VGSoM IIT Kharagpur successfully concludes Final Placements 2012; Highest salary offered 11.32 lac

 | June 28,2012 11:50 am IST

The successfully concluded final placements process for the batch of 2010-2012 has reaffirmed the position of Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur as one of the premier B-Schools in the country. Many new recruiters along with traditional partners vied to select the best amongst the 86 strong batch.

A total of 35 companies took part in the recruitment process, a third of which were new recruiters or companies reaffirming their relation with VGSoM. The students have been offered challenging management roles across industries like FMCG, Consulting, Banking & Finance, Analytics, Media, Infrastructure, Telecom etc.


Consulting: Consulting continued to be the most sought after profile with more than one-fifth of the batch choosing consulting profiles. Regular recruiters like Deloitte India, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Wipro, Infosys, IBM strengthened their association with VGSoM by offering varied profiles such as Strategy & Operations, Enterprise Applications, Technology Integration, Project Management, Business advisory etc. Crme de la crme of the consulting sphere like PWCs Government Reforms and Infrastructure Development Advisory (GRID), Accenture Management Consulting and i-Maritime reaffirmed the brand value enjoyed by VGSOM in the consulting world. A new addition to this years consulting bandwagon was Ericsson which offered leadership roles in the Telecom Consulting domain. Renoir Consulting offered consulting profile in Operation and Manufacturing Strategy.


FMCG & Telecom: VGSOM has grown over the years to be a sought after destination for many of the big names from the FMCG sector. Reckitt Benckiser and Coca Cola continued their association with VGSOM. Regular recruiters like Heinz and UB group also made their presence felt and offered diverse roles like Corporate Planning, Operations, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Sales and Marketing. Telecom giant Idea Cellular offered roles in Supply Chain and Sales.


Banking, Finance & Analytics: VGSoM carried forward the legacy of being a preferred campus for companies in Banking and Financial Services domain. Diverse profiles were offered including Credit, Risk Analytics, Forex, Equity & Fixed income and Banking Operations. The gamut of interested Companies included participants like Citibank, UCO Bank, Bank of India etc. With a booming market, analytics sector offered attractive opportunities to the students at VGSoM this year. Analytics giants like Hewlett-Packard, HSBC, Mu-Sigma, and Accenture made their presence felt with related profiles in offerings.


Manufacturing: Along with regular recruiters like Titan, Tata Motors, Tata Telcon, UB Group, large PSUs like Balmer Lawrie, MMTC India Ltd etc participated in the Final Placement Process. Students were offered diverse and challenging roles in Sales and Marketing, Operations, HR, Business Development and Infrastructure Project Management.


Media & Technology and General Management:
Media and advertising companies were also among the recruiters this year. Anand Bazar Patrika, Kolkata based diversified Media Group, recruited for the first time from VGSoM in Media and Marketing roles.


Similarly, diversified conglomerate such as The Aditya Birla Group, offered General Management profiles in its various group companies. Technology Companies like Infosys and HCL again had a good presence in the Final Placements, with students getting diverse profiles in technology management.


Total No. of Companies Visiting - 35

Total No. of Offers Extended  -102

Batch Size - 86

Candidates Accepting Offers - 83

Average Salary of Offer Extended(In LPA) - 11.32

Highest Salary Offered (In LPA) - 16.5

Lowest Accepted Offer (In LPA) - 6.3