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Message from Head, Corporate Relations and Career Services

Welcome to Corporate Relations and Career Services (CRCS) – where we make the ends meet!

Industry relationships and corporate associations form a significant part of a business school’s journey. At IFMR GSB, we have collaborated with a wide array of institutions leveraging their expertise in research, education, training, management development programmes and consultancy while also nurturing strategic relationships that are mutually beneficial.Our office handles all industry related activities, from coordinating campus visits to collaborating on other relevant events.

Through our ongoing initiatives, we bring thought leaders, industry experts and practitioners from all across geographies to share their experience lessons with our students. We continue to build strong partnerships across the spectrum of diverse categories within the industry.

In a fast-paced world of today, our students are prepared to face the challenges of tomorrow. Assisted by a rigorous process and trained by experts, our students hone their skills in group discussions, public speaking, aptitude training, communication skills and much more. Personalized coaching ensures that each individual excels. We also encourage student participation in events and programmes which help them in gaining industry exposure. From our ten-week long Summer Internship to final placements, we look at a well rounded progression where our industry partners get to match their needs with the career goals of our students.


Head - Corporate Relations and Career Services

Placement Report 2018 - 2020

  • 99 % of the entire batch of 185 students already placed and we are well on the way to achieve 100% before graduation.
  • Over 40 top notch recruiters so far – a fourth of them coming for the first time, the list is still growing
  • UPGRADE offer introduced for the first time for marquee corporates- 10 students have got their second offer
  • Nearly 20% of the placements are through PPO’s (37 offers)) – this will double next year, thanks to the robust Summer Internship for the 1st year students – almost the entire batch has been placed much ahead of time
  • Near perfect role fitment as per the major / minor specialisation of each student
  • Highest CTC of the batch is INR 13.6 lakhs, average CTC is INR 9.37 lakhs pa – approx. There’s 10% growth over last year and it’s expected to improve further.
  • As of date, all offers are intact and no cancellations due to COVID -19
Functions Vs Experience Bifurcation Functions Function-wise Average CTC Category wise Average CTC
For Experienced Candidates
Consulting 10.95 10.01
Data Science 8.35
Finance 9.66
Operations 9.75
Sales & Marketing 8.47
Consulting 8.22 8.86
Data Science 8.14
Finance 9.28
Operations 9.68
Sales & Marketing 8.53
Average CTC of the batch 9.37
MediaE-commerceEnergy / Power
Sector %
BFSI 51%
IT 24%
Consulting 19%
Media 2%
E-commerce 1%
Energy / Power 1%
FinanceSales and Marketing
Consulting Operations Datascience
Sector %
Finance 39%
Sales & Marketing 26%
Consulting 25%
Operations 6%
Data Science 4%
Functional Areas Role offered
Consulting Business Analyst, Consultant, Associate Consultant, Solution Lead
Data science Risk Analyst, Business Analyst
Finance Credit Assessment officer / Credit Risk Analyst, Team Lead, Valuations Analyst, CRO Change (Chief Risk Office) Management Trainee, Solution Advisor - Risk & Advisory, Deputy Manager,Global Finance and Business Research Analyst
Operations Manager - International Vendors & Lotistics
Sales Research Analyst, Analyst Digital, Pre-Sales Consultant, Market Research Solution Advisor, Management Executive/Trainee, Relationship Manager, Inside Sales Manager
Sectors Recruiter list
BFSI Aditya Trading Solition, ANZ, Bajaj Finserv, Bank of America, Barclays, Care Ratings, CITI, Credit Suisse, Crisil, Federal Bank, Fincare, GIC Housing Finance, HDFC Bank, ICICI Prudential Life, IDFC First Bank, JP Morgan Chase, Royal bank of Scotland, Samunnati, Satya Microfinance, Societe Generale, South Indian Bank, SREI Infrastructure Finance Ltd, Standard Chartered
Consulting Deloitte USI, Ernst & Young, KPMG, TBRC
IT Accenture, AMS India, Arrka, Care Risk Solution, Genpact, HCL, Infosys, Temenos, Wipro
Others (Energy, FMCD,E-commerce, Media) Double Down, Intellipaat, Nieslen, Philips, Schneider Electric

* Partial list

Summer Internship 2019 – 2021

  • 100% of the batch placed well ahead of time (by end of Feb'20)
  • 51 top notch recruiters offered internship opportunities for our students, comprising of 22 regular and 29 first time recruiters
  • New Corporates include, Chennai Angels, Finshell (An Oppo Group), Ford Smart Mobility, OfBusiness, Intellect Design, Outlook, Matrimony.com, Societe Generale, SPI Edge, to name a few
  • Our continuing corporate partners like Deloitte, JMPC, EY, HSBC, Credit Suisse, Crisil, RBI, SBI Capital etc recruited our students as interns in good numbers
  • Deloitte offered the highest stipend of INR 1 lakh, for the batch
  • Average Stipend is INR 38.4 K and median is INR 30 K
  • 100% of the internships are already underway virtually (work from home)
  • The reversal offers affecting 77 students on account of COVID-19; have been accommodated within other corporates.

Others include: Automobile, Education

Sector %
BFSI 66%
E- Commerce 12%
Consulting 9%
Advertising / Media 6%
IT / ITES 4%
Others 3%
Sales and Marketing
Sector %
Finance 61%
Sales & Marketing 28%
Analytics 7%
Consulting 4%
Sectors Recruiter list
Advertising / Media Aktrea, Alpha Derivative, Newton Consulting, Outlook, SPI Edge
Automobile Ford Smart Mobility
BFSI Aditya Trading Solutions, Bloom Business Strategies, Chennai Angels, Credit Suisse, Crisil, Finshell,, HSBC, IFMR Lead, Impetus, Intuit Management Colsuntants (IMC)
Jmarathon, JP Morgan Chase, Kotak Life, Oldpine Advisors, Paisa Power, PMS Bazaar, RBI, Samunnati, SBI Capital Markets, Societe Generale
TVS Credit, Vivriti Capital
Consulting Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Par Excellence
E-Commerce Eatler,Hopsticks, Matrimony.com,OfBusiness
Education Alobasics, 361DM
IT/ITES Fintuple, Market Simplified, Intellect Design, Reculta

* Partial list

Corporate Connect Series 2020 – 2021

IFMR GSB strives to bring the real world to the classroom through experiential learning for the students. Industry leaders, practitioners and subject experts bring ground realities, knowledge lessons and practical applications to the students, through these engaging sessions. This in turn prepares them to be effective managers and leaders who can contribute to the industry and society, in this fast-changing world.

Date Name Company Name Designation Topic
12.06.2020 Mr.Kartik Kannan Cricket.com Head Of Product Design & Data Unit How to create "Machine Learning first" approach to Product Building?
10.06.2020 Mr.V.Suresh Matrimony.com Chief Business Officer Building and nurturing high performing teams in the AI era
08.06.2020 Mr. Serge De Vos Ab-InBev Sr Director- Finance,Commercial & People How the Brewing Industry is impacted by COVID.
05.06.2020 Mr. Hari TN BigBasket Head-HR Saying No To Jugaad - The Making of BigBasket
31.05.2020 Mr. Nilesh Modi Reliance Industries Chief of Staff Reliance - A journey & learning
30.05.2020 Dr. V. Chandramouliswaran PayPal Senior Director, Global Financial Crimes & Customer Protection, & Chennai Center Head Payments Ecosystem, Leadership & Data Science @ Paypal

Alumni Guidance Series 2020-21

Our alumni are our most valuable assets. They hold a vast range of experience across the spectrum, spanning a few years to decades. Our alumni guidance series welcomes notable distinguished alumni to interact with the current batch of students. From encouraging ideas, providing networking opportunities and support through guidance, their insights traversing career, life and learning inspires students and aids them with confidence to achieve their individual aspirations.

Date Name Company Name Designation
14.06.2020 Mr. Shravan Crisil Analyst
14.06.2020 Mr. Akarsh Agarwal StanC Team Leader
04.06.2020 Mr. Mohith JPMC Analyst
24.05.2020 Ms. Shalini Deloitte Solution Advisor