The aim of the Placement Cell is to facilitate students with an understanding of skills required to get into a corporate and do well in a job. The Placement Cell offers services such as career counselling, placement workshops, pre-placement talks, presentations, on-campus recruitment, internships etc., to help students understand various sectors for making an informed decision and to plan for the life at/after IILM. These services are designed to focus individual goals for professional development and are open to all the participants.
► Pathway to Great Placements
In order to ensure greater placements for our students, the Institute follows the undermentioned three-pronged strategy. Students should consult Head Placements about various placement activities.
Summer Internship Programme(SIP)
Students must put their best efforts to translate the above interfaces into a PPO/PPI (Pre-Placement Offer/Pre-Placement Interaction).
Written confirmation from the company about the final selection would be considered equivalent to the offer letter. Students will be given a maximum of 15 days to accept the offer when the last date of accepting the offer is not mentioned.
► Preparation of Students for Placements
Placement Cell will conduct workshops in order to prepare the students for the placement process.
Workshops on resume writing, LinkedIn profile, aptitude tests, case-based discussions, guess estimates, working on Excel, group discussions and personal interviews are mandatory to attend.
► Pre-Placement Talks and other on Campus Recruitment Events
Information about companies’ placement schedule, job descriptions, interview details, and compensation for final placements will be shared through Online Placement Portal. The onus to check Online Placement Portal regularly completely stays with the students.
Students need to carefully go through the placement schedule from September onwards. Job details, location and compensation package for a position will be posted on Online Placement Portal for perusal, and if interested, they may apply for the same by filling in details as per the format shared.
Students should only apply to the companies for which they have a genuine desire to work. Trial interviews are not acceptable as they may spoil the image of both the students and the Institute.
► Attendance Criteria
Attendance criteria in Placement workshops in order to be eligible for multiple offers (Final Placement/Full Time Offer) are as follows:
Students may simultaneously hold a maximum of three offers (provided they meet the criteria below) made through on-campus placement so that other students may increase their chances of receiving an offer.
If the aggregate attendance in placement workshops conducted by the Placement Cell is 75% and above, then the students are eligible for three offers.
If the aggregate attendance in placement workshops is above 50% but less than 75%, then students are eligible for two offers
If the aggregate attendance in placement workshops is less than 50%, then students are eligible for only one offer
► Dream Company
The students will give name of one company as their ‘dream company’ to their academic advisors and the Placement Cell after completion of the Summer Internship.
If they get an offer from the dream company, then they would not be allowed to appear for any other interview. Thus, in case of getting an offer from their dream company, students will be eligible for only one offer. This rule would be applicable even if the attendance is more than 75% in placement workshops.
In case the students already hold three offers and an offer from the dream company is received, they will be allowed to except that offer provided no other offer has been excepted before.
► Mandatory Expectations
No student is allowed to interact / contact the company executives directly during or after the selection process, unless authorised by the Placement Cell. Non-compliance will result in debarring the student for the Final Placement for 10 days. If the same misconduct is repeated by the student, the Academic Committee may decide to debar the student from the placement process.
Purposefully providing false or inaccurate information in CVs, cover letters, emails or in any other form of communication, including official verbal statements such as interviews, is also a breach of IILM Code of Conduct and may result in debarring from campus placement process. Any decision regarding the same would be taken by the Academic Committee.
In addition, the following are also expected from the students:
Going through company website and understanding of job description and specification is a must.
Attending all placement workshops, company specific workshops, group discussions & personal interviews.
The dress code is business attire for all industry facing activities, as stated below:
For Boys: Blazer/Trouser with matching tie/Business Suit, Formal Shoes.
For Girls: Blazer/Trouser, with Scarf/ Business Suit/Sari.
► Penalty for Non-Compliance
Once students have applied for a company, it is mandatory for them to report on the day of presentation. Not attending the Pre-Placement Talk or other on-campus recruitment events, after registering for the same, will amount to misconduct and they will be suspended from the placement process.
However, in the first instance of such a misconduct, suspension can be revoked after 10 days on the recommendations of their academic advisors if the students undertake not to repeat it. But, if the same misconduct is repeated, the Academic Committee may decide to debar them from the placement process.
Students are expected to honour the job offers. To renege an accepted offer damages not only the individual’s professional reputation, but also diminishes IILM’s image. Such actions spoil relationship of IILM with the employer, who may decide not to hire from IILM in future.
The renege of a finally accepted job offer is a serious breach of the Code of Conduct and is subjected to immediate debarring of the student from the placement process
► Summer Internships
Students are allowed to get only one offer for Summer Internship through the campus. In the event of a student appearing in multiple companies’ selection process, it would be mandatory to join the company which makes the first offer.
Students have an option to get internship on your own, but the project has to be approved by the Director, PGDM, Head Placements and academic advisor. This would be required to be communicated to the Placement Cell by last week of February.
If a student has been selected for internship through campus, but decide not to join the company, he/she will be penalised by deduction of 2 credits out of total 6 credits allotted to summer internship. This means that Summer Internship Project in their case will be evaluated out of 4 credits only.
► Full Time Offers
Students will be provided a maximum of three offers through on-campus placement, subject to meeting the criteria for the same.
Students need to inform the Placement Cell as soon as they have accepted an offer.
Once the students have accepted an offer / joined a company, they shall not be allowed to apply for any other company through campus placement process.
Withdrawing from an accepted job offer or to renege on an offer violates IILM’s professional and ethical standards and is a serious violation of the IILM Code of Conduct.
If, however, students find that due to unforeseen circumstances they would be unable to keep a commitment to an employer, they must first inform the Placement Cell of their intention to renege on the job offer. The Placement Cell will work with them to determine the appropriate course of action.
Students are allowed to join a company after completion of the Term 5. Any decision regarding their joining the company earlier needs to be approved by the Academic Committee on a case to case basis.
Students shall clear all pending dues before joining the company and take a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the institute before joining. Institute may take disciplinary action against students who fail to adhere to these guidelines.