Placements 2016

The placement week for the Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) was scheduled during February 22-28, 2016. With an unprecedented batch size of almost 200, placements at the institute for the graduating batch of its Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) has been 100%. Prof. Madhavi Mehta was the placement coordinator for the year.

Over 350 jobs offers were received from about 100 recruiters for the batch. While 13 participants accepted the pre-placement offers made to them during their internship phase, one was a sponsored candidate and four opted out of the placement programme this year.

The largest number of jobs offered by a single company was by the Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), as it did last year as well. Cooperatives/Producers Collectives as a sector offered job to one fourth of the batch. The other single largest recruiter this year was HDFC Bank in the agifinance-microfinance sector with 11 selections. This was followed by ICICI-Lombard and National Payments Corporation of India, taking 10 and 9 students respectively.

The average salary of the current batch was Rs. 8.56 lakh per annum, and the median stood at 8.4 Lakh per annum. The maximum salary for the batch stood at 27.39 lakhs.

Like placement 2015, the amplified emphasis on financial inclusion and revival of the Micro Finance sector continued to reflect in the placements at IRMA with Agri-finance and Microfinance sector emerging as the biggest recruiters with about 1/3rd of the graduating batch joining the sector.

Interest in Social entrepreneurship sector continued to increase amongst the graduating batch with six of them recruiting 14 participants.

A total of 25 students chose to take up offers made by Non-Government Development Organizations and Government Development Organizations. These included organizations such as Aga Khan Rural Support Programme, PRADAN, Gramin Shiksha Kendra. Arghyam is a new entrant to the list. In the Government Develoipment organizations/missions Rajasthan Grameen Ajeevika Parishad was joined by MP State Rural Livelihoods Mission as well as the Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society and Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty (SERP) Andhra Pradesh.

Batch Summary  
Number of participants in the graduating batch 198
Number of PRM-35 participants who opted out of placement: 4
Number of participants who were sponsored by current employer 1
Number of PRM-35 participants who accepted pre-placement job offers: 13
Number of participants participated in campus placement 180
Total Number of participants placed 193
Compensation Summary (CTC Per Annum) (in INR)
Min 300000
Mean 856104
Median 840000
Max 2739000


Organization/Jobs Summary
Number of organizations that announced Jobs 101
Number of Vacancies announced 358
Number of organizations that participated in process 70
Number of organizations that selected participants 60
Number of organizations that participated for the first time 20

Sector-wise list of recruiters and number of participants selected by them


Agribusiness & Rural Marketing & CSR  
Rural - Customer Development - Colgate-Palmolive 1
Pidilite Industries Limited 6
Barrix Agro Sciences Pvt. Ltd. 2
Godrej Agrovet 4
Mahindra & Mahindra, Agri Buisness 1
Supermarket Grocery Supplies Pvt Ltd (bigbasket) 6
Kancor Ingredients Ltd. 1
ITC Limited Agri Business Division 2
OmniActive 2


Agrifinance & Microfinance  
Ananya Finance for Inclusive Growth Ahemdabad 1
Arohan Financial Services Pvt. Ltd. Kolkata 2
ESAF Microfinance & Investments (Pvt) Ltd 2
Fincare Business Services Pvt Ltd 3
Fullerton India Credit Co. Ltd. 2
Future Generali India Life Insurance Co. Ltd. 2
HDFC Bank Limited (Agri Credit Group) 11
ICICI Bank-Rural and Micro Banking Group 4
ICICI Lombard-(Rural Life Insurance Sector) 10
IFMR Rural Finance 2
IndusInd Bank Limited - Agri & SME Division 4
Light Microfinance Pvt. Ltd. 3
M/s. NABARD Financial Services Limited 4
Samunnati Financial Intermediation & Services Pvt. 1
Satin Creditcare Network Limited 5
Ujjivan Financial Services Ltd. 2
Yes Bank-(Agri Rural and Social Banking (ARSB)) 2


Government Development Agencies  
Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society 4
MP State Rural Livelihood Mission 3
Rajasthan Grameen Ajeevika Vikas Parishad 3
Society for Elimination for Rural Poverty 3


Non- Government Development Organization  
Aga Khan Rural Support Programme 4
Arghyam 2
Centre for Micro Finance 2
Consortium for DEWATS Dissemination (CDD) Society 1
Foundation for Ecological Security 1
Gramin Shiksha Kendra 2
PRADAN New Delhi 1
Seva Mandir 1


Producer Collectives & Associated Organizations  
IDMC Ltd. VU Nagar 1
Kolhapur Zilla Sahakari Dugh Utpadak Sangh Ltd. 9
Maahi Milk Producer Company Limited 6
Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable (P) Ltd. 2
National Dairy Development Board 4
The Punjab State Coop. Milk Producers Federation 5
The Timbaktu Collective 1


Social Enterprise  
Centre for Incubation and Entprenereship 1
Connect India 6
Dharma Life Gajam India Pvt. Ltd. 3
FFT Himalayan Fresh Produce Pvt Ltd 2
GoCoop Social Marketplace 1


Technology & Consultancy  
Micro-Credit Ratings International Limited 2
Microsave 5
NABARD Consultancy Services 3
National Payment Corporation of India 9
PwC-(Government Reforms & Infrastructure Developme 1
Sambodhi Research & Communications Pvt Ltd 1
Suvidhaa Infoserve Pvt Ltd 1
Stellapps Technologies Pvt. Ltd. 1
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