Setting new standards for
B - School Placements

SPJIMR set new records and completed another successful season of placements for the PGDM Class of 2014. This year witnessed 101 companies queuing up to hire participants from the Class of 2014.

The average salary increased to 17.2 lacs, a phenomenal increase over last year

A brief compilation of vital statistics from the Placement Process for the Class of 2014 is as below :

Participants in the Batch228
Participants in the batch opting out of placements8
Total Number of Offers Made246
Number of participating Companies101
Number of First time Recruiters51
Number of Lateral Offers73
Total Number of Pre Placement Offers (PPO/PPI)117
No. of offers per students1.36
Average Salary17.2 Lacs

51 % of the Class of 201 4 received Pre - Placement Offers and Pre - Placement Interviews through their Autumns Internships at top corporate houses, some of which included Amazon, Asian Paints, Axis Bank, Citibank, Colgate - Palmolive, Dell, Flipkart, GE, GSK CH, HSBC, HUL, Kraft, L’Oreal, Mahindra & Mahindra, Marico, Microsoft, P&G, TAS among others.

Key Highlights

  • 70 % of the batch has offers of Rs. 15 lacs and more
  • 85 % of the batch has salaries of Rs.13 lacs and more
  • The median salary for the batch of 228 students was 16 . 80 lacs

A brief on the companies who visited the campus this year

General Management

This year Cipla, Mahindra & Mahindra, Ranbaxy , Reliance Industries Limited and Tata Administrative Services made about 12 offers in several middle management positions. The roles pertain to application of business understandi ng in all relevant domains and also entail close co - ordination with CXOs. The hires are groomed to be future leaders in their respective business subsidiaries.

Consulting/ IT Consulting

SPJIMR witnessed a splurge in the offers coming from consulting companies. 23.2 % of the batch was placed in top consulting firms which included Bain Capability, Bristlecone, Capgemini, Cognizant Business Consulting, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, IBM, KPMG, PRTM Consulting, SKP Consulting, TSMG among others.

The profiles off ered by the consulting bandwagon at SPJIMR included strategic consulting, operations consulting, financial advisory and IT consulting.


Downward market trends did not affect the finance batch on campus. The talented batch picked up offers from top league financial players that included Axis Bank, Avista Advisory , Franklin Templeton, Goldman Sachs, HSBC Bank, ICRA, ING Vysya Bank, Citibank, JP Morgan, JM Financials, Nielsen, Nomura, Standard Chartered, Yes Bank amongst others .

Offers were received across a plethora of functions ranging from Investment Banking , Corporate Banking, Corporate Finance, Equity Research, Credit Rating, Credit Risk, Treasury etc . The campus also saw participation from Multinational firms like Nielsen making exclusive offers for their Emerging Leaders Programme.

Corporate Finance/Strategy roles w ere offered by Amazon, Dell, Flipkart, GE, Pepsi Co and Siemens among others. 21 % of the batch got offers in the Financial Services and Banking sector .


E - commerce majors Amazon, Flipkart, Interglobe , Infoedge and Makemytrip have recruited 12.7% of the batch. IT companies like Microsoft, Google and HCL Technologies offered Sales roles on campus. Corporate IT roles were offered from business giants like General Electric, Hindustan Unilever Ltd. and Dr Reddy’s.

Marketing and Operations

SPJIMR maintained its niche in FMCG hiring. This year witness ed the top FMCG companies lining up on campus to make offers to the Marketing and Operations batch. 23% of students were doled out offers by the FMCG sector .

Sales, Marketing and Supply Chain roles were made by FMCG/FMCD majors that included Asian Paints, Col - Pal, GSK CH, HCCB, HUL, Kraft, L’Oreal, Marico, P&G, PepsiCo, Philips, Reckitt Benkiser, Mars, Nivea, Samsung. Lateral hires were picked up by HUL, GSK CH etc.

Telecom roles were offered to students by Bharti Airtel and Vodafone.

Niche roles mapping across other sectors were also offered by Cipla, Cummins, Dell, Glenmark Pharma, Magma Fincorp, HT Media etc.

Procurement , Inventory and Product Life Cycle roles were offered by A - list manufacturing companies such as Cummins & Shell.