Placement Report

5th batch of tri-institute business analytics programme records 100% internship placement

The 5th batch (2019-2021) of the two-year full time Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) programme successfully concluded its summer internship placement process placing all 61 students (100%). Different organizations across industries participated with fervor to handpick candidates suitable for data and business driven roles. The batch of 61 students received seventy-four (74) offers from seventeen (17) firms.

The internship remunerations for this year witnessed continued growth despite the prevailing pandemic situation. The average monthly stipend recorded at INR 138,525.00, registering a growth of 4% as compared to last year. The median monthly stipend remains similar of last year's figure of INR 125,000.00. The highest monthly stipend was recorded at INR 200,000.00, a staggering increase of 16.27% over last year.

Professor Debapriyo Majumdar, Faculty and Placement Convener of the PGDBA program from ISI Kolkata said, “This is a welcome result and perhaps indicates the confidence of recruiters on the quality of the tri-institute program. I am happy for the students for finding such prized 5-6 months internships. The program typically sees 70% of the internships getting converted to PPOs. We expect a similar trend this year given the high quality of our students.”

Top firms from Finance, E-commerce and Consulting domains turned out to be the most preferred recruiters. Banking, Financial Services, Insurance (BFSI) and Healthcare sectors witnessed a remarkable increase as compared to last year. The major recruiters were namely DE Shaw & Co, Goldman Sachs, Mastercard, Amazon, PwC DIAC, Piramal, McKinsey, Flipkart, Games 24*7, eBay, Novartis, PayPal, Alshaya, Tata Communications, Dr. Reddy’s, Barclays, and Llamasoft.

The program has consistently held its apex position in India, and is ranked 1st among full-time business analytics courses of India as stated in AIM Rankings in 2020.

Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) is a 2-year full-time residential program offered jointly by three premier Institutes of the country – IIM Calcutta, ISI Kolkata, and IIT Kharagpur. The elite Institutes lend their expertise and enrich the course curriculum with Statistics, Machine Learning and Computing, and their contemporary Business applications in the Analytics industry. PGDBA’s unique course structure leverages the Industry connect and offers a 6-Month Industry Internship, which provides time to the candidates to prove their mettle in the industry.