02 September 2020 15:50:32 IST

IIMA concludes placements for PGPX batch

IT firms formed the largest sector of offers with 42 accepted offers, followed by online services

IIM Ahmedabad completes the final placement process for the one year, full-time, postgraduate MBA Programme for Executives (PGPX) successfully. As every year, the final placement report was audited and finalised by an external agency.

Varied sectors

The graduating students accepted a total of 120 offers from firms, across sectors such as consulting, BFSI, conglomerates, FMCG, e-commerce, technology, IT and ITES, energy, logistics, pharma, and manufacturing. The participants of the fourteenth batch of PGPX came from varied backgrounds with rich experience ranging from four to 16 years. Recruiters visited campus to select candidates for their mid-senior and senior level management positions.

Students were offered positions such as Co-CEO, Chief Product Executive, Vice President, Director, Associate Vice-President, National Head, General Manager, Senior Advisor to CEO, Young Leadership Programs, Principal Consultant, Senior Manager, Product Manager, Client Partner and Offering Manager.

Many recruiters from IT

A total of 130 firms participated in this year’s campus placement process,offering a spectrum of over 300 different roles to our PGPX graduates. Information technology firms formed the largest sector of offers with 42 accepted offers, followed by online services, consulting and BFSI, with 14, 13, and 11 accepted offers respectively.

Firms that rolled out offers to PGPX students included, AB InBev, Accenture, Adani Group, Aditya Birla Management Corporation, Agarwal Packers & Movers, Amazon, Atos Syntel, Axis Bank, Bank of America, Bharti Airtel, Cepheid India, Citi, Decimal Technologies, Deloitte, Deshpande Foundation, ElasticRun, Ernst and Young, FIITJEE, Genpact, Havmor, Hexagon, Honeywell, ICICI Bank, Indegene, KEC International, L&T Infotech, Microsoft, Magicpin, Mastercard, Near India, NEC, NISG, NPCI, Optum, Persistent Systems, Praxis Global, PwC, Schindler, Shell, Stryker, Sutherland, Technova, Trident , Udaan, Vikram Solar, Visionet Systems, Zensar and Zama Organics. Genpact made the largest number of offers.

Hiring the best

Prof Amit Karna, Chairperson of the Placement Committee, said “The outcome of the placement process of the PGPX batch of 2020 demonstrates the strength of the programme and the value that recruiters see in hiring our students for their talent needs at mid to senior level positions. We were delighted to welcome over 20 new recruiters from across sectors.”

Adarsh Sharma, PGPX Recruitment Secretary, added “We have seen an increased interest from e-commerce, healthcare and life sciences, and fintech companies, well complimented by the traditional recruiters from IT, consulting, pharma and conglomerates. The experienced and diverse cohort of the programme assures a greater alignment between the organisational needs and the candidate’s aspirations.”

IIM Ahmedabad encourages students to take up entrepreneurship as a career, and this year, three students have taken entrepreneurship to pursue their ideas under the guidance and mentorship of Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE.CO).