Delhi, India (PressExposure) March 05, 2011 -- Final Placements at IIM Lucknow have concluded on a high note with a total of 528 offers being made for a batch of 366. This is the largest graduating batch to be placed across all IIMs, till date. The offers made include 70 Pre-Placement Offers, 213 lateral offers for higher entry placement, and 245 offers during the final placement week. A total of 206 companies participated in the placement process this year. Among the key recruiters were Accenture, Avendus Capital, Capgemini, Citibank, Kraft Foods Cadbury, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Ernst & Young, Hindustan Unilever, ITC, KPMG, McKinsey and Co., PricewaterhouseCoopers, Procter & Gamble, Tata Administrative Services and The Boston Consulting Group.
In terms of number of offers, Deloitte made 24, ICICI Bank 22, Procter & Gamble 16, Cognizant 15, Axis Bank 10, while Hindustan Unilever extended 8 offers. In what is proving to be a watershed year for the institute, recruiters thronged to the sprawling campus to hire in large numbers for their management cadre.
Consulting firms made their presence felt in a big way in the Placement process with 82 offers. Some of the coveted firms were Accenture, Cognizant Business Consulting, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Headstrong, KPMG, McKinsey and Co., PricewaterhouseCoopers, The Boston Consulting Group and Virtusa among others. Aon Hewitt also offered roles in HR Consulting.
The just-concluded Placement week saw the return of Finance firms in a big way. Banks and Financial Sector firms have recruited in large numbers offering positions in Investment Banking, Proprietary Trading, Treasury, M & A and Global Risk Management to name a few. Prominent financial firms include Amex, Avendus Capital, Axis Bank, Baring Private Equity Partners, CRISIL, DBS, Edelweiss, Futures First, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, ICICI Prudential, IIFL, Indus Valley Partners, JM Financial, JP Morgan, Karvy, Kotak Wealth Management, Nomura, SBI Capital, Standard Chartered and Yes Bank among many others.
Key recruiters in the sales and marketing space include Asian Paints, Aviva, Britannia, Castrol, Dabur, GSK Consumer, Hindustan Unilever, ITC, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft Foods Cadbury, Marico, Nokia, Pepsi, Procter & Gamble, Ranbaxy, Raymond and Reliance among others. Conglomerates such as Adani Group, Aditya Birla Group, Mahindra & Mahindra, Jindal Group, Larsen & Toubro, RPG and Suzlon were prominent recruiters. Asian Paints, L'Oreal, Olam International, Philips and Target offered lucrative Supply Chain Management profiles. Firms in the IT sector that offered roles were iGATE, Infosys, MindTree, Wipro and TCS among others.
Pioneers in the Telecom industry such as Aircel, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone enthusiastically recruited from IIM Lucknow.
This year also witnessed the participation of 53 first-time recruiters such as Amazon, BMGI, Bloomberg, Comviva, Coromandel, Deutsche Post DHL, Ford, Fujitsu Consulting, Google, HP, IndusInd Bank, JFS, Lenovo, Microsoft IDC, Nereus Capital, Panasonic, Planet M, Star CJ, Subros, Tally Solutions and The Nielsen Company among others.
The sheer range of profiles offered during the placement process is an indicator of the trust reposed by recruiters in the IIM Lucknow brand. With its diversity of background and work-experience among successive graduating batches, IIM Lucknow is confident of meeting the requirements of the industry in the future as well.