Posted on: September 19, 2011
With a history of successful placements for majority of its students, Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies is firmly on the employer radar. Large corporate houses from across the globe are employing students from the KIAMS graduate batch of 2009-2011.
Several major corporate houses and prominent recruiters offered healthy pay packets to the KIAMS MBA graduates. Some names are ICICI Bank, GT Nexus, Symphony Marketing, Price Waterhouse, SBI Life Insurance, Hindustan Unilever Ltd, HCL, Ashok Leyland, etc. These placements saw an impressive distribution of profiles and industry segments amongst the students who have been recruited by these organizations.
“I got a couple of options but I decided to join Info Edge India (Naukri.com)! The two years at KIAMS made me strong enough to take on any role in Marketing. Besides the great learning environment of KIAMS, wonderful faculty, prayers of my parents and my passion for Marketing is helping me to do well in my field,” says Basharat, a graduate in Biotechnology, almost saying his vote of thanks. His big smile shows his happiness at securing the job of his choice.
Today, Basharat swears by one lesson he learnt at KIAMS. “It was from Prof. S. Anantram. He said to me, “Basharat go for the Win and Win just for the sake of Winning, don’t Win for any reward or return, Win for the taste of winning.” And I just remembered this while giving my job interview. It made a big difference. These few words motivated me to give the interview my best!”
Rama Prabhu is quite happy with his job profile at Hindustan Unilever in its supply chain. “In spite of being a non-engineer I eyed for a career in supply chain. I feel I was fully prepared to take up this career, in terms of knowledge and skills because I was focused with my choice of Industries and the profile I wanted,” he says. A very studious person, Rama Prabhu is a career-focused youngster. He believes in going beyond the expected. Besides the regular curriculum, Rama put in a lot of extra efforts on his own. “The syllabus of this course is the gist of learning and research which people in the corporate world get after years of experience. The KIAMS course is worth to be studied to get an edge over others,” he elaborates.
Amongst the students of the 2009-2011 batch of PGDM who made their way into the corporate world, many of them managed to bag quite impressive annual salary packages. The highest salary offered was Rs. 8.12 lakhs per annum. Salaries averaged out at Rs. 4.55 lakhs per annum.
In terms of job location, the highest polarity of these jobs was at India’s unofficial financial capital, Mumbai. It was seconded by Bangalore and followed by several other industrial hubs of India.
The largest recruiting sector remained Banking and Finance, followed by sectors such as IT, Engineering & Automobile, Consultancy Services, Retail, Real Estate and Market Research. Other sectors that offered a fair share of opportunities to the PGDM students at KIAMS were, Consumer durables, FMCG, Insurance, Telecom, Travel etc.
While successful placement records of KIAMS give its placement department a reason to be proud, it has also become a driving factor for the newer MBA aspirants to choose KIAMS. A prosperous career after a good education is one of the primary motivations for students and KIAMS continues to remain a favourite choice for deserving MBA aspirants.
The Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies has been long known for its relentless focus on unique industry-oriented methods of educating young professionals. Quite clearly, the outcome of all the hard work of its faculty, the extensively researched curriculum and excellence of its delivery is reflected in the successful placements of a majority of its students. For an establishment that has earned its reputation as one of the premier B-schools of our country, great placement records testify the KIAMS tradition of excellence. A hallmark that has set this institute apart since its inception nearly two decades ago.
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