SPJIMR's PGPM Closes Placement for the 2013 Batch at a High Note with Average Salary Increasing to Rs. 18.53 Lakhs.

The placement report for the class of 2013 of the Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM program) at SPJIMR is out and it has given the reputable institute a lot to cheer about.

The placement report for the class of 2013 of the Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM program) at SPJIMR is out and it has given the reputable institute a lot to cheer about.

60 companies visited campus and offered middle and senior management roles to the 107 member strong 2013 PGPM batch, which had an average work experience of 7 years. The highest salary offered to a student was Rs. 36 lakhs while the average salary turned out to be Rs. 18.53 lakhs. The graduating batch average salary thus increased by 75%, and the average salary percentage increase band was 20% to 250%.

The PGPM is a one-year full time residential program and has been accredited as full time MBA by AMBA, UK. It has been designed in a way that it can take care of the lateral requirements of the industry. When organizations grow at a fast pace, they feel the need for talented resources at lateral positions to enhance growth and infuse fresh blood into the system. And the program architecture, which is a good mix of knowledge, skills and attitude, creates professionals that can fill this need in the industry.

Some of the big names involved in campus hiring were Accenture Technologies, Citigroup, Cognizant, Dell, Facebook, Google, ICICI Bank, Infosys, Reliance Industries, Siemens, Tata Consultancy Services, Vodafone, Capco, Valcon, PWC, Amazon, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and many more. There were global leaders and start-up companies alike, offering senior management roles to students.

One goal of the program itself is to accelerate careers by leveraging the previous experience of the participants to create front line managers in a specific function. It has managed to do that to a great extent with the 107-strong batch of 2013. The job profiles offered to the students are a significant indication of the transformation the PGPM program can bring about in their careers. Some of the plum roles that students were offered include Business Analysis Advisor, Financial Controller, Lead Business Consultant, Manager-Corporate IT, Product Manager, Sr. Sales Manager, Senior Consultant, and more.

Radhika Ramchandra Nadkarni, Senior Manager, Cognizant and a past PGPM student concurs that it's a transformational journey. "But it also gives you a wider perspective on things and it helped me accomplish the goals I set out to achieve," she says.

Aravindan Balasubramanian, Business Analyst, Dell, and a PGPM alumni, rounds up the PGPM experience well: "It is a right mix of gaining and sharing knowledge and participating in extracurricular activities, while managing time too. It eventually became a miniature form of life for me. In life you have to juggle different roles; similarly I had to manage different activities. It added different dimensions to my personality and gave me exposure to various aspects of life."

To know more about the PGPM program at SPJIMR and placements details visit www.spjimr.org/pgpm

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