Mumbai: The 19th batch of the Post Graduate Programme of IIM Kozhikode has concluded its final placement for the graduating batch of 2017. The season witnessed an increase in the number of first time recruiters visiting campus and students being offered niche roles. Around 107 recruiters participated in the final placements and 343 offers were made. The highest domestic salary was INR 37 lakhs per annum. The number of Pre-Placement offers saw a marked rise of 15.15% over last year. The average annual compensation this year was 17.14 lakhs per annum.
This year had 334 students participating in the placement process and completed 100% placements for the graduating batch of 2017 with major recruiters like Accenture Strategy, BCG, Deloitte, EY, Goldman Sachs, JPMC, McKinsey, PwC among others participating in the placements drive.
The campus witnessed 26 first time recruiters like Aspect Ratio, Evanssion, Feedback Infra, Infosys Management Consulting, Kalyan Group, Korn Ferry Hay Group, Microland, Payoneer, and many more.
The season witnessed an increase in the number of Finance roles on offer with major companies like American Express, Axis Bank, Bank of America, Citibank, Deutsche Bank, Edelweiss, Fidelity, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JP Morgan Chase, Nomura, Standard Chartered, Yes Bank making offers to 26% of the candidates.
Diverse roles in consulting domain were offered to 25% of the batch by Accenture Strategy, Boston Consulting Group, Cognizant Business Consulting, Deloitte, EY, IBM, Korn Ferry Hay Group, KPMG, McKinsey, and PwC etc.
Sales and Marketing roles in the campus continued to flourish with major brands like 3M, ABG Fashion, Asian Paints, Godrej, GSK, HPCL, HUL, ITC, Johnson & Johnson, Kohler, L’Oreal, Maruti, Pidilite, and Vodafone participating and offering roles to 24% of total pool of talent from the campus.
Some major recruiters like Bosch, Evanssion, Kalyan Group, Mahindra Group, Mytrah, RPG, Tata Administrative Services, Tata Communications offered roles in General Management profile.
While the Operations role saw participation from well-known recruiters like Amazon, Capita, Asian Paints, Shell etc., other recruiters like Aspect Ratio, Capgemini, EXL Services, HCL, Hexaware, Mondelez, Payoneer, TCS, Wipro recruited from the campus for their IT and Analytics role.
Prof. Kulbhushan Balooni, Director (In-Charge) of IIM Kozhikode, said, “I warmly congratulate the students. This is a remarkable achievement for IIM Kozhikode at this particular hour, when Indian Economy may have not achieved its full potential yet. This accomplishment has been made possible by tireless works of the IIM Kozhikode community.”