IIFM conducted its final placement process between
More companies, more diversity, more jobs
According to Prof. D.K. Bandyopadhyay, Director, IIFM, Placement 2006 at IIFM got an overwhelming response from 35 organisations out of which 15 were subsequently invited to the campus giving due consideration for the job profile and compensation packages offered. This year the placements witnessed an increase of 7.5% in job offers made from last year.
Among the foreign recruiters, Olam International,
These additions to the list of recruiters enabled an increase of Day Zero jobs from 20 last year to 36 this year. The total number of foreign jobs remained the same as last year at 3. The foreign jobs were divided across
Prof. P.K. Biswas, Chairperson, Placement, informed that 2006 saw the emergence of Rural Banking and Micro Finance as a dominant recruiting sector, in addition to Natural Resource Management & Development Marketing. This is in contrast to 2005 where the dominant recruiting sectors were Natural Resource Management and Corporate Marketing.
The main recruiters in each sector were as follows:
· Rural & Micro Finance: ICICI, FWWB, SKS, Grameen Koota.
· Environment and Climate Change: Economic Securities.
· Development Sector: Chattisgarh Rural Development, Govt. of Chattisgarh; Andhra Pradesh Forest Department, Aide-et-Action, NIF.
· Corporate Sector: Olam International & Olam
The highest domestic salary was Rs 8 lakh offered by Olam
Mr. Santosh Singh, Student Placement Coordinator emphasized that 2006 kept up the reputation that IIFM has built up for itself, both internationally and in
· Sharpening focus on present requirements – through syllabus revision, campus activities.
· Enhancing interaction with the development as well as corporate world – through guest lectures of foreign and national experts and other academic event.
· Leveraging the IIFM alumni network – in bringing new companies to campus, and in solidifying relationships with existing recruiters.
About the Institute
The Institute started in 1982 as a sectoral management Institute under the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt. of India. This is one of its kinds in endeavoring to produce young managers equipped with the knowledge and experience to mange natural resources successfully blending very well the management inputs with inputs from Social Sciences and Technical subjects. Apart from education, the Institute is engaged in research, training and consulting in collaboration with several national and international organisations like Ford Foundation, FAO, World Bank, IDRC, ITTO, Asian Development Bank, IIED, DFID, SIDA, UNESCO, and others.