SPJIMR PGDM Placements 2013 – Setting new standards for B-School Placements

 | March 01,2013 05:21 pm IST

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's S P Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), has recently been ranked as the 16th best B-School in the Asia Pacific Region by QS Global 200 rankings. This apart, SPJIMR has regularly been ranked in the top-10 best B Schools in India.


SPJIMR enjoys a good reputation with the industry for the high quality managers that it nurtures through a unique pedagogic approach.

This year, despite edgy markets, SPJIMR set new records and completed another successful season of placements for the PGDM Class of 2013. The Class of 2013 witnessed 97 companies queuing up to hire participants from the Class of 2013.
The average salary increased to 16.13 lacs, a phenomenal increase over last year.

A brief compilation of vital statistics from the Placement Process for the Class of 2013 is as below

Participants in the Batch175
Participants in the batch opting out of placements2
Total Number of Offers Made206
Number of participating Companies97
Number of First time Recruiters33
Number of Lateral Offers65
Total Number of Pre Placement Offers (PPO/PPI)80
No. of offers per student1.17
Average Salary16.13 Lacs

49% of the Class of 2013 received Pre-Placement Offers and Pre-Placement Interviews through their Autumns Internships at top corporate houses, some of which included Accenture Management Consulting, TAS, Microsoft, HUL, P&G, J&J Consumer, Colgate Palmolive, Citibank, General Electric, Flipkart, Philips, HSBC, GSK, JP Morgan, Miebach Consulting, Pepsi, Kraft Foods, Edelweiss Capital, Axis Bank, Texas Instruments among others.

Key Highlights
● 61% of the batch has offers of Rs. 15 lacs and more
● 83% of the batch has salaries of Rs.13 lacs and more
● The median salary for the batch of 176 students was 15.95 lacs
● Foreign offers were made by Ranbaxy, Jumbo Electronics

A brief on the kind of companies visiting campus this year

General Management
This year Tata Administrative Services, Mahindra & Mahindra, Reliance Industries Limited, Ranbaxy and Raymonds made about 16 offers in several middle management positions. The roles pertain to application of business understanding in all relevant domains and also entail close co-ordination with CXOs. The hires are groomed to be future leaders in their respective business subsidiaries.

Consulting/ IT Consulting
SPJIMR witnessed a splurge in the offers coming from consulting companies. 22% of the batch was placed in top consulting firms which included Accenture Management Consulting, Bristlecone, Capgemini, Cognizant Business Consulting, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Miebach Consulting, PwC , PRTM Consulting, TSMG among others.
The profiles offered by the consulting bandwagon at SPJIMR included strategic consulting, operations consulting, financial advisory and IT consulting.

Downmarket trends did not affect the finance batch on campus. The talented batch picked up offers from top league financial players that included JP Morgan, Franklin Templeton, Citibank, Deutsche Bank, ICRA, Axis Bank, Yes Bank, SBI Caps, Nomura, GE, Edelweiss and TATA Capital.

Offers were received across a plethora of functions ranging from Investment Banking , Corporate Banking, Institutional Equities , Equity Research , Credit Rating, Credit Risk, Treasury , Project Finance and Corporate Finance. The campus also saw participation from Multinational firms like AC Nielsen making exclusive offers for their Emerging Leaders Program. 16% of the batch got offers in the Financial Services and Banking sector

IT companies like Microsoft, Google, Dell and HCL Technologies offered Sales roles on campus. Corporate IT roles were offered from business giants like General Electric, Unilever, Duetsche Bank and Citibank. Global IT majors like Amazon, Directi, Makemytrip and Interglobe offered a plethora of roles.

Marketing and Operations
SPJIMR maintained its niche in FMCG hiring. This year witness the top FMCG companies lining up on campus to make offers to the Marketing and Operations batch. 27% students were doled out offers by the FMCG sector

Sales, Marketing and Supply Chain roles were made by FMCG majors that included Hindustan Unilever Ltd., P&G, Kraft, PepsiCo, GSK, Johnson and Johnson Consumer, Asian Paints, Britannia, Marico, Coke, L’Oreal, Reckitt Benckiser, Marico, Wipro Consumer

Lateral hires were picked up by HUL, GSK CH etc.
Telecom roles were offered to students by Bharti Airtel and Vodafone.
Niche roles mapping across other sectors were also offered by Ranbaxy, 3M, Cummins, Philips, Raymonds, Dr Reddy’s Labs, Asian Heart Institute etc.
Procurement, Inventory and Product Life Cycle roles were offered by A-list manufacturing companies such as Texas Instruments & Shell.
Retail roles were offered by Jumbo Electronics and Mahindra & Mahindra.