Vinod Gupta School of Management (VGSoM) was founded by a distinguished alumnus & a lifetime Fellow of the Institute, Mr. Vinod Gupta (B. Tech. 1967). It is the first school of management within the IIT system in 1993 at a time when India had just opened its doors to economic liberalization. The school was established with an aim to develop managers with a strong technical background who would lead tomorrow’s corporate behemoths on the path of success.
Now, two decades after its inception, the school has grown holistically, winning several accolades and setting up new benchmarks for excellence. More than 1500 students placed every year in 250+ top brands with the best compensation packages. The sheer diversity of recruiters across all domains and the extensive participation of overseas companies is an epitome of the global stature of the institute.
Placement record of this year has recorded 100 percent placement for the class of 2018 with a 15.12% increase in average stipend compared to last year.
Institute invited the best recruiters in the market during the internship and placement season covering various sectors such as Core Engineering, IT, Finance, Consulting, Automobiles, PSUs, etc. The 2019 batch comprising 141 students received a total number of 141 offers from 66 companies. This year some big recruiters like TC Ltd, Titan, Amazon, JP Morgan, CRISIL, HSBC etc participated in placement drive. Several companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Nomura, and Trident Group also visited the VGSOM campus for the first time. Some of the roles that were offered by the different organizations are Data analyst, product management, strategic analyst, financial analyst, operations manager and marketing manager etc.
In order to assist students in placements drives, the Institute organizes various programmes to improve soft skills, professional communication and personality through career counseling by professional agencies/experts. Students are also assisted in preparing professional resumes by conducting resume writing workshops. Management development programs are conducted by experts. The Career Development Centre also assists the departments in organizing Industry oriented workshops, leadership talks, lectures, competitions, Curriculum Oriented Career Prospects (COCP) Workshops including specialized niche areas.
The Dean of VGSOM and the Co-Chairperson of Placements Committee Professor Prabina Rajib said, “100 percent placement was possible due to the caliber of the students, the faculty and the reputation of the institute.”
KGP students are universally compatible to take up challenges in any of the sectors because of the flexibility in our curriculum. The entrepreneurial frame of mind of the students of IIT Kharagpur has also received appreciation from the recruiters. IIT KGP’s Vinod Gupta School of Management (VGSOM) was ranked among the top ten management schools in India by the Human Resource Development Ministry’s National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) this year.
As per students of VGSOM,”The internship and placement trend has shown that the flexibility in curriculum makes our students fit into any sector such as Core Engineering, IT, Finance, Analytics, Consulting et al. It does not matter which discipline you study, you may make a successful in-road to placement.”