100% Summer Placement for PGDM 2019 Batch at IIM Calcutta


IIM Calcutta has reported 100% summer placement for the 2019 batch of the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) with the process being completed in a little more than two days.

More than 180 firms had offered profiles to the students across diverse sectors. The highest number of 188 offers to account for 41% of the batch came from Finance and Consulting sectors. Goldman Sachs came up with the highest number of offers in Finance and The Boston Consulting Group in Consulting.

The students also received good offers in other sectors including marketing, general management, E-commerce, operations and product management made offers.

The top recruiters in marketing, operations and general management were Coke, Uber and Aditya Birla Group respectively.

In Marketing, the top recruiter was Coke, in Operations, Uber and Aditya Birla in General Management. For the first time, NITI Aayog participated in placement, coming up with five offers. Five private equity firms and seven investment banking firms also participated in the placement.

Goldman Sachs made the highest number of offers in finance while The Boston Consulting Group was the top recruiter in consulting in terms of the number of students hired. Recruiters came up with offers from other major sectors including marketing, general management, E-commerce, operations and product management.

The top recruiters in marketing, operations and general management were Coke, Uber and Aditya Birla Group respectively.

IIMC says the 2-year full-time residential PGDM program is aimed at equipping the participants to become general managers and high-level-decision-makers with a broad strategic vision. Viewing management as an integrated process, students are helped in developing a global view and respond effectively to changes in the economic, technological, cultural and political environments. Emphasis is also placed on the development of specific skills in accounting, finance, marketing, operations and management.

The program, with a two-tier structure, has a core curriculum of compulsory credit courses and compulsory non-credit courses. The summer internship involves compulsory industry training between the first and the second years. Students can take up the elective courses in the second year.

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The first year is devoted to developing business fundamentals through compulsory courses spanning the areas of economics, finance, marketing, operations, systems and organizational behaviour. The second year offers a much higher number of electives than any other B-School in India. Students aspiring to delve deeper into specific areas of interest could undertake term papers under faculty supervision.

For successful completion of the program, a student must earn a minimum of 93-credit points (excluding term papers) and a maximum of 105-credit points. This is considering all Compulsory and Elective Courses at IIMC, STEP Courses and Summer Project (as a compulsory pass/fail Credit Course) as applicable. The term paper(s) are not to be counted for minimum credit requirements.



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