MUMBAI: The Summer Placement process for the Class of 2018 of the Post Graduate Programme (PGP) in Management at IIM Ahmedabad has been completed within three clusters with students being placed across 17 sectors and functions of their choice.

Among Management Consulting firms, Accenture Strategy with 16 made the highest number of offers. Among the Global Banks, Bank of America Merrill Lynch made 6 offers. American Express and FinIQ were the joint top recruiters in the BFSI cohort having made 6 offers each.

Hindustan Unilever recruited 10 students and was the highest recruiter in the Consumer Goods cohort while Aditya Birla Group and Tata Administrative Service were the joint top recruiters in the General Management cohort with 10 offers each.

Amazon was the top recruiter for the summer placement process having made 21 offers, while Microsoft was the top recruiter in the consumer Tech cohort with 7 offers. Vedanta, a new recruiter in the core manufacturing and infra cohort made 6 offers.

Firms were grouped into cohorts based on the profile offered, and groups of cohorts were invited to campus across different clusters.

As in previous years, students were provided the flexibility of making “dream” applications to firms of their choice in a subsequent cluster even with an offer in hand.

There were more than 130 students that made dream applications This year. This gave students the flexibility and choice to build careers in sectors of their preference.

This year, the students also had the opportunity to work under the mentorship of Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship ideas.

This year 5 students opted out of the placement process to work on their own ventures, under the guidance and mentorship of CIIE.

Source :The Economic Times

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