Final placements concluded at IIM k-12% rise in avg. salary over last year
IIM Kozhikode completed the final placements process for the 2014-16 batch in record seven days, as per media reports. As many as 119 companies visited the campus and made 370 offers to a batch of 353 students. About 40 first-time recruiters, including 3M, Bank of America, Boston Consulting Group, Brand Accelerator, Capita, Caratlane, Credit Suisse, Frost & Sullivan, McKinsey, Mondelez, Paytm, Schneider and Shell, together made around 100 offers. The top domestic offer this year was INR 37 lakh, a staggering 25% increase over the previous year figure. The average salary stood at INR 17.1 lakh, a 12% increase over previous year.

 Consulting firms accounted for 28% of the offers, finance firms made offers to 21%, while sales and marketing domain absorbed 27%.

 Consulting companies that visited the campus include Accenture Management Consulting, Avalon Consulting, Boston Consulting Group, CBC, Deloitte, EY, Frost & Sullivan, KPMG, McKinsey and PWC. The domain has seen a major upward swing from previous year with a growth of over 16.5% in the number of offers made. 

 In the financial space, first-time recruiters Credit Suisse and Bank of America made 13 offers between them. Others included American Express, Axis Bank, Citibank, Deutsche Bank, Edelweiss, Fidelity, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Nomura and Yes Bank.

 Sales and marketing roles were offered by the likes of 3M, Arvind Lifestyle, Godrej, Heinz, Hindustan Unilever, Idea Cellular, Infineon, ITC, Kellogg's, Marico, Maruti Suzuki, Nestle, Philips, Schneider, Snapdeal and Vodafone.

 Aditya Birla Group, Bharti Airtel, Madura, Mahindra, RPG, TAS, Tata Communications and others, including first-timers like Brand Accelerator and LAVA, made offers in leadership programmes or in the strategy domain. 

 Operations roles were given by Amazon, Capita, EXL, HCCB, Ola Cabs, Raymond, Shell, Tata Steel and TVS. 

 There were multiple offers made by companies in the IT, ITeS and analytics profile, and the hirers included Asian Paints, Capgemini, Google, Microsoft, Mindtree, Mondelez, Syntel and ZS Associates. Regular recruiters such as Cognizant Business Consulting, IBM, Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services and Wipro continued to recruit from the campus.