IIM Ahmedabad Completes Placement Process for the 15th PGPX Batch 2021

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September 27, 2021: Delhi: The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad – IIMA successfully completed the final placement process of its One Year Full Time Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX) at the end of July. As every year, the final placement report was audited by an external agency and finalized on September 27, 2021. Despite the pandemic, placements for this year have been outstanding and as many as 137 students from the 15th batch of PGPX have found excellent career opportunities. Out of 137 students, 119 were facilitated through the placement system, 17 received offers on their own and 1 took up entrepreneurship.

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Prof. Ankur Sinha, Chairperson of the Placement Committee said, “We had record placements for our PGPX Batch of 2021 in the history of 15 years of the programme. The outcome of the placement process clearly demonstrates the strength of the programme and the value that recruiters see in hiring our students for their talent needs at mid to senior level positions. Despite 2020 being a COVID year that disrupted all the organizations and processes, placements at IIMA smoothly transitioned into the virtual mode and the outcomes speak of the determination, resilience and commitment of our placement team, and the faith that the recruiters have in the programme. We wish our graduates great success in their careers.”

A total of 120 firms participated in this year’s campus placement process, held virtually, offering different roles to the PGPX graduates ranging from CEOs to Heads of Department. Information Technology firms emerged to be the largest recruiter this year, by hiring as much as 37 per cent of the batch. This was followed by Healthcare, BFSI and Consulting sectors that recruited 13 per cent, 12 per cent and 10 per cent of the students, respectively.

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Saurabh Agrawal, PGPX Recruitment Secretary added, “The fifteenth batch of PGPX started amidst the strict Covid lockdowns and despite uncertainty looming large over the market demand for hiring senior professionals, it gives me immense pleasure to say that we have surpassed in many parameters of the past years. The numbers speak for the strength of the programme and the value organizations find in hiring the students from this programme. We have seen an increased interest from some of the well-established start-ups hiring from this programme for the senior management roles and it was well complimented by the traditional recruiters from IT, Consulting, Pharma & Conglomerates. The experienced and diverse cohort of the programme assures a greater alignment between the organizational needs and candidate’s aspirations. We have strengthened our relationship with our long-associated recruiters and have partnered with many new organisations this year. We take pride in the continued trust the organisations have bestowed upon IIMA’s PGPX Class of 2021 and are confident that PGPX graduates will continue to excel in every role and responsibility undertaken by them.”

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Top recruiters included global giants such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon, MIT Group, Indigene, OneFitPlus, Mastercard, SAP India, L&T Infotech who offered positions ranging from the CEO to Operations Managers.  Other recruiters who roped in talent from IIMA include FinIQ, RMSI, Avataar.me, KEC International, Genpact, Matter Motor Works, Axis Bank, NISG, Falkonry, Persistent System, Elastic Run, NEC, Avalara, FarEye, Decimal Technologies, Pravaig Dynamics, Searce, EPL Global, Xynteo, Merilytics Invest Punjab, Gujarat Gas, Flipkart, ICICI Bank, Vernacular.ai, Enerji Group, Virtusa, Rebel Foods, Publicis Sapient, Open Financial Technologies, Optum, Eugene.ai, Incture, KloudQ, Datawrkz, Citibank, Bridgei2i Analytics, Ekniti India, Arete Advisors, Agnikul Cosmos, Agarwal Fabtex, Aarti Industries, MIT Group.

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IIM Ahmedabad has always encouraged students to take up entrepreneurship as a career, and this year also saw one student from the batch taking the entrepreneurship route and deciding to pursue his ideas under the guidance and mentorship of CIIE.CO established at IIMA.

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About PGPX @ IIMA

The Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX) is one of the leading one-year, full-time, residential MBA programmes in the world. Carefully designed by the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad for bright, enthusiastic, and aspirational executives with substantial professional experience, the PGPX programme attracts top talent from diverse industries, cultures, and geographies. Each year, the PGPX programme participants are hand-picked by the faculty of IIM Ahmedabad to ensure a rich, meticulous, and well-balanced in-class learning experience for all participants. The batches that have graduated have been welcomed by corporate houses to fill their middle to senior management positions.

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About IIM Ahmedabad:

The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) is a premier, global management Institute that is at the forefront of promoting excellence in the field of management education. Over the 60 years of its existence, it has been acknowledged for its exemplary contributions to scholarship, practice and policy through its distinctive teaching, high-quality research, nurturing future leaders, supporting industry, government, social enterprise and creating a progressive impact on society.

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IIMA was founded as an innovative initiative by the Government, industry and international academia in 1961. Since then it has been consolidating its global footprint and today it has a network with over 80 top international institutions and a presence in Dubai. Its eminent faculty members and close to 40,000 alumni, who are at the helm of influential positions in all walks of life also contribute to its global recognition.

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Over the years, IIMA’s academically superior, market-driven, and socially impactful programmes, have earned high reputation and acclaim globally. It became the first Indian institution to receive international accreditation from EQUIS. The renowned flagship two-year Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) is ranked 20th in the FT Master in Management Ranking 2020 and the one-year Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX) has been ranked 48th in the FT Global MBA rankings 2021. The institute also is placed first in the Government of India’s National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), India Rankings 2021. IIMA offers consultancy services and more than 200 curated executive education programmes in customized, blended, and open enrolment formats for a diverse audience comprising of business leaders, policymakers, industry professionals, academicians, government officials, armed forces personnel, agri-business and other niche sector specialists and entrepreneurs.

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