Placement Process

 

Summer Placements

Summer Internship is an important and integral part of the academic curriculum at IIMA. The first year consists of three terms that stress on academic rigour and the development of technical skills. The summer internship that follows lasts for 8-10 weeks and tests the students thoroughly on this learning. Through summer internships, students get an opportunity to achieve wide industry exposure and engage in meaningful work experiences. Students are encouraged to take up management roles across sectors such as FMCG, Agricultural Inputs, Agri-Banking, Agri-Consulting, Renewable Energy, Food & Agribusiness Advisory in varied functions like Strategy, Marketing, Commodity Trading, Sales and Distribution, Supply Chain Management, procurement, and Research & Advisory. Students are also able to land Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs) if they demonstrate commendable performance during their internships.
The objective of the summer internship process is multi-fold. It helps the students:
  • Gain first-hand experience in a particular industry with ample opportunity to innovate, add to and challenge ideas and techniques imbibed in the first year.
  • Be more receptive to market needs
  • Decide their area of specialization in the second year.

The summer internship also has an academic component: student interns prepare a report on the summer assignment and present it to the organization. They are also required to share their learning with the Institute before they register for the second year. The requirement of making a formal presentation about the project to the company and to the Institute ensures that sufficient rigour and discipline are brought in to this exercise.
The Institute has enjoyed extensive corporate support for summer interns with the result that summer projects have been diverse, challenging, and intense learning experiences. Increasingly, a number of international companies have seen the value of this exercise and have collaborated with the Institute. Also, each company gets a chance to evaluate the interns over a long period in a real business situation and make pre-placement offers based on this evaluation. A number of companies have used these internships as a key source for full-time hires.

Final Placements

The final placements are given high importance by all the participants. It is a time when recruiters hire the graduates for permanent positions in their organisations. Final placements generally begin in Jan-Feb each year for the outgoing batch.

Final Placement

January

February

March

Corporate Presentations

 

 

 

 

Submission of Resumes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shortlisting

 

 

 

 

 

Preprocesses & Interviews

 

 

 

 

 

 


Lateral Placements

The objective of lateral placements is to place students with extensive work experience at levels commensurate with their relevant experience. Typically, nearly half the graduating class has work experience of more than 18 months and a separate lateral placement period outside of the regular placement week has been designated for the placement of these candidates.
The lateral placement period extends over the month of January. Companies can schedule interviews for lateral entry candidates during this period.

Lateral Placement

December

January

February

March

Corporate Presentations

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submission of Resumes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shortlisting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preprocesses & Interviews

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Encouraging Entrepreneurship

IIMA also encourages its students to take up Entrepreneurship as a career. This is reflected in the kind of electives offered in the second year as well as the help provided to budding entrepreneurs. There is an in-house incubation centre that hosts several startups. Currently, students are allowed two year entre leave to try out their ventures. Should it run into rough weather, they can come back and participate in the Institute placements through the "Placement Holiday" program.

 

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