IIT Kharagpur, IIM Calcutta, ISI Kolkata Placement: The first batch of Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) of 2015-17 session was recently concluded by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta and Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) Kolkata. The first batch of the programme concluded their session at a high note where the placement session recorded its highest package at Rs 33.67 lakh. While average package stood at Rs 17.14 lakh by domestic recruiters, average annual compensation including International offers is Rs 18.07 lakh. A number of both international and domestic companies from diverse domains took an active part in the placement drive.
The first batch of Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) started in the year 2015, and the course has been jointly designed by three premier institutions including IIT Kharagpur, IIM Calcutta and ISI Kolkata. Out of the total 51 students in the batch, 49 students received 49 domestic offers while three received international offers. A total of 52 offers were made to the first batch of the programme. International jobs were offered by Mitsubishi Fuso in Tokyo and Dunia Finance in Dubai. Microsoft, JP Morgan Chase, Directi also showed keen interest and participated in the placement process.
The placement session was attended by 38 companies that are listed in Fortune 500 like PwC, MasterCard, American Express, Walmart Labs and JPC. As far as the finance and financial Services domain is concerned, companies like American Express and MasterCard hired for their Payments Analytics division while Dunia Finance, Edelweiss Financial Services and Societe Generale for financial analytics roles took part in the placement drive. In the consulting domain, recruiters include PwC US Advisory, Deloitte, Alvarez & Marsal and EXL Services hired for consultant positions in analytics.