Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, recently concluded its placement season for the batch of 2014-16. All 210 students who appeared for placements were successfully placed, with 80 companies making offers. The highest overseas CTC (Cost to Company/salary package) offered was of rupees 1.02 crores, and the average CTC rose by 20% from 2015.
The largest recruiters at FMS include EY Consulting, Accenture, Star India and ITC. Several other corporate giants including Microsoft, PepsiCo, Deloitte, KPMG and J.P.Morgan recruit from FMS for sales and marketing roles, consulting and finance.
The Corporate Relations & Placements team at FMS suggests certain pointers to placement cells at undergrad colleges:
Leveraging Alumni Base
All the colleges in Delhi University have a very strong alumni base. FMS, with its 61 year old history, has 200+ CXOs in the industry. By having an active Alumni Relations Society, we are able to help the alumni continue to connect with their alma mater, and they in turn, end up hiring from the vast talent pool of the college.
Multiple Touch Points with Companies
Rather than just having companies over for recruitment activities, we involve them more by having Guest Lectures by Senior Professionals, and Workshops and Competitions for the students. This helps the students to get more acquainted with the company, and the company is also able to gauge the talent pool in multiple ways, before making a decision to come down for placements.
Focused Placement Preparation
We have a world class faculty that makes sure that they cover all aspects of academics leading to Placements. Apart from this, we have content societies for every domain (Marketing, Finance, HR, etc.) which are completely student run. Their purpose is two-fold; they act both as an interest group and a preparation medium, focused mostly on essential knowledge for placements. This helps in reinforcing the students’ concepts and hence maximizes the number that a company hires from our campus.
Inputs from the Media Relations Cell and Corporate Relations & Placements, FMS.