IIM Shillong has reinforced its position as one of the premier Bschools in the country by successfully concluding its Final Placement Season 2014-15 for the sixth batch of its flagship Post Graduate Programme (PGP) in Management.
Roles & Recruiters
Sales & Marketing
Sales & Marketing constituted the largest chunk of the pie, with 28% of the batch choosing this domain. This year, we are proud to include global cosmetics leader L’Oreal as one of the notable new recruiters in the FMCG sector. While Google and Perfetti Van Melle were also first-time recruiters, regular recruiters included companies like GSK Pharma, Tata Motors, Tata Steel & IBM. In the Media & Advertising space, Mogae Media recruited for its Business Development role. E-commerce was at the forefront in hiring for this domain with the participation of Amazon, ShopClues, Info Edge & mjunction.
General Management, Strategy & Consulting
General Management accounted for 6% of the total offers, attracting both regular as well as new recruiters. Mahindra GMC participated in the recruitment drive by conducting Pre Placement Interviews (PPIs). A Kolkatabased prominent chain of superspeciality hospitals recruited students for its General Management & Strategy profiles. New entrant ICICI Prudential selected students for its Business Leadership Programme.
More than a quarter of the batch opted for roles in Finance, making it the second largest domain of the season. This year, we had the pleasure of starting an association with American Express, which emerged as a prominent recruiter in this domain. Investment Banking was a clear career choice for a majority of the Financeoriented students, with close to 50% of them opting for offers in this space. Notable recruiters offering IB roles were J.P. Morgan, HSBC, Nomura and SBI Capital Markets. HSBC, which was the largest recruiter in Finance, also hired for its Equity Research profile. Prominent banks like ICICI Bank, State Bank of India, RBL Bank and others recruited for roles in Retail Banking, Wholesale Banking, Treasury, etc. A leading E-commerce firm recruited for its Corporate Finance profile.
Systems / IT / Analytics
Close to 15% of the batch opted for offers in the Systems/IT/Analytics domain, thus making it one of the 3 largest domains of the season. Many companies from the IT/ITES/Analytics sector recruited in this space, reflecting the bullish hiring trends in the industry. Prominent names among regular recruiters included Wipro, Infosys BPO and Cognizant Technology Solutions. HCL, which has been consistently recruiting from IIM Shillong for many years, offered Analyst profiles involving varied sectors like Consumer Goods, BFSI, Healthcare, etc. Finance-related Analyst profiles were offered by Fidelity Management & Research.
Operations & HR
With 9% of the batch opting for roles in Operations, it proved to be a domain with lot of potential for growth in the years to come. Quite a few Tata Group companies recruited in this space, for roles like Sourcing & Procurement, Strategic Operations Management, etc. Amazon and Hero MotoCorp were some of the other notable recruiters. Stellium Consulting initiated a new relationship with IIM Shillong and offered niche roles in the Supply Chain Management space. In the HR domain, Tata Motors was one of the distinguished recruiters. Vanilla Beans, a leading HR Consultancy firm, recruited for the profile of Senior Associate – Talent Acquisition & Product Marketing. A leading Indian bank offered profiles related to Human Capital Management.