IIM Kozhikode has enjoyed excellent summer and final placements year on year which has culminated in sustained relationships with several top notch business houses. The placement process for the graduating batch takes place in the month of January. A lateral placement process provides students with substantial prior work experience, a lateral entry into management positions in Companies. This process starts in December, before the final placement season begins. Amidst recessionary pressures, IIM Kozhikode strived to carve out a niche for itself as India’s leading B-School by placing its 14th batch in reputed companies like Deutsche Bank, Nomura, Goldman Sachs, ICICI, Deloitte Consulting, HUL, ITC, Cognizant, Arvin Meritor, Ingersoll Rand and many more. Companies across sectors participated in the process and made offers across Finance, Marketing, Operations, Consulting, General Management, IT and HR sectors. A number of new companies hired from IIMK resulting in an increased number of first time recruiters. These include companies such as Amazon, Zynga, Maruti Suzuki, Flipkart, Texas Instruments, Dell, Reserve Bank of India and UB Group. Many companies offered senior managerial roles to students with relevant work-experience. Over 51 Pre Placement Offers were secured by students across verticals. Industry stalwarts like Colgate Palmolive, P&G, HUL, ITC, Deutche Bank, Mahindra & Mahindra, Airtel, JP Morgan Chase, Citi Bank, Standard Chartered and Reliance Industries preferred the PPO route.
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Vertical Wise Offers
IIMK successfully weathered the downturn and added new companies to its recruiter list. Alongside the regular recruiters Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Nomura, Citi Bank, HSBC-GR many multinational financial institutions such as SocieteGenerale also started recruiting from IIMK this year. The Indian banks were equally aggressive; hiring the best talent from IIMK for several financial institutions like RBI, ICICI Bank, Yes Bank, Indus Valley Partners, SBI Caps, SBI General Life Insurance, Futures First, ICRA etc. The roles offered ranged across Corporate Finance, Treasury, Risk Management and Investment Banking.
IIMK once again established itself as the favorite destination for both FMCG and B2B marketing firms. While HUL, ITC, Pepsi and HCCB led the FMCG offers; 3M, Asian Paints, Airtel, Idea led the B2B and service marketing verticals. Indian marketing giant Amul visited the campus for the first time offering marketing roles to a few students. In the broader marketing domain, firms like Pfizer, Videocon, Arvin Meritor, GSK Pharma, Dell, FEI Cargo, participated in the placements process. Ingersoll Rand recruited from IIM-K for the first time and offered roles to 4 students.
TAS has chosen IIMK as a preferred recruitment ground and gave offers to 6 students, the highest across any IIM. Besides TAS, Reliance Industries Ltd., Reliance ADAG, L&T, Mahindra & Mahindra, Olam International, Thomas Cook and Manipal Group offered roles in General Management. Prime consulting firms such as McKinsey, Gallup Consulting, PWC, Deloitte, KPMG, Cognizant Business Consulting, Wipro Consulting Services, HSBC Consulting also participated in the placements process.
IT companies recruited in large numbers with Capgemini, HCL, HP, TCS, Wipro, Mindtree and Aricent leading the pack.
Ecommerce firms like Amazon, eBay, Flipkart, Yebhi.com, Zynga recruited from IIM Kozhikode for the first time opening new doors of opportunities in a sunrise sector.
P&G, Airtel, Asian Paints, Tata Motors and Amazon have been favorites in recruitment for operations based roles in Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Logistics and Service delivery.
Our relationship with the Public Sector Companies has also been strong and Behemoths life RBI,UTI, ONGC, PFC, Power Grid, Bank of India among others have been regular recruiters. IIMK has also seen several entrepreneurial ventures and SMEs recruiting students who believe in treading the less known path, venturing into unexplored territories, with their willingness to experiment.