30 Dec 2020 20:07 IST

JAGSOM secures 100 per cent placements for PGDM batch virtually

More than 70 companies recruited from the campus this year; highest package is ₹16 lakh per annum

Jagdish Sheth School of Management (JAGSOM), formerly known as IFIM Business School, with AICTE, NBA and AACSB accreditation, has successfully completed the campus placements of Post Graduate Diploma Programme (PGDM), securing 100 per cent placements for its graduating batch of May 2021.

The institute completes 25 years of operations and received global QS World University rank being on 51+ band in marketing area and 101+ band in finance area. Conducted virtually, more than 70 companies recruited from the campus this year. There is an increased hiring from both marquee recruiters and a large number of new recruiters primarily comprising the new age companies. JAGSOM witnessed a variety of new-age roles such as product management for AI enabled human resource engagement software, fintech applications, digital HR, martech.

Many new-age companies show interest

Besides the marquee companies such as Oracle, KPMG, Grant Thornton, Dell, HDFC, BNY Mellon, E&Y, Hexaware that came for recruitment this year; JAGSOM also saw the new age companies, such as Numly, OSG, Arcesium, NoPaperForm, Cuemath, Jaro, MetricStream, Scaler, SmartKnower, and many others,with many of them being headquartered in the US, offering attractive packages to the students. The highest package on offer was ₹16 lakh per annum, with an average salary of more than ₹10 lakh per annum. Similarly, the average internship stipend has been ₹33,500 per month with the highest stipend being ₹1,33,000 per month. The institute is engaging an authorised agency to audit the placement closure as per the IPRS standard.

Improved hiring trends

Dr Asit K Barma, Professor - Marketing, and Chairperson, Corporate Relations group, observed, “This year’s placement highlights is the significant interest shown by the new-age companies to recruit our students. This goes to prove how JAGSOM has leveraged the locational dividend of being in the Silicon Valley of India. We are perhaps one of the first B-Schools in the country to introduce a new age curriculum in digital business and getting on board practising faculty to train our students.”

CA Priyanka Saraswat, Head, Student Placement Committee, said, “Our super-specialisation programme sets us apart. I am a hard core finance professional and never had any orientation to technology. I specialised in both capital market and business analytics in our super specialisation programme. This helped me crack the interview with Arcesium, a new-age fitech company. Besides, the institute’s personality enhancement programme helped too.”