IIM Amritsar because it catered to my need for Majors in Marketing as well as offering an MBA degree, rather than a PGP degree. IIM Amritsar wasn't in CAP whereas they shortlisted and picked from the pool. The direct interview process, via Zoom call, went smooth and the results are pretty quick and in time, as compared to others. Moreover, I found no negative on "Pagalguy.com"!! I chose it over others because it's the fastest-growing baby IIM with the stabilized package and increasing constantly. I would prefer the institute to others because the management actually cares about the students and took great depth to ensure regular online as well as offline classes. The institute has given incredible 100% placements, as well as the fees, was comparatively low. While I was consulting with my other MBA peers, they mentioned how it is located next to the airport, which makes it more convenient. As well as the city allocation of Amritsar, as the holy city, gives an edge in terms of recruiters coming for placement.
I chose MBA because I had a keen interest in marketing and management. IIM Amritsar is known for its Marketing hence I chose it. Each class consists of different batch sizes, on the basis of the electives and the subject choose. But it never exceeds 45 students per section. All the faculties are highly qualified with experience in the industry as well as in teaching, which is the cherry on top. Almost all the faculties are PhDs from IIM A, B, C, K, I. Teaching methods differ from teacher to teacher because you are taught by a renowned teacher, and you get to learn from their conventional teaching experiences like stimulation game, case study, real industry examples, and issues incurred. Most of the teachings are usually practical-based and relatable to the existing market. Terms stand for 3 months each and exams are held either as midterms or just end terms. Passing the exam is subjective because a GPA system considers all the academic. So, a student who is working constantly scores well.
IIM Amritsar has been giving 100 percent summer placement constantly and the average stipend is pretty stable and better than other baby IIMs. Companies such as ICICI, Xiaomi, HPCL, etc come every year for placement and give the role in a variety of domains such as Operations, sales, marketing, HR, consultancy, finance, analytics, etc. Projects differ from company to company.
Students are eligible for placement from year 2 onwards. We have over 100 offers and the placements are stable as well as secure. The average package is 13 LPA and the highest package was 48 LPA. Institute is giving 100 percent placement. I plan to join a marketing firm in the role of digital marketing or marketing analyst.
The hikes in fees are very low and known. We are expected to pay the fees term-wise, not yearly. Moreover, the institute offers scholarships to toppers, students with low income as well as with category. They also have few scholarship schemes that come once in a while and management forwards them to the students directly.
IIM Amritsar has industrial conclaves like Yukti, Paripekshya, etc. We also have Kritansh, the annual sports fest of IIM Amritsar that goes for a term, and Aarunya, which's the annual cultural, sports, and management fest of IIM Amritsar. Students participate with enthusiasm and compete against other institutes as well. All the term books are given by the administration, that is covered in the yearly fees, and students are given premium and complete subscription of over 15 authorized journals and research sectors. Classes are equipped with every sort of amenity, that is in the interest of the students. IIM Amritsar encourages students to participate in every sort of competition, fests, sports activities, cultural activities, and social causes. We are 9 committees and 15 Clubs and IG groups. All of them are student-driven and all the aspects of them come under the students. That's why its a 'student-driven campus'.
It's a residential campus hence hostel is mandatory. We are offered flats and given a space to feel at home and have over personal space as well. Menu of the mess is decided and changed by the students and offers a variety of meals from all over the country. The flats as well as mess are always neat and updated as per the needs and requirements of the students.
We had PIs. Since COVID was at its peak and we were on a lockdown, we had an online interview and that had just PI's. IIM Amritsar doesn't conduct GDs. The interview time and date were given and students were asked to join via Zoom Call. Students waited in the waiting room and there was a panel of 2 faculties, who took the interview. The interview was taken by the senior faculties of IIM Amritsar and stayed for nearly 15 minutes, on average. Questions were usually asked as per the background and the academic aspect of the student, so it was easy to justify, if the student has filled in honest details. As a fresher, I prepared my academics really well and my branch industry, as in what was relevant in the market and what are the booming sectors of the industry. There were few questions from the general news and CAT course outline.
Other Applied Colleges
Other IIMs | MBA
couldn't make the merit list or didn't gate the course of choice. Some IIMs converted very late
From 2nd year or Term 4, students are eligible for placements. There are lot of companies that came for placements with Cipla, ICICI Lombard, Kotak, Jio Creative Labs, Xiaomi, Shoppers Stop as some of the big names that came for placements. Exact figures are given in the placement brochure and is cent percent reliable.
After the first semester or in between 1st semester the students became eligible for summer internships and campus placements. Companies like ICICI bank (22 seats), ICICI prudential (more than 10), Tommy Hilfiger (5), Byjus (between 6 to 7), HDFC AMC(10 to 12), Sundaram finance (2 to 4) many more companies visited for campus placements. The packages are offered between 3.5 to 10 lakhs annually. The college provides 100% placements to the students. My future plans are to continue work at a selected Company.
From the 4th semester, we become eligible for placements. There are many good companies that visited campus like Xiaomi, Accenture, Dell etc. We can't reveal the highest and lowest package as of now but it is decent enough I can assure for a student being an IIM student.
From the third semester of MBA college is offering campus placement to its students. Every year college is organizing job fest so minimum 15 to 20 companies are taking part in job fest. More than 100 students get selected in evert job fest. The minimum package was 1.8LACS and the maximum package was 5 lacs. My plan after the degree is to be an entrepreneur.
As I was fond of machines and robots so it took me there to take admission and there was a new branch in north India called robotics so I chose that as this would have helped in my future as well as it was my interest. There was an interview by the principle they assessed out interest and knowledge then gave admission to me.
There is an abundance of job opportunity if you have the right skillset and IIMs are known for their placements. There are enough opportunities that one can apply from. Our college has seen companies like the big four, Amazon, byju etc.
Conclusion: College is ok, not good in academics due to outdated academic content. Other facilities required by students are good enough during the entire stay of the college. Its been 7 years since the first batch is out in the market but still they haven't been able to get good placements for the current students.Please join this college only if you dont have any other option in your hand as there are more options available even nearby.
Follow & Share this college to get information about admission.