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IRMA 2004-06 batch bags record high salaries in campus placements

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Ahmedabad, Feb 22 (UNI) The 2004-06 batch of the Institute of Rural Management-Anand (IRMA) has achieved a feat of a sort by bagging the record high salaries in campus placements, which earlier was the forte of the B-school pass-outs.

When contacted, IRMA placement coordinator Prabal K Sen told UNI here today that a new record was set by a student who has received the highest salary package of Rs Rs 8.20 lakh from ITC e-Chaupal, followed by Rs 7.26 lakh to each of the 16 candidates selected by ICICI-RMAG (Rural Microfinance&Agricultural Group) and as much to two others by ICICI-SIG (Social Initiative Group).

The record salary offered in campus placement this year added new feathers to the brand of IRMA, especially when the institute does not encourage corporates' participation, except in the field of rural development.

He said there were in all 319 jobs from 64 organisations across the country for 88 students in campus placement. These freshers have clinched an average salary of Rs 4.82 lakh per annum.

He said students picked up 30 organisations and at the end of placement, all the students were absorbed by 20 organisations.

These students will be awarded two-year Post-Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM), which is equivalent to MBA in rural management, in April this year, he noted.

Prof Sen pointed out that the process of campus placement which began on February 20 was to last till February 27, but it was over in one-and-a-half day.

In the formative years of IRMA, the bulk of the students were absorbed by premier institutions primarily engaged in dairy and edible oil such as NDDB, Amul, government and non-government organisations (NGOs), he said.

These orgnisations work in rural and social development, health, education, gender empowerment, livelihood promotion, banking and finance, he added.

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