November 25, 2010
School of Business, Coimbatore
The year 2010 saw the Indian economy achieve growth rates similar to those that existed prior to the global financial crisis. This spelled good news for second-year MBA students, many of whom were placed in companies of their choice.
Sixty students from the different campuses of the Amrita School of Business received job offers from companies such as Kotak Mahindra Bank, L&T Infotech, Castrol, Asian Paints, GMMCO and Payoda Technologies, among others.
“I was tested on my marketing abilities in the interview,” happily shared Jaisurya Pavitran, who received a job offer from Payoda Technologies Pvt. Ltd., a computer software company in Coimbatore. “I was asked to sell a shirt to the recruiters in the interview.”
Jaisurya is happy that he will be working in India and close to his hometown. As Senior Business Development Executive, he will take home a salary package of 8.5 lakhs per annum. He will join the company in April after graduating with a dual specialization in Marketing and Systems.
Joining him will be Dhivyaa C., also from the Coimbatore campus, V. Poornima and Santosh S. from the Bengaluru campus and Nakul Brahmadathan from Kochi. The company made offers to a total of five Amrita students.
Three other students, Deepthi Mohan, Shankar Rajan and Hema Mathews from Coimbatore were placed at IREVNA, a subsidiary of CRISIL, a leading credit rating and information services company based in Mumbai.
Abhishek Mishra, Savitha Nathan and Thanushree V. from the Kochi campus as well as Sivaramakrishnan D. from Coimbatore received offers from Kotak Mahindra Bank. Anoop S. Prasad from the Coimbatore Campus and Arabind Pai R. from Kochi were placed in GMMCO, a Chennai-based company.
Castrol India, an automotive and industrial lubricant manufacturing company, recruited three students viz. Santhosh S. and Ashwin Sreekumar Nair from Bengaluru and Sivaprasad L. from Coimbatore. A total of 31 students were also placed in Futures Group.
Campus placements will continue until the end of next month. In December, recruitment officers from many companies will visit the Amritapuri campus, taking the opportunity to also meet Chancellor Amma.
The world-wide recession provided a pause in the acceleration of global economic activity. In several quarters, this was widely seen as an opportunity to halt environmentally unsound industrial practices, rein in energy use, pursue new energy sources and create green jobs.
In India also, the mandate is clear. We will have to find sustainable pathways to growth. The Amrita graduates will play their part in helping this new green economy come into being.