The PGDBA (Post Graduation Diploma in Business Analytics) is a 2-year full-time program offered jointly by the three most prestigious institutes in the country: IIM Calcutta, ISI Kolkata, and IIT Kharagpur. According to the QS rankings in 2019, the course ranked 14th globally among the full-time business analytics courses.
There has been a campus placement drive for the Summer Internships for the course and a student from the fourth batch has managed to secure an internship with a stipend as high as Rs 1,72,000 per month. This was the highest recorded stipend in the batch.
Several organizations across various industries have participated in the recruitment drive to pick students for the summer internship, and the drive was a successful one as all the 57 students were placed within a span of half-day.
The professors say that there has been substantial growth in this year’s internship remunerations with a growth of 15.4% compared to last year. The median monthly stipend has outdone the numbers by 12.5% and reached Rs. 1,25,000 this year.
One of the main reasons for this was that the firms that participated in the recruitment were focussing on analytics and have selected the candidates for the data-driven and business-driven analyst roles.
Some of the major recruiters in the IIM Calcutta’s PGDBA summer internship were DE Shaw & Co, Mondelez, McKinsey, Airtel, Amazon, MasterCard and Play Games.
Prof Prashant Mishra, Dean (New Initiatives & External relations) said that “the presence of the major recruiters in the analytics domain was one of the main reasons for the success of the PGDBA summer internship 2019 and that it depicts our commitment in providing the right candidates in the analytics domain.”
Prof Abhishek Goel, Faculty and Placement Convener of the PGDBA program from IIM Calcutta said “the course PGDBA has become a renowned name amongst the recruiters and aspirants. It also acts as a strong pillar of support for the IIM’s position among the top Business Schools. We’re pleased with the placement results in 2019 as it depicts our focus on academic excellence.”
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