EVEN THE newer additions to the IIM family are doing as well as their established peers in the placement process. At Indian Institute of Management-Kozhikode (IIM- K), as many 135 companies showed up for the interviews, compared with 108 last year, and 40 per cent of the jobs offered to the 317 students of the flagship Post Graduate Programme in Management came from the first- time recruiters.
The average salary for the Class of 2012 was INR 13.02 lakh per year, a 7 per cent increase since last year, and the highest domestic salary offered was INR 32 lakh.
The folks at IIM-K, naturally, are delighted. “Our rigorous and innovative selection process ensures that the students who get into IIM-K are academically qualified, service oriented and poised to contribute superior skills to society,” says IIM- K Director Debashis Chatterjee. In the placement process, Marketing and Finance were the most sought after specialisations, followed closely by Operations and Information Technology, and Consulting.
A Snapshot of the IIM Kozhikode placements for 2012:
|Total Batch size
|Effective batch size for placements
|Number of companies participated
|Number of offers made
|Average number of offers per student
|Average number of offers per company
|Number of PPO's accepted/made
|Number of international offers made
|Highest international salary offered
|Highest domestic salary offered
||INR 32 lacs|
|Average salary offered
||INR 13.7 lacs|
|Lowest Salary offered
||INR 8 lacs|
Among the new recruiters, the most prestigious addition was that of the Tata
Administrative Service, which recruited five IIM-K graduates for the first time this year, informs Surbhi Bhatia, Member, Placement Committee. Some of the other leading recruiters were Goldman Sachs, Citibank and Deloitte and HUL.
So what’s working in favour of IIM-K? It’s clearly the alumni network, which, according to Chatterjee, is getting bigger and stronger by the year. It had a big hand in ensuring the participation of few of the best companies in the placement process.
IIM-K alumni from a number of companies also made it a point to travel with the recruitment team to ensure smooth conduct of the placements. Now that’s called the old school tie.