Lucknow- The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow has achieved 100 per cent summer placements for its largest ever batch of 475 students, in just five-and-a-half days.
The top four domains that offered the most roles were sales & marketing, finance, consulting and business development.
The current economic situation withstanding, IIM Lucknow has managed to draw considerable roles in the finance domain. The remaining offers came from domains such as operations/supply chain, general management, systems/IT, market research, analytics and HR.
The top recruiters across sectors included the Aditya Birla Group, Accenture, Al Shaya, Amazon, a Delhi-based NGO, Headstrong, HSBC, Hindustan Unilever, Kraft-Cadbury, McKinsey, P&G, Rakshak Foundation, a start-up in the taxi business, an SME advisory firm and The Boston Consulting Group.
Asian Paints, Airtel, Coke, Dabur, GSK Consumer, Hindustan Unilever, ITC, Kraft-Cadbury, L'Oreal, Marico, Mars, Nivea, P&G, Pepsi, Puma, Reckitt Benckiser and Vodafone, were some of the renowned names from the FMCG, consumer goods and telecom sector.
P&G, was the top recruiter in its segment, opened the highest number of profiles and hired 10 interns. Kraft-Cadbury and Hindustan Unilever were the other top recruiters. DuPont hired an intern for its prestigious Marketing Leadership Development Program. Dabur gave an international offer for its Dubai office.
Companies from the BFSI domain included American Express, Avendus Capital, Aviva, Axis Bank, BNP Paribas, Citibank, DBS, Edelweiss, Goldman Sachs, Headstrong, HSBC, ICICI Bank, India Quotient Fund, two Indian PE players, Karvy, Multiples Alternate Asset Management, Macquarie, Magma Fin Corp, Nomura, Sharekhan, a European hedge fund and Standard Chartered, among others. The major job roles were in front-end investment banking, global markets, corporate/wholesale/retail banking, market research, trading and operations.
In the consulting domain, McKinsey, BCG, AT Kearney, Deloitte and Accenture made 29 offers with McKinsey and Accenture being the top two recruiters. WolffOlins, a niche brand consulting firm based out of Dubai, hired three interns for its Dubai office. The General Management domain saw participation from companies such as Aditya Birla Group (ABG), Cipla, JSPL, Mahindra and Mahindra, RIL and TAS, among others. ABG was the highest recruiter in this domain with 10 offers.
Some of the firms from the IT/e-commerce/technology sectors were Amazon, Capgemini, Cognizant, Comviva, eBay, Flipkart, Google, HCL, InMobi, Microsoft, Infoedge and Wipro. These firms not only opened IT/Systems profiles but also roles such as business development, supply chain management, product marketing, strategic alliances, programme manager and analytics.
A few of the pharma/healthcare firms were Bristol Myers Squibb, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cipla, GSK Pharma, J&J Pharma and Piramal Healthcare. The roles were primarily in sales and marketing, finance, operations, market research and general management. One of these firms also opened its prestigious internship for leadership roles in the Asia-Pacific, Europe/Middle East/Africa or Latin America.
One of the new segments that came up this year was the social and education sector with paid stipends. A total of 14 such firms participated offering roles in sales and marketing, market research, business development, finance, IT, policy research and project implementation.
The institute also attracted the highest number of international firms from West Asia and Africa from diverse sectors such as retail, real estate, brand consulting and advertising.