Out of 125 companies participating in placement 2018 at IIM Ahmedabad and making 150 placement offers, 31% offers came from only three companies - Accenture, Amazon and Boston Consulting who made 46 offers and emerged as top recruiters. Firms from multiple domains participated across the three clusters in the final placements, with students being placed across more than 23 cohorts.
IIM Ahmedabad concluded the campus placement in 3 clusters with Accenture making maximum 18 offers followed by Amazon and Boston Consulting Group making 14 offers each. Other top recruiters at IIM Ahmedabad include HSBC, JP Morgan, Airtel, HUL, TAS, Microsoft, American Express, Yes Bank, FinIQ, EXL among others. 40 new recruiters made placement offers at the campus this year.
The placement for the graduating batch of the Post Graduate Programme (PGP) in Management was successfully completed within 3 clusters. The placements under Cluster 1 and Cluster 2 were conducted on February 10 and 13, respectively and the third and final cluster was held on February 16, 2018.
The placement process was conducted in two stages. The first was the Laterals process where firms interviewed students with prior work experience and offered them mid-level managerial positions. More than 47 firms hired from diverse sectors such as technology, banking, consulting, general management and analytics. In the second stage of the Final placement process, firms were grouped into cohorts based on the profile offered, and groups of cohorts were invited to campus across different clusters.
The concept of dream campus that began at IIM Ahmedabad 4 years ago continued this year also with 176 Applications received under Dream Application. This allowed students to choose the sectors and functions of their choice for their final placement. Students are provided with the flexibility of making a “dream” application to any firm of their choice even with an offer in hand.