Goa Institute of Management (GIM), one of the B-Schools in India has marked a good placement rate this year for the PGDM students. A number of recruiters will be visiting the campus this month for placements.
Already, 30 new companies have visited the campus and made offers to the students. Some of the prominent campus hirers include Deloitte, Cognizant, Arcesium, Asian Paints, Wipro, Infosys, Hindustan Unilever, Britannia, Reckitt Benckiser, Godrej and Boyce, Standard Chartered Bank. Some of the new recruiters this year are Varun Beverages, Grant Thornton, Quest Global and GEP. The operations domain has also seen strong numbers, with Alstom being one of the notable recruiters.
GIM Placement Chair, Prof. Umesh Mahtani, speaking on the trend this year said, "IT/ITES and consulting companies have increased the numbers they recruited this year. The representation of companies in the FMCG sector also has been strong. For consulting roles we have had a larger number of companies, notable being Deloitte, EY, GEP, Grant Thornton, and Accenture. Around 15-20 more companies are expected in January and we are confident of continuing our track record of 100% placements this year. The consistency in the track record of placements has put GIM in the top league of B-Schools in India."
The Healthcare Management (HCM) Programme of Goa Institute of Management (GIM) has always been well-received by recruiters. 80% of the students are already placed and the placement team is on the way to a 100% placement record. The average package of students has seen an increase from Rs. 7.8 lakhs p.a. last year to Rs. 8.1 lakhs p.a. this year.
The highest package is Rs 14 lakhs p.a. offered by a leading ITES company and was offered to a student from nursing background, undergoing the HCM programme. Another new development this year is the opening up of winter, paid consulting projects on campus with 30% of the first year students engaged in these live projects where they are able to implement the concepts learnt in the class. The Institute expects that by January 2017, 100% of the HCM students will be satisfactorily placed.
Prof. Shawnn Coutinho, Placement Chair - Healthcare Management (HCM) Programme said "What marks a change this year is the number of new companies on campus and new sectors opening up to the students, namely medical devices and pharmaceuticals. Summer internships have also seen the same rigour as last year with a diversification into medical devices."
About Goa Institute of Management:
The Goa Institute of Management was started in 1993 by Fr. Romuald D'Souza supported by a team of professionals and industrialists and has risen to one of the finest management schools in the country. GIM entered a new phase in its legacy with the completion of its new campus in Sanquelim. The Ribandar campus of GIM houses the PGDM-PT course and the Healthcare Management programme.