With the placement season rolling out, students from higher education institutions across the country hope to make it big and strike a chance to get the job of their dreams. The placement season at Goa Institute of Management (GIM) is almost reaching an end and has had quite a vibrant start. The placement season at GIM rolled out in September and is estimated to end later this month. This year, a new record has been set as core Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) student, Harshita Banthia, bagged a package of 55 LPA.

Last year, IIM Lucknow recorded a package of 56 LPA and this year, private B-school GIM has advanced to that category. Thanks to a combination of her technical abilities and the perspective expansion Harshita received at the B-School, Harshita was able to secure this opportunity with tech behemoth, Microsoft.

A talented young woman from a family of lawyers succeeded to follow her heart and reach her objectives in life. This was made possible by her desire to achieve bigger endeavours, the encouragement of her family, and the mentoring she received at GIM. Before joining GIM, she spent time in Pune working as a software development engineer for an international bank.

Harshita says, “Getting placed in Microsoft is a dream come true. The high quality and high standard work culture apart from the challenging projects will not only help me grow technically but would also help me challenge myself as an individual, giving me a head start in the corporate world. I owe a huge part of this accomplishment to GIM. The case-based pedagogy here has helped in building critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The rigorous interview preparation sessions take care of the nitty-gritty of the interviews including the framework and scenarios.”

With the highest package in the PGDM Programme, the other programmes provided by the institute have also caught up. With e-commerce giants like Amazon and Flipkart paying the most, the PGDM in Big Data Analytics (BDA) programme saw record-breaking compensation for both final-year placements of 40.2 LPA and 6 lakhs for a 5-month summer internship, respectively. The PGDM (Healthcare Management) programme has seen constant growth in the maximum package up to INR 60.4 LPA courtesy of pharmaceutical companies like Shalina Healthcare and with Johnson & Johnson paying as much as INR 3.00 lakhs for a 2-month summer internship this year. With the highest package up to this point being 27 LPA, companies like JPMorgan Chase & Co., CRIF, EY, and CRISIL made offers to PGDM (Banking, Insurance, and Financial Services) students in these flourishing industries.

”GIM has been invariably at the forefront of industry excellence when it comes to their students’ well-being and education. We encourage our students to bear the torch of conscious leadership and excel in their career paths. Like every year, we have seen tremendous growth in our recruiters’ portfolio and placements this year too”, said Dr. Ajit Parulekar, Director of GIM.

The placements at Goa Institute of Management have shown a consistent and marvellous performance in 2022, just like the previous years. The placement cell at GIM is run end-to-end by the students, and they have managed consistent year-on-year results within the top companies in the industry. Admissions are currently ongoing at the B-School and it is a great opportunity for business aspirants in the country to get post-graduation studies and transform their careers.


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