Apart from having good placements records, summer internships are not too bad either. One can earn good stipend. Average package you can expect around is 8 lakhs. Top companies like Disney Entertainment, JL Morison, Raymonds, Reliance capital, Standard Chartered, Virgin mobile etc visit the campus.
MICA has a record for 100% placements for the last 15 years. More than 100+ companies visit annual to offer jobs to almost 160 passing students every year. While Salaries vary from industry to industry, an average placement salary of 8-9 LPA has been witnessed, with salaries going up to 20 LPA for certain jobs.
MICA has an elaborate process for student internships with students offered opportunities to intern across the country with companies from various fields such as Media, Advertising, FMCG, Banking, E-Commerce and more. With a Placement Committee dedicated to meet the expectations of the students and looking out for their interests, MICA has a transparent and fair process to ensure that 100% of the students get Summer Internships of their choice. Companies like Sony Pictures, Citibank, L'Oreal, Leo Burnett & Amazon are regulars on the MICA campus.
The idea is to make you develop a portfolio and not make jobs available in a platter. They sit and make you create work that will make you interesting and is up to you to convert the leads they offer you.
I was offered a content writer's position and was offer 1.5 lakhs PA. But this was way back in 2003. I am sure the stipend must have increased and developed over the years.
The placements were a mix bag a lot depends on luck we had many retail organisation come on campus like Piramal group, future group, Kamala dial and devices limited, Hypercity etc. The annual salaries offered ranged from Rs. 4 lac to Rs. 8 lac back in 2006-07.
I interned at IBM in Bangalore and took up a project on IT in Retail. Other internship projects included Titan, Max Hypernarket, Future Group and other retail players. The stipend back in 2006-07 varied from 4000-12000 per month.
Ours was a recession year. Still, we could achieve 100% placements. Companies that came were EnY, Sony, Star TV, Virgin Mobile, Vodafone, IMRB, Madison, Big FM, Cairn Energy, Mudra, Research International, Musigma, etc. to name a few.Annual Packages offered were from 2.5 lacs to 18 lacs.