Consulting firms snap up more IIMB students

Consulting firms snap up more IIMB students

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Consulting firms have recruited the largest number of students from the Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore in lateral and final placements for PGP class 2017-19.

More than 100 companies recruited all the 411 eligible students and made 489 offers this year.

"The most sought after recruiters took part in the final placements with better offers than in the previous years," said IIMB's chair of career development services, Professor Ganesh N Prabhu.

In all, consulting firms made 161 offers. Accenture lead the pack with 31 offers, while Deloitte made 25 offers. AT Kearney, The Boston Consulting Group and Bain & Company each made 14 offers, Strategy& 11, EY-Parthenon eight and McKinsey & Co seven.

The Nomura Research Institute and KPMG made five offers each, Alvarez & Marsal and Auctus Advisors four, Ernst & Young and Zinnov three, GEP Consulting, Roland Berger, IBM Consulting, Oliver Wyman, Vector Consulting and Analysis Mason two and Infosys Consulting Management one.

In addition to the consulting companies, students also received offers from technology consulting, finance, sales and marketing, information technology and IT product management, e-commerce and operations.

"IIMB has seen a diverse set of new recruiters this time. Strategy consulting and finance continue to be the most sought after roles followed by general management and marketing," said Newton Bishoyi, student placement representative.

For the improvisation of their leadership tracks, conglomerates companies made 40 offers in general management, with Adani Group leading with 7 offers followed by Tata Administrative Services 6. Others are Aditya Birla Group (6), Vedanta (5), RPG Group (4), CK Birla Group (3), Wipro Global (2), Jindal (2), Mahindra Group (2), Reliance (2) and Lodha Group (1).

There were also 23 offers in general management roles from companies like Genpact (6), Sterlite Power (4), Capgemini (4), Udaan (3), Renew Power (2), Tata Sky (2) and Microland (2).

Fast-growing analytics firms made 31 offers. They include EXL Services (9), WNS Global (5). American Express (4), Gartner (4), UnitedHealth Group (3), Visa (3), MasterCard (2), Addzebra (1) and CRISIL (1).