B-School Placements 2011 Highlights

 | April 25,2011 10:15 am IST

It has been an excellent placement season at Indian Institute of Management Lucknow with total number of offers made reaching an all time high at 528, including pre-placement offers, lateral offers and offers made during final placements.


This year, the number of offers per student for a batch of 365 students who participated in placement stood at 1.

45. However, last year the figure was some where around 1.2 with a comparatively smaller batch size of 315 students.


A whooping 206 recruiters had visited IIM-L campus for recruitment, while the figure was much lower last year with 121 recruiters visiting campus. The number of recruiters at IIM-L this year is the highest across all IIMs. 


Institute                 Total Recruiters
IIM Ahmedabad     120
IIM Bangalore        135
IIM Calcutta           138
IIM Indore             100
IIM Kozhikode       110
IIM Lucknow          206
IIM Shillong            24


If IIM-L had topped the list in terms of number of offers and recruiters, IIM- Bangalore had made it big in overseas placements. The total number of overseas offers made to IIM-B students this year is 74—the highest across all IIMs (the placement data of IIM-A has not been released yet). IIM Calcutta closely followed IIM-B with 64 international offers. In 2010, IIM-C had placed 17 students at international locations.


A post graduate degree in management is usually considered a sure shot route to success—success in terms of high paying salary packages. FMS New Delhi, JBIMS Mumbai and XLRI Jamshedpur had made it big in terms of average salary offered to the batch of 2011. The average salary offered by recruiters was above Rs. 15 lakhs at these b-schools. However, NITIE Mumbai, FMS New Delhi and XLRI Jamshedpur have topped the list in term of salary offered to students placed overseas. The highest international package offered at NITIE and FMS is US$ 150,000, while XLers grabbed US$ 120,000.


Name of the institute
Average package offered
Highest package offered
XLRI Jamshedpur
FMS New Delhi
JBIMS Mumbai
IIM Indore



*(The order does not illustrate any ranking)


Overall, it was raining jobs and high pay packages at b-schools around India, depending on school’s popularity index.