Kirloskar Institute o f Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS) has seen stupendous success in the first phase of its placement process with 64% of the Class of 2014 already being placed with some of the top recruiters in the country. There has been a lot to talk about for the institute, as the maximum package offered to a student so far is Rs. 6.5 lakhs per annum. But that’s not all; the average salary package is a substantial Rs. 4.3 lakhs per annum as well.
The institute that was set up in 1991 with the idea of creating a world class centre for excellence in management education, research, training and consultancy, has gained reputation for its consistent showing during the all-important placement seasons.
This year, KIAMS has already drawn the attention of top name companies from different industry sectors including Banking, Financial Services, FMCG, Real Estate, KPO, IT, Telecom, Retail, Consultancy, Market Research, Sports and others. As a result this phase of placement that brought to the campus 60 recruiters in all, offered brilliant opportunities to students with varied interests and aspirations for their future.
Prof. Shruti Das, Placement Head, KIAMS says, “Not only are we happy with the number of recruiters that came to our institute but we are glad to see such a varied spectrum of employers. We’d like to maintain such versatility in terms of employers for the benefit of our students. We are hopeful that the results will be even better when the second phase of placement is complete.”
Of course, the institute has all the reasons to be hopeful after managing to sway 32 new companies its way during the first phase of placements alone. Some of the top recruiters for the institute this year include CRISIL, PWC, BNY Mellon, SBI Life Insurance, Airtel, Coffee Day Beverages, Bridgestone, GENPACT, Odessa Technologies, Bajaj Capital, L&T Infotech, Idea Cellular, McNroe Consumer Products, ITC Hotels and Decathlon.
While in discussion with student Nishanth Joseph, Batch 2014, who recently got placed with Idea Cellular, he states- “KIAMS gave me deeper understanding of various concepts in marketing and prepared me for the corporate world. It made me more adaptable and flexible, and shaped my skills and personality, which led me to this job at IDEA Cellular.” It is on similar note, that Garima Kakkar, Batch- 2014, who is all set to join IKYA Human Capital Solutions Limited, mentioned- “It was only five years ago that I was living a completely sheltered life in a small hill town. Only when I moved away from home and eventually came to KIAMS that I started finding my feet and gaining in confidence. Now I feel all set to dip myself into the corporate rigmarole.”