Despite the meltdown,the Institute of Rural Management-Anand (IRMA) saw almost 100 per cent placements on Tuesday. Even as highest pay packages offered to the students were low in comparison with last year,IRMA placement process witnessed more variety with even Government of Gujarat (GoG) and Government of Bihar offering jobs.
Professor Saswata Biswas,placement coordinator at IRMA,said: “Ninety-eight students have already been recruited,while two are awaiting recruiters from Bank of Baroda and Development Support Agency of Gujarat next week.”
International agencies like Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation,Winrock Foundation and International Food Policy Research Institute have recruited four students,while another four were recruited by Indian Immunologicals Limited.
Biswas added that the average pay package (Rs 5 lakh) had been maintained. “The highest pay package — Rs 7 lakh per annum was offered by Hyderabad-based Nandi Foundation. Last year,the highest pay package was Rs 11 lakh,” he said. Prof Biswas added: “Over 40 per cent of the students were recruited before the placement,which started on February 9.”