megha.angel03 Sayshello ...i have taken my admission in markting ...bt i got my name in rd also ...i m bit confused as to opt for rd or nt ....i read almost all post related to rd ....bt still wanted to knw abt markting course nd placement .....few queries i have srry if i m sounding bit silly bt i wanted to clear some doubts ...is it true gals r less in markting course .... if we take rd in future v ll have to wrk only in rural areas .......seniors if u cld rply it wld be of real help .......thanks alot....
RD placements in XISS are usually 80-100% per year. That is not the case with marketing. The primary reason being every college has 1 or 2 courses that are well established( in terms of faculty, how long the course has been followed, placements, industry exposure, reputation among the hiring companies, etc.) as compared to the other ones within. RD was established in 1955, the time XISS started off functioning immediately followed by PM and in '80s by IM. Marketing and Finance are set up 5 yrs. ago, so definately it cannot be compared to the level industrial reputation of RD or PM. XISS was primarily set up for rural developement of the under-developed sections of Jharkhand-Bihar-Bengal-Orissa circle, so RD and PM are the so called "flagship-departments" of the insti..
This year 2010 around 90% of the RD batch has been placed, but interestingly for PM its been only 25-27%. For Marketing its around 20%.
I can't comment on the companies' list that came for RD, but the sectors were primarily rural areas in Jharkhand, Gujarat etc...Avg pckg around 3.5 Lkhs and companies both from private and state-government NGO's. The companies that came for Marketing (Final Placements-2010) are:
3. Mahindra Finance
...and a few others.. Avg. Pckg being: 3 Lkhs...
Marketing( Internships 2010):
1. Yamaha Motors
2. Ramco Systems
3. Reliance Money
4. Reliance Retail
5. Indian Oil Corp.
...and through personal/faculty contacts guys have made it to:
ITC...and several others..
Interestingly big-houses like Hero-Honda, Moser-Baer, Vedanta, TATA steel, Jindal Steel,L&T;, HCL have come for PM, but again the placements being 25-27% of the batch. So definately it depends on the batch and again on the candidate where in his/her interests lie. Marketing is catching up fast, so if you have interest in the domain, DO NOT HESITATE TO JOIN
.. but comparing the placements with RD, it would take time to match.. RD is xciting, you will go for rural visits every trimester, spendin 10-14 days in utmost rural locations..which is both fun and learning.. and most probably in your professional job too after u pass out.
and YES, marketing has fewer girls, ur seniors has 1:3 girl:boy ratio..the reason again, the nature of the job one has to do in organisation after college-life...maybe that's a criteria.. and personal choices too.. whereas in RD the girl:boy ratio is almost equal.