Indian School of Business (ISB) today announced its placement Results for the PGP Class of 2012. The Placement season of its eleventh graduating class witnessed participation from leading domestic and international companies, offering roles across varied functions and geographies.
Making the announcement, Deepak Chandra – Deputy Dean, ISB said, “We are happy to announce the placements Results for the Class of 2012. It is heartening to witness the diversity of companies participating in the process that demonstrates their confidence in the ISB and its students. This is also a testimony to the success of our alumni and their acceptance in the corporate world. We believe that the Class of 2012 will take the ISB legacy forward leaving their mark in their chosen fields”.
The placement season yielded a total of 631 offers for the 528 participating students, from 348 companies, which included several first time recruiters. 46 students opted out of the placement process to join their previous employers, return to their family businesses, start their own ventures, etc. About 5% of the class is in various stages of the rolling placements process that will conclude by the end of May. The ISB follows a system of ‘Rolling Placements’, a lateral hiring process that is spread over several months, giving both recruiters and students time to find their best fit. During this period, the school also supports and encourages students in their independent search efforts to find their preferred careers.
Some of the leading trends of Placements 2012 –
Growth in Global Leadership Program
This year witnessed a spurt in the number of offers for various ‘Global Leadership’ programs of leading companies. These are fast track leadership programs, where the company chooses highly talented professionals and grooms them for senior management roles. A total of 87 offers were made for such roles by 27 companies – a significant rise from 28 such offers by 19 companies last year. Participating companies included Abbott, Aditya Birla Group, Bharti Airtel, Citibank, DuPont, GE, HCL Technologies, Ingersoll-Rand, Philips, Pfizer, Siemens AG, Luxottica Group, YES Bank, among others.
Leading Sectors: Consulting and Technology
Consulting:The consulting sector continued to be in demand with it constituting over 30% of offers from companies such as AT Kearney, Accenture, Booz & Co, Deloitte, Diamond Consulting, Gallup Pte Ltd, KPMG, McKinsey & Co, Parthenon Group, PRTM, PwC, The Boston Consulting Group, and Valcon Management Consultants.
Technology:The technology sector was the second leading sector that yielded about 28% of the offers through a broad spectrum of roles in Technology Consulting, Sales, Product Management and Project Management. The companies in this sector include Apple, Cognizant, Facebook, Google, IBM India, Infosys, Microsoft, and Siemens AG among others.
E – Commerce on the rise
Companies from the e-commerce and digital space made their presence felt on campus this year constituting a total of 28 offers from 6 companies, as against the 6 offers from 2 companies in the previous year. The companies from this space were Amazon, Cleartrip, Expedia Flipkart, Makemytrip and Myntra.
Pharma and Biotech continue to be in demand
The Pharma & Biotech sector continued to be in demand among the students this year too. A total of 27 companies including Astra Zeneca, Biocon, Dr Reddy’s, Eli Lily, Indegene, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, made 41 offers this year, as against 28 companies making 30 offers the previous year.
International Placements remain unaffected
The tentative sentiment in the global economy notwithstanding, International companies continued to increase their participation in the placements at the ISB making 92 offers as against 83 in the previous year. The positions offered were across 11 countries namely, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, UK, USA, Dubai, Nigeria, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Hong Kong. Leading companies such as Apple, Astra Zeneca, Bloomberg, Booz, BT, Delta Partners, Expedia, GE, Goldman Sachs, and PRTM were among a list of 73 participating companies this year. Some of the global companies like Novartis and Siemens made offers across multiple countries and with varied roles.
About the Indian School of Business (ISB)
The ISB was established in 2001 with an aspiration to put India on the global map of management education. In less than a decade since its inception, the ISB has successfully pioneered several new trends in management education in India, and firmly established itself as a world-class management institution. In 2008, the ISB became the youngest institution to be ranked among the Top 20, in the Global B-school Rankings by the Financial Times, London, and since then has been ranked consistently among the top B-schools globally.
The ISB today has a strong pool of research-oriented resident faculty and invites high calibre international faculty from reputed B-schools to teach in its Post Graduate Program in Management (PGP), Post Graduate Program in Management for Senior Executives (PGPMAX), and Executive Education Programs. In addition to teaching, the visiting faculty also participates in collaborative research with the resident faculty.
The school has over 4200+ PGP & PGPMAX Alumni and 13,000+ Executive Education Alumni making an impact on business and society across the world. The ISB’s second campus at Mohali, Punjab became operational in April 2012. With this, the ISB will function as one unified entity with a seamless integration across two campuses – Mohali and Hyderabad. The Mohali campus, in addition to the existing programs, also has specialist institutes for promoting research and education in areas critical to India’s development. For more information, visit www.isb.edu.
Source: ISB Hyderabad