Saturday, 27 April 2013

Final Placement Report 2011-13 Batch

Indian Institute of Management Raipur has concluded its final placements for the 2011-13 batch. IIM Raipur is leading among the new IIMs to publish its final placement report this year. IIM Raipur gathered stupendous support from the industry this season. It established new industry relations and reinforced the existing ones. The participating companies found the students intellectually sharp, diligent and zealous.


1.      Total number of companies participated in the process: 52
2.      Total number of companies whose offers were accepted: 24
3.      Total number of PPOs/ total number of accepted PPOs: 4/1
4.  Participation of companies from a variety of sectors offering various attractive and niche profiles.
5.     Average salary offered: INR 12.03 lakhs per annum
6.     Highest Salary of INR 19.00 lakhs per annum and a lowest accepted offer of INR 6.5 lakhs per annum.
7.      Median salary is INR 11.66 lakhs per annum.
8.  Some of the profiles that were offered include Investment Banking, Corporate Banking, Transaction Banking, Trading, Brand Management, International Marketing, Strategic Vendor Sourcing, Corporate Planning and Leadership Profile.

A total of 14 offers were accepted in lateral placement process. One of the world’s largest retailers Tesco HSC participated in the placement process with its coveted Strategic Business Consultant profile. IIM Raipur also witnessed profiles such as Executive Assistant to top management, Strategic Sourcing, Corporate Planning, Solutions Design, Business Consultant, and IT Consultant. 

The companies came from over 10 sectors representing a wide variety of opportunities for students to choose from. Students had a diverse mix to choose from which included Manufacturing/Engineering, IT/ITES, Energy, Automobile, Banking, Pharmaceuticals, Consulting, Education, Media and Consumer Durables. 

Sales & Marketing
The profiles offered include Sales & Marketing, International Marketing, Business Development, Online Marketing, Dealer Development, Media Marketing and Circulation. An exclusive International Marketing role was also offered. People Group recruited for its Product Management profile. Linde India recruited for its Marketing Strategy, Sales and Commercial profiles. A PPO from Tata Motors was accepted in Sales & Marketing.

Investment Banking, Corporate Banking, Valuation, Risk Management, Emerging Corporate Banking, International Banking, Trading, Debt Capital Market, Loan Syndications were the roles offered to the candidates. A niche financial consulting profile in the transportation industry was also offered. A consulting firm based out of Mumbai participated in the placement process with a unique senior analyst profile in treasury and trading. Yes Bank offered International Banking and Emergent Corporate Banking profiles.

Profiles such as Quality Management, Strategic Sourcing, Merchandise Operations and Strategy were offered in Operations. Hero MotoCorp offered a senior Strategic Sourcing role to students of IIM Raipur with prior experience. An emerging IT company participated in the placement process by offering its AVP – Strategy and Operations profile. An offshore IT company of one of the world’s largest insurance company participated in the placement process with its unique Business Transformation Analyst profile.

Consulting and General Management
Ranbaxy Laboratories hired for its coveted Global Leadership Program. Executive Assistant to top management profile by a conglomerate and a leading infrastructure firm was a feather in the cap in the lateral placement process of the institute. Jindal Steel and Power Limited recruited for its Jindal Lead Management Trainee (JLMT) program.
An emerging data analytics company offered its senior project manager profile as a part of lateral placement process. Ernst and Young offered its Business Consultant role to the students after the exuberant performance of twelve students during their winter internship with E&Y Government Advisory.

Follow the link below for the detailed Final Placement Report 2011-13 Batch.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Semester exchange at HHL Leipzig

"It is in fact a part of the function of education to help us escape, not from our own time — for we are bound by that — but from the intellectual and emotional limitations of our time." - T.S. Eliot

A highlight of the MBA program at IIM Raipur is the opportunity to meet and interact with students from premier B Schools across the globe. In my case I was selected for a winter exchange term at HHL graduate school of Management, Leipzig, Germany whose flagship course was ranked 21 by recently. 

The 3 month long exchange program was rich in academic experience along with interaction with students across the globe. It is a particularly good feeling when people in a class are from over 15 countries around the world. The institute had diverse courses to offer for students from all backgrounds and as a marketing major I was fortunate to work with the best professors in Marketing in Europe who provided an international perspective into my MBA. The high degree of interaction with the professors, pedagogy that is different from India is certainly something one can look forward too. 

Leipzig as a city also as a quite to offer. Being a university town one is always surrounded with students. With a vibrant ERASMUS culture (which is the European exchange programme) there are new people to meet every day in mess, markets, campus and of course parties and pubs. The city also has a rich past and was the starting point of the Protestant movement and was the city of famous classical composer Richard Wagner. A visit to the Gwendhaus which houses the famous Leipzig Orchestra is always a treat. 

What I loved about the exchange was the fact that there were new people with whom I interacted, understood their culture, shared their experiences with mine over the famous German beer (it is kind off difficult to avoid when it is cheaper than water). I saw Europe when it was covered in snow (words are grossly insufficient to what my eyes saw but maybe a NRI flick by a bollywood producer would help complete the picture). There are always those moments when Germany can show why it is worth visiting like the rush of driving on an Authobahn at 180 km/hr. Europe is incomplete without a trip to Amsterdam. 

As IIM Raipur spreads its wings across the globe with partners now across Mexico, France, Germany, Greece, Thailand already, it is an opportunity that offers exciting avenues to PGP participants and with more students going for this, it just made PGDM at IIM Raipur the best time I ever had. 

The pictures are the proverbial tip of the iceberg; you may visit my facebook profile for more.

Contributed by: Tarang Singhal, PGP 2011-13. He can be reached at

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