The RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group backed management institute IMI Kolkata (International Management Institute Kolkata) has seen a near 100 per cent placement for students for the academic year 2012-14.

Out of a batch of 25 students, 24 (or 96 per cent) have secured placements while the last candidate is considering offers, Prof Arindam Banik, Director Designate, IMI Kolkata said.

Some of the companies that participated in the placement process included companies such as PwC, KPMG, Eveready, Spencer’s Retail, ICICI Prudential, ICICI Bank, Yes Bank and IMRB.

While the average salary stood at ₹6.1 lakh per annum, approximately 17 per cent rise over last year; the highest offer was made by PwC at ₹10.5 lakh per annum.

Rise in admission

The institute has also witnessed a significant rise in admissions for the academic session 2014-16.

While in the first three years (2011-13, 2012-14 & 2013-15) average admissions stood between 20 and 30; this year 72 people have so far registered for admissions.

Admissions are only through the Common Aptitude Test (CAT).

Tie-Ups

The institute, according to Prof Banik, has tied-up with the French public university of IAE-Tours. This is IMI Kolkata’s first academic collaboration with a foreign university.

The Universities IAE (Institut d'Administration des Entreprises) is highly reputed for service marketing.

From November 2014 onwards, the top five to seven students of IMI-Kolkata (in the area of marketing) will have the opportunity to attend classes in Tours for a month.

Tours’ teachers will also take classes in Kolkata.

On qualifying, the students will be awarded a dual MBA certification of a MSc/MBA in Business Administration from Tours and a PGDM from IMI Kolkata.

(This article was published on May 17, 2014)
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