Final Placement Report Batch 2012-14

A Perfect Score: Vanguard Achieves 100% Placement

Placement 100%
  • Vanguard Business School takes great pride in sharing its final placement report for the 2014 cycle. The second Placements season at VBS has been nothing short of spectacular. As has was the case last year VBS continues to be among the first business schools in Bangalore to complete 100% placements – this year despite an almost 70% increase in the batch size! It gives us great pleasure to note that the stellar work of the placement team and the  robustness of placement training process at Vanguard ensured that for the Second straight year running we’ve capped of 100% placements well ahead of almost all Top B-schools in Bangalore*.
  • The verdict on Vanguard’s “Front line Managers” has been overwhelming – almost all of last year’s recruiters have returned offering higher packages and the plethora of new companies that have taken part in the Second Placement process is a resounding stamp of Industry’s belief in the employability of Vanguard students and the steadily increasing impressiveness of the profiles of successive batches at Vanguard.

Key Takeaways

  • An incredible 58 companies took part in the placement process (up from 26 last year) vying for the 60 students who took part in the Final Placements 2014
  • This year’s placement stats boast prominent recruiters from Industry  that typically visit only Tier–1 colleges viz. CRISIL, HSBC, Mu Sigma, Colgate-Palmolive , Airtel, Reliance Jio Infocomm , Dun and Bradstreet , Pantaloons , Praxair and Hindalco
  • We saw all the big name recruiters from the previous year returning to Campus like General Mills, Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company, Photon Infotech, Latent View Analytics , YLG Salons & Spas and ICICI Securities
  • This year also saw many fresh additions to our recruiter pool such as Zomato, Info Edge , Hinduja Leyland Finance, Magma Fin Corp, Jubilant Retail, Advaith Hyundai, Printo and Akshayapathra
  • This year saw 2 VBS students taking the Entrepreneurial plunge. Vanguard strongly believes in the transformational potential that entrepreneurship can play for India’s society and economy and has a robust mentor support for budding entrepreneurs and also has a three-year deferred placement support in place for such students.

Newer and Higher Milestones Achieved

  • Number of Companies – This year’s 58 Companies is a seriously impressive 123 % improvement over last years 26 Companies. Given that the batch strength was up by 71% over last cycle what this means is that despite the larger student pool – Each student had access more recruiters compared to last  year!
  • Highest Package – Last year our highest package was 5.9 lakhs. This cycle we not only breached the 6 Lakh milestone – not a one off , twice in fact and stopped tantalizingly short of our next milestone! At 6.9 Lakhs our highest package is not just a 16 % improvement over last year but coming from a HSBC for core finance role it is a reminder to us that in just three years we have traversed the journey from being an unknown entity to one that the best of recruiters have faith in.
  • Lowest  Package – This figure is also up to 2.4 lakhs from 2.25 lakhs per annum.
  • Number of offers with packages greater than 5 lakhs – The number of such offers shows an amazing 100% increase over last year. Last year there were 12 such offers in total. This year there were a whopping 24 such offers (40% of our batch size!!)
  • What is a seriously impressive statistic is that on every measurable parameter, placements 2014 surpassed placements 2013 and VBS looks forward to surpassing several more milestones in the upcoming placements cycle!
  • 2011-2013
  • 2012-2014
Parameter 2013 2014
Total Students in Placement Process 35 60
Entrepreneurship 0 2
Average Salary 4.22 4.31
Median Salary 4.2 4.2
Highest Salary 5.9 6.9
Companies 26 58
No of Offers 6 Lakhs p.a ore more 0 2
No of Offers 5 Lakhs p.a ore more 12 24
No of Offers 4 Lakhs p.a ore more 21 24

Advantage Vanguard

  • Amidst such stats is easy to lose sight of the fact that these kind of numbers are achieved not by chance but by dedicated and serious application. By doing the right things irrespective of short term results. At Vanguard we are rigorously doing the correct things and the results while very impressive are not a surprise as a result of this approach! There can be no greater affirmation of the superiprity of the Placement Training aspect of Vanguards  Placement Assistance than the performance of our students at two key pooled campus processes that happened this Cycle. To Illustrate :
    • Colgate Palmolive had a pooled Campus process that looked at 83 students across 6 top B-schools in Bangalore. Three students were shortlisted from this pool for a follow up interview – 2 of these three students were from Vanguard. Finally Col Pal made just one offer – this offer was again to a Vanguard Student. The only offer made by Col Pal this year in Karnataka was to a VBS student
    • Info Edge ( had a pooled process again spanning 4  top B-schools of Bangalore. After sseveral rounds of processes 5 students were shortlisted from an initial applicant pool of close to 90 students. Of these 5 – Three were VBs students. Info Edge made three final offers – 2 of them to VBS students
    • This coupled with the psoitve feedbackby almost every recruiter without fail favourably comparing Vanguard Students to students at other campuses gives us great confidence to underscore our belief that VBS students have an edge over other top B-schools even when competing for the same jobs!

Profiles on offer

  • While the numbers are very impressive the real success lies in the more serious aspect of the nature of jobs and profiles that were on offer this cycle.
    • Finance profiles made a forceful entry this year with Finance Majors HSBC and CRISIL offering Credit Analyst profiles.
    • Consulting profiles also made a debut with the Associate Consultant profile being offered by Feedback Consulting.
    • Other prominent roles on offer this year include  Risk Management by Dun & Bradstreet as well as Product Manager profile offered by Reliance Jio Infocomm.
    • Our students also managed to bag offers from marquee advertising firms – Ogilvy and Mather and Lowe Lintas
    • FMCG Major Colgate-Palmolive was a key addition to our list of elite recruiters
    • Telecom Major Airtel also made its debut as a recruiter at VBS and was in fact also the highest recruiter on campus this year offering as many as 11 offers spanning 4 diverse profiles to VBS students.
    • Analytics major Mu-Sigma was also amongst the first time recruiters
    • Banking & Finance Majors – ICICI Direct, Cholamandalam , HLF and Magma Fin Corp offered Business Development profiles
    • Retail Majors Pantaloons, Jubilant Retail, Max Retail offered Operations, HR, Logistics  and Merchandising profiles for their retail operations.

Performance Snapshot

  • Last Year
  • Current Year

We have also seen a significant improvement in the key placement performance metrics such as Mean and Median salary levels, highest and lowest Packages offered. The increased number of PPIs and PPOs our students attracted this year is also a reflection of talent pool we possess and a confirmation of recruiter confidence in Vanguard students.

As most tier-2 MBA institutions across the countries struggled to place their students (please refer NDTV link- ) Vanguard proudly achieved 100% placements for the second consecutive time. Given that the Batch Size at VBS saw an increase of more than 70% from the previous year and this is a truly amazing statistic!


Total number of students 62
Number of students placed 60
Number of students opted out of placements 2
No of offers made 65
No of companies participated 55
No of students who were offered a PPI 3
No of students who were offered a PPO 4
Highest Salary 6.9
Average Salary of top 20% students 5.40 lpa
Average Salary 4.28 lpa
Median Salary 4.20 lpa

Companies that offered a direct PPO

  • Ogilvy and Mather
  • Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company

Companies that offered a PPI

  • CRISIL Ltd – 1
  • Airtel –
  • ITC – 1
  • Unity Consultants – 1
  • Praxair – 2

PPIs Converted to PPOs

MULTIPLE SECTORS AND JOB PROFILES The core philosophy of Vanguard is to offer our students, the widest range of Industry Sector and Job profile choices. Like last year we managed to attract profiles that are usually on offer to tier-1 business schools like Credit Analyst, Data Scientist, Client Servicing and Business Analyst. Territory Sales Manager, Relationship Manger and Store Manager were some of the other common profiles. The sector split was also an encouraging prospect with a healthy mix.

For the 62 students of Class of 2014, (2 students opted out of placements as they are starting their own ventures) a total 55 companies representing as many as 14 sectors participated in the process. This is another clear indicator of VBS’s Corporate connect and wide range of choices

Function Wise Breakup

  • Analytics
  • Backend Operations
  • Business Analyst
  • Client Serving
  • Corporate Sales
  • Credit Ratings
  • Department Manager
  • Digital Marketing
  • Marketing Communication
  • Operations
  • Project Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Credit Analyst

Sector Wise Break Up

  • Analytics
  • BFSI
  • Consultancy
  • E-Commerce
  • Education
  • FMCG
  • Hospitality
  • Industry Chemicals
  • Marketing Communication
  • Retail
  • Security Systems
  • Telecom
  • Modelling and Design
Roll no Name Company Functional Domain Sector
1 ABHISHEK TODI Info Edge Corporate Sales e-commerce
2 ABILASH M Ceasefire Sales and Marketing Security Systems
3 ABIRAMI R Pantaloons Department Manager Retail
4 ABISHEK A JAIN Airtel Operations Telecom
5 AMIT UPMANYU Cholamandalam Sales and Marketing BFSI
6 ARGHYA CHOWDHURY  Four Fountain spa Sales and Marketing Hospitality
7 ARVINDH KUMAR PS Feedback consulting Analytics Consultancy
8 ASHISH ANAND Airtel Sales and Marketing Telecom
9 AVINASH GULIA Launch Pad Corporate Sales Education
10 CHANDRA MOULI R Airtel Sales and Marketing Telecom
11 D V CHAKRAVARTHY Unity Consultants Operations Consultancy
12 DAPMON PYNGROPE Ceasefire Sales and Marketing Security Systems
13 DHEERAJ PULAVARATHY Vistamind Digital Marketing Education
14 DIBYENDU BANERJEE Pantaloons Department Manager Retail
15 DINESH RAM MP Ceasefire Sales and Marketing Security Systems
17 GURUCHARAN Photon Infotech Project Management IT/ ITES
18 HARIN SHAH HLF Sales and Marketing BFSI
19 IBRAHIM SHARIFF Vistamind Sales and Marketing Education
20 ISHA RINGSHIA Cholamandalam Sales and Marketing BFSI
21 ISHITA NIGAM YLG Salon & Spa Operations Hospitality
22 JAYANTH KUMAR C YLG Salon & Spa Operations Hospitality
24 K S VIBIN YLG Salon & Spa Operations Hospitality
25 KAUSHIK S NAIK Gazelle Sales and Marketing Modelling and Designs
26 KRISHNA S R Mu Sigma Analytics Analytics
27 LAXMI NADAR Four Fountain spa Sales and Marketing Hospitality
28 MANALI SARKAR Photon Infotech Business Analyst IT/ ITES
29 MD KHUSRO BABA Airtel Operations Telecom
30 MOHAMED AZAD Launch Pad Corporate Sales Education
31 MURUGESH GH Ceasefire Sales and Marketing Security Systems
32 NANDINI D YLG Salon & Spa Operations Hospitality
33 NARENDRA KULKARNI Cholamandalam Sales and Marketing BFSI
34 NAVEEN D N Airtel Sales and Marketing Telecom
35 NIRMAL RAJ D YLG Salon & Spa Operations Hospitality
36 NITHIN S Vistamind Sales and Marketing Education
37 PARDEEP KAUR Info Edge Corporate Sales e-commerce
38 PAVAN KUMAR M Airtel Sales and Marketing Telecom
39 PIYALI DEY Four Fountain spa Sales and Marketing Hospitality
41 RAJARAJAN M Crisil Credit Ratings Analytics
42 ROHIT C YLG Salon & Spa Operations Hospitality
43 ROHITH KAMALAKSHAN Jaro Education Corporate Sales Education
44 SAI BHARATH G Launch Pad Corporate Sales Education
45 SAIKAT PATHAK Vistamind Sales and Marketing Education
46 SANDHYA V SUBRAMANIAM Lowe Lintas Client Servicing Marketing Communications
47 SANKALPA BANDYOPADHYAY Airtel Backend Operations Telecom
48 SARALA D N YLG Salon & Spa Operations Hospitality
49 SHAILESH PRATAP SINGH Gurukul Marketing Sales and Marketing FMCG
50 SHARAN UMESH Airtel Operations Telecom
51 SHEFALI PATHAK ICICI Securities Sales and Marketing BFSI
52 SHOBHIT TRIPATHI ICICI Securities Sales and Marketing BFSI
53 SONAL SINGH RANA Airtel Operations Telecom
54 SUBHASISH DEY Cholamandalam Sales and Marketing BFSI
56 SUDHIR PRASAD Colgate Palmolive Sales and Marketing FMCG
57 SWATHI MUNDRA Ogilvy Client Servicing Marketing Communications
59 UJJAINI ROY Praxair Operations Industry chemicals
60 UJWAL SHAH Airtel Sales and Marketing Telecom
61 SACHIN Airtel Sales and Marketing Telecom
62 SNIGDHA Magma Fincorp Sales and Marketing BFSI
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