Strategy consulting firms were the top recruiters at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore’s summer placement season for the class of 2017-19 of the two-year postgraduate programme.

The summer placement session, held from 29 October to 1 November, saw 90 offers by strategy consultants. Accenture Strategy led with 14 offers, followed by AT Kearney and Boston Consulting Group with 13 each. Students also received offers from Bain & Co., Deloitte, McKinsey & Co. and Alvarez Marsal.

Over 130 companies made offers to 401 students across positions in strategy consulting, analytics, investment banking, product management, category management and IT consulting among others.

“The slight downturn that we observed in the final placements of the batch of 2017, just eight months ago, has been corrected by a major resurge in hiring interest across all sectors for the IIM-B summer placements," Ganesh Prabhu, chairperson, Career Development Services, IIM Bangalore, said in a statement.

E-commerce technology as well as sales and marketing were the other key domains which witnessed hiring with 54 and 51 offers, respectively. While Amazon (27) and Samsung (6) made the maximum offers in the e-commerce technology segment, AB Inbev and Hindustan Unilever led the sales and marketing segment with seven offers.

IT consulting saw 23 offers with PwC Technology (6), Microsoft (4) and Cognizant (3) being the key recruiters in this segment.

General management positions continued to be popular with 38 offers made by organizations like Aditya Birla Group (10), Vedanta (5), Mahindra & Mahindra (4) and Johnson & Johnson (4).

The financial markets domain was led by Aditya Birla Group (10), Goldman Sachs (8), Vedanta (5), Barclays (4), Citibank (4), JP Morgan (4) and Mahindra & Mahindra (4), among others.

IIM Calcutta also announced 100% placements with 180 recruiters making offers in two days. IIM Ahmedabad will start its summer placement on 6 November.

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