This year’s IMT Hyderabad IP Mentors’ meet saw active participation of corporate IP mentors from GMR, Alpla, Netxcell, Iadore and many other firms where IMT Hyderabad’s students did their internships in the academic year 2016-17. The IP Meet began with a welcome note by Prof. (Dr.) Sourabh Bhattacharya who extended a warm welcome to the faculty mentors and the corporate mentors. This was followed by the IMT Hyderabad, Director, Prof. (Dr.) Satish Ailawadi, who thanked the gathering and briefed the students about the Internship Programme and its benefits. “A classroom cannot be converted to a workplace and therefore to expose students to the corporate world, Internship opportunities are required. It is also a great opportunity for the student to demonstrate his/her skill sets and an opportunity for the organisation to assess and evaluate a prospective employee. Students who perform well are often inducted by organisations”, said Dr. Ailawadi.
The corporate mentors shared their feedback about the Internship Process. A structured internship program is fundamental and enables assessing the students. Considering that 70% of the students are freshers, at IMT Hyderabad, the extended internship process has been a propeller for them to understand the basic challenges of the corporate corridors.
Corporate Mentorship and regular faculty visits were of immense value addition to the students and make them more open to learning. Mr. Suraj Meiyur, IP Mentor (IADORE), quoted, “IP Process is God sent” as it has benefitted the corporate firms and the students who do their IP.
IP Mentors also agreed upon the fact that more time should be devoted to guide the students through the IP process. This needs to be planned and shaped in a better way to achieve its goals. Correct monitoring and timely feedback would help in achieving the best for both the firm as well as the interns.
Placements for Batch 2016-18 at IMT Hyderabad have commenced with 22% of students getting placed in the first week with companies like Verity Knowledge Solutions, TresVista Financial Services, Amazon, ICICI Bank, HDFC Ltd, Deloitte, and Mahindra & Mahindra Finance with an average package of Rs. 7,55, 381 per annum. Novartis, Factset, Nephroplus and others are lined up in the second week.
IMT Hyderabad invites applications for PGDM programs for the batch 2018-20. Candidates should have valid CAT 2017/GMAT/CMAT 2018/XAT 2018 Score. The last date to apply is November 24, 2017. IMT Hyderabad will conduct the Critical Thinking, Group Exercise and Personal Interview Process (CT, GE and PI) in the first Week of February 2018 for the shortlisted candidates. One can directly apply now at http://www.imthyderabad.edu.in/ online.