IIM Calcutta has wrapped up its final placements for the PGP 2015 in just two-and-a-half days, securing a total of 501 offers for a batch of 438 students. The number of offers includes 143 laterals, 224 final and 134 pre-placement offers (PPOs).
The B-school remains unchallenged as the 'Finance Campus of India' with more than 100 offers coming from the sector. Some of the top recruiters for finance roles include Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, Citibank, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, Avendus Capital, ICICI Securities, Kotak IBD, Edelweiss, and Allegro Advisors among others. These firms recruited for multiple roles on Day-0.
The students secured 22 offers in front-end Investment Banking/PE/VC roles this year.
About 20 per cent of the total offers have come from the consulting sector this year. The Boston Consulting Group, Bain & Co., McKinsey, AT Kearney and Accenture Management Consulting were amongst the major firms to hire in the sector. With 18 offers in all, Accenture was the largest recruiter at IIM Calcutta this year.
Sales & Marketing contributed 19 per cent of the offers. Firms that made offers include P&G, Reckitt Benckiser, Kelloggs, ITC, Philips, Coca Cola, PepsiCo, Mondelez, Dabur and Middle-East based retail firm Alshaya recruited via PPOs. The Tata Administrative Services (TAS), Aditya Birla Group (ABG), CK Birla Group, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), Essar, Lodha Group, Wipro (Global 100 Program), Airtel hired for their leadership and general management roles.
Significantly, a large number of offers (47) came from the e-commerce sector compared to last time. Top recruiters from the sector include Amazon, Snapdeal, Flipkart, Olacabs, GroupOn, Quikr, UrbanLadder, CarTrade, among others.