Placement season begins at IIM-C with a BOOM! -- 280 Offers in two days
After IIM-A beat the market blues in the placement season now its imw for IIM-C to continue the legacy. Economic slowdown not withstanding, the slot zero of Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C)'s final placement process saw finance and consulting majors recruiting students from the campus.
While over 135 offers were made during the coveted slot zero held on March 3 and 5, 2013, much of it came from finance and consulting sectors. A total of 25 students from IIM-C have secured placements in Boston Consulting Group, Bain & Co, McKinsey, and AT Kearney, along with Accenture Management Consulting, Opera Consulting, CGN and Hay Group, among others.
"Finance proved once again to be the stronghold of IIM-Calcutta with several top-notch firms coming to IIM-Calcutta for slot zero placements despite the economic slowdown. Some of the financial majors like JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Citibank, Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC and Standard Chartered among others flocked to the campus to recruit students in large numbers during the slot zero process," a communique from the institute said.
The total number of placed candidates, including pre-placement offers and lateral offers, is over 280.
The placement process also saw participation from marketing, fast-moving consumer goods, infrastructure, IT and others represented by firms such as Hindustan Unilever, Proctor and Gamble, ITC, Nestle, GSK, Asian Paints, Airtel, Vodafone, Microsoft, Amazon, Shell, Google, General Electric, Hinduja Group, Aditya Birla Group and Honda.
IIM-C also secured one highly-valued offer from Reliance Industries, in addition to seven more offers, taking the total to 10 offers, including two PPOs.
IIM-C students secured over 15 international offers as well.
Meanwhile, students with substantial work-experience were picked up by companies offering systems and operations roles. Microsoft recruited four students for the role of Program Manager; Amazon m. ade seven offers across a variety of roles. IIM-C students secured over 15 international offers as well from Honda, Sharaf DG, Protiviti Consulting, Alshaya, Citibank, Al Ghanim and Duniya Finance, among others.