Nearly 68% students of the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM-L) bagged jobs of sales and marketing followed by finance and consulting. To be precise, the top segments based on roles offered were sales and marketing (25%), finance (22%), consulting (21%), e-Commerce (15%), systems/IT (10%) and general management (7%).
The IIM-L has once again achieved 100% final placement for its 30th batch of 446 students, in a record time of just over 3 days. Rest of the offers came from domains such as market research, analytics, business development, social media marketing and HR among others. The recruitment drive saw participation from over 160 domestic and international recruiters.
The highlight of the placement season was the participation of esteemed firms like Alvarez and Marsal, BlackRock, MasterCard, Advisors and o3 Capital. The participation of these firms also marked the ascent of IIM Lucknow as a preferred recruitment destination for marketing, finance and consulting roles in the country, said Prof DS Sengar, chairperson, placements.
He said, “The top 4 segments based on roles offered were sales and marketing, finance, consulting and business development including some extremely sought after and niche profiles in the finance domain. The rest of the offers came from domains such as operations/supply chain, general management, systems/IT, market research, analytics and HR.”
Equirus Capital and Olam International offered international profiles. Some of the top recruiters across different sectors were Accenture, Aditya Birla Group, Amazon, Avendus, Flipkart, Hindustan Unilever, P&G, TAS and The Boston Consulting Group.
The first time recruiters included Avalon Consulting, BMW Group, Kotak Investments and Tata Sky among others.
FMCG,consumer goods,telecom,digital media sector
In the FMCG,consumer goods,telecom and digital media sector a total number of 110 offers were made with some of the top firms being Airtel, Colgate Palmolive, Dr Reddy’s, GSK, Hindustan Unilever, ITC, Nivea, P&G, Pepsi, Puma, Samsung and Star TV.
In addition to the traditional sales and marketing roles, these firms offered roles in supply chain management, IT, corporate finance, HR and analytics with some of them being exclusive roles for IIM Lucknow.
Banking, Financial services and Insurance (BFSI)
BFSI sector saw the participation of a number of international firms hiring for a diverse set of profiles. The campus secured its position as a potential recruiting destination amongst premium recruiters.
BFSI sector saw offers by firms such as Arga, Avendus Capital, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Blackrock, Citibank, DBS, Edelweiss, Equirus Capital, Goldman Sachs, ICICI Bank and o3 Capital among others.
The major roles were in front-end investment banking, global markets, investment research, corporate/wholesale/retail banking, market research, trading and operations.
Consulting and General Management sector
In the consulting domain, Accenture, Alvarez and Marsal, Avalon Consulting and Feedback Infra among others made offers, with Accenture and BCG being the top 2 recruiters.
The general management domain saw participation from companies such as Aditya Birla Group (ABG), Airtel, Lodha Group and TAS among others. ABG and TAS are the highest recruiters in this domain.
IT, e-Commerce, Technology sector
Some of the firms from the IT, e-Commerce and Technology sectors were Amazon, Flipkart, Google, Magicbricks, Microsoft, Uber and Wipro. These firms opened not only IT/Systems profiles, but also roles such as category management, sales enablement, business development, supply chain management, product marketing, strategic alliances, program manager and analytics.