IIM Kozhikode Concludes Final Placements 2012

Published On: 20 Mar 2012

 | Last Updated On: 30 Mar 2012

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode successfully completed its final placements for 2012 batch, despite a paralyzed economy, increased batch size and global slowdown in new investments. This year IIMK saw most of the regular recruiters and a good number of new recruiters visiting campus. For a batch size of 317 students, 135 companies participated in the process with offers across the sectors of Finance, Marketing, Operations, Consulting, General Management, IT and HR. The highest salary offered on campus was by a European based Investment bank and the average salary per student saw a marginal rise of 7% over last year. The IIM Kozhikode PPOs jump by 300%.

IIM Kozhikode strived to carve out a niche for itself as India’s leading B-School by placing its 14th batch in several reputed companies across MNCs, SMEs and private companies -

  • SMEs flocked to IIM-Kozhikode to recruit, such as MAQ software, V2 Solutions, Neudesic, Mind Matters, Customer 24*7 Labs.
  • E-commerce giants like Amazon, ebay, Flipkart, Yebhi.com, Zynga recruited from IIM Kozhikode for the first time.
  • Regular Recruiters included Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Nomura, Citi bank; multinational financial institutions such as Societe Generale.
  • Indian banks included RBI, ICICI Bank, Yes Bank, Indus Valley Partners, SBI Caps, SBI General Life Insurance, Futures First, ICRA.
  • FMCG and B2B marketing firms included HUL, ITC, Pepsi and HCCB, 3M, Asian Paints, Airtel, Idea. Indian marketing giant Amul visited campus for the first time
  • In the broader marketing domain, firms like Pfizer, Videocon, Meritor, GSK Pharma, Dell, FEI Cargo participated and Ingersoll Rand recruited from IIM-K for the first time and took 4 students.
  • TAS, Reliance Industries Ltd., Reliance ADAG, L&T, Mahindra & Mahindra, Olam International, Thomas Cook and Manipal Group offered roles in General Management.
  • On the consulting side, McKinsey, Gallup Consulting, Deloitte, CBC, WCS, HSBC Consulting etc participated.
  • IT companies recruited in numbers with Capgemini, HCL, HP, TCS, Wipro, IBM, Mindtree and Aricent leading the pack.
  • Along with IT services firm, product companies such as Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft also present.
  • Entrepreneurship became the new destination many students deciding to join start-ups like Sports Cradle, Global Environment Concern, Neudesic and Heckyl.
  • Roles of Chief Strategy Officer, Executive Assistant to the CEO and similar leadership level roles were offered to students.

Placement Statistics:

Number of Students

317

Number of Companies Participated

135

Highest International CTC

$150,000

Highest Domestic CTC

Rs. 32 lacs p.a.

Percentage of New Recruiters

47%

Number of Offers per company

2.6

Average CTC grew by

7%

Average number of offers per company

2.35

Sectoral Break Up:

 

General Management & Consulting:

TAS recruited for the first time and took 6 students, the highest across any IIM. Besides TAS, they had Reliance Industries Ltd., Reliance ADAG, L&T, Mahindra & Mahindra, Olam International, Thomas Cook and Manipal Group offered roles in General Management. On the consulting side, McKinsey, Gallup Consulting, Deloitte, CBC, WCS, HSBC Consulting etc participated in the placements process and recruited students. 

Finance:

In spite the fact that finance sector was most hit due to recession, they were able to add new companies to their portfolio. Along with their regular recruiters Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Nomura, Citi bank; multinational financial institutions such as Societe Generale started recruiting from IIMK this year. As usual, investment banks offered highest salaries to the financial whiz kids of the institute.

The Indian banks were equally aggressive with hiring the best talent from IIMK with several financial institutions like RBI, ICICI Bank, Yes Bank, Indus Valley Partners, SBI Caps, SBI General Life Insurance, Futures First, ICRA etc making a beeline for the finance students. The roles offered ranged across Corporate Finance, Treasury, Risk Management and Investment Banking.

Information Technology:

Along with IT services firm, product companies such as Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft etc showed interest in IIMK students. IT companies recruited in numbers with Capgemini, HCL, HP, TCS, Wipro, IBM, Mindtree and Aricent leading the pack.

Marketing and Operations:

IIMK once again established itself as the favorite destination of both FMCG and B2B marketing firms. While HUL, ITC, Pepsi and HCCB led the FMCG offers, 3M, Asian Paints, Airtel, Idea led the B2B and service marketing verticals. Indian marketing giant Amul visited campus for the first time offering marketing roles to few lucky students. In the broader marketing domain, there were firms like Pfizer, Videocon, Meritor, GSK Pharma, Dell, FEI Cargo, the list is endless. Ingersoll Rand recruited from IIM-K for the first time and took 4 students.

The general management and operations sector saw a huge jump of more than 30% rise in average CTC, consulting and finance saw double digit growth in the average CTC.

Overall the final placement for 2012 batch of IIM-Kozhikode was successful.

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