12 Mar 2018 19:19 IST

Accenture, BCG, and Amazon top recruiters at IIM-A’s final placements

A view of the IIM-A campus

Six students opted out of the placement process to work on their own ventures

The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A), on Monday, announced the final placements for the class of 2018 in the Post Graduate Programme (PGP).Held across three clusters, students were placed in more than 23 cohorts. About 125 firms, both from India and abroad, participated in the placement process with 150 different roles being offered to students.

Accenture Strategy made the highest number of offers at 18 offers, while The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Amazon offered 14 offers, each.

American Express topped the BFSI cohort, making eight offers, while Yes Bank and FinIQ made six offers each Global banks, including HSBC and JP Morgan, picked up five students each, while Indian telecom major Airtel made eight offers. FMCG giant HUL made five offers.

Consumer majors included Nestle, P&G, Reckitt Benckiser and Wipro Consumer Care as top recruiters.

Tata Administrative Services (TAS) picked up seven students in the the General Management cohort, while IT behemoth Microsoft picked up eight students — the highest in the Enterprise Tech cohort.

“IIM Ahmedabad has always encouraged students to take up entrepreneurship as a career. This yearsix students opted out of the placement process to work on their own ventures under the guidance and mentorship of CIIE,” an IIM-A statement said

Two stages

The placement process was conducted in two stages.

The first was the ‘laterals’ where firms interviewed students with prior work experience and offered them mid-level managerial positions. Over 47 firms picked up students from diverse sectors, such as technology, banking, consulting, general management and analytics.

The second stage had firms grouped into cohorts based on the profile offered and groups of cohorts were invited to campus across different clusters.

Other prominent companies who recruited students from IIM-A included AT Kearney, Bain & Co., McKinsey & Co., Monitor Deloitte, Oliver Wyman, Barclays, Citi Bank, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and the like.

Sandeep Murisetty, the Recruitment Secretary at IIM Ahmedabad said, “Keeping up with last year’s trend, we saw a significant rise in the number of students finding their dream job post their first job offer... The flexibility given to students in the cluster cohort process combined with the strengthening of upcoming cohorts in clusters 2 and 3, has diversified placements across new sectors.”

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