Final Placements at IIM Calcutta close on a positive note

CoolAvenues Newswire | March 03,2014 09:21 pm IST

IIM Calcutta has completed the final placements for its class of 2014. This year, IIM Calcutta has seen a significant rise in compensation as well as the variety of roles being offered on campus.

One of the main highlights is the increase in the international roles that were offered. Optiver, Alshaya, Protiviti, Mahindra Comviva, Airtel and Sharaf DG are a few firms which offered international roles. Despite the economic slowdown many Investment Banks, Management Consulting, Marketing and General Management firms recruited from the campus.

IIM Calcutta saw the highest number of Pre-Placement offers (PPOs) in the Management Consulting domain across all IIMs from the top 4 management consulting firms, at 27. McKinsey & Co., The Boston Consulting Group, Bain & Co., A.T. Kearney, Accenture and Opera are the top recruiters in the consulting domain. The Boston Consulting Group and Accenture Management Consulting made the highest number of offers in this domain at 12 each. Opera hired exclusively from IIM Calcutta and made five offers.

Continuing the legacy, IIM Calcutta lived up to its title of the finance campus of India.IIM Calcutta received one of the highest number of offers in India for the strongly coveted Investment Banking Divisions (IBD) of several banks as firms like Citi, BAML, Edelweiss, BNP Paribas, etc. hired exclusively from IIM Calcutta for the IBD roles through PPOs and final placements.Finance firms that made offers this year included Citibank, Nomura, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Royal Bank of Scotland, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Standard Chartered, Macquarie, Dunia Finance, Edelweiss, Kotak IBD, ICICI, DBS, IndusInd Bank, Axis Bank, IDBI, etc. BNP Paribas and Macquarie hired exclusively from IIM Calcutta. Optiver, one of world’s largest high frequency and proprietary trading firms based out of the Netherlands, chose to recruit exclusively from IIM Calcutta among all IIMs.

We had a star attraction this time on campus in the form of Mr. Sourav Ganguly who came to recruit for a niche brand management and marketing role. On an overall perspective, Amazon made the highest number of offers (16, including PPOs) on campus for various leadership and operations roles. The noted General Management roles were offered by TAS, Aditya Birla Group, Mahindra, Airtel, RIL, CK Birla, Cairn India, etc. Marketing firms which offered roles included HUL, P&G, ITC, Nestlé, Asian Paints, Alshaya, Mondelez, Dabur, PepsiCo, L’Oreal, Kellogg’s, Samsung, Emami, Mother Dairy, Johnson & Johnson, etc. Several analytics firms like EXL, LatentView, Bridgei2i and media firms like Network18, HT Media, Star Network, Times Group recruited as well in significant numbers.

Overall, IIM Calcutta has shown a great performance in the final placements owing to the strong caliber of the students and the excellent academic standards on campus.



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