286, Ahd, Feb 19: The Final Placement Process for the Post-Graduate Programme in Food and Agribusiness Management (PGP-FABM) at IIMA was successfully completed on February 13, 2018.

The batch of 2016-18, comprising 46 students, was presented with diverse opportunities in food, agribusiness and allied sectors. The successful completion of the placement process within a day is a testament to the unique pedagogy adopted at the institute, the holistic learning experience and capabilities of the candidates and the robust placement process that provides adequate flexibility to both the recruiters and the students. The dynamic system employed for organizing the placement process was well appreciated for matching the candidate talent with the opportunities.

The candidates leveraged their sector-specific knowledge and the managerial competence and business acumen developed during the PGP-FABM Programme, to deliver an exceptional performance during the placement process. The recruiters capitalized on the diverse talent offered at the institute, by offering a wider set of roles in numerous sectors. A total of 24 companies participated in the Final Placements 2018, ranging from sectors as FMCG, Agri Inputs and Services, Food Processing, Food and Agri Consulting, e-Commerce, BFSI and Social Development. The substantial number of recruiters (national and international) and roles on offer reiterated the trust the industry places in the PGP-FABM Programme and its students.

Godrej Group of companies and PI Industries were the top recruiters, recruiting eight and five students respectively. The process welcomed a number of first-time recruiters like Jain Irrigation, KPMG, Grofers, ITC Agri, Walmart, Livlush and Basix. Regular recruiters like ADM, TGI, Pioneering Ventures and General Mills reaffirmed their confidence in the Programme and the Placement process by extending multiple offers to the candidates. The batch attracted a diverse pool of recruiters, ranging from MNCs to small and medium enterprises as well as upcoming start-up firms. A couple of students also opted to work in the social and development sector.

Further details about the placement process, including details about compensation will be released in an audited report, as per the Indian Placement Reporting Standards (IPRS). The IPRS is an initiative introduced by IIMA to bring about greater transparency in B-school placement reporting across the country. The IPRS report for ‘Final Placements 2018’ will be released within six months from the date of graduation, and the link to the report will be shared with all stakeholders, once released.

PGP-FABM is a residential 2-year full-time sector-specific programme designed to meet the diverse demands of agribusiness, food and allied sectors through specialized managerial talent. IIM-Ahmedabad’s PGP-FABM programme has been ranked the top programme four times in the last five years worldwide in the MBA (Agribusiness) / Food Industry Management Global Ranking by Eduniversal, Paris.