IIM Ahmedabad recently concluded its Summer placemment for the year 2014. It has repeated its performance in the previous placement offers. The Summer placement was for the Post Graduate Programme (PGP) which is the flagship programme at IIM Ahmedabad. It was the batch of 2016.
The summer placement process was completed in 3 clusters. Firms were grouped into cohorts based on the profile offered, and groups of cohorts were invited to campus across different clusters. Companies were grouped according to the profiles and other things.
Companies from multiple sectors hired candidates for a wide range of functions. Recruiters in the consulting space included firms like: Accenture Strategy, Alvarez & Marsal, A. T. Kearney, Bain & Co., The Boston Consulting Group, Hay Group, McKinsey & Co., Monitor Deloitte, PwC Advisory, Strategy & amongst others. The financial services sector saw participation from global investment banks and included Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Morgan Stanley and UBS.
Over 110 companies participated in the summer placement process in 2014 at IIM Ahmedabad. In terms of number of offers, Accenture Strategy, Bharti Airtel, McKinsey & Co. and The Boston Consulting Group were among the top offer makers with more than 10 offers each. Bharti Airtel made 11 offers, which was the highest amongst all. HUL made 9 offers for various roles, such as sales and marketing and finance. Amazon and Goldman Sachs recruited 9 each.
Further details about the summer placement process will be released in an audited report, as per the Indian Placement Reporting Standards (IPRS), introduced by IIM-A in an effort to bring about greater transparency in B-school placements across the country.