PGDM Placement Snapshot 2016

PGDM Class of 2014-2016

Great Lakes successfully concluded the placement process for the PGDM Class of 2016, the Cholas, with ALL students in the placement process getting placed in high quality profiles across a diverse set of industries. The placement process of PGDM Class of 2016, attracted leading corporates like Axis Bank, Cognizant, Dell, Deloitte, Ford India, HCL, HDFC, HSBC, ICRA, JP Morgan, Michelin, Mindtree, TVS, ZS Associates to name a few and saw new benchmarks being set in terms of the quality and diversity of offers as well asthe compensation levels. Some of the first time recruiters wereArcesium (D. E. Shaw), IDBI, DCB Bank, NIIT Technologies, Olam International, TVS Credit Services, ZEE Networks, JP Morgan, Xanadu Realty.

Banking and Financial Services (23%) was the largest recruiting sector followed IT/ITES (21%). In terms of the functional areas, Marketing attracted the largest set of offers (46%) followed by Finance (26%). Out of the class of 114 students, 106 students took up offers on campus while the rest chose to become entrepreneurs, join family businesses or pursued off campus opportunities.Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs) were made by ACT, Bajaj Finserv, Crayon Data, Dell, Ford, and Michelin.

Key Highlights

  • Participation by diverse set of companies across Automobiles, Banking, Consulting, E-Commerce, Financial Services, IT/ITES, Telecom and Pharma.
  • Maximum profiles offered in Sales & Marketing (46%) followed by Finance (26%) and IT/Operations (20%).
  • Average CTC offered for the Class of 2016: INR 9.02 Lakhs
  • Highest offer with CTC of INR 16.5 lakhs

Commenting on the excellent placements for the PGDM batch, Mr. R. Shreenath, Director – Corporate & Career Services of Great Lakes Institute of Management, said, "Yet another 100% placement. This is not just a hat-trick performance for the 3rd batch of our PGDM program, but also achieved well before the graduation, with some very niche roles and across a diverse spectrum of Corporates. The compensation levels have also been excellent given that that 50% of the class is freshers and rest have less than 2 Years’ experience. Proof enough of the Corporate world’s acknowledgement of the ‘business readiness’ of our students. We are overwhelmed by the response from our Corporate partners and shall strive even harder to live upto their growing demands and expectations going forward.”

Classification by Industry

Classification by Industry

Classification by Function

Classification by Function

List Of Recruiters*


Arcesium (D.E Shaw)

Astra Zeneca

Axis Bank

Bajaj Finserv

Capital First

Cognizant Technologies

Crayon data

DCB Bank



Emerio Corp


HCL Technologies


HDFC Standard Life

HSBC Technologies


IDBI Capital

Infosys BPO

Infosys Technologies

Janalakshmi Financial Services

JP Morgan

Lava International



Nesh Technologies

NIIT Technologies


Photon Infotech

Scope International

TVS Credit Services

TVS Logistics

TVS Motors

Xanadu Reality

Zee Entertainment Enterprises

ZS Associates


* List is partial.


  • IIT Stuart School of Business
  • Babson
  • Bauer
  • Universite De Bordeaux
  • Hkust
  • UMKC
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