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Placement Report

Pallavas, PGDM Class of 2013-2015

Great Lakes successfully concluded the placement process for the PGDM with 100% of the students in the placement process finding opportunities across diverse industries. The placements of Pallavas, the PGDM Class of 2015, attracted leading corporates like Accenture, Airtel, Barclays, Blue Ocean, Cognizant, Dell, Ford India, Genpact, HDFC Bank, IBM, ICRA, Mindtree, Snapdeal to name a few and saw new benchmarks being set in terms of the quality and diversity of offers as well as the compensation levels. While the average CTC increased to INR 8.75 lakhs p.a., marquee FMCG recruiter Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages made the highest offer of INR 17 lakhs p.a.

Some of thefirst time recruiters were Lava International, HDFC Standard Life, Ashok Leyland, Hackett Group, Shopclues, Genpact, Damco, Bajaj Finserv, People Matters, Astra Zeneca, and Kaar Technologies.While IT/ITES and BFSI continued to be the largest recruiting sectors, the 2015 season also saw new roles being offered in E-Commerce by organizations like Snapdeal, Shopclues,, MeetUrPro and

Key Highlights

  • Participation by diverse set of companies across Automobiles, Banking, Consulting, E-Commerce, Financial Services, IT/ITES,Manufacturing,Telecom and Retail.
  • Maximum profiles offered in Sales & Marketing (43%) followed by Finance (23%) and IT/Operations (17%)
  • Average CTC offered for the Class of 2015 increased to INR 8.75 lakhs
  • Highest offer with CTC of INR 17 lakhs made by Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages

Function wise, Sales & Marketing remained a major area with 43% of the students taking up profiles in the area. Organizations which offered Sales & Marketing roles included Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages, Airtel, Snapdeal, Blue Ocean, IBM, HDFC Life Insurance,, Kotak Mahindra Bank, IndusInd Bank, Tata Communications, Gofrugal, etc.

Banking/Finance(23%) emerged as the next major area followed by Operations/IT (17%). Finance roles were offered by Barclays, Dell, Cognizant, Bank of America, Axis Bank, Bajaj Finserv, ICRA, Hansacequity, HDFC Bank, Sutherland Global Services. Operations/IT roles were offered by Accenture, Cognizant, Syntel, Shopclues, Infosys, Accenture, Mindtree, Ford India, Barclays, Damco, Prakash Kochhar& Co., Optimal Strategix to name a few.

Classification by Industry

Classification by Function

Salary Breakup

From a batch of 123 students, 8 Students opted out/opted for deferred placements to pursue entrepreneurial ventures or to join their family business. 100% of the 115 studentsparticipating in the placement process are placed.

Industry Wise Major Recruiters

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