2015 – A good year for Business Schools in India

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A sudden increase in the number of recruiters visiting B-School campuses throughout the country shows hope for students all over the country. In this article we’ll tell you everything starting from the hiring process to the salaries offered and also what new job opportunities you might have if you’re in B-School.

It is that time of the year, when a management graduate is finally ready to enter the powerful corridors of the corporate world for starting a career. Approximately 3000 business are present throughout this country and every year this time they push thousands of management candidates into a world of employment.B-school

Many B-school authorities have been recorded saying that this year the placement scenario would be a lot better than last year’s which was pretty dull owing to a list of political and social reasons whatsoever.

The decent number of rise in the recruiters is because this year Media and E-commerce sectors are also hiring candidates alongside the regular IT, Finance and FMCG companies. “We are just half way into the placement season and already 90 per cent of the students have been hired as against only 60 per cent last year,” explains Abhijith Mukund, convenor, placement cell, K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (SIMSR).

Xavier School of Management – XLRI, Jamshedpur, has been successful in placing all over their candidates this year. The final recruitment process saw participation from 108 recruiters which includes 45 new recruiters. Their batch of 300 students has received 321 job offers in just a period of 3.5 days.

Academicians suggest that this year, most recruiters are looking to hire graduates with solid business orientation, strong domain knowledge and a proactive personality. They are looking for people who are able to think out of the box and not only from the content they were taught. Soft skills, passion for whatever you’re working on aptitude towards professional life and great communication skills is what they are looking for in candidates.

This year, the recruiters didn’t just stick to offering the usual job roles like marketing and sales. Rather they were more liberal in offering domain specific jobs like business, market and finance analysts.

There also seems to be a hike in the CTC for candidates this year.

So all in all if you’re a B-School batch of 2015, you’re in luck this year. 😉

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