IIM Calcutta’s PGPEX bags an average placement offer of Rs 22.69 lakh


The batch comprising 50 students, boasts of a total of 54 offers made to 44 candidates.

IIM Calcutta’s one-year residential programme for executives, PGPEX, has garnered an average placement offer of Rs 22. 69 lakh, which is 21.6 per cent higher than the previous year.

The eighth batch of the programme, for mid-career professionals, has garnered a top package of around Rs 34 lakh, which is a 25 per cent increase over the last batch.

The batch comprised 50 students, and a total of 54 offers were made to 44 candidates. Three candidates went back to their previous companies, while one candidate opted out of the course.

The offers came from companies, such as Accenture, Amazon, Dell, Microsoft, Google, Ford Motors (IT), Snapdeal, Atos Consulting, Deloitte Touche, Oracle, CESC, Omni Active and Micromax.

Among the companies that participated in the placement, IT consulting an IT product companies took away 22 candidates, while e-commerce companies claimed another eight.
The other sectors in the race were analytics, KPO, power, BPO and real estate.

The roles offered to students ranged from mid-management to senior-management levels.

In an official communique issued by the institute, Rajiv Kumar, chairperson, career development & placement office, says, “The PGPEX batch consists of professionals who are not risk-averse and have demonstrated commitment to their continuous personal development by joining a demanding educational programme even after having a successful track record.”

“The senior roles that the students of the graduating batch have bagged convey the confidence the industry has posed in the ability of PGPEX students of IIM Calcutta, to contribute toward organisational growth,” he adds.

PGPEX, with dual accreditation of the Association to Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and Association of MBAs (AMBA), aims to create future visionary leaders. The programme has an international dimension in the form of a two-week immersion in Europe/USA to understand international economies, network and visit notable companies.

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