The Campus Placement Programme at IMDR is a student driven process. The role of faculty members is to guide and mentor the students and to facilitate the process to ensure its smooth functioning. Placement Committee members are elected by students. Participation from the whole class makes this process successful. This year the Campus Placement Initiative witnessed an encouraging response. We thank all the recruiters for their participation and look forward to a continued and mutually beneficial relationship in years to come!
Most Management students join the programme with a singular focus on placement. They expect the Institute to ‘place’ them. This goes against the grain of Management. Taking responsibility for meeting one’s own objectives is the starting point of Management. We believe that every individual possesses a unique combination of abilities and in the world of practice; no one is superior or inferior; only performance is. Our philosophy and its practice have helped IMDRites to get what they want in terms of placement. You produce superior performance in a field which is close to your heart and in which you possess a good deal of competence. Considering the professional nature of the PGDM, a lot of importance is attached to Career Planning. The first year includes courses on “Self and Career Development”, which encourage students to think of themselves as individuals possessing a unique combination of abilities and interests. Students can avail of the aptitude testing facility at the Institute, which helps in knowing one’s aptitudes. It is then possible to identify job profiles for which one’s aptitudes are useful.
A Dictionary of Careers is being compiled, so as to inform students of the details of different career profiles. Also available is the database of alumni, who are a good source of information regarding careers. The second year students form a Placement Committee, chaired by a faculty member. The Committee chalks out policies and schedule of the activities leading to Campus Recruitment. There are 45 to 50 companies visiting the Campus during the Placement period.
Continuing interaction with industry helps us understand the needs of industry better. This in turn, helps students to make well-informed choices about their career preferences. We never tire of emphasising that CAREERS are built by gathering expertise through JOBS and not by HOPPING from one job to another. Industry feedback indicates that our students are quick learners and down-to-earth performers. They do not find it difficult to build their careers. Many have turned entrepreneurs and quite a few have made it to Board level positions. Alumni are present in large numbers abroad.