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Business graduates are on a high with campus placements

Sudents from the Department of Management Studies at the University of Madras are confident of 100% placement this year. “This is normally the case. But two years ago, we registered only 80% placement. We have two placement sessions; the first one ends by December and the second goes on from January to March. More companies have approached the campus this year. L&T ECC, Coffee Day-Beverages section and Software Paradigm International, Mysore were a few of the new companies which came this year,” said placement coordinator Pushpa Bhagyam.

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With companies slated to come in the first week of March as well, representatives from the department said they do not yet have a fix on the highest salary offered this year. “However, the minimum salary has gone up from Rs 2.5 lakh last year to Rs 3.5 lakh this year. The highest salary given out last year was Rs 6.5 lakh. About 15 students of the batch of 84 have also opted for higher studies,” she said.

The Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) authorities said the quantity and the quality of profiles have gone up. “In addition to more companies visiting the campus, the quality of job profiles offered by them has also gone up. For instance, we are increasingly getting marketing profiles and more openings for the financial sector in areas like investment banking,” said Jayaram K Iyer, professor of marketing, LIBA.

Attributing the increase in salaries to companies performing better, he said the highest salary on offer went up to Rs 15 lakh this year compared to Rs 11 lakh last year. The average salary had also risen from Rs 7.5 lakh to Rs 8.3 lakh in 2011, Iyer said.

Similar trends have been observed in the placement process of the Department of Management Studies at IIT-Madras where the average salary offered had increased from Rs 8.35 lakh in 2010 to Rs 9.23 lakh in 2011. The highest salary offered also rose from Rs 12 lakh to Rs 14 lakh this year.

According to the placement report of the department, 31% of the profiles offered last year were from the consulting sector with companies like Deloitte, KPMG and Avalon Consulting. This trend registered a change with firms from the supply chain management (SCM) domain and workforce management like Citibank, P&G, Daimler and SCOPE International, were the key recruiters this year, the report said.

IIM Lucknow Placements 2011

The batch of 366 students (99 more than those graduating in 2009), a total of 206 companies made offers making it the largest placement process this year across the IIMs in terms of the number of candidates placed successfully. These companies made a total of 528 offers. Of the total offers made, 70 were pre-placement offers, 213 lateral offers for higher entry placement, and 245 made during the final placement week. Moreover, 53 companies were first time recruiters at IIM-L.

The key sectors in which the recruitment took place were Consulting, Finance, Sales and Marketing, IT and Telecom industry. The Consulting sector saw 82 recruitment.
The final Placements of IIM Lucknow have been concluded with 100 per cent placements. The B School has received total 528 offers for the batch of 366. IIM Lucknow mentions that by far, this is the largest graduating batch to be placed across all IIMs. Among the offers made, there were 70 Pre Placement Offers (PPOs), 213 lateral offers and 245 offers in the Placement week.

A total of 206 companies participated in the placement process. Out of them 53 companies were first time recruiters. Among the key recruiters were Accenture, Avendus Capital, Capgemini, Citibank, Kraft Foods Cadbury, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Ernst & Young, Hindustan Unilever, ITC, KPMG, McKinsey and Co., PricewaterhouseCoopers, Procter & Gamble, Tata Administrative Services and The Boston Consulting Group.

Finance firms have made a comeback in a big way. The positions offered by the banks and financial firms were in areas of investment banking, proprietary trading, treasury, and global risk management to name a few. Prominent financial firms include Amex, Avendus Capital, Axis Bank, Baring Private Equity Partners, CRISIL, DBS, Edelweiss, Futures First, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank making 22 offers (after Deloitte), ICICI Prudential, IIFL, Indus Valley Partners, JM Financial, JP Morgan, Karvy, Kotak Wealth Management, Nomura, SBI Capital, Standard Chartered and Yes Bank.

Finance firms have made a comeback in a big way. The positions offered by the banks and financial firms were in areas of investment banking, proprietary trading, treasury, and global risk management to name a few. Prominent financial firms include Amex, Avendus Capital, Axis Bank, Baring Private Equity Partners, CRISIL, DBS, Edelweiss, Futures First, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank making 22 offers (after Deloitte), ICICI Prudential, IIFL, Indus Valley Partners, JM Financial, JP Morgan, Karvy, Kotak Wealth Management, Nomura, SBI Capital, Standard Chartered and Yes Bank.

In Sales and Marketing sector, the key recruiters were Asian Paints, Aviva, Britannia, Castrol, Dabur, GSK Consumer, Hindustan Unilever, ITC, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft Foods Cadbury, Marico, Nokia, Pepsi, Procter & Gamble, Ranbaxy, Raymond and Reliance among others. Conglomerates such as Adani Group, Aditya Birla Group, Mahindra & Mahindra, Jindal Group, Larsen & Toubro, RPG and Suzlon were prominent recruiters. Asian Paints, L’Oreal, Olam International, Philips and Target offered lucrative Supply Chain Management profiles.

Firms in the IT sector that offered roles were iGATE, Infosys, MindTree, Wipro and TCS among others. Recruiters in the Telecom industry are the top companies in the sector such as Aircel, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone.

Among the 53 first time recruiters, the companies included Amazon, BMGI, Bloomberg, Comviva, Coromandel, Deutsche Post DHL, Ford, Fujitsu Consulting, Google, HP, IndusInd Bank, JFS, Lenovo, Microsoft IDC, Nereus Capital, Panasonic, Planet M, Star CJ, Subros, Tally Solutions and The Nielsen Company among others.

Placements of IIM Indore for year 2011

IIM Indore conducted 5 days placement drill for the students of 2009-11 batch.
Around 100 companies participated in the placement process cross the functions of finance, marketing, HR, operations, strategy and IT.

Salary packages this year increased by 27% from last year.Highest salary package offered was 32  Laks per annum by a investment bank.Around 12% students secured 20 Laks per annum.50% students secured offers in the range of 14 – 18 Laks Per annum.

Thirty-two percent of the companies that visited the campus were first time recruiters.Recruiters this year included industry stalwarts like Procter & Gamble, Hindustan Unilever, Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Edelweiss, Standard Chartered, JP Morgan Chase, Deutsche Bank, and Ocwen Financial Corporation.

Twenty-eight percent of the students accepted finance roles and 25% accepted consulting roles. This is a marked change from previous years when finance roles dominated more than 40% of the placements.Over 20% of the batch selected Sales and Marketing related functions as their preferred choice of career.

The IT sector recruited in large numbers with giants like Microsoft, Cognizant, Infosys, HCL Technologies, L&T InfoTech, Hewlett Packard, iGate, MindTree Consulting and Mphasis offering roles in IT Consulting, Project Management, Sales, Business Development, Corporate Strategy and Human Resource.

Placements in XLRI for 2011

In 2011  for the first time ever, a batch of 240 students IN XLRI get placed in  4 days.Different Companies rolled out

317 offers. There was a 19.25% jump in the Pre Placement offers from last year.

The number of Lateral offers doubled over last year with an average salary figure of 16.5 Lakhs.Total 109 companies

participated in the process.

Average  package offered is 15.8 Lakhs, It is  12%  higher then  last year’s figure. The median figure for the

domestic salary of 14.7 Lakhs echoes the focus on quality of job offers made at XLRI as a part of the Placement

Season 2010. The highest domestic package was 23 Lacs per annum.

25 % of the total offers coming from the financial sector. ICICI Bank was the largest recruiter and with 21 offers

reinforced the faith in the financial prowess of the students at XLRI.

Offers were received across a most of functions such as Investment Banking, Treasury, Corporate Finance, Wholesale

Banking, Commercial Banking, Retail Banking and Insurance. Global finance majors such as Goldman Sachs, Nomura

Holdings, BNP Paribas and Edelweiss offered roles in the areas of asset management, corporate investment banking and

equity research. Financial institutions such as ICICI Securities, India Infoline, Citibank, Standard Chartered,

ICICI, Axis Bank, DBS and YES Bank offered roles in the treasury and foreign exchange desks as well as in their

corporate and retail banking functions. The offerings of domestic investment banks led by SBI Capital Markets

generated a lot of interest among the students. A leading player in the financial space offered its coveted wealth

management role at New York exclusively to XLRI. Corporate finance roles were offered by Hindustan Unilever,

Cadbury, L&T and Reliance Industries Ltd among others.

Marketing has drawn renewed interest from the students and was the preferred choice for students  with 25% accepting

offers. The class of 2011 was offered opportunities in the areas of branding, marketing and sales functions

by FMCG majors like Procter & Gamble, Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, ITC, Asian Paints,

Nestle, Cadbury, Marico, PepsiCo, Castrol and Biocon.Othe companies participated were BhartiAirtel, Lenovo, Cummins, Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd and Akzonobel.

Novartis AG offering its prestigious HR Leadership Development Role at Basel, Switzerland exclusively to XLRI,

making the highest international offer of US $120,000.KPMG for the first time opened its treasured Financial Risk

Management role at XLRI for the class of 2011.

The placements for the General Management Program (GMP) has been also started, a full-time flagship program of XLRI. placement process  was kicked off on  January 2011. Many popular names such as Amazon, Microsoft, Cognizant Business Consulting, HP etc. have already visited the campus.

Placement report for Cept university (Ahmadabad)

10 job offers at Cept university on Day 2.Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (Cept) received around 10 job offers from three recruiters on day two of the ongoing final placements in the campus on Monday. more than 43 companies are recruiting students, around three or four companies are scheduled to interview and recruit the students each day. On day two, three recruiters, including Development Alternatives, Black Olive and Urban Mass Transit Company (UMTC) took part in the recruitment. The placement activity inside the campus is scheduled to end on February 28.Faculty is expecting 100% placement this year.

DE Shaw visits Fergusson College, Pune

DE Shaw India Software Private Ltd, a global investment and technology development firm, recently visited Fergusson College Pune

n all, 47 students were selected after the written test, out of which 17 were short-listed for the group discussion and interview.

DE Shaw visits the top 10 colleges in India for campus placements. In Pune, Fergusson is the only college it conducts interviews. It has been coming to the campus for five years now. Last year, nine students were hired by the company.

Third-year students of any stream with a percentage of 60% and above were eligible for the test. The selection procedure was tough as well as interesting. They checked our management, analytical and leadership skills

The written test was quite easy. I am already preparing for the Common Admission Test (CAT), so everything went pretty well. In the group discussion, they were keen on seeing how many students have a clear and strong stand on the topic ‘Should there be an international committee to counter terrorist attacks?’ I supported my answers with statistics and I think that worked in my favour. The interviews that followed were rigorous and tough Added One of the selected student.