The Indian Institute of Management – Ahmedabad , the top B School in India has announced its collaboration with LinkedIn to offer placement assistance to the students even after they graduate by keeping the placement channels open.
The two official networking groups — Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad meant for PGP, PGPX, PGP-ABM, PGP-PMP and FPM alumni, and IIM-A Executive Education Alumni meant for eligible alumni of the Management Development Programme (MDP), Faculty Development Programme (FDP), Armed Forces Programme (AFP), 3-Tier Programme (3-TP) and Management Education Programme (MEP) will serve as networking platforms for the Alumni.
The groups will be certified by LinkedIn — the world’s largest professional network with more than 175 million members worldwide and more than 17 million in India – with an official badge to convey the authenticity of the forums and encourage participation by alumni.
Entry to this group will be scrutinized & moderated by IIM-A’s alumni office that would ensure that no fake profiles are added to either of the two groups. Head-hunters, too, will get an invite to join the LinkedIn group.
“We will remain selective. We believe the hiring process will change with technology as one can now track a person’s career growth better,”
said Saral Mukherjee to Economic Times.
This move will be an advantage for both, the recruiters as well the students as many successful graduates from the IIM-A often return to the institute to seek their next employment opportunity.
“At LinkedIn, we are focused on helping professionals achieve their career goals and become more productive and successful. In order to maximize their career, alumni of high-quality institutions like IIM-A actively strive to network with each other. We are delighted that IIM-A has chosen LinkedIn as their primary platform to manage their alumni relations. Leveraging our networking technology and products, they should now have the most dynamic alumni solution in the market,”
said Hari V Krishnan, country manager, LinkedIn India in an interview with Business Standard.
Interestingly, IIM-A has 9,500 alumni from its flagship courses and 21,600 alumni from executive education. This collaboration will provide the IIM-A graduates with better career opportunities.
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