IIM Lucknow placements 2010: P&G;, Goldman Sachs, Cognizant largest recruiters

Final placements for the batch of 2010 at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow concluded with a total of 370 offers being made for the batch of 315. “The offers made include 41 Pre- Placement Offers (PPOs), 123 lateral offers and 206 offers during the final placement week. A total of 121 companies participated in the placement process this year,” informed the IIM Lucknow placement report.

Procter & Gamble, Goldman Sachs and Cognizant recruited in largest numbers with 10 offers each. Yes Bank recruited 9 students, while Deloitte hired 8 candidates for its consulting profiles. McKinsey and Co, Procter & Gamble, Hindustan Lever, Aditya Birla Group, Deutsche Bank, Deloitte and KPMG were some of the other key recruiters.

Companies such as Boston Consulting Group, JP Morgan Chase, TAS, Diageo, Agro Tech Foods, Marico, ITC and Reckitt Benckiser offered PPOs to the batch.

“The graduating batch at IIM Lucknow brings with an average work experience of 36 months. As a result, some recruiters offered senior management roles in both India as well as International locations. The Higher Entry Placement Program, witnessed over 100 lateral offers being made to students by firms such as Olam International, Philips, Goldman Sachs, Yes Bank, Ernst & Young Dubai, Deloitte, Cognizant, Mindtree Consulting, IBM Consulting and Rediff among others,” said the IIM Lucknow placement report.

Banks and Financial Sector firms offered positions in Investment Banking, Proprietary Trading, Treasury, M & A and Global Risk Management. Some of these firms were Calyon Bank, Citibank, HSBC, Standard Chartered, Nomura, Kotak Securities, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank and Yes Bank.

Nokia, Puma, Pepsi, Cadbury and Reckitt Benckiser offered marketing roles. Philips, Asian Paints, and Arshiya International offered Supply Chain Management profiles. As many as 32 companies recruited from the first time from IIM Lucknow, including Centrum, Microland, Pfizer, Siemens Information Systems, Suzlon, S C Johnson, and Thomas Cook.

Public Sector undertakings such as ONGC, Powergrid, NTPC and Shipping Corporation of India offered profiles in Finance, HR and General Management.

This is how each sector hired at the IIM Lucknow 2010 placements:

Sector Percentage of offers
Banking and Finance 24%
BPO 2%
Consulting 8%
Education 2%
General Management 6%
Operations 14%
Sales and Marketing 20%
Supply chain management 3%
Systems/IT/ITES 19%
Others 2%

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