Noida, India (PressExposure) April 27, 2013 -- The Indian School of Business (ISB) has almost completed placements for its Post Graduate Programme (PGP) Class of 2013 with over 95 percent of its integrated strength from both Hyderabad and Mohali campus getting lucrative job offers.
The top companies which recruited Executive MBAs from the institute include Bharti Walmart, Britannia, Dabur, HUL, Reckitt Benckiser, Ranbaxy, Facebook, Google, HP, IBM, ITC Infotech, Microsoft, Wipro, E&Y and KPMG amongst others.
According to the institute, a total of 421 companies participated in the placement process, an increase of 21 per cent over last year.
The recruiters offered a total of 798 jobs to the largest class of ISB comprising a total of 762 students across Hyderabad and Mohali campuses. According to Sriram Gopalakrishnan, Director - Marketing & Communications, Indian School of Business (ISB), the average annual package in the final placement report is expected to be slightly better than the last year.
Making the announcement on the ISB placements, Deepak Chandra, Deputy Dean, ISB said, "The 2013 placements season at ISB signifies an important milestone in the history of the school. We are happy to share that the integrated approach has proved to be a successful model. It has set new benchmarks by attracting the highest number of recruiters who have made the largest number of offers that we have ever received."
Highest number of participating Companies and Offers:
The number of companies participating in the placement process and offers made witnessed a significant increase. A total of 421 companies (increase of 21% over last year) have contributed around 798 offers (increase of 27% over last year) as on date. "With the rolling placements underway, and around 5 % of the Class participating in various stages of the placements process, these numbers will only increase further, till the process concludes in May," the institute said in a press release.
Leadership Programmes: Companies across sectors and geographies recruited for their Leadership Programmes in significant numbers. These roles constituted around 10% of the total number of offers made this year, and came from companies such as Aditya Birla Group, Bharti Airtel, Axis Bank, IBM India, Ranbaxy Ltd, General Electric, HCL Technologies, among others.
Technology and Consulting: Companies from Technology sector made the largest number of offers on the campus. As many as 300 offers were made by 53 companies such as Apple, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Facebook, Google, HCL, Hewlett Packard, IBM, ITC Infotech, Microsoft, Wipro Ltd, among others. Consulting sector was the second largest recruiter, contributing 163 offers from around 30 companies including A T Kearney, Accenture, Booz & Co, Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Global eProcure, KPMG, McKinsey & Company, Oliver Wyman, Parthenon and PwC.
BFSI sector: Several leading banks and other financial institutions made a total of 75 offers on campus. Companies included Citibank NA, Delta Partners FZ LLC, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, ICICI Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, UBS AG, Yes Bank, among others.
Pharma, Healthcare and Biotech: As many as 58 jobs were offered by leading players including Biocon, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Johnson & Johnson, Max Healthcare Ltd, Novartis Pharma AG and Ranbaxy Laboratories among others.
Leading Functional Choice:
About 50 per cent of the ISB graduates opted for roles in Consulting and Sales & Marketing areas. The two functional areas attracted 27 % and 21% of students respectively. Recruiting companies for Sales & Marketing roles included Arvind Lifestyle Brands & Retail, Bharti Walmart, Britannia Industries, Dabur India, Hindustan Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser, Videocon Industries, among others.
A total of 741 students participated in the placements process this year, out of the 762 students in the Class of 2013. 21 students opted out of the process to start their own ventures, return to their companies or family businesses. The ISB follows the 'Rolling Placements' concept - a lateral hiring process spread over several months.
Under the 'integrated' placements held across the Hyderabad and Mohali, ISB arranged campus-neutral placements that allowed students and recruiters an equal opportunity to interact with each other irrespective of the location, the institute said.
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