The prevailing situations in the world due to pandemic have really disheartened the passing out batch of almost all the colleges, but amidst all this, the 4th batch (2018-2020) of the two-year full-time Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) program successfully completed its placement process, and the best part was despite the economic slowdown the average CTC grew up by 6 percent to reach a high of Rs 24.59 lakh per annum.
Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) is a two-year full-time residential program offered jointly by three premier institutes – IIM Calcutta, ISI Kolkata, and IIT Kharagpur. PGDBA (PGD in Business Analytics) is designed to incorporate an organized, structured, reduced and compact module on business administration.
The program covers the fundamentals of General Management, Finance, HR, Operations and Marketing Management. The program aims at developing administrative abilities in enrolled students, training them in the application of contemporary administration, business-related learning, and encouraging an interdisciplinary approach to entrepreneurship.
Students visit the three institutions – ISI, IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta. Each of the three institutes focuses on a separate area of business analytics, in accordance with its expertise and competence along with a six months internship on an analytics project in a business organization.
IIM Calcutta in its Placement and Internship report claimed that the average salary received by students for the Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) programme offered jointly by IIM-Calcutta, ISI Kolkata, and IIT-Kharagpur is higher than that of last year.
An international offer was received with a remuneration of Rs 41.29 lakh and was the highest salary received for this batch. The institute also claimed that the batch of 57 students received a total of 60 offers made by 18 firms and one student opted out to commence his entrepreneurial journey.
Most of the offers (57 per cent) were from the BFSI sector, followed by Consulting sector (20 per cent).Some of the prominent recruiters that participated in the placement process were: Adani, Amazon, J P Morgan , UGRO Capital, Alshaya Group, ZS Associates, Envestnet Yodlee, EXL Analytics, and ICICI Bank, as informed by the IIM.
“PGDBA’s unique course structure leverages the Industry connect and offers a six-month industry internship, which provides time to candidates to prove their mettle in the industry. This resulted in 70 percent of the batch securing full-time job offers (PPO) with marquee firms like DE Shaw and Co, Mastercard, Amazon, PwC DIAC, Mondelez, McKinsey, and Play Games,” the IIM said in an official statement.
Above article prepared by Pranav bajpayee, NIT Durgapur