Existing Records Tumble as On-campus Recruitment for Batch 14 of Kirloskar
Institute of Advanced Management Studies Reaches Midway
PUNE, India, March 1, 2013
PUNE, India, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Placements Hit a New High at KIAMS
With B-schools across the country anticipating a sluggish, below-par placement
in 2012-13, Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies KIAMS , has yet
again bucked the trend. Midway into the placement season, 58 students of the
Batch 14 of KIAMS have already been placed. Despite predictions of economic
uncertainties looming large, the highest pay package offered has gone up by a
whopping 25%. While last year, the maximum package offered was 8.47 Lakhs;
this time around 2 students of KIAMS have already been offered packages of
11.70 Lakhs. Both these placements are in Dubai, with Delta Commercial Broker
LLC (Citi Bank).
Interestingly, the Banking and Finance (B&F)Sector has emerged as the clear
leader in terms of recruiting from KIAMS, already surpassing last year's
figures. It may be recalled that in 2011-12, a total of 24 students from KIAMS
were placed in the B&F Sector, while mid-way this season, 25 students have
already been recruited by this sector almost entirely in November and
"It has been quite a revelation," remarked Ms. Shruti Das, Officer of the
Placement committee at KIAMS . "Far from any signs of sluggishness, the
industry has shown an unusual vibrancy in recruitment as far as KIAMS is
concerned. In fact, the first on-campus recruitment happened as early as
August 2012. It is a record of sorts. By year-on-year comparison, we are way
ahead of the placement schedule."
The companies that have recruited from KIAMS so far have been a fair mix of
global corporate giants, and exciting new enterprises working on cutting-edge
technologies. Some of the prominent ones are Odessa Technologies, HDFC Asset
Management Company Ltd., SmartCube, ICICI Securities Ltd., Idea Cellular Ltd.,
SBI Life Insurance Ltd., HCL Infosystems Ltd., L&T Infotech Ltd., Bajaj
Allianz General Insurance Co. Ltd., 99 Acres, Drshti Strategic Research
Services Pvt. Ltd., XL Dynamics, BNY Mellon International Operations (India)
Private Limited, Ladderup Wealth Management Private Limited, CRISIL Ltd.,
MarketsandMarkets, Earth Infrastructure Ltd, Coffee Day Beverages, Anurash
Insurance Services, Talent Corner HR Services Pvt Ltd., and Decathlon.
"In KIAMS, the assignments that are given to us are not just theoretical in
nature, but involve the application of these concepts in a practical
environment," points out Sakshi Vatsa, the first amongst the students of Batch
14 of KIAMS to be placed. "This helped me in a big way during my interviews
for Odessa Technologies . Most of the questions in my interview were
conceptual, concerning little things that could easily have been forgotten or
ignored had we not learnt their practical application."
A steady flow of representatives from numerous corporate houses were either
visiting, or were in the process of visiting KIAMS for recruitment.
"When I look back, I can spot the difference between what I was and what I am
today," says Laxmi Gupta, who has been placed with SmartCube . "Every single
individual in KIAMS has taught me and helped me refine my personality. I
learned how to balance my personal and professional life, thanks to the hectic
and rigorous schedule of KIAMS. We received excellent pedagogy by some of the
world-class educators like Professor Gopal Iyenger, Professor T. Vishwanathan,
and Professor V. S. Pai. They helped us develop an eye for detail. In short,
KIAMS helps you develop a strong business acumen."
Given the fact that traditionally at KIAMS , the IT & ITes sector recruits at
par with the Banking & Finance sector, the Placement Cell is gearing up for
the long list of IT companies that are shortly slated to visit for
recruitment. Going by the current industry sentiment, it seems KIAMS is all
set to maintain its 100% placement record for 6 ^th year in a row.
In 1991, KIAMS was conceived as a training institute and a knowledge hub where
Kirloskar Group managers shared their learning and caught up with the latest
movements and concepts and management. In 1995, the training institute was
opened to managers in all other countries.Having made a mark in the area of
executive education in the country, KIAMS ventured into training bright young
minds in high quality management education to meet the managerial leadership
gap in the country. The resources and competencies developed for the
managerial training were extended by the Institute to the students of the Post
Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM). KIAMS offers a two-year fully
residential Post Graduate Diploma in Management Programme to train and develop
managers for the next millennium.
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