Posted on: January 9, 2015
Employability is the top concern of a student who enrolls for a professional management course. Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS) follows a robust curriculum and a strong employment process that has yielded impressive results with 15 batches that have passed out so far.
At KIAMS, Student industry orientation begins early. After the first year each student undergoes a Summer Internship Project (SIP) that gives him/her a hands-on experience of a live work environment. The end of SIP marks the commencement of the final year as well as the beginning of visits from the organizations intending to absorb young professionals. This year half the students from the PGDM class of 2015 have been already been placed. A total of 30 companies have visited the campus and have employed students in the areas of Human Resource, Marketing and Finance already and the year is yet to begin. The average CTC offered this year so far is 4.32 lakhs per annum and the highest CTC so far is 5.56 lakhs per annum.
KIAMS prepares the students throughout the year to enhance their employability. Anuja Mathur says, “Getting picked by the first company that I tried for, was a dream come true for me. Of course your skills, hard work and communication abilities are important to make the best impression during the interview. But according to me, presence of mind and confidence can help you get through the interview. KIAMS had covered this base for me over the last two years. I could see a visible difference in my personality as I had grown in confidence. Through various initiatives and presentations, KIAMS had also taught me how to put my point across in the best possible way. I think it helped me tremendously during the interview and will continue to help me during my professional career.”
Arpit Jain, who has secured a plum assignment with IKYA thinks KIAMS inculcates management competencies through projects and assignments, “It was gratifying to be placed in first attempt. I could do it because I was with KIAMS where I have grown in confidence. My two year journey has triggered a more aggressive, resilient, and tenacious personality. I was given the opportunity to be the academic representative of my batch. The responsibilities I had to undertake gave me a practical experience of different aspects of management. Thanks to my teachers and batchmates I received a holistic learning experience at KIAMS. Critical thinking, decision making ability and the drive to take initiatives are some of the vital skills I have learned here.”
The placements have created a lot of excitement on the campus and the buzz continues to grow as the companies visit and CTC data trickles in.
To read more about placements at KIAMS and gain access to three years’ placement figures, visit: www.kiams.ac.in