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IIM, Shillong Concludes Final Placements for PGPM batch 2013

Published On: 23 May 2013 | Last Updated On: 23 May 2013

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Shillong has successfully concluded its final placements process for the 4th batch of the flagship Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM). Out of a batch of 104 participants, 2 participants opted out of the placement process to start their own entrepreneurial ventures. A total of 52 companies confirmed their presence on campus for the process and a total of 39 companies made offers. 6 other companies inducting IIM Shillong into its campus evaluation and engagement process for the next academic year stands testimony to the fact that IIM Shillong, into its sixth year of operation, is no more a new IIM and is making rapid progress. This success comes amidst fears of global recession and unfavorable economic conditions.

This year’s placement process saw an overwhelming participation from new recruiters with most of them recruiting from campus in large numbers. Most prominent amongst those who participated are JP Morgan Chase, Ranbaxy, Citibank, Robert Bosch and Dr. Reddy’s. The African arm of a Singapore based FMCG major, has also recruited from IIM Shillong. These brands along with their regular recruiters like TAS, Deloitte, HSBC, Apollo, GSK, and Nomura amongst others round up a successful placements season.

Aided by the fact that this year saw the BPO/KPO firms sho wing a great potential and growth in business, organizations like Infosys BPO and WNS Global services made multiple offers across domains. Finance emerged as the most preferred domain on campus with 29% of the batch opting for a career in Finance. This is followed by Sales & Marketing, with 21% of the batch opting for a career in this domain. Highlight of the season includes 10% of the participants opting for a career in sunrise sectors like Pharma, Healthcare, E-Commerce and Education.

Placement Statistics:

Total Number of Students

104

Number of students opted out

2

Number of recruiters confirming presence

52

Number of recruiters who made offers

39

Highest Domestic CTC

INR 22 LPA

Highest International CTC

INR 32 LPA

Mean CTC

INR 12.22

Highest International CTC

INE 32 LPA

Sectoral Break up:

 

Consulting/ General Management/ Strategy:

A significant number of participants in the batch have secured roles in General Management and Business Strategy. This domain witnessed participation from conglomerates like TAS and Mahindra GMC. These conglomerates along with other prominent companies like Ranbaxy and Robert Bosch have offered General Management roles for their respective leadership programs. Amongst the plethora of options available on Campus for Business Strategy roles, Dr. Reddy’s and Daimler were the most prominent ones.

The Consulting domain attracted a good number of participants from the batch and emerged as a function of choice. This year saw a remarkable increase in the number of consulting companies participating in the recruitment process at IIM Shillong. Deloitte led from the front and PricewaterhouseCoopers, Actuate Business Consulting and I-Maritime among others were the other business consulting companies that offered roles in this domain at IIM Shillong. This year saw an increase in the number of students opting to work with niche and newer consulting firms focusing on specific sectors.

Finance:

For the third time in a row, IIM Shillong is the regional champion of the Global Investment Research Challenge (GIRC), conducted by the CFA institute. Riding on the successes in the GIRC Summit, IIM Shillong has established itself as one of the premier finance destinations in the country. Organizations like Nomura Investments, Citibank, HSBC, ICICI Bank, Yes Bank, and SBI Capital offered roles in their Investment Banking, Equity Research, Consumer Banking, Project Advisory and Capital Markets divisions.

Sales & Marketing:

This domain is unique in a way that it has seen participation from companies belonging to many different sectors like FMCG, Pharma, Automobile, Education, IT, Consumer Durables, Media & Entertainment. Companies like Tata Steel, Brand care, GSK, Pidilite Industries, and Network 18 have participated in the recruitment process and offered roles like Brand Management, Business Development, B2B Marketing and Value Sales. This domain also witnessed participation on the international front. The African arm of a Singapore based FMCG major has offered a senior level role in Brand Management and has recruited numbers from IIM Shillong.

Operations & Supply Chain:

13% of the batch was offered diverse range of profiles across Supply Chain Management, Logistics and Hospital Operations, Manufacturing Operations, Product Development and Project Management. The Operations domain witnessed participation from major companies like Apollo Hospitals, Manipal Group, TVS Logistics and WNS Global Services.

IT/Analytics & HR:

A large number of participants from IIM Shillong chose a career in IT/Analytics. Some of the leading companies like JP Morgan Chase, Microsoft and Fidelity Management & Research amongst others offered roles like Business Analyst and program Manager. Myriad opportunities were available for the batch in which almost one- third of the candidates had prior experience in IT/ITES sector. Majority of them opted for middle and senior level management roles in various companies like Cognizant, Infosys and Mu-Sigma amongst others which offered roles like Business Development Manager, Business Analyst and Technical Analyst. Close to 5% of the batch opted for roles in Humanesource (HR) Management as well. The companies that offered roles in the field of HR included ONGC, Titan and Larsen & Toubro amongst others.

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