The campus placement process of the PGDM Class of 2023 witnessed a phenomenal season with 100% placements by January 2023. The season saw participation from marquee regular recruiters including Bain, McKinsey & Company, JP Morgan Chase, Adobe, Nestlé, EY, PWC, Deloitte, HP, ITC, BNY Mellon, Accenture, Reliance Retail, Crisil, Lowe’s, Société Générale, Dell, Standard Chartered, and Wells Fargo to name a few. The highlight of the season was offers from over 30 new recruiters from different industries, including Microsoft, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mahindra & Mahindra, Barclays, Tata Motors, Aditya Birla Capital, IBM, Reliance Retail, Berger Paints, VE Commercial Vehicles.
The average CTC offered to the Class of 2023 increased by 15% to INR 14.5 Lakhs p.a. while the highest domestic CTC was INR 46 Lakhs p.a. offered by a multinational technology corporation. Students were offered varied roles across various industries like BFSI, Consulting, FMCG, Technology, Automobile, Pharma, Retail, Supply Chain & Logistics, and Healthcare. Some of the top roles that were offered are Product Manager, Project Manager, Business Analyst, Knowledge Analyst, Financial Analyst, Process Control Analyst, Consultant, Marketing MT, Customer Success Manager, and Supply Chain Consultant.
Dr. M. Balaji, Group Director - Corporate & Career Services of Great Lakes Institute of Management, said, “The 2023 placement season for PGDM was special in every sense as it saw the introduction of some of the top marque brands along with the retention of the exceptional brands that visit us regularly. Our team could act as a bridge between these talented students and the world class organizations with their unique requirements. Despite an increase in the batch strength, we could not only place all the students but also increase the quality and diversity of roles at the same time. Our grateful thanks to all the recruiters for their enthusiastic participation in the placement process.”
Dr. Suresh Ramanathan, Dean, Great Lakes Institute of Management, said, “I congratulate all our PGDM students for making the best use of their learnings and the mentorship that they have received, and leveraging them to get a great jumpstart in their management careers. We would like to thank all our corporate partners for choosing Great Lakes, Chennai as one of the preferred campuses for management talent requirements and extending offers to our students. I also express my deepest gratitude to our faculty, staff, alumni, CCS, and the Placement Committee for their unwavering commitment and efforts, which have resulted in the institute's development in all areas.”