Over 350 job offers for IIM-Lucknow students

March 12th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS  

KPMG Lucknow, March 12 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIM-L) Friday completed its final placements with a total of 370 job offers for 315 students, the largest ever graduating batch to be placed across all IIMs.
The batch includes students of the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) and Agro Business Management (ABM), Gaurav Dixit of the institute’s media relations committee told IANS.

A total of 121 companies participated in the placement process. Among the key recruiters were McKinsey and Co., Procter & Gamble, Hindustan Lever, Aditya Birla Group, Deutsche Bank, Deloitte and KPMG.

Procter & Gamble, Goldman Sachs and Cognizant made 10 offers each. Yes Bank recruited nine candidates while Deloitte hired eight, a press release from IIM-L said.

According to officials, the placement week saw the return of finance and IT sectors in a big way. Banks and financial sector firms have recruited in large numbers, offering positions in investment banking, proprietary trading and global risk management.

Prominent financial firms include Calyon Bank, Citibank, HSBC, Standard Chartered, Nomura, Kotak Securities, ICICI Bank and Yes Bank.

Key recruiters in the sales and marketing space included Nokia, Puma, Pepsi, Cadbury and Reckitt Benckiser among others. Conglomerates such as Mahindra & Mahindra, Larsen & Toubro, RPG, Essar and Siva Group were also active.

The final placements witnessed the participation of 32 first-time recruiters such as Centrum, Microland, Pfizer, Siemens Information Systems Ltd., Suzlon, S.C. Johnson and Thomas Cook, officials said.

Major public sector firms continued to show interest in hiring from IIM-Lucknow. Among the key recruiters were ONGC, Powergrid, NTPC and Shipping Corp of India who offered lucrative profiles in finance, HR and general management.

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