IIM-A to change placement process


The IIM-A has decided to change the campus placement process to suit the recruiters, IIM-A placement committee head Saral Mukherjee said.

“We have kept a meeting with the top recruiters in Mumbai on Tuesday and would know their views on campus placement process,” Mukherjee said.

“We shall be deciding the change in campus placement process latest by February end or beginning of March,” IIM-A  Director Samir Barua said.

The final placement process at IIM-A is to begin by February end or first week of March this year, he added. A change in “Slot Zero” duration, the prime slot of placement session at the IIM-A is likely to be made, post the feedback from recruiters, official sources said.

The idea is to provide more time for interaction between the recruiters and the students so that they can discuss the roles on offer in length, they added.

“Our objective is to ensure that all the stakeholders in the process of campus recruitment are familiar with the proposed changes, and recruiters can be made co-creators of this new design,” Mukherjee said.

The placement committee has been constantly in dialogue with the recruiters for the last one year and now we shall be giving final touches to the new design based on the feedback from them, he added.

Usually the placement process at the IIM-A is a five-day affair, sources said.
However, the placement process, which started on February 25, 2009, continued for nine days, instead of the usual five days, due to the effect of global slowdown.

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