Consulting and product management domains lead recruitment
The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore, has placed all its 435 postgraduate students from the class of 2019-21. A total of 481 offers were made.
Consulting companies made 165 offers. Accenture made 45 offers, followed by Bain & Company with 24 offers. A total of 55 offers were made in the e-commerce space — Amazon made 34 offers, 11 offers came from Paytm, Flipkart made six, Myntra three and Cloudtail made one offer. Sixty-seven offers were made in the finance domain by organisations like Goldman Sachs, Citibank, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Axis Bank, Bank of America, Barclays and other leading financial institutions.
“Our students have done remarkably well. They have been recruited by reputable companies despite COVID-19 disruptions," U. Dinesh Kumar, chairperson, Career Development Services, IIM Bangalore, said.
Top recruiters included McKinsey & Company (18), the Boston Consulting Group (13), Kearney (9), PricewaterhouseCoopers (10), Tata Consultancy Services (6), Alvarez & Marsal (4), Arthur D. Little (4), IBM Consulting (4), Strategy& (4), and EY-Parthenon (2). Other recruiters included KPMG (8), Ernst & Young (5), Deloitte (3), Auctus Advisors (2), Infosys Consulting (2), Miebach Consulting (1), and Oliver Wyman (1).
The entire placement was held virtually. “The placements office and the student team put in a commendable effort. We set up the required infrastructure and software platforms, and managed the entire operations through teamwork and collaboration,” said Roopa Adyasha, senior manager, Career Development Services at IIM Bangalore.
Prominent recruiters in the information technology and IT product management domain, who made 78 offers, included Microsoft, Browserstack, Ola, Byju's, UHG Optum, Adobe, Infoedge, Oracle, Razorpay, Sprinklr, Amagi Labs, AppDynamics, Atlassian, Cisco and Tech Mahindra. Other companies in the IT product management domain made 21 offers.
Leadership tracks and general management positions saw 47 offers made by conglomerates, start-ups and other firms, with the RPG Group leading with 10 offers, followed by Vedanta, Reliance, Capgemini, Navi Technologies, Tata Administrative Services, Tata Sky, Samsung, HCL and a few more.
Students opting for sales and marketing roles received 50 offers and were recruited by major consumer goods firms such as Dr Reddy's Laboratories, Procter & Gamble, Samsung, ITC, Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson, L'Oreal and several other big names in the category.
Tapas Ranjan Pati, manager, Career Development Services, IIM Bangalore, said, “Companies from overseas locations like Amsterdam, Dubai and Singapore made offers across consulting, finance, international trading and business strategy.”
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