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IIM Calcutta emerges as numero uno in Placements 2009

IIM Calcutta emerges as numero uno in Placements 2009
IIM Bangalore might have been “The Employers’ choice” in Asia in recently conducted QA Global B-School ranking survey, however back home when it comes to placements, IIM Calcutta seems to be the choice of Indian and International recruiters. IIM Calcutta has emerged as the numero uno business school in India as far as placements are concerned as per the latest CoolAvenues.com Placements 2009 report, The ongoing global financial meltdown which impacted Placements 2009 at Indian B-Schools severally saw IIM Calcutta weathering the storm in much better way compared to other institutes. IIM Calcutta which earlier used to suffer due to its comparatively bigger batch size, is now at par with other IIMs as far as the batch strength goes and hence used its past experience of placing large batches in a better way in these uncertain times. Overall IIM Calcutta emerged as clear winner on following counts : Placements Salary: Recruiters paid highest average salary to IIM Calcutta graduates among all B-Schools as average salary paid at IIMC was at INR 12.7 lakh in comparison to INR 12.17 lakh at IIMA and INR 12.12 lakh  at XLRI, Jamshedpur. At the same time the highest salary paid to IIM Calcutta graduate was INR 60 lakh in comparison to INR 24 lakh paid to a IIM Kozhikode student. In Overseas placements, IIM Calcutta again emerged as No. 1 institute with highest salary at USD 130,000 p.a. and average salary at USD 86.875 p.a while IIM Ahmedabad graduates were placed at an average salary of USD 83,000. IIM Ahmedabad chose not to release highest international salary. IIM Bangalore might have been “The Employers’ choice” in Asia in recently conducted QA Global B-School ranking survey, however back home when it comes to placements, IIM Calcutta seems to be the choice of Indian and International recruiters. IIM Calcutta has emerged as the numero uno business school in India as far as placements are concerned as per the latest CoolAvenues.com Placements 2009 report, Full story

Placements 2009 Survey : One Year Executive MBA : In middle of No where

Placements 2009 Survey : One Year Executive MBA : In middle of No where
One year Executive MBA program which has come into prominence in India due to success seen by ISB flagship one year MBA program faced its first real test after dotcom bust in year 2009. ISB which was launched in year 2001 faced a quite uphill task during its initial years but slowly overcame all troubles to emerge as one of top global destination for one year executive MBA program. ISB one year program gave much needed opportunity to executives with significant work experience and in middle management to tap the opportunities offered by elite “MBA” tag without sacrificing significant time in the campus with almost mint fresh students. ISB model became so successful that very soon all leading B-School in India including IIMs launched their own version of one year executive MBA program aimed at candidates with significant prior work experience. Full story

Placement Season at ISB Hyderabad gets Extended Indefinitely

Placement Season at ISB Hyderabad gets Extended Indefinitely
  Following the now-familiar trend of this year’s placements at all top business schools, ISB Hyderabad, which ranked 15th in the 2008 Global MBA Rankings released by the Financial Times, had to extend its placement season indefinitely, as per latest reports making rounds in media circle. Full story

Private Sector’s Loss is Public Sector’s Gain, as PSUs Hire Big Time from IIM Lucknow

Private Sector’s Loss is Public Sector’s Gain, as PSUs Hire Big Time from IIM Lucknow
With the private sector companies being cautious this year and tip-toeing around placements at B-school campuses, as a result of ongoing global economic crisis, it’s the Indian PSUs and government banks that have come to the rescue and provided the much-needed momentum to final placements at all IIMs this year. With the campus placements recently concluded at IIM Lucknow, the PSU hiring spree has continued. Out of the total of 267 students that have graduated this year from IIM-L, PSUs have recruited 65 students. Full story

IIM Bangalore Takes 11 Days; Places All Students

IIM Bangalore Takes 11 Days; Places All Students
  In the wake of global financial and economic crisis, IIM Bangalore extends placements beyond the usual placement week and takes eleven days to place all students. Infact, in previous years, all IIMs with the inclusion of IIM Bangalore, usually took about 3-4 days only to place their students. Full story

Placement 2009 at IIM Ahmedabad Witnesses 25% Reported Dip in Average Salary; Places All Students

Placement 2009 at IIM Ahmedabad Witnesses 25% Reported Dip in Average Salary; Places All Students
Pertaining to ongoing economic slowdown, the average salaries have dropped this year at all Indian B-schools, with the salary at the most-prestigious IIM Ahmedabad dipping by as much as 25-30 per cent as per the uncomfirmed reports available in media. Full story

Placement 2009 Sees Drop in Average Salary for the First Time in History

Placement 2009 Sees Drop in Average Salary for the First Time in History
Though the students of Indian business schools, and even those from premier institutions, are getting offers from companies in the ongoing placement session, the annual package they are being offered has fallen considerably, as per various media reports and industry sources. Full story

IIMs Extend Placements: Clouds on the Horizon!!!

IIMs Extend Placements: Clouds on the Horizon!!!
For Placements 2009, it’s an extended season this year across Indian B-school campuses. The concept of Placement Season (or Placement Week) came into being when MBA degrees and management graduates were accorded dazzling lime-light sometime in year 2000 and catapulted to dizzying heights. Since then, all Indian B-schools have tooted their claims of “100% ... Full story
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