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SCMS Cochin makes steady progress as the placement season heads towards the home stretch

With the placement season for B Institutes in the country well underway, SCMS-Cochin School of Business has shown remarkable results so far. Being one of the leading management institutes in South India, SCMS-Cochin School of Business has always prided itself on the achievements of its students during the placement season. And, early signs indicate that the institute will be having a lot to cheer about when the placement season concludes for the Batch of 2014.

So far, 110 students from the batch strength of 169 have been recruited with some of the biggest names in the world of business. One of the major highlights of the placement season this year for the Institute has been the fact that 25 new companies have made their presence felt on campus. 50 is the total number of companies that have taken part in the placement program this year thus far and there are few more in the pipeline. This is a heartening sign for the institute.

Some of the top notch companies that have visited for recruitment in the institute so far for 2014 include Deloitte, Madura Fashion & Lifestyle, B Braun Medical India Pvt. Ltd., Sutherland Global Services, CMA CGM Shared Services India Pvt. Ltd., TCS e Serve, Colgate Palmolive, HCL Infosystems, Whirlpool of India Ltd., KPMG, ITC Ltd., Tata Teleservices, Axis Bank, South Indian Bank, LG Electronics, Haritha Tech Serve (TVS Group), Hawkins, Vodafone, HIDESIGN, Magma Fincorp and Allianz Cornhill, to name a few.

Another aspect that has shone through this season is the fact that Marketing & Finance is the area where the Institute has seen some of the strongest placements. With Marketing & Finance being the forte of the management program at SCMS Cochin, this interesting detail of the placement season seems fitting. The average salary stands at respectable Rs. 4.50 lakhs p.a. These figures are more commendable given the state of the economy and the general weariness in the industry when it comes to hiring.

The credit goes to the institute for its implementation of intelligent strategies that are meant to offer students the best opportunities during the placement season. For starters, the placement season at SCMS Cochin begins mid-November when students have gained valuable experience through internships and involving the students in recruitment relevant activities thus inducing sprightliness in them. The institute also has corporate relations officers stationed across different cities in the country. They work consistently with human resources teams of various companies to ensure that they have everything in place for on-campus recruitment.

The placement process at SCMS-Cochin School of Business is also unique in a way because the information regarding desired job profiles and salary packages from recruiters is instantly shared with students. Aspiring candidates can thus make their choice and have an opportunity to focus their energies on roles with companies that they are genuinely keen on working with.

The institute lays a lot of emphasis on entrepreneurship and here there are quite a few students who become entrepreneurs.

Clearly, SCMS Cochin takes the placement process very seriously and looks at it as an extension of its pedagogy. And the results are showing this season, which definitely seems to be on the right track.

 
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Posted by on June 21, 2014 in News And Events

 

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Energy, grit and determination place this small town girl on large professional map!

397840_2326894737273_270985316_n“My journey at SCMS has been akin to a roller coaster ride”, says a visibly enthused Nitu Mary Roy who, through a campus placement, recently got placed with Kaynes as a Project Manager. “I have seen the best and the worst of times here,” she says. “However, these two years at SCMS Cochin School of Business have changed me, and I have emerged not only with a first-rate education but also as a better person.” At Kaynes, Nitu will supervise a team, overseeing their projects and ensuring that they achieve the targets set for them. From the Planning stage to the dispatch, she needs to have full control over the process.

Nitu hails from Ernakulum. She studied engineering in Nagpur, and, because her father was in the Indian Air Force, she was schooled in different states all over India. A child with diverse exposure, Nitu found the environment rigorous at SCMS: “I thought the academic environment at SCMS was very strict, but I now realize that it has effectively prepared us for the demands of the corporate world. Whether it was the faculty or campus infrastructure, SCMS offers students a state-of-the-art education. And, it is because of the renowned faculty that I joined SCMS for my higher education.”

 Nitu feels that the education she received at SCMS was industry-focused and practical: “I did my SIP in Bangalore in IDBI Federal Life Insurance. It gave me a taste of actual work life and also helped me in my academic work. Being a student of Banking and Insurance, I got a lot of practical learning out of it.” Nitu did face beginner’s jitters, but is now confident that she will be able to deliver all that is required from her on this job. After all, she went through a tough selection procedure that involved a group discussion, interview, presentation, and a second interview with top management.

She dreams of making a place for herself in the industry and wants to grow to a position as head of the department. She believes she has the grit, determination and, most importantly, the energy to fulfill all of her dreams!

 
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Posted by on June 4, 2014 in Student Life

 

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Sunith S. Menon, PGDM 2014 of SCMS Cochin School of Business is looking forward to challenges of his newly acquired placement!

563914_603754166335414_1348020166_nSunith S. Menon joined the PGDM batch of 2014 at SCMS after completing a B. Tech from Government Engineering College Thrissur in Production Engineering. His desire to succeed brought him to SCMS; however, his simplistic approach is most charming. “I wanted to pursue an MBA and one of my friends, an alumnus of SCMS, gave me good feedback on the institute and I joined it!” he says, recalling how he was introduced to SCMS. And, his decision seems to have paid off handsomely: “SCMS is different from other B-schools in terms of its IMLP, where we get enough chances to enhance our presentation skills and get rid of the fear of public speaking. In other colleges the skill is offered as a personality development class for only a few weeks, which does not give students enough time to practice and develop their speaking and presentation skills.” This self-confidence and the ability to present himself in a different light has earned him a placement with LG Electronics.

“The selection process was not simple,” Sunith tells us. “We first went through a group discussion where 7 candidates were shortlisted out of 40. These 40 came through a psychometric test that lasted an hour prior to the GD. The 7 selected candidates were then interviewed and the selected 4 were taken to the LG branch office for a virtual interview with the sales head, and finally another short interview with the branch head!” The selection itself is a morale booster and Sunith feels elated with his achievement. He has been offered the position of Senior Executive I, Sales and Marketing. His job role includes Target V/S Achievement, MOP Management, Trade Scheme/ Consumer Management, Channel Management, Operations, AR Management, and People Management.

He is looking forward to his first salary and intends to spend it on a hard disk to support his gaming hobby! “I love watching anime (common people call it Japanese cartoons)” he says. “I am also into computer gaming and I enjoy basketball, not because I play it but because I like the anime Kuroko no basuke or Kuroko’s Basketball!”

Sunith believes in the experiential learning that SCMS promotes. He did his summer internship project with L&T Mumbai International Airport Project. Speaking of that experience, he says, “I was attached to the materials department. Fortunately for me, the person who was working there was posted to Nagpur project on deputation so I was assigned to his work for about 3 weeks. That was a real learning experience and I received lots of input from my colleagues. I created a flow chart for project procurement, which they told they would use for their freshers’ training.” When asked about the challenges of his new job, Sunith, a simple person but an ambitious professional, responds with a quick smile, “Bring it on!”

 
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Posted by on June 4, 2014 in Student Life

 

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