The CAT 2013 scores will be accepted by 13 Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and 150 B-schools across the country. Click here to check your score now! Now that you have cleared presumably one of the most difficult steps to secure an admission in a reputed B-school, what should be your next course of action? Choosing the...

Gear Up for CMAT February 2014

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level entrance exam conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)  for taking admission to management programs offered at AICTE approved institutes across the country for the academic session 2014-15. The  AICTE-CMAT  is held twice a year for facilitating institutions to select suitable students for admission. The better of two scores will be used for admission for 2014-15. The  AICTE-CMAT February exam is a computer based exam, which will be held from  Thursday, February 20, 2014  ...

IIM Bangalore final placements see higher salaries for candidates

The final placement process (FPP) for candidates of the Post Graduate Program (PGP) who are graduating this year from the premier Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM Bangalore) , which kicked off on Monday, February 10, 2014 , has witnessed higher salaries being offered to the candidates. The process has started on a positive note as several firms have made offers with increased compensation packages compared to previous years, according to institute officials. Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs) have also increased this year. The lateral placement process (LPP) was earlier...

Discontented CAT 2013 test-takers seek Delhi High Court intervention

Test-takers of the Common Admission Test 2013 (CAT 2013) , who have claimed that there are discrepancies in the CAT 2013 Results, have sought the Delhi High Court’s intervention to resolve the issue. Candidates have asked for a re-evaluation and access to their raw scores. They have also sought clarity on the normalization process. The case is yet to come up for hearing. Some candidates had also filed RTIs regarding the issue. CAT 2013, which is one of the most prestigious examinations in India for admission into the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) as well as other...

Symbiosis varsity issues admit cards for PI-WAT 2014

The Symbiosis International University Pune (SIU Pune) has issued admit cards for the Personal Interview-Written Ability Test (PI-WAT) rounds to be conducted for admissions into the 2014-16 academic session. Candidates can download the admit cards from the official website. To access the PI-WAT 2014 shortlist status, please click here . The Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is one of the most important entrance examinations in India, conducted by the premier SIU Pune for admissions into Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs offered by different business...

Strong leadership is the need of the hour says Ratan Tata

Ratan N. Tata, Chairman Emeritus, TATA Group of companies interacted with students of TAPMI, Manipal on diverse topics recently. He showed a lot of optimism in the future business scenario in the country and emphasized the need for strong leadership, both in business and in political spectrum. When asked about the brain drain from India, Mr. Tata reflected that if adequate facilities and opportunities are made available in our country, we can go a long way in tackling the issue. When quizzed on the decision to withdraw from the banking sector, Mr Tata explained to the students that the...

£4500 scholarships for two Indian students from Scottish B-school

Two students from India will be awarded £4500 scholarships each by Scottish business school (B-school) Stirling Management School to pursue Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs at the institute. Stirling Management School, under the University of Stirling (UoS) , is a reputed management institute in Scotland offering various undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) programs as well as research opportunities. As per a UoS notification, Stirling Management School is offering the scholarships to cover MBA tuition fees of two Indian students under the GREAT MBA India...

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