IIM Shillong Concludes Summer Placement 2012

Published On: 03 May 2012

 | Last Updated On: 03 May 2012

Indian institute of Management, Shillong successfully concluded the summer placements for the PGP 2011-13 batch, with 105 students doing projects in as many as 57 firms. Showing immense faith in the process and the talent pool at IIM Shillong, 58% recruiters participated in the summer placement process for the first time. Some of the new partners include Marico, Airtel, Nomura, Citibank, Accenture Management Consulting, IFMR, Info Edge, MART, TATA Communications, UB Group, Honeywell, Hughes Telecomm, Hero Motorcorp, Datawise, Teach for India etc.

A diverse range of profiles were offered including Rural Finance, Rural Marketing and Advertising in addition to regular profiles. One of the highlight of this season was the participation from alternate sectors, where some niche roles were offered by companies, including Teach for India in Training and Impact, Flareum Solar Technologies in the area of Solar Energy Products, Daily Dump in the field of waste management among others. The highest summer internship stipend offered on campus was INR 1 Lakh.

This year, the PGP batch was diverse in terms of work experience with almost 57% participants having a prior work experience. The batch was well represented with 37% representation of girls and students coming from academic backgrounds as diverse as Sociology, Law, Fashion Designing, Arts, CA and Bio-sciences in addition to commerce and engineering graduates. IIM Shillong with its focus on Sustainability and ‘Design Thinking’ is all set to take its next step towards higher echelons with the active support of its Alumni, Staff, world class Infrastructure and highly talented student base.

Placement Statistics:

Batch Strength

105

No. of  companies participated

57

Highest stipend offered

1 lakh p.a

Percentage of first time recruiters

58%

Sectorial Breakup:

Sales and Marketing:

Sales and Marketing was the most sought after profile at IIM Shillong which accounted for 38% of the offers with prominent organizations like Marico, Airtel, Britannia, Tata Motors, Tata Steel, UB Group, Honeywell, Mother Dairy, Hughes Telecomm, MART, Millward Brown, Flareum Solar Technologies, JWT, Law & Kenneth, BlackBerry’s etc. offering summer projects to IIM Shillong participants. Firms like Kraft Foods, L&T, Titan, Tata Steel, Mother Dairy, Lear Corporation, Teach for India, Egon Zehnder International offered roles in the Operations and HR domain to 14% participants.

Finance:

Spurred by the Institute’s achievement in the GIRC (conducted by the CFA institute), organizations such as Nomura, Citibank, HSBC, ICICI, IFMR, NCDEX, RBI, AON Consulting, PFC, Bank of Baroda, HDB Financial Services, SBI Caps offered Finance profiles which were chosen by 32% of the participants. Additionally, organizations of the likes of Aditya Birla Group, HUL, E&Y, Emami, Greaves Cotton and Kotak Securities agreed to offer summer projects in various niche areas of Finance.

IT and Consulting:

IT and consulting domains witnessed participation of organizations like Wipro, Info Edge, Datawise, Siemens, Nodwin Consulting, Brown & Mohan, ZEE Learn, Hero Motorcorp etc. which accounted for around 16% of the offers. Firms such as Piramal Healthcare, Gimatex Industries, Naandi Foundation and Greaves Cotton offered strategy projects to the participants. One student opted out of the process to pursue entrepreneurial internship on his own in the area of renewable energy.

Operations & HR:

Firms like Kraft Foods, L&T, Titan, Tata Steel, Mother Dairy, Lear Corporation, Teach for India, Egon Zehnder International offered roles in the Operations and HR domain to 14% participants.

Overall the summer placement for 2011-13 batch of IIM-Shillong was successful.

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