Indian Institute of Management - [IIM], Shillong - Reviews

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9.3 /10

Placement Experience :

IIM-Shillong has impressive placements records, this year, the batch size was 175, a total of 185 offers were made by 60 recruiters. The highest CTC offered was INR 48.5 LPA, the average CTC stood at 18.76 LPA, and the median CTC stood at 17 LPA. The major recruiters were GOLDMAN, Amazon, JP Morgan & co, Deloitte, etc. And the top recruiting sectors were consulting, marketing, finance, and consulting & analytics.

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Good: 100% Placement Opportunities, Sustainable Environment, Good relationship of faculty: student, expert faculty, residential facilities. Bad: Competition among the students during placements. Admission process: Weightage of CAT and Personal Interview. GMAT scores for foreign students. I opted for PGPM because IIM-Shillong provides a sustainable educational environment.

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DD
9.6 /10

Placement Experience :

There are 100% placements at IIM-Shillong with a 73% rise in the highest CTC offered. This year, nearly 60 recruiters visited the campus and made around 186 offers. The highest CTC was INR 48.5 LPA, the average CTC was INR 18.76 LPA and the median CTC stood at INR 17 LPA. Major recruiters were Cognizant, Amazon, Ola, PWC, Pidilite, Bajaj Finserv, MI in domains such as consulting and strategy, finance, general management, etc.

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Good: 100% placements, sustainable courses, exceptional teaching quality by faculties, student-driven campus lifestyle. Bad: peer pressures during placements. Admission process: CAT Scores weightage is 30% and Personal Interview weightage is 70%. I preferred IIM-Shillong as it's very famous for its diversity and awesome environment.

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RG
8.7 /10

Placement Experience :

IIM Shillong has a placement record of 100%. There were 175 students in our class. A total of 185 offers were made by 80 recruiters. The highest LPA offered was 48.5 LPA. The average was 18.76 LPA. Capgemini, Deloitte, OLA, PWC, etc

Remarks :

IIM Shillong is one of the oldest second-generation IIMs in India. With a placement record of 100%, it is marked as 'campus in clouds'. The admission process is very transparent. They take admission only through CAT scores. I had a score of 97 percentile which led through the college announced cut-offs. There was a GD and PI Round after the initial selection through CAT Scores. Being one of the top management institutes in the country, they have a very well-established corporate connection. The MBA Course structure includes a wide range of topics and seminars. The internship program included in the course curriculum has helped me gain practical life experience in the professional field.

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PP
9.1 /10

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Placements start from August-Sept onwards and last for around 2-3 months. Usually, people from marketing and corporate finance get placed easily. For consultants, might not be an ideal college same goes for HR. The package is comparable to ILK.

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IIM Shillong is a college with a fairly good alum base and the placements are really good as it is one of the older IIMs. The placement season might be longer compared to ABC but the college ensures that each student is placed in the desired profile with the handsome package which is comparable to ILK. The college is student-driven so we get a lot of opportunities to explore ourselves. The college diversity and batch size are really good which make peer-to-peer learning and placements insightful. The campus is beautiful, one of the best among IIMs due to its location and architecture.

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VD
8.7 /10

Placement Experience :

IIM Shillong has a dedicated placement cell that works in the frontline to make the students interact with the corporate world. A total of 175 students got placed in the final placement process among which 45% of the students are freshers with no previous work experience.

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The admission process is based on the marks secured in the CAT entrance examination. The Institute released a list of selected candidates based on the CAT score. Then Group discussion round and personal interview was conducted and the Institute released the final selected list later. I got selected and received a mail regarding the same. I chose IIM Shillong since it is a well-reputed college and has good placement and academic records.

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AT
9.4 /10

Placement Experience :

IIM Shillong for years has posted some staggering numbers during the placement season and has certainly lived up to its name. The highest package for the 2020 batch was 48.5LPA with an average of 18.76 LPA. 100% of students were placed in finals as well as internships. the highest stipend for summer internships was 3 Lacs for 2 months. A majority of the students got placed in the Consulting and Marketing domain for top recruiters like ITC, ABG, Delloite, etc with a considerable number also placed in heavyweights like DE Shaw, Goldman Sachs, Nomura for Finance related roles. As soon as the curriculum starts the activities, competitions and senior interactions start preparing you for the summer internships. The seniors play a key role here, acting as mentors and conducting various sessions to make get up to speed with various nuances of the placement process. You can also get a research project under a faculty if you plan to go for Ph.D. after your MBA.

Remarks :

IIM Shillong is one of the top 7 IIMs in the country, a part of the famed BLACKIS. It is also known by the names of Campus in Clouds and 7th Heaven. The admission process starts with appearing in CAT and is followed by Case Discussion and Personal Interview. Right after the CAT exam results are announced shortlists are released and the process gets underway and results are announced by the end of April. For an interaction intense course like MBA, the peers that you interact with forms the crux of your personal development journey, and IIM Shillong is famous for its diversity. The insights that you gain while interacting with the best in trade from different domains will help you in becoming a better version of yourself. One of the major USP of the institute is the pedigree of pedagogy. The faculty composition is a decent mix of experience and young minds which always invigorates your mind to think on a level that is deeper than you thought was possible.

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SG
7.2 /10

Placement Experience :

The institute offers ample placement opportunities and offers 100% placement to the students. The highest package in 2020 was 48.5 LPA, with the average package around 18.76 lakh rupees per annum. Companies like ABG, ITC, Bain, Deloitte, DE Shaw, Goldman Sachs, Nomura participated in the placement process.

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IIM Shillong is considered one of the top 7 IIMs in India and is also famously called the 'Campus in Clouds.' The admission process includes the CAT entrance exam followed by group discussion and interviews. IIM Shilong is different from the others. It is focused on sustainability and has dedicated courses for the same. It also offers excellent placement opportunities and a beautiful campus to stay.

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DB
6.6 /10

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100% of students receive campus placement. The students become eligible from the fifth semester onwards. The average package is 18 LPU. After completion of my degree, I plan to venture into the field of marketing.

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IIM Shillong is one of the top 7 IIMs in the country and very aptly called the campus in clouds and is surrounded by beautiful cherry blossoms. It has a major focus on sustainability and has a very beautiful campus. It also provides a lot of opportunities for leisure and recreational activities. I had heard about it through former students.

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IG
8.3 /10

Course Curriculum Overview :

The professors in the institute are great academicians in their respective domain and bring both theoretical knowledge and practical applications into the classroom learning. They are more like facilitators helping and aiding students in a holistic learning process, with open and broad-mindedness for knowledge sharing. The minimum attendance required for a participant in 85% which is strictly followed and any downward deviation from this figure results in very strict penalization. Courses offered are either 1 credit courses or 0.5 credit courses. Each trimester has a compulsory of around 7-8 courses which makes the academic life really hectic and rigorous. Classroom and peer learning are really encouraged and the culture of the institute promotes an integrated learning atmosphere making it a tad bit interesting and exciting. The USP of IIM Shillong is its focus on producing global leaders deep-rooted with Indian values and having an eye towards sustainable business practice.

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IIM Shillong is one of the top 7 IIMs in the country located in the beautiful and serene North Eastern State of Meghalaya. Due to its location amidst the cloudy scenery, it is often referred to as "Campus in Clouds". The institute has proved itself to become a leading B-school in the country featuring itself as a preferred campus for major corporate houses. The final placement for the batch of 2020 saw a 100% placement record with the highest compensation standing at 48.5 LPA and the average compensation at around 18.76 LPA. The summer internship record has also been quite phenomenal with the majority of the students getting placed in marketing and consultancy domain. Notable recruiters included ABG, ITC, Bain, Deloitte and etc. The campus is strategically located which enables it to offer a mixture of academic rigour and ample space for sports and another entertainment facility. The cherry blossoms make the hectic life during an MBA a much-needed respite for the participants.

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SS
8.7 /10

Placement Experience :

Evergrowing placement records are one of the reasons that IIM Shillong is one of the top 7 IIMs. Record placements can be accessed from the placement report published at the year-end. The packages and the roles offered are among the best. Until now, SIP has recorded the highest package of 3 lakhs for 2 months and 48.5 LPA for final placements.

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One of the top 7 IIMs with a huge potential for growth. The admission process includes CD & PI. Final placement: Highest package of 48.5 PA & Average of 18076 LPA. SIP- Highest-3 lakhs for 2 months. Majority of students placed in consulting & marketing domain. Literally the campus in clouds. Professors are truly dedicated.

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Indian Institute of Management - [IIM], Shillong : 49 answered questions

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Ques. What is the point joining IIM Shillong?

● Top Answer By Shobhna Chaturvedi on 13 Apr 21

Ans. There are innumerable reasons for choosing IIM Shillong for a PGPM (MBA) or Executive MBA degree, some of which are listed below in the key highlights. The table below gives a brief overview of the institute. Highest Salary Offered Rs. 48.5 LPA Total Fees PGPM (MBA) - Rs. 14.6 Lakhs Executive MBA - Rs. 18.7 Lakhs Ph.D - Rs. 7.5 Lakhs Cut-off (CAT) 90 percentile Key Highlights: Being in an IIM has its own glamour. The elite name will definitely make you proud to have this degree. Shillong is a wonderful place where you can stay close to the natural beauty. Living for two years in Shillong and studying in the institute brings a lot of change in the life of students. Compared to other new IIMs, the faculties and curriculum of IIM Shillong are quite good. With time, the placements of IIM Shillong are experiencing a good increase in quantity and quality. These are some of the reviews about the scenario of IIM Shillong and its infrastructure, which makes it evident that the institute is a good choice for an MBA.Read more
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Ques. Is it that valuable doing the MBA from IIT Delhi as compared to IIM Shillong?

● Top Answer By Somya Agrawal on 31 Mar 21

Ans. Between IIT Delhi and IIM Shillong, the former is the better alternative. Here is a brief discussion about both the institutes. IIT Delhi - Advantages: Placement at IIT Delhi is equivalent to the top B-Schools in the country. It is among the top 10 management institutes in the nation.  IIT Delhi has international recognition. It has a great institute-industry interface. Campus life is great at IIT Delhi. In terms of ROI, IIT Delhi is one of the best B-Schools in the country. IIM Shillong - Advantages: It has a good placement record. With your degree, you will get the IIM tag. The campus is beautiful. The table below will give you a head-on comparison between the two institutes. Parameters DMS, IIT Delhi IIM Shillong Program fee INR 8 lakhs INR 14.6 lakhs Average CTC 22.69 LPA INR 18.76 LPA Batch strength 68 170 The small-batch strength, location, lower fee (higher RoI) all make IIT Delhi a more valuable option to do an MBA.Read more
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Ques. Which is a better option, IIM Shillong or S P Jain Mumbai?

● Top Answer By Geetanshu Sachdeva on 31 Mar 21

Ans. SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai is a better option than IIM Shillong on any given day.  The table below will give a brief comparison between the two institutes on various parameters. Parameters SP Jain, Mumbai IIM Shillong Average CTC INR 26.36 LPA INR 18.76 LPA Highest CTC INR 51.00 LPA INR 48.50 LPA Program fee INR 17.875 lakhs INR 14.6 LPA Apart from that the location of SPJIMR, in the heart of the financial capital of Mumbai, is also a huge advantage for the institute over IIM Shillong. So in the end, IIM Shillong may have the IIM tag, but SP Jain, Mumbai has a better record in all the aspects ranging from location, alumni, brand value, rankings to the placements. This makes SP Jain, Mumbai the clear and better option among the two for an MBA.Read more
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Ques. Is IIM Shillong a tier 1 B-school?

● Top Answer By Sandhya R on 31 Mar 21

Ans. IIM Shillong is definitely a tier 1 B-school in India. It may not be a top 10 institute in India, but definitely in the top 15 which qualifies itself to be considered a tier 1 B-school. Its NIRF ranking is 30 in management schools for the year 2020. The term BLACKI is very popular among CAT aspirants which signify -  IIM Bangalore IIM Lucknow IIM Ahmedabad IIM Calcutta IIM Kozhikode  IIM Indore  These are the top IIMs in India. Along with those, private and other colleges such as FMS Delhi, SP Jain School of Global Management Mumbai, XLRI Jamshedpur, JBIMS Mumbai, and ISB Hyderabad are also considered top management institutes in the country. IIM Shillong may not feature among them, but it is a top-tier B-school. If you are unable to secure admission in BLACKI or the above institutes listed, then IIM Shillong will make an excellent choice for your career and you will experience the unparalleled IIM life.Read more
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Ques. How is the PGDM executive (fulltime) course of IMT Ghaziabad? How are the placements? How is it compared to IIM Shillong and SPJAIN PGPM?

● Top Answer By Sandhya R on 31 Mar 21

Ans. The PGDM executive (full-time) course of IMT Ghaziabad is a 15-month course aimed at working professionals. Its pedagogy involves holistic classroom learning from top-notch faculties having rich experience in teaching, case studies, presentations, short quizzes, group presentations, etc. The end terms are also quite demanding. Academics: There are a plethora of guest lectures and workshops with topics as varied as labor laws to data modeling.  The course includes many industries and NG visits which helps the students to become aware of the ground realities.  There is an option for a 3 months online learning module from Harvard. They also organize an outbound workshop near Jim Corbett national park for better understanding and coordination between the peers which helps in a better cross and mutual learning experience. The institute offers 3 specializations; Marketing Analytics, Information Management, and Operations.  It also offers a niche design thinking course and through IMTinnovator students get an opportunity to showcase their startup ideas on a national scale. Campus Life: Campus is also a vibrant place with all the modern and necessary amenities in place. It is also in close proximity to malls, shops, etc. Placement Statistics: The table below will give a glimpse of the placement statistics of the program in comparison to that of IIM Shillong and SPJIMR-PGPM. Parameters IMT Ghaziabad IIM Shillong SPJIMR - PGPM Average CTC INR 14.12 LPA INR 18.76 LPA INR 26.36 LPA Highest CTC INR 30 LPA INR 48.5 LPA INR 51.00 LPA Number of students 24 170 238 So this is a good program for working professionals with 15+ years of working experience in the operations area. It also has a very robust alumni base which makes it a very good executive MBA program.Read more
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