The Anand-based Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) has this year got the highest salary offer of Rs 27.4 lakh for the graduating batch of its flagship programme, Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) while the brand Amul owner co-operative Gujarat Co- operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) offered maximum number of jobs leaving behind HDFC bank and ICICI-Lombard.
IRMA spokesperson K L Vaghela on Friday announced that the average salary offer for the current batch was over Rs 8.5 lakhs per annum, and the median stood at R8.2 Lakh per annum.
The maximum salary for the batch stood at R27.4 lakhs per annum. In the recently concluded placement week, over 350 jobs offers were received from about 100 recruiters for the batch. The largest number of jobs were offered by the Gujarat Co- operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), a total of 18. Cooperatives / Producers Collectives as a sector offered jobs to one- fourth of the batch.
HDFC Bank was a top recruiter too in the agrifinance- microfinance sector with 11 selections. This was followed by ICICI-Lombard and National Payments Corporation of India, taking 10 and 9 students respectively.
Like placements’ in 2015, the amplified emphasis on financial inclusion and revival of the Micro Finance sector continued to reflect in the placements at IRMA with Agri-finance and Microfinance sector emerging as the biggest recruiters with about 1/3rd of the graduating batch joining the sector, he said.
Interest in Social entrepreneurship sector continued to increase amongst the graduating batch with six of them recruiting 14 participants.
A total of 25 students chose to take up offers made by non-government development organizations and government development organizations.
These included organizations such as Aga Khan Rural Support Programme, PRADAN, Gramin Shiksha Kendra. Arghyam is a new entrant to the list.
Vaghela said that among the government development organizations/missions, Rajasthan Grameen Ajeevika Parishad, which recruited last year, was joined by Madhya Pradesh State Rural Livelihoods Mission as well as the Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society and Society for Elimination of RuralPoverty (SERP) Andhra Pradesh.