Posted on: February 24, 2012
Even with the threat of economic recession looming large in the west, there is something to cheer about for students at Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS). Placements for the 13th batch of PGDM graduates is underway with the average salary offered at 4.52 lakhs per. The highest salary fetched by the any student this time is 8.12 lakhs per annum.
“We were a little worried about the success of the placement exercise this year, as market share, overall production and business sentiment has nosedived in recent months, but thankfully, we have survived all the odds. The credit definitely goes to KIAMS past track record of providing the best talent to the industry,” says Debapriya Waddadar who was placed with HCL Infosystems Ltd., Noida.
In regard to sector-wise placements, Banking/Finance/KPO/BPO sectors offered 12 placements – the highest this year. Real estate/Retail/Market research sectors came second with 9 placements and the Engineering, Automobile and Consultancy sector shared third position, each offering 7 placements. “Despite unfavourable market sentiment, the conversion rate has been satisfactory in many sectors and we are happy with the results,” says Rajesh Dixit, officer in charge of placement. He said: “The pay packages are really handsome, considering the overall economic situation”
In order to prepare students for the placement interview, faculty members and external experts meet individually with the students and conduct workshops. Students are made to go through mock interviews and GDs. KIAMS provides the best of facilities to help students acquire the needed skills to get the job of their choice and, judging by the placement rate, it is clear students are making the most of their training
KIAMS 13th batch is now ready to grapple with the realities of industry, and we are sure with their training and hard work they will be able to carve a niche for themselves.