A Report on Final Placements at IIM B

The Final Placements process was concluded successfully at IIM B. A few key highlights are mentioned below -

  • Process was completed in two and a half days.
  • Over 160 companies visited the campus.
  • Over 450 offers were made to the 409 eligible candidates.
  • 139 Pre Placement Offers (PPOs) were extended to the students.
  • 136 offers were made in the Lateral Placements for the batch.
  • 18 students were offered international placements from various firms for global locations.
  • More than 30% of the batch received offers in the Consulting sector.
  • 25% of the firms were first-time recruiters

Big international banks such as Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank and Citibank visited the campus on the first day of the Final Placements, with Goldman Sachs making 14 offers. The process also saw the participation of Avendus Capital and American Express. A host of Indian banks and financial institutions such as Kotak Investment Bank, ICICI Securities, ICICI Prudential, Yes Bank, Axis Bank, etc. made offers during the Placement Process, with ICICI leading the pack with 11 offers.

In the Consulting domain, Bain & Company (17 offers), Accenture Strategy (16), Deloitte (14), The Boston Consulting Group (13), A T Kearney (11) and McKinsey & Co (8) were the top recruiters this year. Other prominent recruiters in this space were ZS, EXL, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers. In the IT Consulting domain, all prominent recruiters like IBM and Capgemini recruited from the campus.

Conglomerates such as Aditya Birla Group (11), Tata Administrative Services (TAS), Reliance Industries Ltd, Mahindra Group, CK Birla, Larsen & Toubro, Future Group, Siemens and General Electric recruited in significant numbers for Leadership and General Management roles.

Many students also chose to go to Sales and Marketing functions, and were extended offers by major consumer goods and services firms. The major recruiter in this category was P&G with 7 offers and the other recruiters included Hindustan Unilever, ITC, Mondelez International, Coca Cola, PepsiCo, Johnson & Johnson, Marico and Asian Paints. Telecom majors Vodafone and Bharti Airtel also made a number of offers in this domain. The major retail firm from Middle East - Alshaya - recruited 9 students this year.

The e-Commerce space saw heightened interest with Amazon and Flipkart making 16 and 11 offers respectively. Other prominent e-Commerce recruiters included Uber, Ola Cabs, Paytm, Urban Ladder, AskmeBazaar, Hopscotch and CarTrade.