01 Mar 2021 16:15 IST

IIM Bangalore sees strong placement season

435 students get 481 offers; consulting and product management domains lead recruitment

A total of 481 offers were made, over two interview days, to the PGP Class of 2019-21 at IIM Bangalore. All 435 students, who appeared for interviews, were successfully placed. Prof U Dinesh Kumar, Chairperson, Career Development Services, IIM Bangalore, said: “Our students have done remarkably well. They have been recruited by reputed companies despite Covid-19 disruptions.”

Consulting companies made 165 offers. Accenture made 45 offers, followed by Bain & Company with 24 offers. Top recruiters included McKinsey & Company (18), the Boston Consulting Group (13), Kearney (9), PricewaterhouseCoopers (10), Tata Consultancy Services (6), Alvarez & Marsal (4), Arthur D. Little (4), IBM Consulting (4), Strategy& (4), and EY-Parthenon (2). Other recruiters included KPMG (8), Ernst & Young (5), Deloitte (3), Auctus Advisors (2), Infosys Consulting (2), Miebach Consulting (1), and Oliver Wyman (1).

Prominent recruiters in the information technology and IT product management domain, who made 78 offers, included Microsoft (12), Browserstack (6), Ola (6), Byju’s (5), UHG Optum (5), Adobe (3), Infoedge (3), Oracle (3), Razorpay (3), Sprinklr (3), Amagi Labs (2), AppDynamics (2), Atlassian (2), Cisco (1), and Tech Mahindra (1). Other companies in the IT product management domain rolled out 21 offers. A total of 55 offers made in the e-Commerce space by Amazon (34), Paytm (11), Flipkart (6), Myntra (3), and Cloudtail (1).

Sixty-seven offers were made in the finance domain. Among the banks, Goldman Sachs made the maximum of 22 offers, followed by Avendus Capital (5), Citibank (5), Blackstone (2), Deutsche Bank (2), and JP Morgan (1). Other recruiters in this domain included Kotak Mahindra (6), Wells Fargo (4), Axis Bank (2), Bank of America (2), Barclays (2). Other leading financial institutions made 14 offers.

Leadership tracks and general management positions saw 47 offers made by conglomerates, startups, and other firms, with the RPG Group leading with 10 offers, followed by Vedanta (8), Reliance (5), Capgemini (3), Navi Technologies (3), ABG (2), Adani Group (2), CK Birla Group (2), Machani Group (2), Tata Administrative Services (2), Tata Sky (2), and Mahindra & Mahindra (1). Samsung R&D rolled out 2 offers, and HCL, Micron and ReNew Power rolled out 1 offer each.

Students opting for sales and marketing roles received 50 offers and were recruited by major consumer goods firms led by Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (5), Procter & Gamble (5), Samsung (4), ITC (4), Anheuser-Busch InBev (2), Asian Paints (2), Lenovo (2), Pidilite (2), HUL (2), Coca-Cola (1), Colgate Palmolive (1), Johnson & Johnson (1), L’Oreal (1), and Wipro Consumer Care (1). Other reputed recruiters rolled out 17 offers in this sector.

Operations roles saw 9 offers with Genpact (5), WNS Global services (3), and Natwest Group (1). The analytics sector rolled out 10 offers with American Express leading with 6 offers, followed by EXL (2) and Target Corporation (2). Harshit Verma, Student Placement Representative, said: “Strategy consulting and product management continue to be the most sought-after roles, followed by finance.”

Tapas Ranjan Pati, Manager, Career Development Services, IIM Bangalore, said: “Companies from overseas locations like Amsterdam, Dubai and Singapore made offers across consulting, finance, international trading, and business Ssrategy.”