(Photo credit: Aniruddh Phukan)
The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode secured internship projects for its 343 students of the 2011-13 batch with 108 firms including 35 new companies.
|IIM Kozhikode claims that there were no opt-outs|
|Total number of companies confirming presence||110|
|Number of companies that made offer||108|
The top five recruiters by number of offers were ITC, Citibank, Reliance Industries, TAS and HUL.
Several first time recruiters such as TAS, CLSA, Societe Generale, Amazon, Avalon Consulting, Macquarie Capital, Yahoo, Dabur, RPG Group, Mentor Graphics, Dawn Consulting, Ittiam systems, UAE Exchange & Herbz offered weighty training projects at foreign locations such as Hong Kong, London and Dubai.
Over 30% of the batch bagged offers in sales and marketing functions. FMCG companies picked up the largest chunk of interns, courtesy HUL, ITC, Marico, Reckitt Benckiser, Pepsico, Asian Paints, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogs, Heinz, Perfetti, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages, Dabur and Brittania.
Telecom major Bharti Airtel also participated in the process. Among pharma companies, GSK Pharma and Medtronics; Apparel & Accessories Madura Fashion & Lifestyle, Titan, Wildcraft; Home Decor Akzo Nobel and others like AVT McCormick and Pidilite hired summer interns.
Investment Banks and other financial institutions lapped up 25% of the batch. Deutche Bank, JP Morgan Chase, Nomura, Macquarie Capital, American Express, Standard Chartered Bank, HSBC, Citibank, Goldman Sachs, Edelweiss offered roles in asset management, equity markets and investment banking. Indian banking majors like ICICI and Axis Bank offered commercial banking opportunities. Companies like the L&T; group, UST and Prism offerred roles in Corporate Finance, Payments Enablement and other emerging areas in the Finance vertical.
Deloitte Consulting, Cognizant Business Consulting, Nodwin, Wipro Consulting, Asclepius and Mindtree offered consulting roles.
Companies like MSM India (previously Sony Entertainment Television), HT Media, Bates 141, Milward Brown, Outsmart 360 & Dr Hussains City represented hiring from alternative sectors. Emerging sectors of the Indian economy like realty, educational services and the social sector saw several organizations like Edunirvana, Janaagraha and GEC participate in the process.
Among conglomerates, TAS, Mahindra & Mahindra, Reliance Industries, TAFE, L&T;, Jindal Steel and GMR offerred varied roles from infrastructure, hospitality and manufacturing including a role in Sports Management with an IPL team.
Business Development and IT Consulting roles were offered by Infosys, TCS, Aricent, Genpact & Wipro offering roles in these areas.