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IIM Ahmedabad - Final Placements 2015

The placement process for the graduating batch of the Post Graduate Programme (PGP) in Management at IIM Ahmedabad was successfully completed within three clusters. The third and final cluster was held on 01st March 2015. The placement process, with the concept of “dream application”, allowed students to choose the sectors and functions of their choice for their final placement. The successful completion of the recruitment cycle for the batch of 375 students stands testament to the high quality of students at the institute and the robust nature of the placement process that provides adequate flexibility to both students and recruiters.

Placement process

The placement process was conducted in two stages. The first was the laterals process where firms interviewed students with prior work experience and offered them mid-level managerial positions. The second stage was the final placement process where firms were grouped into cohorts based on the profile offered, and groups of cohorts were invited to campus across different clusters.

Laterals process

About 50% of the batch was eligible for lateral placements, which provided students an opportunity to optimally leverage their work experience. The laterals process included firms from diverse sectors such as Analytics, Banking & Financial Services, Management Consulting, Consumer Services, Internet & E-commerce, Pharmaceuticals and Technology. Firms which participated in the laterals process included Aditya Birla Group, Alvarez & Marsal, Amazon, Flipkart, Google, Microsoft and Star TVIndia amongst others.

Highlights:

  • Accenture Strategy was the top recruiter they hired 21 students.

Strategy-consulting domain

  • Accenture Strategy, McKinsey & Company and The Boston Consulting Group extended 10 each
  • Bain & Company gave 9 offers.

Banking and financial services firms

  • Yes Bank made 10 offers.

Global investment banks

  • Goldman Sachs made 5 offers for various roles.

Consumer goods and services sector

  • Hindustan Unilever and Star TV India were the leading recruiters having extended 6 offers each.

General management sector

  • Bharti Airtel made 9 offers
  • Aditya Birla Group and Future Group made 8 offers each

Internet & e-commerce and technology sector

  • Amazon made 13 offers
  • Samsung extended 10 offers.

Sumit Patil, the Recruitment Secretary of IIM Ahmedabadsaid, "We are happy with a good Placement season that saw enthusiastic participation from both, regular recruiters as well as 1 Offers reported are offers which are made and accepted by students recruiters visiting campus for the first time. With firms looking to increase their hiring from IIM Ahmedabad, students had opportunities in various functions across diverse sectors. Participation of a large number of recruiters stands testimony to the quality of students and robustness of the process. Our efforts to promote entrepreneurship were boosted with several students opting for their own ventures. We thank all recruiters for participating in the process, and look forward to further strengthening our relationship.”