“A candidate applying to Mu Sigma needs to clear four stages of recruitment and a training program that consists of three parts. Under recruitment, the first stage consists of an aptitude test that has basic arithmetic and logical problems. This is followed by a group discussion, “but our group discussion aims to get people out of their comfort zone. While we want people do to the maths, we also want them to be able to talk,” adds Rajaram. The third stage has a video synthesis, where a candidate is shown a video and then provided a piece of paper slightly bigger than a visiting card. On it, the candidate has to synthesis whatever he or she has just seen. The fourth is the interview, which the company calls a ‘Fit interview’. Of the 100 candidates who apply, only a handful get selected.
Then comes the next big hurdle: passing what the company calls Mu Sigma University, This has three parts. First, the candidate is introduced to consulting principles. The curriculum of the second part consists of analytics, which covers areas like artificial intelligence, business intelligence platforms of SAP and Cognos. Finally, a mini MBA course has to be negotiated. “The entire process takes two to three months. This year, around 1,000 people will pass through the Mu Sigma University. We are creating a new breed of skill sets in the industry. We are changing the world, just like TCS and Infy did in 1990,” says Rajaram.”