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More IIM grads refuse lucrative offers

This year, six IIM-A students opted out of placements. Two more are doing a re-think, reports Rathin Das.

india Updated: Mar 11, 2006 02:30 IST
Rathin Das

Fat pay packets are not proving enough to hold back B-School graduates in the rat race these days. This year, six IIM-A students opted out of placements. Two more are doing a re-think.

Asked about the trend, IIM-A Director Dr Bakul Dholakia said it shows the rising confidence levels of students. The growing economy is fuelling business and creating more entrepreneurs, says Mansur Ahmed, 25, who spurned a Deutsche Bank offer to start his mobile phone gaming firm. A computer science engineer, Mansur employs about eight to 10 people for his project.

Similarly, computer engineers Rohit Shankar and Nikhil Vaswani have already registered a "Bepositive Wellness Services Pvt. Ltd." to provide 'preventive health' to overstressed executives, especially in the I-T and BPO sectors.

Gaurav Dagaonkar, 23, wants to start his own music company. A vocalist in the college band, Gaurav has already composed eight Hindi songs and three English ones. Asked how IIM would help his music career, Gaurav said he would be able to handle his own finance, promotion and marketing.