IIM Calcutta Final Placements 2012-14: Amazon largest recruiter

The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C) has concluded its final placements for the PGP batch of 2012-14. While the incoming batch size was 460 students, 20 students did not graduate to the second year. Out of the 440 students in the second year, 15 students opted out of the placements. The institute informed PaGaLGuY that these students either did not register for placements or found jobs on their own, started their own ventures or opted for the deferred placements option. More than 150 companies made 465 offers out of which 425 were accepted. The remaining 40 were multiple offers to some students. The institute did not provide information on international roles as the students have not received the location details yet.

Amazon (16 offers), AppsDaily (14 offers), The Boston Consulting Group (12 offers) and Accenture Management Consulting (12 offers) were the largest recruiters this year. Sales & Marketing was the leading function hiring 27% of the batch, although Consulting (25%) and Finance (24%) weren’t too far behind.

The average salary of the batch was not provided. The institute told PaGaLGuY via email, “Salary Statistics like avg/highest cannot be computed because of the following reason. The offer-letters are directly sent to students and they contain the compensation break-up (most of the times this info is confidential). So the placement team is not in a position to compute these stats.”

Function-Wise Drill Down:

Sales & Marketing: Recruiters from this domain included HUL, Asian Paints, L’Oreal, P&G;, Dabur, Emami, ITC, Nestle, Mondelez, PepsiCo, Kellogg’s and Emami among others. Sourav Ganguly recruited for a niche brand management and marketing role.

Finance: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, RBS, BNP Paribas, Nomura, Goldman Sachs, American Express, Deutsche Bank, DBS, HSBC, Standard Chartered, Dunia Finance, Optiver, Macquarie, Crisil and Edelweiss were some of the recruiters in this domain. CITI, Credit Suisse, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BNP Paribas and Edelweiss offered Investment Banking roles.

General Management: TAS, ABG, Adani Group, CK Birla, Hinduja, Mahindra, Reliance, TSMG, Ericsson, L&T;, Cairn, Sharaf DG and Kirloskar recruited for general management roles.

Consulting: One-fourth of the batch was hired for roles in this function. Recruiters included McKinsey, The Boston Consulting Group, Bain & Co., A.T.Kearney, Opera, Accenture Management Consulting, Protiviti, KPMG, Deloitte, EXL, E&Y; and Capgemini. IT Consulting roles were offered by Cognizant Business Consulting, Infosys, IBM, TCS, HCL and Wipro.

Analytics: Students were hired for Analytics roles by EXL, Latent View, and Bridge i2i.

Operations: Amazon offered various leadership and operations roles.

The institute did not reveal the roles offered in detail due to confidentiality reasons.

Note: The placement report is based on claims made by the institute in its placement report and answers to our questions thereafter. The institute has not informed us about following a known placement reporting standard or applying an external audit, so PaGaLGuY does not take responsibility for the accuracy of the claims.