The record-breaking recruitment this year in IIMC completed its final placement for the graduating batch of 2015 in a record of 2.5 days with more than 500 offers made to 438 students. There were as many as 134 pre-placement offers before the start of the final placements based on their performance during the summer internships. From the financial sector heavy placement was seen this year, with more than 100 offers from finance companies. Prominent recruiters included Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs and Citibank.
With 18 offers, IT giant, Accenture was the largest recruiter this year. Among other recruiters, the e-commerce space saw heightened interest with 47 offers from e-commerce giants like Amazon, Snapdeal and Flipkart. Web-based start-ups like Ola cabs, GroupOn, Quikr and Urban Ladder were also prominent recruiters, IIM Calcutta said.
Many students also chose to go to sales and marketing functions, and were extended offers by major consumer goods and services firms. Major recruiters in this category were P&G, Reckitt Benckiser, Kelloggs, ITC, Philips, Coca Cola, PepsiCo, Mondelez and Dabur. Major conglomerates like Tata Administrative Services (TAS), Aditya Birla Group (ABG), CK Birla Group, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), Essar, Lodha Group, Wipro and Airtel hired for their leadership and general management roles. The lateral placement season for candidates with more than 22 months of work experience saw a total of 143 offers.
This year new recruiters from the sector included Germany-based Rocket Internet and Nokia Networks Finland also saw interest in this year’s recruitment at IIMC.