Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore recently concluded the summer placement process for PGDM batch 2012-2014. The summer placements for the PGDM batch witnessed participation from 181 companies, with 108 first time recruiters. The process stood testimony to the growing status of IIM Indore as one of the leading institutions in the country for management education. Diverse roles across sectors and domains were offered to a batch with varied interests.
The placement process was spread over a few weeks to ensure that varies roles offered by a large pool companies could be made available to the students. This year the sales and marketing domain topped in the list with 40% of offers, followed by the finance sector 17%, consulting and general management sector 25%, operations management and IT & other 18%.
Number of companies participated
Total No. of Participating students
Average Stipend amount offered for 2 months
Highest Domestic Stipend amount offered for 2 months
Rs. 1, 70, 000
Sectoral Break Up:
Sales and Marketing:
Sales and Marketing was the flavour of the season with about the 40% of offers being made in this domain. Regular FMCG recruiters included HUL, Reckitt Benckiser, ITC, PepsiCo, Perfetti van melle, Britannia, Dabur, Pidilite, Heinz, Marico, AT food, Emami, SabMiller amongst others. IIm Indore confirmed its stature as one of the most sought after campuses for Sale and Marketing domain as several non-FMCG firms such as Airtel, Titan, Madura Garments, Sony Entertainment, Tata motors, Lifestyle also recruiters in good numbers. First time recruiters such as General mills, Philips, Dell, E-bay, Lee , Wrangler recruited for their “Sales and Marketing” roles and extended high number of offers appreciating the student quality and pedagogy at IIm Indore.
Despite a gloomy global economic scenario, regular recruiters like Deutsche Bank, JP Margon chase, Goldman sachs, HSBS, American Express, Edelweiss, ICICI Bank recruiters in good numbers. New recruiters such as GE (FMP), Development credit Bank, HDFC, Elara Capital and SEBI selected students. Profiles were offered in corporate and Transaction Banking, Investment Banking, Private equality, Asset management and Corporate Finance. The season also witnessed the participation of companies offering several niche profiles like Goldman Sachs (Alternative Investments), Macquarie Bank (Infrastructure fund) etc. A new private equality firms recruiters for the first time at IIm Indore asserting the dominance of IIM Indore in the finance domain and the diversity in the profiles being offered at campus. Overall, 17% of the offers were made in the finance domain
Consulting and General Management:
Around 25% of the offers were made in the Consulting and General Management domains. Recruiters in consulting included PwC, Redseer Consulting, Avalon Consulting, Orkash Services, Cognizant Business Consulting, Capgemini, Mindtree, TCS-Global Consulting and Wipro Consulting.
Indian Conglomerates including Mahindra & Mahindra, Reliance Industries Limited, Raymond Group, RPG Group recruited for their General Management in good numbers.
Operations and IT:
Prominent recruiters offering operations profile included Amazon, P&G, Citibank, TATA Steel, Filpkart, Reliance Infra, HPCL etc. GE, Yahoo HUL, Wipro, Comviva, Sony India were some of the major recruiters in the IT domains. 18% candidates were made offers in these domains.
The season witnessed offers being rolled out across diverse sectors such as Advertising, Media and Entertainment (Sony entertainment, Zee news, Bates, Drizzlin), E-commerce (Amazon, Flipkart, E-bay, Redbus), Parama and Health care(Merck, Abbot,Boehringer-Ingelheim, GSK), Infrastructure (Reliance infrastructure), Retail (Metro cash and Carry, Lee, Wrangler)
This season also saw participation of several global giants offering diverse profiles like Michael Page International (HR Consulting), DuPont (Marketing Leadership Development Program), Bosch (General Management) etc.
The average stipend offered to students for 2 months was about 50000. The highest stipend offered was Rs. 1,70, 000 for a period of 2 months. Fig 2 depicts the stipend distribution across the batch.
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