12 Feb 2019 19:36 IST

Flipkart, Amazon top recruiters at IIM-A

Ernst & Young, RBL Bank and Reliance Foundation were the first time recruiters for PGP-FABM

The cluster 2 of the final placements of the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad’s 2019 PGP batch witness Flipkart emerge as the top recruiter with 14 offers (including pre-placement offers) closely followed by Amazon with 11 besides several offline and online retail players and agri-focused companies.IIM-A saw regular recruiters like AB InBev, Asian Paints, HUL, General Mills, ITC, Mondeléz, Nestlé, P&G, Reckitt Benckiser and Samsung besides Amazon and Flipkart.

The second cluster comprised of six cohorts, advertising & media, consumer goods, consumer services, consumer electronics, general management and leadership, retail B2B & B2C. For its placement process, IIM-A follows a cluster-based system, where sectors are invited in cohorts. The first cluster took toolplace on February 8.

General management and consumer goods firms offered leadership roles in conglomerates across geographies. IIM-A's rural-targeted course, PG programme in Food and Agri Business Management (PGP-FABM) witnessed a total 30 companies participating for the final placements.

The batch also explored opportunities in a diverse set of industries within the food, agri-business and allied sector ranging from FMCG, Agri Inputs and Services, Food Processing and Supply Chain, Food and Agribusiness PE-VC, Food and Agri Consulting, Agri Commodity Trading, e-Commerce, and Retail.

Players such as Ernst & Young (EY), RBL Bank and Reliance Foundation were among the first time recruiters for FABM, while RaboBank and INI Farms re-engaged for placements. The students also embraced opportunities with start-ups in the agri-business domain like Agrostar, Gramophone, and Our Foods, an IIM-A statement said. Other top recruiters included Godrej Agrovet, PI Industries, Jain Irrigation, Pioneering Ventures, Ninjacart and Waycool who extended three offers each. The third cluster is scheduled for February 14.