UPES kickstarts 2021 placements on a promising note


According to the Career Services team at UPES, it has indeed been a great start. Within the first week of the placement season for year 2021, top recruiters like Deloitte USI, LTI-Larsen & Toubro InfoTech Ltd, Wipro Limited, ESRI, Accenture, ICF International and GEP Worldwide have hired 25 MBA candidates from SoB.

Expressing her joy over this fantastic start, Dr. Githa Heggde, Dean, School of Business, UPES states, “Employability of our students is a testament to the hard work put in by them. Kudos to their mentors and Career Services team for mentoring them well in overcoming the challenges thrown by the pandemic, disrupting nations and economies at a global scale.”

Elucidating about his winning strategy that helped him bag a placement with a whopping package of Rs.14 LPA with Accenture, Balark Joshi, MBA Power Management (2019-21), says, “The great learning environment and continued support from my mentors kept me going amidst all the uncertainties induced by COVID 19. The ‘Dale Carnegie’ personality enhancement program (PEP) and Coursera courses, provided by the university, helped me a lot to gain critical skills. My professors gave me key insights related to technical, commercial and regulatory aspects of the energy sector in India, especially in the domain of alternative energy.”

Hari Anand, MBA-Power Management (2019-21), placed as an Energy Analyst-Power GenerationGroup at ICF Consulting India Pvt. Ltd at Rs.8.5 LPAalso shares some valuable insights about his journey. Says he,“Being from electronics automation background, I had a tough time in making a choice of specialization while taking admission in MBA at UPES School of Business. But Dr. Atri Nautiyal helped me choose MBA in Power and gave me a balanced exposure of the domain as well as business. I benefitted from Enhanced Development Growth and Enrichment (EDGE), Coursera and SPRUCE, the initiatives started by UPES to diversify students’ learning. I learnt to partake in healthy discussions.”

He expresses his gratitude to the faculty, comprising Dr. Githa S. Heggde, Dr. Anil Kumar, Dr. Yaqoot, Prof. Avishek Ghosal, Prof. C.P. Sharma, Dr. Vipul Sharma and Dr. Tarun Dhingra for their valuable guidance and support.

AashutoshMBA-Power Management (2019-2021), acknowledging the contribution of UPES in preparing him for the corporate world, says, “I am very thankful for the outstanding analytical insight and business exposition I gained.” He recently got placed with Wipro Ltd at an annual package of 8.5 LPA.

“UPES’ Personality Enhancement Program (PEP) has played a significant part in raising my level of confidence, attitude and overall personality. My mentors encouraged me to investigate, discover and understand diverse facets of the main economic sectors through an immersive teaching approach. I really cherish the great times I had participating in celebrations, tournaments, Logistikas, Naftonomics, etc. it enhanced my creativity and critical thinking skills. UPES not only gave me knowledge to fulfil my job targets, but also to acquire life skills that will be helpful throughout my life. Even during the pandemic, my learning never stopped. The robust online platform and pedagogy ensured that learning continues. Online courses from Coursera and EDX helped me in learning technical and non-technical skills, giving me an edge in today’s dynamic market,” adds Aashutosh.

Samruddhi Bhide, MBA (Oil and Gas) (2019-21), also placed with Wipro Ltd at a package of Rs.8.5 LPA, says, “My MBA in Oil and Gas Management has given me an edge over others in this competitive world, owing to the deeper domain knowledge it offers. A chemical engineer from Raigad, Maharashtra, I found my calling in domain research and UPES provided me with the best of the exposure and opportunities to explore. My internship projects at GEP Worldwide, Mumbai, industrial visit and guest lectures enhanced my understanding of research methodology and applying analytical mindset to various datasets in Market Intelligence. The atmosphere and positivity in the campus, motivated me every single day to be productive, energetic and happy, resulting in this super confident version of myself. I participated in workshops, Indian Oil and Gas Summit, Delhi, Ignite, SPE Student Chapter, and all of it, enhanced my leadership skills.”

Another student placed with Wipro Ltd at a similar package, Rajat BhardwajMBA, Power Management (2019-2021), says, “I had a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering so for my Master’s, I wanted something to amplify that knowledge, plus gives me business acumen as well. At UPES, I learned about business, markets and regulatory aspects of the national as well as global electricity market. Being a small-town boy from UP, I had my own share of inhibitions and mental blocks, but PEP classes, aptitude sessions and support from my mentors helped in my smooth transition from a raw technical professional to a modern-day business manager. My participation in various club activities like EltoniaLogistikas and Ignite helped me to gain team spirit and the ability to express myself confidently, leading to my successful placement.”