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SOIL Institute of Management: Interview with Dr. Vidya Iyer, Director

SOIL Institute of Management: Interview with Dr. Vidya Iyer, Director

Edited By Team Careers360 | Updated on Feb 12, 2022 09:14 AM IST | #SOIL Gurgaon

SOIL Institute of Management was elatablised in 2008. It is a private institute co-owned by 32 corporate companies and supported by 25 NGOs. SOIL institute is known for building leaders with character, enthusiasm, and competence and providing value-based education in the management field. The institute has two campuses one in Manesar and the other in Gurgaon. The SOIL Manesar campus offers 2 year PGDM programme, whereas the SOIL Gurgaon campus offers 1 year PGPM and PGPM HR programme. The curriculum of the SOIL PGPM and PGDM programmes helps students in their overall growth and makes them industry ready.

SOIL Institute of Management: Interview with Dr. Vidya Iyer, Director
SOIL Institute of Management: Interview with Dr. Vidya Iyer, Director

Careers360 brings you an exclusive interview with Dr. Vidya Iyer, Director & Professor - Human Resources, at SOIL Institute of Management. Here she shares various details about the institute, SOIL admissions process and other important things. Read the complete article to know more about the SOIL Institute of Management.

Question. Tell us something about the institute; when it was set up, vision and mission.

Answer. SOIL Institute of Management was established in 2008 (13 years ago). SOIL was co-created by 32 leading companies and supported by 25 NGOs with the aim to build Leaders with character, competence and enthusiasm. SOIL Institute of Management has 2 campuses (Gurgaon and Manesar) where it offers 3 post graduate programs - PGPM & PGPM HR at Gurgaon campus , PGDM course at Manesar Campus. SOIL’s 1 Year PGPM programme was started in 2008.The 2 year PGDM programme was approved by AICTE in 2019.

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The vision of SOIL Institute of Management is to build leaders with character, competence and enthusiasm. With core values like awareness, balance, compassion, diversity, ethics.

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Question. Tell us something about the admission process?

Answer. SOIL Institute of Management follows a rolling admissions process.

Candidates seeking admission to SOIL institute postgraduate programs need to follow the below mentioned steps.

  • Fill an online application form and pay the application fee of Rs. 2000

  • Applications will be reviewed by the admissions committee and Shortlisted for further rounds based on the profile (Profile based Evaluation)

  • Shortlisted candidates will be called for GE, GD and PI process.

  • Selected candidates will be offered admission

The evaluation criteria for SOIL management institute programmes is mentioned below.

Profile Based Evaluation

SOIL follows Profile Based Evaluation for shortlisting of students. The criteria on which an application is evaluated are Academic Scores, Leadership Potential, Extracurricular activities, Awards & Achievements and Exam Scores.

Exam Scores Accepted by SOIL

For the PGDM program, SOIL accepts all nationalized test scores.SOIL considers NMAT score but the student will also have to appear in any one of the nationalized tests as per AICTE mandate.

For PGPM programs, test scores are not mandatory but add weightage to the student's profile. Students can seek admission by appearing for SOIL Leadership Test (STAT).

STAT is a mandatory test as part of the selection process for PGPM programmes at SOIL institute.

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Question. What kind of infrastructure can students expect at the institute? Please elaborate?

Answer. SOIL Institute of Management has 2 Campuses - Manesar and Gurgaon campus.

Manesar campus – 2 year PGDM Program

The SOIL Manesar campus has world-class architecture, futuristic student spaces and lush green gardens which embody innovation. The campus is designed to ensure that it is both socially and environmentally responsible. It provides the ideal environment for students to engage in the study of business and design, and discover and exploit their creative side. Key highlights of the SOIL Manesar campus include:

  • Library

  • Multi Purpose Hall - Seminar Hall

  • Recreation Area

  • Cafeteria

  • Well Equipped Classrooms

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SOIL Gurgaon Campus – 1 year PGPM & PGPM-HR Program

Gurgaon campus is located in Sector 44. The campus building is a four story spacious building. Each floor is characterised with one pillar of SOIL and thus displays the vision of that particular floor.

The ground floor is dedicated to Mindfulness as the exquisite knowledge centre is stationed there. The first floor is dedicated to compassion as students present their social innovation programmes there. The second floor is dedicated to ethics as student classrooms take up the majority area on that particular floor. The third floor is dedicated to sustainability where we have the vibrant and extremely creative SOIL Staff seated. Finally, the fourth floor is the auditorium which is used for diverse purposes, hence it is dedicated to diversity. Facilities available SOIL Gurgaon campus:

  • Library

  • Auditorium

  • Cafeteria

  • Fun Zone

  • Spacious Classrooms

Question. There is a lot of stress that is being made with regard to interaction with the industry as well as companies that recruit. What are the steps being taken by the institute in this direction?

Answer. The SOIL institute was co-created by a consortium of 32 national and multinational companies who are actively involved in curriculum creation, selection of students, mentoring of students and placements. SOIL has a dedicated CMS (Career Management Services) team who work on maintaining corporate relations, finding opportunities for students, training and guiding the students to get placed.

Question. Internships are now mandatory as per AICTE guidelines. Does the institute help students with this? If yes, how?

Answer. Yes, the SOIL Institute of Management helps students find internship opportunities. The process starts in the month of November or in the second trimester of the 1st year for every batch. Every student has to take up a mandatory internship which is also called summer placement after the end of first year or third trimester. Students submit their project/ internship reports at the end of the 2-3 month internship.

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Question. Can you please share details if there is any collaboration with universities abroad?

Answer. SOIL institute has collaboration with the following universities for various programs:

  • Shizenkan University, Japan

  • Royal Roads University

  • Johannesburg Business School

  • Politecnico Di Milano Graduate School of Business

Question. Please share placement statistics with information on the average package, highest and lowest package, number of students placed and details of companies that have recruited.

Answer. The SOIL Institute of Management placement statistics have been mentioned in the table below:

SOIL Placement Stats

Highest CTC

Rs. 20 lakhs

Average CTC

Rs. 12.50 lakhs

ROI for PGPM Programme


Companies that recruit from SOIL are as follows: VECV, ICICI Bank, Deloitte, Accenture, Tata Electronics ,HCL, ANZ Bank, AXIS Bank, Mahindra AFS, NIIT, BYJU's, Wipro, Genpact, Zomato , Infosys, KPMG Global, Cognizant, Happiest Minds, Zimyo Consulting, KPMG Global, JSL Lifestyle, Superset, Exide, Tech Mahindra, PWC, Hono HR, Zing HR, ABSLI, First Source, Mphasis, CRMNext, Schneider Electric, Newgen, DRAUP, Intellect Design, Benepik, TCS, Anand Group, Maiva Pharma.

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Hi Punnet,

The School of Inspired Leadership is an excellent place to pursue a PGPM programme.

It has an individual development programme that focuses on career development activities.

It is well-known for offering students with highly tailored experiences.

There are also good placement records there.

The average annual salary for PGPM MBA grads is 10.5 lacs. The ROI is good, and the learning is on level with that of all major business schools.

Good luck, and I hope that helps:)

Hello there. Hope you are doing good. I would like to tell you that SOIL Gurugram is a good private school if you are considering one year MBA. The college has a very good placement record. It is achieving 100% placements records since many years.

The college adopts Individual Learning Plan strategy for the students. It has to be noted that in order to gain admission in this college, one needs to have work experience.

I hope you found this answer helpful. Good luck for your future.

There is advantages of doing PGDM course. Assists with more significant compensation bundle and advancement: One of the fundamental advantages of doing PGDM course is that it assists with getting a decent climb and advancement openings. Colleges aid help you in getting set with great firms so you can get a new beginning to your profession.

Undoubtedly, Welingkar Institute is the Best PGDM colleges in Mumbai.

One of the Top Best PGDM Colleges in Mumbai ( , Welingkar College has been constantly shaping its students to be effective business owners and global leaders with soul and sustainability. They have made sure that every student passing out of their institute is a global leader of tomorrow.

They give global management knowledge and a practice which is sought after by Governments, Non-governmental organizations, Multinational corporations, and the media industry. Welingkar students are a valuable asset for any organization that they have joined.

The focus at Welingkar is to develop a ‘complete student’, i.e. a combination of academic and co-curricular skills. They groom students to face the challenges of the corporate world with a blend of social sensitivity.

Dear aspirant,

  I'm here to help you !!

Firstly, the placements are good and even the learning is good. The college is a place to grow technically and professionally. You will have higher chances in placements as more and more companies visit here. But, it you who have to work hard and crack the opportunity. The average placement package ranges from 6 LPA and goes to 8LPA and alumi connection is also good.

Hope this helps you !

All the very best !!

The exact prediction of the score would be tough but a score of 550-600 MAT Entrance Exam might be a decent chance to get a call from SOIL Gurgaon. You can check MAT cutoff with the given below link.

Good Luck!

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