IIMA Final Placements 2012 Cluster 2: IBM made more than 20 offers

 | February 20,2012 01:47 pm IST

The second cluster of companies visited IIM Ahmedabad on 16th and 17th February for Final Placements 2012. Several firms had conducted pre-interview processes yesterday in the form of group discussions and tests, and offers were extended following interviews today.

Cluster 2 consisted of five cohorts: FMCG marketing, business development, general management, financial services and technology consulting. FMCG recruiters included regular partners like HUL, P&G, ITC, Kraft, Pepsi and Nestle, and a first time recruiter in SuperMax. The general management cohort comprised recruiters such as TAS, RIL and Lodha group. HPCL - Mittal Energy Ltd recruited for the role of Executive Assistant to the COO. DBS, Kotak and Altisource were some of the firms in the financial services cohort.

Technology major IBM visited the campus in the technology consulting cohort and recruited a significant number of students today for their consulting arm. The firm made more than 20 offers on Friday and offered students a variety of roles.

The FMCG marketing cohort featured the largest number of firms in this cluster. Global consumer goods giant P&G made offers to several students for a number of roles. Ankur Sawhney, Talent Supply Manager, P&G said, The candidates that we recruited are among the best we can find across any Indian B-school. We are also happy with the fair and quick process. It is robust and streamlined, and ensures efficient scheduling for candidates and the firm.

The second cluster also saw students opting for a career in new sectors such as social gaming. San Francisco based giant Zynga was a first time recruiter and made offers to students for the role of product manager in their India office. Prashant Pavan from Zynga said, We found candidates with relevant work experience at IIMA. Zynga India is the fastest growing studio of the company and we are looking to hire aggressively.

The third cluster is scheduled for February 21.