IIT Roorkee marks 20 years of Department of Management Studies with high placements

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Roorkee: Indian Institute of Roorkee’s Department of Management Studies celebrates 20 years of excellence in techno-management. Over the years, the Institute has witnessed a surge in placements with an increase in the number of offers and eminent and new recruiters.

During this year’s placement season (2016-18), the Institute witnessed a fruitful placement with many big names across a diverse range of industries like KPMG, Dunnhumby, HDFC, ICICI and Bristlecone hiring. The top 50% of the batch took home an average package of Rs. 10.7 LPA. The diversity in the preferred job roles stood out with students going for analytics, consulting, sales, presales, marketing, operations and finance profiles. The Institute placed 71 out of 80 students; 9 students opted out of placement process due to entrepreneurial inclination.

During the placement process of 2015-17 batch, recruiters like Amazon, VKL Spices, Patanjali etc hired talent from the campus. In the placement season, 53 out of 57 got placed, including 3 getting PPOs/PPIs, and 3 students opting out of placements. The average package was Rs. 9.18 LPA, the highest CTC was Rs. 14.5 Lakhs per annum with top 50% securing an average package of Rs. 10.24 Lakhs per annum.

Department of Management Studies has been ranked #9 among top Management institutes category in the India Rankings 2018 conducted by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The Institute has been ranked the 2nd best Institute in the country in terms of Research, Professional Practice & Collaborative Performance (RPC) parameter.

The teaching faculty at the Department consists of renowned professors in the country for their research excellence and teaching acumen, bringing their perspectives into the mix and enriching the learning experience further.

Dr. Zillur Rahman, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee, was honoured with the “Commendable Faculty Award” at the Careers360 Faculty Research Awards in New Delhi. He received the award at the hands of Hon’ Union Minister of Human Resources Development, Shri. Prakash Javadekar. The award mentions that Dr. Zillur Rahman is the most research proficient faculty of India in the year 2018 in the field of Business, Management and Accounting. Dr. Rahman’s research work lead to 55 publications in 2015-17, a cumulative of 805 citations and 17 h-index.

Speaking about the Department, Dr. Zillur Rahman, said, “With eyes to the future it is our duty, one which we embrace with pride and great responsibility, to remain a place that stimulates new ideas, creativity, professionalism and humility among talent that finds its way into our humble classrooms and hallways.”

The Institute’s alumni work is spread across a wide spectrum of industries such as Management Consulting, Technology, Finance, Marketing, IT, Telecom, Automobile, Energy and Healthcare. The Institute has esteemed alumni including, Manish Asthana, Assistant Vice President, ICICI Lombard; Ashish K Varun, Head of International Sales and Marketing, Nelito System Private Limited, Tata Group Company; Richa Dubey, Global Director Consumer Insights, Carlsberg Group; Vivek Sharma, Zonal Sales Manager, Audi India; Anuj Dua, General Manager, Royal Enfield; Prashant Tyagi, Assistant Vice President, Tata AIA Prudential; and KingShuk Majumder, Country Manager Sourcing, IBM India Pvt Ltd.