Finance, Consulting and Research again leads the way in Placements 2015 for KIAMS – Achieves 98% placements

Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS) students once again stand tall amongst the other leading B-schools in terms of placements.

Placements Report by KIAMS is an eagerly awaited report amongst students and B-schools. This is because KIAMS, along with a few other top B-schools like IIM Ahmedabad, SPJIMR and TAPMI, are signatories to the Indian Placement Reporting Standards (IPRS). As a signatory to IPRS, KIAMS has to get its placement numbers audited by C.A PG Bhagwat, and the last two years’ reports are available on CRISIL website. Therefore, the numbers reported by KIAMS are genuine and verified by a credible agency. So, if KIAMS or IIM-A say that 98% of their graduates were placed, then the numbers can be trusted by students.

“Placements have concluded on a strong note for KIAMS students this year,”says Dr. CN Narayana, Director, KIAMS. “We have a strong brand image of converting students into well-rounded industry-ready managers. Companies have shown immense faith in KIAMS by repeatedly visiting us, and of the 75 companies that visited us for the on-campus recruitment, 26 were repeat recruiters. This is an encouraging sign for us.”

Nearly 33% of the recruitments were for positions in the Financial domain. 12% of the class of 2015 joined Market Research Firms, while 13% were recruited by Consulting firms. Interestingly, Social Media Agencies were the new recruiters this year. The placement season this year witnessed a spike in startup recruitments, with startups like Enthusionz Services Pvt. Ltd., Jaro Education,, and Corporate Culture making their presence felt. The salaries offered were also impressive – the highest salary offered to a KIAMS PGDM passout of 2015 is 7 lakhs, while the average hovered around 4.5 Lakhs.

KIAMS Director –Dr. C.N. Narayana attributed the strong showing to the curriculum at KIAMS, which is the most industry ready curriculum amongst India’s B schools. The entire course curriculum of KIAMShas been revamped in a joint effort of the KIAMS Faculty, alumni, who have strong credentials in the corporate world, and industry partners. The curriculum is designed to suit the rapidly changing industry needs. Apart from SIP and short–term projects that give KIAMS post–grads exposure in real time,many students help faculty members of KIAMS with their research work. Electives at KIAMS are aligned to job profiles and they focus on enhancing analytics and skills. Of course, the support of the Kirloskar Group gives a special“on the job” edge, wherein students are exposed to the operations and functions of Kirloskar Group companies.

KIAMS is also introducing a Centre for Creativity and Innovation this year, which will be a first of its kind in the B-school fraternity. This will surely add to the recognition of KIAMS as a leading B school in India, and this will surely lead to more success in placements for its students.

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