Prof. Saral Mukherjee

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

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Chairperson, IIM-Ahmedabad Case Centre

(April 2014 - )

Placement Chairperson

(April 2008 to March 2012)

  • Article on the truth behind high salaries, published in Economic Times: Have you marvelled at the salaries being offered at B-schools? Especially the crore-plus packages which the media never stops talking about? The sceptic in you may have questioned the veracity of these astronomical starting salaries but there was no way to find out the truth. Many of the top-rung institutes have a policy of not revealing the highest package. The truth about highest salaries was always known on B-School campuses. To some extent we are thus guilty of a collective silence across the campuses on the abuse of this piece of information. Read Full Article Here
  • Article on the problem with day placement system and why we shifted to a Cohort based system, published in IIM Ahmedabad blog and the Recruiter Advantage magazine: Sir, we have a problem said Himanshu, the PGP placement representative at IIMA to me over phone. It was October of 2009 and the preparations were at the final stages for the summer placement season beginning shortly. As Placement Chairperson, I have come to expect such phone calls as part of my daily routine. Recruiter X wants to come on Day Zero and is threatening to pull out otherwise. We have slotted them on Day 1. Sacrilege! How can a Day 1 recruiter come on Day Zero, the holiest of the holy days? Does it not know that the established pantheon of Day Zero recruiters would not take this intrusion lightly? After all, a Day Zero slot at IIMA is one of the hottest properties on the campus landscape. It takes years and years of brand building on campus and painstaking cultivation of the student body. Read Full Article Here
  • Article on the practice of conditional PPOs, published in Financial Express: Pre-placement offer (PPO) is one of the dreams that drives students in business schools. Read Full Article Here

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