B-school placement-top firms rush to select talent
The good days are back again. An Economic Times report on the placement scenario at the top B-Schools says that the big recruiters have fought it out to select talent this year, leading to a massive jump in the number of students selected.  

In a report titled "PLACEMENT SEASON 2014 - Fully Loaded, Big Guns Back at B-schools", ET goes on to explain that campus hiring for recruiting firms at leading B-schools has gone up by 36.5%. 

 The salient points of the report are:

  1.  Hiring for firms at leading B-Schools up by 36.5% from last year.
  2.  Top-ten recruiters hired a total of 774 MBAs from 21 top B-schools against 567 last year.
  3.  2 companies crossed the 100 mark -- Cognizant and ICICI Bank hired more than 100 MBAs each.
  4.  Cognizant topped the list for the second year in a row.
  5.  Cognizant, ICICI Bank, Deloitte and Accenture have been consistently in the top 10 recruiters for the last four years.
  6.  Amazon & Flipkart break into the top 10 recruiters list this year, selecting 41 MBAs each. 
  7. Reliance is one of the top 10 recruiters overall, for the 21 campuses – a first for the company. 
  8. HCL gets back into the top 10 list after a year's hiatus. 
  9. Capgemini drops off the top 10 list this year.
  10.  Salary packages of Amazon were in the 15-29 lakh range. 
  11. Salary packages of Flipkart were in the 13-21 lakh range.
  12.  Amazon hired more than Flipkart at the top three IIMs --Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Calcutta.
  13.  Consultancy firms selected big numbers at IIMs Ahmedabad, Balgalore & Calcutta. 
  14. Accenture selected 43 people and BCG took 40 while Mckinsey selected 26. 
  15. BCG narrowly missed a place in the top 10. 

The report also quotes Mr. Partha Sarathy, external relations secretary, IIM-Calcutta, saying that "This year's placements were remarkably good given the prevailing economic conditions. There was more participation from international firms, and companies across the board stepped up hiring."