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IIM Ahmedabad: PGP Summer Placements 2017-2018

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The Summer Placement process for the Class of 2019 of the Post Graduate Programme (PGP) in Management at IIM Ahmedabad has been successfully completed within three clusters with students being placed across more than 15 sectors and functions of their choice.


Placement Process


Firms were grouped into cohorts based on the profile offered, and groups of cohorts were invited to campus across different clusters. As in previous years, students were provided the flexibility of making “dream” applications to firms of their choice in a subsequent cluster even with an offer in hand. There were more than 120 students that made dream applications this year. This gave students the flexibility and choice to build careers in sectors of their preference. The students also had the opportunity to work under the mentorship of Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE), IIM Ahmedabad on their entrepreneurial ideas. This year 7 students opted out of the placement process to work on their own ventures, under the guidance and mentorship of CIIE.


Sectoral Overview


Recruiters in the management consulting cohort included Accenture Strategy, A. T. Kearney, Bain & Co., Deloitte USI, McKinsey & Co., Monitor Deloitte, Strategy& and The Boston Consulting Group, among others. Prominent recruiters in the investment banking and markets space include Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citibank, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JP Morgan, and Morgan Stanley. There was active participation in the PE and VC domain this year with Kedaara Capital, Multiples Equity, Temasek and True North participating, among others. Among the Banking, Financial Services & Insurance recruiters, American Express, Axis Bank, DBS Bank, FinIQ, the Reserve Bank of India and RBL Bank  were some of the recruiters who extended offers. Sales and marketing roles were offered by the regular recruiters AB InBev, Airtel, HUL, Mondelez, P&G, Reckitt Benckiser, Star TV, and Wipro, among others. The general management cohort saw participation from the Aditya Birla Group, Mahindra & Mahindra, the RPG Group and Tata Administrative Services, among others. Amazon and Flipkart were the major E-commerce recruiters whereas Microsoft and Uber were the key recruiters in the Consumer Tech cohort. The Government of Telangana was the prominent recruiter in the Government Enterprises cohort.


Top Recruiters


Accenture Strategy was the top recruiter for the Summers 2017 process with 19 offers. Among the global banks, Citibank made 5 offers. FinIQ was the top recruiter in the BFSI cohort having made 10 offers. AB InBev recruited 9 students and was the highest recruiter in the Consumer Goods cohort while the RPG Group was the top recruiter in the General Management cohort with 14 offers. Amazon was the highest recruiter in the Retail B2B space, having made 12 offers, while Microsoft was the leading recruiter in the Consumer Tech cohort with 5 offers. The Government of Telangana, which hired for the Industry & Commerce and ITE&C departments, made 5 offers.


The quality of the students at IIM Ahmedabad was once again appreciated by the recruiters. Commenting on the process, S Anjani Kumar, Partner and India Lead for Monitor Deloitte, said “We have been recruiting students from IIMA over the last several years for both summer internship as well as final placement and always look forward to participate in the process given the quality of students, enriched by the diversity they bring in terms of educational
background, experience and approach to problem solving”


Asha Kaul, Chairperson of the Placement Committee said, “And yet, once again the students at IIMA proved their mettle in the Summer Placements held during 4-11 November. As is the case every year we got an opportunity to connect with old recruiters and form alliances with new recruiters. This healthy mix of old and new recruiters provided space to our students to dream, for the first time, on four companies and finally select the one that matched their aptitude, skill set and competency. We are sure that they will do us proud”


Sandeep Murisetty, Recruitment Secretary at IIM A said, “The cornerstone of the cluster-cohort process has always been the student-career fit. In the build up to Placement season, students got an understanding of the various sectors through career talks by senior alumni in Finance, General Management, Operations, Product Management, Consulting etc. Compounding our endeavour, we increased the number of dream applications for students which helped them pursue their career aspirations in diverse sectors. In a nutshell, active hiring in traditional cohorts like Management Consulting, Private Equity, Asset Management and General
Management, apart from more diversified opportunities in cluster 3, has been the highlight of the Placement season.”


Further details about the placement process will be released in an audited report, as per the Indian Placement Reporting Standards (IPRS), introduced by IIM-A in an effort to bring about greater transparency in B-school placements across the country. The IPRS report for ‘Summer Placements 2017-18’ will be released 6 months from the date of completion of the process, and the link to the report will be shared with all stakeholders, once released.

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