The T. A. PAI Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal announces the completion of yet another successful campus placement season, with 100% placement, for the graduating batch of 2008-10. This batch of 172 is the largest ever to graduate from the 25-year old institute. Campus Placements 2010 was marked with on campus offers of several new and diverse profiles. Understandably, many of the students were excited about these new and challenging roles.
Mayank Satsangi, who has been offered a strategy formulation role at a conglomerate, said “My dream to join a role in which I can integrate my learning across all functions – marketing, finance, operations and strategy has been realized”. Similarly, Vikas Rao accepted an offer in eGovernance consulting and exclaimed “eGovernance is emerging as an extremely lucrative career opportunity. Government spending is bound to increase in this sector and the potential to improve governance systems is exciting.”
After accepting a lateral profile in Human Resources (HR) from an IT major, Archana Rajendran said “I was extremely keen to leverage my past IT experience and combine my interest in HR, this role suited me perfectly”. A very satisfying factor of this year’s placements has been the acceptance of the students specializing in Human Resources area in meaty HR roles of organizations.
Marketing students were also jubilant; around 10% of the recruiters were FMCG companies – one of the most preferred industries this year. Vijay Pandey was particularly pleased, “Its great that TAPMI attracts renewable energy companies on campus… I have worked four years in the energy industry and was looking for a lateral offer due to my relevant work experience”.
Regular recruiters including Infosys, Cognizant, Wipro Group, ICICI Bank, TVS Group, UB Group, Citi Group, Idea Cellular and Titan Industries accounted for a large chunk of the offers. An all time high of eight public sector banks participated in addition to the regular finance recruiters, offering cherished corporate finance, treasury and equity research roles. A total of 58 companies participated in the placement process this year, an increase of almost 50% over last year. The participation of about 20% of these companies was driven by TAPMI’s Alumni. The institute has also continued to see an increase in its compensation packages with the highest offer being Rs. 9.3 lakhs, and the median offer, Rs. 7.0 lakhs.