IIM Calcutta breaks its own record: 441 internship offers in 3 days

By , ET Bureau | 10 Nov, 2013, 06.32PM IST
KOLKATA: IIM Calcutta wrapped up its summer placements two days ago, securing internship offers for all 465 students enrolled in the first year of its flagship management program. A total of 155 firms recruited from the institute with 441 students securing internship offers at the end of 3 days – a first for a B-school.

Despite the economic slowdown, the institute saw 282 offers in the first 2 days of the process itself (Slot 0) from the top firms across sectors. Leading banks like JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Royal Bank of Scotland, Citi Group,HSBCCredit SuisseNomuraGoldman Sachs and Standard Chartered among others recruited for investment banking, equities research, sales and trading and global markets. McKinsey and Co, Boston Consulting Group, Bain and Co, AT Kearney, and Accenture Management Consulting were the top recruiters from the consulting domain.

Top FMCG recruiters like Hindustan UnileverBSE -1.47 %, Proctor & Gamble, Mondelez International, NestleBSE -2.50 %, Asian Paints, Johnson and Johnson, Coca Cola, PepsiCo, L’Oreal, Kellogg’s offered roles in marketing and sales. TAS, Aditya Birla GroupMahindra and MahindraBSE -0.94 %, Shell, Reliance IndustriesBSE -1.35 % Limited, C K Birla Group, and Cairn Energy selected students for general management roles.

Students also secured internship offers from global giants like Microsoft, Google and Amazon for multiple functions – product management, operations, and sales and marketing.

Sseveral niche finance roles were offered by financial services firms such as Macquarie Group, Multiples Equity, Mizuho Securities, Monsoon Capital and Clearwater Capital. Dalberg Global Development Advisors, a boutique advisory firm, was a first-time recruiter and hired exclusively from IIM Calcutta.

Unique roles were offered by recruiters like Bristol Myers-Squibb, Feedback Infra, Maersk Line, Eli Lilly and CEB. International roles were offered by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Nomura, Goldman Sachs, MH Alshaya and Choppies Group.

The placement process concluded in a record time, with 100% of the batch securing summer internship offers from reputed organizations across industry sectors.

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