Recruitment Process at IIM Visakhapatnam
The recruitment process at the institute is coordinated by Career Development Services (CDS) office along with a Student Placement Committee. The institute provides all support in terms of infrastructure and facilities needed for the recruitment process. Recruitments at IIM Visakhapatnam take place in two phases:
- The Lateral Placement Process addresses the increasing need of corporates for students with work experience. This process is limited to candidates who have at least 22 months of work experience.
- The Final Placement Process is open to all eligible students.
Pre-Placement Talks (PPTs)
PPTs provide an opportunity to students and companies to interact and exchange information. A PPT is typically of 45- minute duration during which company representatives talk about their organization and the employment opportunities being offered. The students use this time to assess the organization and opportunities. A Q&A session also forms part of the PPT.
Based on the company presentation and their individual interest levels, students apply to companies. These can be on company application forms or resumes as per company requirements. The applications are forwarded to the company within a specified time frame. The companies are provided sufficient time to evaluate the applications and shortlist suitable candidates.
Companies are required to send shortlists to the CDS Office at least one week prior to the commencement of final placement interviews. When the companies visit the campus, they can interview the shortlisted candidates and extend job offers to selected ones.
Interview and Offer Letters
Companies can make job offers after the interviews. Students may accept or decline offers based on the placement rules. Companies are advised to maintain wait-lists in case a student declines an offer. A formal offer letter must be sent to the CDS office within two weeks of the interview date.