Placement (PGDFM 2016-18)
The PGDFM 2016-2018 batch of the Indian Institute of Forest Management showcased a pool of students from diverse educational backgrounds spanning through Engineering (68%), Commerce (13%), Management & Arts (6%), Science (13%) and Planning (1%). It also had a healthy mix of students with prior work experience (42% of the batch having worked in the range of 0-4 years) and freshers.
Some of the highlights are:
- 100% students placed
- The highest offered salary was recorded at 11.15 lakh per annum (approx.)
- The average package was 6.97 lakh per annum (all sectors included)
- 26.73% of batch (i.e. 27 students) were placed with salaries over 8 lakh per annum
- 31.68% (i.e. 32 students) were placed in various government agencies
- There were 7 pre-placement offers
The placement of the batch in various sectors accounts for the following output metrics: 42% in Banks and Microfinance (IDFC, Axis Bank, Kotak Mahindra, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance, Spandana Sphoorty, Samasta Microfinance, Bharat Financial Inclusion Ltd., Svatantra Microfinance, BASIX Sub-K); 19% in the State Rural Livelihood Missions (MPSRLM, Jeevika, Odisha Livelihood Mission); 14% in the development sector (Pradan, CARE India, Swades Foundation and Dr. Reddy’s Foundation); 9% in Research and Consultancy (Ernst and Young, Sambodhi, Kantar Public, Microsave and Technoserve); 9% in other governmental agencies (RURBAN) and 7% in Forest Departments, Wildlife and allied sectors (Jungle Lodges and Resorts, MP Rajya Van Vikas Nigam Ltd.).
It gives us immense pleasure and confidence to hope that our students placed this year shall follow the legacy of the previous batches in commanding respect and appreciation for their work as has been the case so far.