2016 has been an eventful year for GIM Healthcare Management (HCM) – more than 80% of the students are already placed by 20 December and the placement team is confident of completing the entire process before the end of the year.
A few highlights from the trend so far:
- The average package of students has seen an increase from Rs. 7.8 lakhs p.a. last year to Rs. 8.1 lakhs p.a. this year.
- The highest package is Rs 14 lakhs p.a. offered by a leading ITES company and was offered to a student from nursing background, undergoing the HCM programme.
- Another new development this year is the opening up of winter, paid consulting projects on campus with 30% of the first year students engaged in these live projects where they are able to implement the concepts learnt in the class.
Commenting on this yearâ€™s trend, Prof. Shawnn Coutinho, Placement Chair – HCM said â€œWhat marks a change this year is the number of new companies on campus and new sectors opening up to the students, namely medical devices and pharmaceuticals. Summer internships have also seen the same rigour as last year with a diversification into medical devices.â€