IIM C Summer Placements 2011-13: Successfully places largest ever batch, record 160 companies visited

 | December 02,2011 05:40 pm IST

Sector-wise Information
1- Finance
In-spite of talks about a global downturn, a phenomenon that was expected to hit the Banking industry the most, IIM Calcutta was visited by all bulge bracket Investment Banks reaffirming the faith that the industry has on our campus. Many bulge brackets Investment Banks chose to visit IIM Calcutta over the other top B-schools a fact that again goes to show why IIM Calcutta is known as the ‘Finance campus of India.

Deutsche Bank recruited for their London office after a long gap. Major firms including Barclays Capital, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Nomura, BoA Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, JPMC, HSBC (Global), Citigroup and French investment bank BNP Paribas, Japan-based Daiwa and others recruited for their offices based in International Financial hubs like London, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore. On the first day of the process, RBS was the largest recruiter with 15 offers.


Other major recruiters included Metals trading firm Duferco (Switzerland), Boutique investment banks such as Alpen Capital (Dubai), Madison Street Capital and Private Equity firms Headland Capital, Jacob Ballas Capital, Multiples PE, Clearwater Capital also hired from the campus, offering a variety of finance roles.


2- Consulting
Consulting was one of the top picks for students at IIM Calcutta this year. BCG, Bain, McKinsey, and AT Kearney were back on campus recruiting in big numbers (24 which is greater than last year’s count). Niche consulting firm GEP (Global eProcure) which focuses on Supply Chain consulting hired for the first time from the campus. Frost & Sullivan recruited interns from IIM Calcutta for their Singapore office for the first time. Other firms that hired for consulting roles include Accenture, Alshaya, Feedback Ventures, Deloitte and KPMG. Among consulting firms the maximum number of offers was made by McKinsey (8 offers).


3- Marketing and General Management

Marketing & General Management Regular FMCG recruiters Hindustan Unilever, P&G, Kraft Cadbury, Nestle, and ITC were back this year, recruiting students in large numbers. ITC (7 offers) was the largest FMCG recruiter. Other major firms that recruited for Sales & Marketing roles include Coca Cola, Pepsi, J&J, Cairn Energy, SuperMax, Airtel, Vodafone, GSK and Marico. Tata Administrative Services (TAS) hired interns for its hugely successful leadership programme.


Among Indian majors, the Aditya Birla Group, Mahindra & Mahindra and the RPG group offered general management roles.


  1. Hosted highest number of firms on campus ever during Summer Placements: 160 firms
  2. Hosted highest number of first-time recruiters ever during Summer Placements: 66 firms
  3. Hosted all bulge bracket Investment Banks (some of these firms did not visit other top Bschools)
  4. Re-introduced the option of NGOs/Start-ups and PSUs through rolling process for students who were keen to pursue summer internship in such firms
  5. Increased diversity of opportunities available for students so as to enable students to comfortable choose the internship destination of their choice


The 2011 Summer Placement process has been a historical achievement for IIM Calcutta. Defying concerns of a downturn, the successful placement of the largest batch ever reaffirms the trust that recruiters place on the institute. The change in Placement strategy (from the compressed 5-day process to a 5-day process followed by a rolling process) would be an important precedent for the future where the batch size is expected to become even higher. There has been a considerable increase in the diversity of internship profiles offered to students this year in terms of opportunities to intern with new firms in new sectors. 

We would like to thank all those involved in making the Placement Process a grand success. Without the help of the alumni, faculty and recruiters and the cooperation of the media, this would not have been possible.






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