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IIMA PGPX placements

Understanding the IIMA PGPX Placements: An Analysis of the Data

The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad's Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (IIMA PGPX) is a one-year course designed for experienced professionals seeking to enhance their managerial skills. The course, which started in 2016, has consistently been ranked as the best in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) and QS Global MBA Ranking. In this blog post, we will analyse the IIMA PGPX placements data to provide insights into the employment opportunities available to its graduates.

Number of Students Eligible for Placements and Graduation

The number of students eligible for placements has increased over the years, from 91 in 2017 to 140 in 2020 and 2021. The number of students graduating has also increased from 90 in 2017 to 140 in 2020 and 2021. However, a few students did not seek placements in some years, with the number ranging from 12 to 20. Some students were either company-sponsored or already employed, while others opted for placements outside the campus placement process.

Placements and Offers Accepted

In the last five years, the number of students seeking placements has ranged from 117 to 125, with 119 offers accepted in 2021. The number of students unplaced has been relatively low, ranging from 3 to 12 in the last five years. The IIMA PGPX course has a diverse student population, with 140 professionals with an average work experience of 7.3 years and an average age of 30. The class also has a significant number of women candidates at 22%.

Work Experience and Pre-MBA Industries Represented

The IIMA PGPX class has professionals with work experience ranging from 4 to over 9 years, with the highest representation in the 6 to 9 years range. The pre-MBA industries represented in the class are diverse, with the highest representation in the automotive and manufacturing, IT products, IT services & ITeS, consulting, and energy and infrastructure sectors.

Pre-MBA Functions and Placements in IT and Consulting

The pre-MBA functions represented in the class include consulting, operations, product management/development, project/program management, sales & marketing, general management, finance and accounting, strategy, entrepreneurship, and others. In the last five years, the IIMA PGPX course has had a significant number of placements in the IT and consulting sectors. In 2022, 17 students were placed in the IT sector, while 41 were placed in consulting.

Salaries Offered in Placements

The salaries offered to IIMA PGPX graduates have been consistently high in the last five years, with the maximum salary offered increasing from 54.6 lakhs in 2018 to 82 lakhs in 2021. The median salary offered has also remained stable at around 30 lakhs, with a significant increase to 36.2 lakhs in 2022.

IIMA PGPX Placement Numbers:


  1. IIMA PGPX course started in: 2016

  2. Duration of IIMA PGPX: 1 year

  3. NIRF Ranking- 1

  4. QS Global MBA Ranking in India- 1

IIMA PGPX Placements:

  1. Professionals with Diverse Background- 140

  2. Average Work Experience in Years- 7.3

  3. Women Candidates- 22%

  4. Average Age- 30

  5. Professionals with Work Experience - 30

  6. Countries - 29

Work Experience in the Class of IIMA PGPX

  1. 4 to 6 Years - 53

  2. 6 to 9 Years - 61

  3. More than 9 years - 26

Pre-MBA Industries Represented in the Class of IIMA PGPX:

  1. Automotive and manufacturing-19%

  2. IT Products, IT Services & ITeS-15%

  3. Consulting -14%

  4. Energy and Infrastructure-14%

  5. Banking and Financial Services-9%

  6. Shipping, Retail & E-Commerce-9%

  7. Pharma & Health Care -5%

  8. Government Services & PSUs-4%

  9. Defence and Aviation-3%

  10. Others-8%

Pre-MBA Functions Represented in Executive MBA IIM Ahmedabad Class Profile:

  1. Consulting-27

  2. Operations-24

  3. Product Management/Development-20

  4. Project/Program Management-19

  5. Sales & Marketing-15

  6. General Management-12

  7. Finance and Accounting-7

  8. Strategy-6

  9. Entrepreneurship-2

  10. Others-8

IIMA PGPX Placements in the IT sector in last 5 years

  1. 2018 - 38

  2. 2019 - 47

  3. 2020 - 42

  4. 2021 - 44

  5. 2022 - 17

IIMA PGPX Placements in the Consulting sector in last 5 years

Year wise number of students Placed in the consulting sector:

  1. 2018 - 6

  2. 2019 - 2

  3. 2020 - 13

  4. 2021- 12

  5. 2022 - 41

IIMA PGPX Placements - salaries offered in the last 5 years:

  1. 2018- 54.6 lakhs

  2. 2019 - 60 lakhs

  3. 2020 - 81 lakhs

  4. 2021 - 82 lakhs

  5. 2022 - 75.2 lakhs

Year- Median Salary Offered at IIMA PGPX Placements

  1. 2018- 28.4 lakhs

  2. 2019- 30 lakhs

  3. 2020- 30 lakhs

  4. 2021- 30 lakhs

  5. 2022- 36.2 lakhs

The IIMA PGPX course is a highly ranked one-year programme that attracts a diverse group of experienced professionals. The placements data shows that the course provides ample employment opportunities, with consistently high salaries offered to its graduates. The data also highlights the significant number of placements in the IT and consulting sectors and the diverse pre-MBA industries and functions represented in the class.

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