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PGDBA Placements - How would PGDBA 2020 help your career?

The PGDBA Course is a relatively new program which has captured the attention of several of the MBA aspirants. One of the most significant pieces of information that every potential aspirant will be looking at will be the PGDBA Placements. Being helmed by prestigious institutions like IIM Calcutta, IIT Kharagpur and ISI Kolkata (one of which is a statistics based institution), the PGDBA Placements should be well vetted. This article talks about the PGDBA Placements and how the PGDBA Course could help you in your career.

PGDBA Placements at a glance

As mentioned above, the PGDBA Course is a new program and one of the data points that interest most candidates is the PGDBA Placement records. The data for the PGDBA batch of 2018-20 has recently been released and paint an impressive picture.

The PGDBA Internship Placements for the PGDBA 2018-20 happened during the month of August and kicked off the final semester of the PGDBA Course. The unique 6 month internship program is a good opportunity for the candidates to show the recruiters what they have to offer. It also gives the recruiters a wider time range over which they can judge the candidates. The placement of the students (57 in total) was completed in half a day with the average monthly stipend being Rs. 1,33,000/- and the highest stipend being Rs. 1,72,000/-

In terms of the PGDBA Final Placements of the batch of 2017-19, the average salary for the same is Rs. 25.05 Lakhs per annum while the median salary has grown to Rs. 23.23 Lakhs per annnum. This represents a growth of 9.4% in the average salary and an increase of 8.75% in the median salary. Another impressive factor about the PGDBA Placements is the fact that the unique course structure in terms of the 6 month internship enabled 63.5% of the batch to get PPOs or pre-placement offers.

The average, maximum and minimum salary/stipend figures of the PGDBA Placements over the past 3 years is given in the table below:

Batch

Internship Placement (Rs. per month)

Final Placement (LPA)

Maximum Stipend

Average Stipend

Median Stipend

Maximum CTC

Average CTC

Median CTC

2015-17

2,55,000

78,000

75,000

 33.67

18.07

17.7

2016-18

2,45,000

97,804

85,000

47.02

22.89

21.36

2017-19

1,40,000

1,13,565

1,11,100

40.97

25.05

23.23

2018-20

1,72,000

1,33,000

1,25,000

-

-

-

The increase in the average stipend and median stipend for the Internship placement is an indication of the potency of the PGDBA programs as well the potential of the sector. The final placement figures also paint an impressive picture with the steady increase in the average CTC and median CTC figures.

In terms of the sectors which were hiring during the PGDBA Placements, the major contributor was the BFSI sector but the Retail sector was not far behind. This should not come as a surprise because these sectors have a huge amount of data and could definitely benefit from the insights derived from data analytics. Some of the biggest companies that recruited for the PGDBA Placements are:

  • Microsoft
  • Amazon
  • MasterCard
  • ABInBev
  • Barclays
  • Flipkart
  • EA Sports
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Societe Generale
  • Deloitte
  • American Express
  • Axis Bank
  • McKinsey

This is a testament of the companies which recruit from IIM Calcutta and students of the PGDBA Course can be safe in the knowledge that a sharp drop in the quality of companies recruiting is highly unlikely. In fact, the caliber of companies who have visited the IIM Calcutta campus for the PGDBA Placements has only increased in recent times. More details of the PGDBA Placements are available on the IIM Calcutta website in the PGDBA Placements Brochure.

Why you should go for the PGDBA Course: Beyond PGDBA Placements

While the PGDBA Placements would be a sufficient reason for most candidates to jump on the PGDBA bandwagon, there are quite a few reasons why you should seriously consider the PGDBA Course:

  • Data Analytics: The field of data analytics has been in the news recently due to the vast number of opportunities available in the field. It is considered to be one of the fastest growing domains and offers a high compensation package which means that there are several takers for the PGDBA Course.
  • Brand Name: In today’s world, where each person is their own brand, the PGDBA Course could gain huge popularity based on the colleges which conduct the course. Getting a degree from colleges of the likes of IIM Calcutta, IIT Kharagpur and ISI Kolkata means that the candidate will be highly credible when they look for employment opportunities.
  • PGDBA Course Structure: The PGDBA Course has been designed to give the students a holistic idea of analytics by virtue of the partnership of the institutes that helm the PGDBA Course. The students will be exposed to the statistical aspect, the technical aspect and the business aspect of analytics which should allow them to perform better on the field.

These are a few reasons, apart from the PGDBA Placements, why should consider the PGDBA Course. The only visible downside is that the students who choose to pursue this course will be limiting their opportunities to this field specifically. However considering the nature of the field and the number of opportunities that are available, the PGDBA Course is definitely one of the options that students should consider carefully.

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