B-school witness a decline in placement as
hiring slows down

The current year is proving to be tough for B-schools as many of the students right from the prestigious Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) to several top and mid-tier B - Schools remain without job offers and placements are taking longer than usual. Placements at the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM), which got off to a brisk start, are now cooling down with both old and new IIMs having 5-15% of their batches left to place. The current placement season is the most challenging in years despite IIMs reaching out to a significant number of companies.

A combination of factors responsible for this situation is the feeble state of the economy along with the gap between the expectations of companies and the quality of students that some B-schools are churning out. Quite a lot of graduates from lower-rung management institutes are ignorant about the basics in their specialization. Possessing specialization skills and domain knowledge increases the employability rate of students and gives them an edge over the other MBA graduates. It enables them to be at the fore front of the ever-changing industry by having in-depth industry specific knowledge and an interactive learning experience.

In order to gain a deeper perspective on the same, I would like to connect you with faculty member of Imarticus Learning, Mr Suresh Rao, Former Designation: Vice President, JP Morgan. He would be available to share his views on the following points:

* The educational and industrial scenario
* How specialization is the need of the hour
* The benefits of specialized education
* How specialization skills and domain knowledge increases employability

About Imarticus Learning

Imarticus offers comprehensive industry specific training programs in various sectors such as Financial Services. Our first program focuses on training and providing career options within the Investment Banking industry, an attractive career choice that is currently inaccessible to many due to lack of awareness and relevant skills. An industry relevant curriculum, distinguished faculty, innovative learning methodology and a strong relationship with the industry are our key strengths.

Imarticus has been formed to bridge the gap between academia and industry by providing the knowledge and skill sets which are essential in today's competitive working environment. Through our programs, we aim to elevate the skill levels of our aspiring students and job seekers thereby increasing their employability and relevance to the industry at large.

About Suresh Rao, Former Designation: Vice President, JP Morgan

Suresh Rao has 11 years of experience in investment banking and treasury operations in companies like JP Morgan, Nomura, Lehman Brothers and ABN Amro. Suresh has successfully set up complex middle office and critical treasury functions such as corporate actions, reference data and derivative settlements across equity derivatives and cash equities products, supporting EMEA in multiple regions across USA. His specialized knowledge is invaluable in creating and developing a marquee industry relevant curriculum at Imarticus. Suresh holds a postgraduate management degree from Welingkar Institute of Management with a specialization in finance.

Source: By E-mail (March 19, 2013)

Published on IndianMBA.com on March 19, 2013


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