E-commerce giants and other start-ups have started recruiting NIFT graduates along with the graduates at IITs and IIMs; this year a greater number of students at NIFT Mumbai, are going to join e-commerce companies and startups. This year the count is much higher as compared to last year’s count.
Also, these companies are offering Salaries on an average 20% higher than what traditional sectors are offering. According to the institute’s Campus Placement Report (2015), a total of 90 companies participated and offered placements to 188 students. Some major recruiters were Raymonds brand, Snapdeal, Reliance brands, designer Anita Dongre, Archana Kochhar, Remanika, among others. Pantaloon, Future Lifestyle, Raymonds were the largest recruiters from the traditional sector.
“The interest for startups is very high as compared to last year when not many students were enthused to join these companies. Students are getting increasingly drawn towards the flexible environment offered by these new age companies,” said Sushil Raturi, head of industry and alumni affairs of all 15 NIFTs in the country.
This year a total of 90 companies participated in the placement process and offered jobs to 188 students from various campuses and programmes. This year, a few distinct profiles offered were by film production houses and jewellery brands, event management companies and mall management for retail business development and store mix “A variety of roles were offered across domains like merchandising, buying, retail planning, designing, styling, business development,” Singh added.