New Delhi: At least 160 corporate houses ranging from banks to consumer durables made a beeline to give summer placement to all students of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore, putting to rest that almost doubling the batch size will put the elite B-School in a spot.
IIM Indore has increased its batch size from 240 in last academic year to 450 during the ongoing year. “The institute successfully placed all its PGP students of the batch of 2012 in the Summer Placement process. the placement season witnessed participation of 160 recruiters across 22 sectors, with approximately one-third of the companies being first-time recruiters,” the IIM said Thursday.
The companies offering profiles in finance included multinationals like Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan, HSBC, Citibank, Standard Chartered Bank, American Express, Price WaterHouse Coopers and Dunn & Bradstreet. Indian firms like Edelweiss Capital, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, UTI Mutual Fund and Development Credit Bank also recruited in sizable numbers.
FMCG majors like Hindustan Unilever, Procter and Gamble, ITC, Marico, Colgate- Palmolive, Dabur, PepsiCo and Pidilite were among a group of consumer durable firms that offered summer placement to the students.
The B-School said that operations management was a major focus this year with a good proportion of the batch having prior experience in manufacturing. Firms like L&T, Reliance Power, Cummins, Daimler India, Saint Gobain, and Jindal Steel and Power Ltd were the major recruiters in this domain.