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IIM Kozhikode Concludes Final & Lateral Placements for PGP batch 2013

Published On: 01 Apr 2013 | Last Updated On: 09 Apr 2013

Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode has successfully concluded its Final & Lateral placement process for the 15th PGP batch of 2013. Despite recessionary fears and a slowdown in the economy, IIM Kozhikode successfully hosted all major industry stalwarts along with a larger number of new recruiters. Around 146 companies conducted the placement process for batch strength of 325 students, out of which 317 were provided offers. 36% of the recruiters in the placement process were new. The number of international offers was 22 this year with roles being offered healthcare, FMCG, Information security and Commodities sector across locations like Middle East, Africa, and Asia etc. Close to 12% of the batch has pre- placement offers from their summer internship companies showcasing the dedication and talent of the class of 2013.

The highest domestic salary offered to the students is Rs 32 lakhs p.a. The International companies offered a salary of Rs 33 lakhs p.a. The average salary of Rs 12.31 lakhs were offered to the batch. IIM Kozhikode is the first B-school.

The year 2013 has been a year of ups and downs for various sectors, and hence IIM Kozhikode proactively decided to diversify the spectrum of recruiters that visit campus. In line with this decision, sectors such as Education, Healthcare and Energy focused on.

Sports management is another niche area where some of the students have challenging roles. The Real Estate Sector and the Media & Advertising are among the other attractive unconventional sectors to recruit this year. Some of the top recruiters are Asian paints, Cognizant, Accenture, Infosys, Reliance, Deloitte, and HCL etc 

The sales and marketing domain topped the list this year with 40% of offers, followed by the finance sector 18%, consulting and general management sector 15%, operations management 7%, IT & ITES is 13%.

Placement Statistics:

Batch Strength


Number of recruiters particiapated


Number of PPOs offered


Number PPls


Percentage of New Recruiters


Highest Domestic Salary

Rs. 32 Lakhs p.a.

Highest International Salary

Rs. 33 Lakhs p.a.

Average Salary

Rs. 12,31,000 p.a.

Average Salary for Female students

Rs. 13,17,000 p.a.

Average Salary for Male students

Rs. 11,82,000 p.a.

Average Salary of PSUs

Rs. 11,64,000 p.a.

Sectoral Break Up:


Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Citi Bank, HSBC, DE Shaw, Fidelity Investments were the top names this year. Indian financial services firms like ICICI, Axis Bank, SBI Caps, FINO and Futures First also recruited in good numbers. Roles offered were Corporate Finance, Treasury, Risk Management and Investment Banking


In FMCG, HUL, ITC, Nestle, Pepsi, Amul, HCCB, Britannia, Pidilite were the top names. In B2B and Service marketing verticals, Asian Paints, Airtel, Idea, Vodafone, Ranbaxy, Bajaj and Maruti participated.

General Management:

The big names continued to recruit from IIMK for General Management roles, with the likes of TAS, Reliance Industries, L&T, Mahindra & Mahindra and many more. This year saw Cipla, Ranbaxy and Bosch offering their leadership roles on campus.


Top recruiters include McKinsey, Deloitte, KPMG, Cognizant Business Consulting, IBM Consulting, and Wipro Consulting Services.

IT and ITES:

Immune to the economic slowdown, information services firms continued to recruit in bulk with companies Cognizant, Accenture Technologies, TCS, IBM Consulting, Mu-Sigma Capgemini, Wipro, Infosys, HCL Mindtree all making offers to candidates. The average salary in the IT vertical 10.8 l.p.a. while the highest package offered was 20 I.p.a. Other companies participating in process included Microsoft, Zynga, Mahindra Comviva and Zycus Infotech.


Some of the big names of the industry in the Operations domain like Asian Paints, Tata Steel, RPG, Ambuja Cements, Jindal Steel and L&T made offers to the students. First time recruiters included leaders like Sodexo and Yepme with roles in Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Logistics and Service Delivery. Citi Bank recruited also recruited for an operations profile at IIMK. Some of the other major firms like Sudarshan Chemicals also opened up roles in the operations vertical for the candidates. While the average compensation was 12.3 I.p.a., the highest offer made was 17 I.p.a.

Public Sector:

Organizations from the Power and Energy sector recruited students for various roles, continuing the trend over the years. Power Finance Corporation, Electrification Corporation HPCL was some of the big names from the public sector.

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