K V Uma Devi, Chairperson – Placements & Career Guidance
Placements for the year 2019-20 at GITAM Institute of Management (GIM) started on a positive note with ICICI Bank rolling out offers to 35 students. The total number of students placed this stands at 226 which is 92% placement, in spite of the pandemic.
The highest package offered is Rs. 10.7 lacs p.a. and the average package which has been increasing over the years has reached Rs. 5.5 lacs p.a.
We had a galore of FMCGs approaching us for campus recruitment and offering a sizeable number of students (12%) job opportunities in these reputed organizations. To name a few, the FMCGs that visited the campus include Hindustan Unilever Ltd., Colgate Palmolive (I) Ltd., ITC Ltd., Nestle (I) Ltd., Marico, Mars Incorporated, Mondelez, MTR Foods, Perfetti Van Melle, etc. Approximately 55% of the students have been placed in the Banking & Financial Services Industry (BFSI), which include ICICI Group (ICICI Bank, ICICI Securities, ICICI Prudential Life Insurances), HDFC Group (HDFC Bank, HDFC AMC, HDFC Ltd.), Axis Bank, Federal Bank, City Union Bank, Bandhan Bank, Invesco, SBI Life Insurance, SBI General Insurane, etc. Companies that visited the campus for the first time and offered roles to our students include the French manufacturing giant, Alstom, Reliance Industries Ltd., Godrej & Boyce Ltd., Asian Paints, Marico, Mondelez, HUL, MTR Foods, Aditya Birla Fashion Retail, and IHS Markit Services. Some of the other notable recruiters for this year include Gati KWE, Amazon, Naukri.com, TCS, Homecentre, Saint Gobain Pvt Ltd., Byjus, etc. Sixty five per cent of the companies that visited us have been our regular visitors choosing GIM as their preferred institute for campus recruitment.
The highest annual package offered for the Finance function is Rs. 10.7 lacs (IHS Markit), for HR role is Rs. 7 lacs (Alstom), Sales & Marketing is Rs. 10 lacs (Byjus) and Operations is Rs. 7.75 lacs (Gati KWE).