IRMA conducted placements for the Summer Internship Segment (SIS) for the 39th batch of its flagship Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) during April 29 - May 02, 2019. The batch of 234 students was placed in four days’ time.
The maximum stipend offered stands at Rs. 2.20 lakhs. The average stipend offered by business sector organizations stands at Rs. 64,587 and that for development sector organizations (NGOs, Cooperatives, and Government Development Agencies) stands at Rs. 51,202. The median stipend stands at Rs. 40,000.
This year’s interviews experienced a substantial increase in the number of overall offers received compared to the previous year. As an indication of the increased engagement of business as well as development sector organizations with the rural sphere, 562 internship offers from 147 recruiters were received for the batch.
The Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) was the largest recruiter with 29 offers. Verka (Punjab Milk Federation), Aavin (Tamil Nadu Milk Federation) and International Cooperative Alliance – Asia Pacific (ICA-AP) were some of the recruiters from the cooperative sector. The major development sector recruiters were BAIF, Precision Agriculture for Development, IWMI and Tata Trusts. Multinational and national agribusiness corporations such as ITC Agribusiness Division, Adani Wilmar, BASF, UPL and COFCO International also participated in the internship process. From the FMCG and Retail sector, Future Group, Grofers, Big Basket, Metro Cash & Carry, were some of the prominent recruiters. Banking, finance, and insurance companies such as Fullerton, Caspian Impact Investments, Fincare, and several other small finance banks also participated in the Summer Internship Placements.
The Summer Internship Segment is a nine-week long internship programme scheduled during the months of June through August after the completion of Term-III of the PGDRM programme. It aims to provide students with an opportunity of working closely with experienced managers in an organizational setting as well as with grassroots’ organizations. Students develop practical skills and gain a realistic idea of the managerial functions of rural organizations and development interventions.
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