IRMA or Institute of Rural Management Anand has completed the final placement process for the Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) batch of 2018 with 11.44 percent increase in average salary. According to the final placement report of IRMA Anand, the average salary offered by private sector was Rs. 12.17 lakh per annum (against Rs. 10.57 lakh last year) and that for the development sector organisations (NGOs, Cooperatives, and Government Development Agencies) at Rs. 9.42 lakh (as against Rs. 9.37 lakh last year).
The median was Rs. 10 lakh per annum (against Rs. 8.40 lakh last year). The maximum salary for the batch stands at Rs. 46.50 lakh. The lowest salary, Rs. 3.5 lakh, was offered by a grassroots NGO to one of the graduates who consciously chose to follow his dream of making a difference in the lives of people.
The following table brings highlights of IRMA Placement Process 2018.
IRMA Final Placement 2018 Highlights
Total number of students
Number of students opting out of placement
Total number of PPOs
Number of in-campus recruitments
Total number of recruiters
Total number of first time recruiters
Total number of offers
The Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation continued to be the largest recruiter this year as well by hiring 16 students.
Cooperatives/Producers Collectives as a sector recruited a total of 30 candidates. Multinational and national agribusiness corporations like Tolaram, Afriventures, Cummins, Cargill, ITC, Zuari, Mars International, ADM, Godrej Agro, Kancor, Mapro participated during the placements. KPMG recruited in consulting positions. Banking, finance, and insurance companies recruited the highest number of graduates. ICICI bank, IndusInd, IDFC bank, Fullerton, Tata AIG, Bharati AXA, Reliance, and several other organisations recruited from the campus placements.
As many as 16 students took up offers made by government development agencies and NGOs. Organisations such as BAIF Development Research Foundation, Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society - JEEVIKA, Kudumbashree, Livolink Foundation (An Associate Organisation of Tata Trust), Madhya Pradesh Shyama Prasad Mukherji - RURBAN Mission, Madhya Pradesh State Rural Livelihood Mission (MPSRLM), National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), Swaniti Initiative, and URMUL Trust recruited through the campus placements.