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    IGIDR Mumbai Placements

    Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai has a  placement committee known as Placecom, this committee is in charge of managing the summer and executive placements of final year students. The IGIDR Mumbai placement cell strives to shape a better future for students through regular interaction and feedback about their interests in various sectors. On the other hand, the placement cell is constantly building relationships with recruiters. Placecom is known for seamlessly coordinating the entire gamut of placements, from summer internships to pre-placement talks and executive placements.

    The IGIDR Mumbai placement committee works closely with the faculty placement committee and provides a platform for students looking for jobs to interact with potential recruiters on campus. Corporate firms, banks, research organisations, government institutions, and non-government organisations are cordially invited to participate in the IGIDR Mumbai placement process by the placement committee. The various recruiters of IGIDR Mumbai are American Express, Bank of America, ANZ Capital Private Limited, Bank of Credit Commerce International (BCCI), Boston Analytics, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Tata Services Limited, HDFC Bank, HSBC Bank, ICICI Bank and many more. Companies and research organisations hire first-year M.Sc. students for summer internships in addition to final placements. During placement week, interviews for summer interns take place alongside final placements.

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    IGIDR Mumbai Placement Process

    • Sending invites to the companies

    The training and placement cell invites the companies by sending an e-mail for conducting IGIDR Mumbai placements and sends them placement brochures. 

    • Acceptance of invitation by the recruiters

    After the invitation has been sent, if the company wishes to conduct the recruitment drive, it accepts the invitation and reverts back to the placement cell for the further placement process. 

    • Fixing of dates for placements and slot allocation

    Once the placement season begins, upon mutual agreement between the company and the placement cell dates are fixed for conducting the campus recruitment. A placement schedule is finalised for the IGIDR placement drive and it is shared with the students.

    • Listing of the interested students and submission of CVs

    Interested candidates for participating in the IGIDR Mumbai placement drive need to register themselves with the placement drive. After the registration, they need to submit their updated resume and other documents that will be used during the recruitment process.

    • Shortlisting of the enlisted candidates

    Every participating company sends their eligibility criteria based on their requirements known as pre-hiring demands such as the minimum percentage of candidates. Only the shortlisted candidates are allowed to attend the pre-placement talk.

    • Pre Placement Talk to be delivered by the company

    The next stage of the IGIDR Mumbai placement process is the pre-placement talk. The recruiting company delivers a pre-placement talk for the students as per the placement schedule so that the students get an idea about the basic policies, key aspects of the company and work environment.

    • Written tests conducted by the recruiters

    Subsequent to the delivery of the pre-placement talk, students have to appear for a written test. The test can be taken in separate rounds depending upon the recruiter. Some recruiters may conduct psychometric tests, aptitude tests and technical tests separately. Students qualifying the test make a move to the next stage of the recruitment drive.

    • Group Discussion

    Next stage is the group discussion wherein candidates who are successful in qualifying the written test will participate in it. They will be given a topic for discussion by the recruiters and candidates need to present their thoughts in front of the interviewers and showcase their oratory skills.

    • Interview

    Personal interview is the last stage of the IGIDR Mumbai placement process. Candidates who get shortlisted during the group discussion have to qualify the interview taken by the companies. 

    • Job Offer

    Candidates who are successful in qualifying all the stages of the IGIDR Mumbai placement process will be finally selected and a final offer letter to join the company will be given to them.

    IGIDR Mumbai Placements- Top Recruiters

    American Express

    Bank of America

    Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune

    ANZ Capital Private Limited

    Bank of Credit Commerce International (BCCI)

    Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

    Citigroup (Global Decision Management)

    Boston Analytics

    Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

    Citigroup Financial Services

    Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

    Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata



    Indiana University, Bloomington

    Fair Isaac


    Kankakee Community College, Illinois, US

    Fractal Analytics

    Deutsche Bank

    Madras School of Economics, Chennai

    Fifth C Solutions

    Diamond Management and Consultancies

    Indian School of Business (ISB)


    Tata Services Limited

    National University of Singapore

    Global Analytics

    Fidelity Investments

    Purdue University, Indiana

    HDFC Bank

    Indian Credit Rating Association (ICRA)

    The Energy Research Institute (TERI)

    HSBC Bank

    Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI)

    The Australian National University, Canberra

    ICICI Bank

    I flex Solutions

    University of Aberdeen Business

    ICICI Treasury

    Lehman Brothers

    University of California, Riverside

    Institute for Financial Management and Research

    Jubilant Enpro Pvt. Ltd.

    University of British Columbia, Canada

    Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC)

    Royal Bank of Scotland

    University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Roulac Global Investments

    Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

    University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

    J P Morgan Chase

    National Commodities & Derivatives Exchange Ltd

    University of Göteborg, Sweden

    National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM)

    TCS e-Serve International Ltd

    Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

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    Does IGIDR Mumbai provide internships to its students?

    Yes, IGIDR Mumbai provides internships to its students. Companies and research institutions hire first-year M.Sc. students for summer internships in addition to final placements. During placement week, interviews for summer interns are also conducted. The stages of the procedure for selection of a summer internship are similar to those of final placement.

    Who are the top recruiters of IGIDR Mumbai?

    Top recruiters of Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai are American Express, ANZ Capital Private Limited, Deloitte, HDFC Bank, HSBC Bank, Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC), J P Morgan Chase, Boston Analytics, CITIBANK, Deutsche Bank, Bank of America, Indian Credit Rating Association (ICRA), Jubilant Enpro Pvt. Ltd. Some of the academic and research institutes which employ the graduates are IIM, Ahmedabad, Indiana University, Bloomington, IIM, Kolkata, Indian School of Business (ISB), The Energy Research Institute (TERI).

    What is the placement process at IGIDR Mumbai?

    The pre-placement talk is often followed by a company visit during placement week where they conduct aptitude tests, group discussions, and personal interviews to recruit students. In the hiring process, many companies also conduct personality assessments (psychometric tests). Companies need to explain the types of candidates they will be looking for, the locations where the students will be employed, and the type of salary they will be providing during the pre-placement talk.

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