IIM Calcutta wraps up summer placements for 480 students in record time

Kolkata:  IIM Calcutta repeated its feat of 100 percent summer placements for the 56th batch of 480 of the MBA programme. At least 136 participating firms offered nearly 200 roles to the class of 2021. Several students exercised “Dream” options that allowed them to secure multiple offers from the choicest recruiters.

Finance and Consulting firms accounted for 43.2 percent of the total offer. Several firms also opened international roles including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Barclays, Hexaware.

Finance majors such as Brookfield, Macquarie, Gaja Capital, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Deutsche Bank, BPEA, Edelweiss, DE Shaw, Avendus actively participated in hiring interns. ​Citibank (15) closely followed by Goldman Sachs (11) were the largest recruiters in the Banking and Finance sector​. The sector also saw first-timers including NIIF, Indigrid, White Oak Capital Management among others.

The consulting sector attracted the highest number of offers ​with participation from majors like McKinsey, Bain, BCG, ATK, KPMG, Mastercard, EY. BCG and Accenture Strategy were the largest recruiters, hiring 19 and 17 interns respectively.

IIM Calcutta continued its strong presence in the Sales and Marketing and General Management domain which covered 35% of the total pie. Students were also offered leadership roles by conglomerates like Mahindra & Mahindra, TAS, ABG, RPG, Godrej, RIL. FMCG majors such as HUL, P&G, Nestle, ITC, Johnson & Johnson, AB InBev, Mondelēz, Coca-Cola, Asian Paints, Dabur, RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group also participated in the process. HUL was the largest recruiter in the sector with 12 offers.

Product Management, Operations and the E-commerce sector had 20 percent of the total intern recruits. This segment saw an exceptional rise in the number of hires from IIM Calcutta. Amazon and Microsoft were the major recruiters with 20 and 12 interns respectively. Other major firms include Adobe, Media.Net, Salesforce, Udaan, Cloudtail, Flipkart, Uber, Ola and Oyo.

Several new firms were added across the spectrum to cater to the larger batch sizes and provide multiple options to the students. The number of participating firms grew by 13.33 percent, which includes first-timers like Puma, Emami, Cochlear, Atha Group, Valuelabs, Apparel Group.

CDPO Chairperson Prof. Abhishek Goel expressed, “The results this year speak volumes of our small team’s capabilities. The speed at which we are able to get about 500 internship offers is phenomenal and unprecedented. That we are able to do this by following due processes in a transparent manner is very satisfying.”

Dr. Prashant Mishra, Dean – New Initiatives and External Relations said, “The outcome of the summer placements is a testimony of the recruiters continued trust in the exceptional talent and academic excellence at IIM Calcutta. The institute community is extremely happy that our sustained efforts in making the process more student-centric have yielded excellent results for the students in availing the most preferred opportunity for themselves”.

Prof. Bodhibrata Nag, Acting Director and Dean, Academic congratulated the team, “The results indicate recruiters’ faith in brand IIMC, and our commitment to pursuing excellence in all fields of engagement.”

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