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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Citigroup Financial Services
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
Indiana University, Bloomington
Kankakee Community College, Illinois, US
Madras School of Economics, Chennai
Fifth C Solutions
Diamond Management and Consultancies
Indian School of Business (ISB)
Tata Services Limited
National University of Singapore
Purdue University, Indiana
Indian Credit Rating Association (ICRA)
The Energy Research Institute (TERI)
Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI)
The Australian National University, Canberra
I flex Solutions
University of Aberdeen Business
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
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.
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).
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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