Top-Ranked Vinod Gupta School of Management Sees Record Number of Summer Placements This Year

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Students Have Been Recruited Successfully By Over 50 Companies

Vinod Gupta School of Management (VGSoM), IIT Kharagpur, has announced that the summer placement process for the classes of 2012-2014 witnessed a record number of recruiting partners who selected the best from the class. The summer placement has been outstanding and has reaffirmed the position of VGSoM, IIT Kharagpur among the premier B-Schools in the country. Several new recruiters along with regular partners also participated in the selection process this year.

A total of 55 companies participated in the recruitment process for the class of 2014. The students have been offered challenging management roles across sectors like FMCG, Consulting, BFSI, Manufacturing, Analytics and                    E-Commerce. These sectors include:

Consulting and Analytics
In the consulting sector, regular recruiters such as Price Waterhouse Coopers, i-Maritime Consulting, Wealth Tree Consulting and Nodwin Consultants recruited the majority of the class. A vast variety of profiles, spanning across business consulting, process consulting and strategy consulting were offered to our students. Aditya Birla Group offered roles in strategy consulting and business analytics while HP Analytics, a regular recruiter at VGSoM also offered profiles in analytics.

FMCG, Consumer Durables and Logistics
VGSoM maintained its reputation of being the college of choice amongst the FMCG and logistics companies which is evident from the number of recruiters in this sector that participated in the summer placement process. Our regular recruiters Reckitt Benckiser, Titan Industries, Heinz India Pvt. Ltd., and United Spirits Limited continued to show faith in the talent we provide. Industry major Marico offered us projects at international locations. The world's largest shipping corporation, Maersk Line extended internships to the students for the first time. The profiles offered to the students include highly desired roles like sales and marketing, supply chain management and logistics planning, to name a few.

Banking and Financial Services
Recruitment by banking and financial institutions from VGSoM has steadily increased over the years and this year has seen the sector contribute the most to the summer placements. BFSI giants such as Citibank, ING Vysya, Reserve Bank of India, Punjab National Bank and Bank of Baroda have offered niche profiles like credit finance, treasury management, wholesale banking, corporate finance, retail banking, credit risk analysis and banking operations to students. NCDEX, the leading commodity exchange in India also offered internships to students in their marketing division. Springforth Capital Advisors offered coveted profiles in investment banking to students.

With most students having prior experience in IT/ITES sector, this sector has historically been one of the school’s strengths. The scenario has further improved, as this year signaled the start of the relationship with industry stalwart Google India, which offered students the business process improvement profile. Other industry majors like Wipro, Siemens Corporate Technology and Hewlett-Packard continued to offer internships in the areas of business consulting, IT consulting, CRM and analytics. Multinational media and information firm Thomson Reuters was also an esteemed addition to the list of recruiters this year.

Manufacturing and Automobile
Manufacturing has traditionally been the forte of VGSoM, and this year was no different. Trusted partners in this sector have consistently shown faith in the school and a healthy 24% of the students received offers from the manufacturing sector companies this year. Industry leaders like Tata Motors, Daimler India (Bharat Benz), Voltas Limited, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited and National Thermal Power Corporation offered profiles in operations, marketing, and supply chain management.

E-commerce sector has seen the maximum growth in terms of the number of offers extended to students compared to last year. A number of exciting startups like Valyoo Technologies, MyDeals24x7 and TaxiForSure offered roles in operations and brand management.
Despite the economic slowdown affecting placements at business schools across the country this year, VGSoM has recorded an increment of 20% in the average stipend this placement season. Apart from its coveted regulars, many reputed first-time recruiters also participated in the process and offered diverse profiles ensuring that our students get an internship of their choice.

About VGSoM:
Vinod Gupta School of Management (VGSoM), IIT Kharagpur, has evolved from being the first B-school in the IIT system to one of the premier B-schools in the country in just over 2 decades. Since the inception of the school, focus has been on rounded development through diverse academic and non-academic activities of the Institute. Over the years, VGSoM has grown exponentially to attract the best management talent in the country. “We are consistently ranked among the top B-schools in India,” commented Gupta.

Vinod Gupta through The Vinod Gupta Charitable Foundation founded the school in 1993 to develop upcoming management professionals and future CEOs who will lead technology-driven and knowledge-based industries. Gupta has donated over $6 million to set up this school.

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