TRAINING AND PLACEMENT
During your two years at this Institute you will have to undergo three major industry training assignments, namely, Summer Training, Final Project and Final Placement.
Summer training will happen after you complete the first two semesters of your first year MBA.
Final Project will be in your fourth semester of studies
Final Placement activities begin in third semester and carry on till you are placed at a good organization of repute
GUIDELINES FOR SUMMER PLACEMENT (SUMMER INTERNSHIP)
Summer placement (summer internship programme, i.e., now popularly known as (SIP), is an integral part of the academic curriculum of MBA. For the successful completion of the MBA programme, the students are required to complete the SIP. After completion of the 1st year of the programme, i.e., after the 2nd semester and before the commencement of the second year of the programme, the students are required to work with an organisation for hands on experience. The duration of the SIP is six to eight weeks. In some cases this period may be a little longer, but in no case the duration should be more than 10 weeks.
SIP aims at widening the student’s perspective by providing an exposure to real life organisational and environmental situations. This will enable the students to explore an industry/organisation, build a relationship with a prospective employer, or simply hone their skills in a familiar field. SIP also provides invaluable knowledge and networking experience to the students. During the internship, the student has the chance to put whatever he/she learned in the 1st year of MBA into practice while working on a business plan or trying out a new industry, job function or organisation.
COMPREHENSIVE PROJECT (GRAND PROJECT STUDY COURSE)
The objective of this course is to prepare the students to conduct a study of an Industry/organization or project utilizing the tools and techniques learned in the first three semesters of the programme.
The focus of the study could be an in depth analysis of an industry and within the industry study of an organization as a case study. The emphasis is on macro and micro level study of issues/problems. Alternatively, if an organization has a problem, its diagnosis and solution in the form of an analytical analysis or model building could be considered which can be implemented. The comprehensive project study could also be carried out as a comparative analysis of the same industry in different countries, if feasible.
The project should have substantial primary/secondary data. The student is expected to conduct a detailed survey of literature and/or analysis of the secondary/ primary data. In case of a status report of an industry, it is expected that the student collects data regarding all aspects related to a particular industry, analyse the data and present the findings.
Prior to conduct of the study, a student is required to prepare a short research proposal of the study and it is also expected that the study would lead to recommendations and implementable plans of action.
Final Placement being an important activity of the Institute, is coordinated by faculty members, students and a full time placement officer.
The Placement team consists of 16 students, 8 from each year, two faculty members and the placement officer.
The activity begins by designing of the placement brochure. The placement brochure is an interface between the graduating students and the industry. It contains all the details about the Institute, its vision, mission, teaching methodology, core strengths, faculty profile and detailed profile of the students.
The idea is to give the accurate picture to the prospective recruiting organization about ourselves. After the design and printing of the brochure the industry contact program begins.
In the mid of October students form teams and try to cover each and every important geographical area which has potential in terms of final placements. After the distribution of the brochure we undertake a follow up exercise to generate as many enquiries as possible, to arrange for campus interviews.
The brochure also contains details of the placement week which we plan to hold in mid January / beginning of February of every year.
During the placement week companies who wish to recruit students, visit our campus and carry out the selection process.
Finally based on the selection process and our students performance they make placement offers with the job details.
The preparation from the students point of view should begin, ideally in the third semester in terms of improving their communication skills, presentation skills, subject knowledge and over all presentation of themselves. To groom the students with these skills, the placement Team arranges for MOCK VIVA as well .
The feedback which we have received from the prospective employers of yesteryears is that the key elements which they look in a candidate is, presentation skills, communication skills and some soft skills like Inter personal skills, positive attitude, group dynamics, creativity and the like.