IIM Ahmedabad has completed the final placement process for the Class of 2017 of the Post Graduate Programme (PGP) in Management, with students being placed across more than 10 cohorts.
More than 100 firms participated in the placement process in 2017. Amazon made the most offers at the end of the process with 18 offers.
McKinsey & Company made the highest number of offers in the consulting domain, with 15 offers. Among global banks, Goldman Sachs was the largest recruiter, having picked 9 students. In the sales and marketing domain, HUL extended 7 offers followed by Procter & Gamble, SC Johnson and Samsung, with 6 offers each. With 10 offers, TAS was the largest recruiter in the General Management cohort. Sprinklr extended 9 offers in the Consumer Tech cohort.
The placement process was conducted in two stages. The first was the Laterals process for students with prior work experience. More than 30 firms hired from diverse sectors such as technology, consulting, Pharmaceuticals and analytics. In the second stage of the Final placement process, firms were grouped into cohorts based on the profile offered, and groups of cohorts were invited to campus across different clusters.
More than 40 new companies with diverse roles participated in placements this year.
Recruiters in the management and niche consulting domain included Accenture Strategy, A.T. Kearney, Bain & Co., McKinsey & Co. and Oliver Wyman among others. The investment banking and markets space included Citibank, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Kotak IB and Standard Chartered while BFSI had American Express, FinIQ, Fullerton and RBL along others.
Sales and marketing roles were offered by the likes of Airtel, Asian Paints, HUL, ITC, Nestle, P&G, and Reckitt Benckiser among others. The general management cohort saw participation from Aditya Birla Group, Tata Administrative Services, C.K. Birla and Mahindra & Mahindra. The Enterprise Tech and Consumer Tech cohorts saw participation from firms like MobiKwik, Rivigo and Sprinklr among others.