IIM-B sees 100% summer placement of PGP graduates

The summer placement session that was held from October 29 to November 1 saw 90 offers by strategy consulting groups. Photo: Mint Strategy consulting firms were the top recruiters at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore’s summer placement season for the class of 2017-19 of the two-year postgraduate programme. The summer placement session, held from 29 October to 1 November, saw 90 offers by strategy consultants. Accenture Strategy led with 14 offers, followed by AT Kearney and Boston Consulting Group with 13 each. Students also received offers from Bain &…

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Kroton sees no relief in Brazil distance-learning defaults

  SAO PAULO, Aug 11 (Reuters) – The number of Brazilian distance-learning students in arrears on their tuition fees or loans is not showing signs of abating yet, reflecting record unemployment and declining household income, executives at Kroton Educacional SA said on Friday. However, defaults in the campus-learning segment are showing signs of improvement, executives led by Chief Executive Officer Rodrigo Galindo said during a conference call to discuss second-quarter results. Profit at Kroton, Brazil’s largest for-profit education firm, came in at 644.9 million reais ($203.1 million), beating forecasts. (Reporting…

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Kejriwal sees a huge scam behind demonetisation

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has alleged that there is a huge scam behind the scrapping of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes. “In the name of tackling corruption, a scam is being carried out on a large scale. Some evidence has to come to light and TV channels are showing it. It is not something new that I’m saying,” Mr. Kejriwal told reporters at a press briefing on Saturday. “On November 8, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes will not be legal…

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