Indian Institute of Management-Lucknow is pleased to release the data related to final placement of the first batch of Post Graduate Programme in Sustainable Management (PGPSM). PGPSM was inaugurated in 2015 and the first batch comprised of 19 students with an average work experience of 4.5 years. The final placement witnessed the participation of organizations from diverse sectors involved in sustainability related work such as consulting, energy, urban transport, apparel, financial services, and social sector.
One student opted out of the placement process to pursue higher education. Overall 16 students have received job offers from organizations in consulting (EY, KPMG, PwC), energy (Energy Efficiency Services Limited, Mytrah Enegry, Vikram Solar), financial services (Tres Vista), and social sector (Tata Strive, Tata Trust). Other companies which participated in the placement process include Accenture, Cargill Foods, Lavaasa, McKinsey & Co., Solaron, Treeni, and UMTC. Maximum offers were made by the consulting firms (50%), followed by energy (25%),
social sector (19%), and financial services (6%). Roles on offer included senior consultants, business development, business strategy etc. Two students are in touch with organizations to arrive at a final decision.
IIM Lucknow is the first IIM and one of select management institutes in India to offer a full time residential programme in the field of sustainability. The heartening response from the industry establishes IIM Lucknow as the preferred recruitment partner for sustainability related roles in India and reaffirms the trust organizations have shown in IIM Lucknow over the years.
Prof Sourindra Bhattacharjee, Chairperson of PGPSM Placements said “We are glad to that we were able to build on the foundations of successful summer placements of the first two batches of PGPSM. The institute provided a platform for the students to explore career in diverse sectors related to sustainability and the response from the industry was an indicator of the student quality, academic rigour, and values of IIM Lucknow“.
Summer internships have been offered to the students by a wide range of companies from various sectors. Mahindra, Tata Sustainability Group, Wipro, Cairn Energy, PwC, KPMG, Azim Premji Foundation, Wipro Earthian-CSTEP, BIOME, Valluri Technology Accelerators, Sweep Enviro, UPL and Biocon are some of the companies that have recruited interns in varied roles in sustainability. Across the batches, roles offered have been in the domain of smart city consulting, sustainability reporting, rural development, social and community inclusion, renewable energy solutions, corporate social responsibility, environment, waste management, carbon neutrality and pricing.