Pre-placement offers to IIM-A students jump

Last Updated: Saturday, November 6, 2010 - 19:34

Ahmedabad: The pre-placement offers (PPO) to
the students of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
(IIM-A), from domestic as well as international companies have
improved remarkably this year, an official said on Sunday.

The offers coming to the students this year have increased
significantly from last year. With the economy looking up, the
job market is getting buoyant again, the chairperson of
Placement Committee of IIM-A, Saral Mukherjee, said.

PPO`s are offered to the final year Post Graduate
Programme (PGP) students by companies after they complete
8-10 week internship, he said.

According to IIM-A placement cell, PPO`s have been
offered to the students by companies like HUL, Aditya Birla
group, Tata Administrative Services, Mckinsey and Boston
Consultancy Group, ahead of the final placements on the
campus.

A batch of 312 PGP students will be seeking final
placements from IIM-A, this year.

Meanwhile, IIM-A Placement Cell today announced that
the interviews for summer placements for a first year batch of
380 PGP students will begin from November 12.

"The investment banks (i-banks) who had not come to
the campus two years ago are coming back for the summer
placement with full force this year," Mukherjee said.

The interviews for the summer placements will be
conducted through a cohort based system under which companies
will be divided into groups called ‘cohorts’ based on multiple
parameters such as roles, locations, salaries etc and several
cohorts will be held in one cluster.

Interviews in the first cluster are scheduled to start
from November 12 and will go on till all the students are
placed in the roles of their choice, a IIM-A statement said.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, November 6, 2010 - 19:34

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