IIM Ahmedabad Placement 2019: Accenture, BCG, Flipkart largest recruiters; 2 students opt out to turn entrepreneurs

Monday, February 18 2019
IIM Ahmedabad Placement 2019
IIM Ahmedabad has concluded Final Placement 2019 for the flagship PGP 2017-19 batch on February 14. The placement 2019 witnessed 139 companies participating in IIMA placement process with 184 different roles. The Placement 2019 got over in 3 days with the third cluster placement held on February 14, 2019. There were 143 dream applications comprised 23 cohorts in different domains. Top recruiters at IIM Ahmedabad included Accenture Strategy, The Boston Consulting Group and Flipkart

IIM Ahmedabad Final Placement 2019 for the Class of 2019 of the Post Graduate Programme (PGP) in Management was successfully completed on February 14 with the completion of third cluster. Firms from multiple domains participated across the three clusters in Final placements, with students being placed across more than 23 cohorts.   

 As in previous years, students were provided the flexibility of making “dream” applications to firms of their choice in a subsequent cluster even with an offer in hand. There were 143 dream applications this year. This gave students the flexibility and choice to build careers in sectors of their preference. Students also had the opportunity to work under the mentorship of Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE), IIM Ahmedabad on their entrepreneurial ideas..

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This year IIM Ahmedabad witnessed 33 new recruiters, including a new cohort of media & advertising firms. 139 firms participated with 184 different roles in the placementprocess in 2019. Firms which made the most offers on campus included Accenture Strategy, The Boston Consulting Group and Flipkart. Accenture Strategy made the most offers (including Pre-Placement Offers).  IIM Ahmedabad has always encouraged students to take up entrepreneurship as a career and this year, 2 students opted out of the placement process to work on his own venture, under the guidance and mentorship of Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE).  

Firms from different sectors and geographies participated in the process at IIM Ahmedabad. Recruiters in the management consulting domain included Accenture Strategy, A.T. Kearney, Bain & Co., McKinsey & Co., Monitor Deloitte, Oliver Wyman and The Boston Consulting Group among others. Prominent recruiters in the Investment Banking and Markets space include Barclays, Citi, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, HSBC and JP Morgan. This year, the Private Equity & Venture Capital (PE/VC) cohort witnessed a 200% increase in participating firms vis-à-vis last year and included recruiters like Matrix Partners and SAIF Partners.  

IIM Ahmedabad placement 2019 progressed leaps and bounds in all the three clusters. The first and second clusters of the IIM Ahmedabad Final Placement 2019 for the PGP 2017-19 batch were held on February 8 and 11, 2019 followed by final third cluster on February 14. 

Top Recruiters in cluster three were in the Consumer Tech cohort. They included firms like Microsoft, Ola, Paytm and Uber. Paytm extended the highest number of 10 offers in this cluster (including pre-placement offers). The cluster cohort process in IIM Ahmedabad Placement reinforces the candidate-recruiter fit that the Cluster-Cohort system offers.

Top recruiters in cluster two included the CK Birla Group making the highest number of 10 offers (including pre-placement offers), closely followed by the Aditya Birla Group, Flipkart & Samsung with 9 offers each.

Placement 2019: 3rd Cluster
IIM Ahmedabad conducted Cluster 3 of the Final Placement Process for the PGP Class of 2019 on February 14, 2019. The third cluster comprised 12 cohorts, which included BFSI, Consumer Tech, Core Manufacturing & Infrastructure, Education & Tech, Enterprise Tech, Food & Dairy, Govt. Enterprises, IT Consulting, Pharma & Healthcare, Renewable Energy & GreenTech, Social Enterprises & NGO, and Textiles.

Top Recruiters
The Consumer Tech cohort recruiters in 3rd cluster of IIM Ahmedabad placement 2019  included firms like Microsoft, Ola, Paytm and Uber. Paytm extended the highest number of 10 offers in this cluster, followed by Microsoft with 8 offers. There were over 90 dream applications for Cluster 3.

Placement 2019: 2nd Cluster
The second cluster of Placement 2019 held on February 11, comprised six cohorts: Advertising & Media, Consumer Goods, Consumer Services, Consumer Electronics, General Management and Leadership, Retail B2B & B2C.

Top Recruiters in Consumer Goods & Services
The Consumer Goods, Consumer Services and Consumer Electronics cohorts included regular recruiters like AB InBev, Asian Paints, HUL, General Mills, ITC, Mondeléz, Nestlé, P&G, Reckitt Benckiser and Samsung.

Top Recruiters in General Management & Leadership
The General Management and Leadership cohort comprised recruiters such as the Aditya Birla Group, CK Birla Group, Emaar, Mahindra, Reliance, RPG and Tata Administrative Services,

Top Recruiters in Retail B2B
The Retail B2B & B2C cohort consisted of firms like Amazon, Flipkart and Myntra among others.

Having always had a healthy mix of diverse cohorts, a variety of roles were offered to IIM Ahmedabad students during Cluster 2. General Management firms, offering leadership roles in Conglomerates across geographies, closely followed by Consumer Goods firms, extended the highest number of offers (including pre-placement offers). This is a reaffirmation of the quality of the program at IIMA.

Placement 2019: 1st Cluster
Top Recruiters in PGP Placement 2019 in the first cluster of placement at IIM Ahmedabad included Accenture Strategy, A. T. Kearney, Avendus, Bain & Co., Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JP Morgan, McKinsey & Company, Monitor Deloitte, Oliver Wyman, Boston Consulting Group among others. 

Accenture turned out as the top recruiting company making 24 offers. Boston Consulting made 20 offers in cluster one. Apart from Consulting, the Finance sector also witnessed the recruiters making many offers.

PGP-FABM Placement 2019
Closely following the PGP Placement 2019, IIM Ahmedabad conducted the Final Placement Process for the PGP–FABM (Post-Graduate Programme in Food and Agribusiness Management) for the batch of 2017-19 on February 11, 2019.

The Placement 2019 witnessed opportunities in a diverse set of industries within the food, agribusiness and allied sectors.

30 Companies in PGP- FABM Placements
A total of 30 companies participated at the Final Placements 2019, ranging from sectors as FMCG, Agri Inputs and Services, Food Processing and Supply Chain, Food and Agribusiness PE-VC, Food and Agri Consulting, Agri Commodity Trading, e-Commerce, and Retail.

Top & First Time Recruiters at IIM Ahmedabad
Firms such as Godrej Agrovet, PI Industries, Jain Irrigation, Pioneering Ventures, Ninjacart and Waycool extended 3 offers each. The first-time recruiters included Ernst and Young (EY), RBL Bank and Reliance Foundation.

RaboBank and INI Farms renewed their relationship with the PGP-FABM programme. Other regular recruiters including Cloudtail, Reckitt Benckiser, ADM, and KPMG reaffirmed their confidence in the programme, extending multiple offers to the students.

Start-Ups in IIM-A Placement 2019
The students also embraced opportunities with start-ups in the agribusiness domain like Agrostar, Gramophone, and Our Foods.

The students explored opportunities across multiple roles in Finance, Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain, Operations, Commodity Trading, Project Management and Consulting.

The final placement 2019 at IIM Ahmedabad will be released after the completion of third cluster.

The cluster-cohort system is unique to IIM-A. It is meant to encourage students to consider career choices based on role and sector. The dream applications process allows a student to sit for 5 more companies after securing an offer. The cluster-cohort system has also helped to host recruiters in a fair and transparent manner leading to stronger relationships between IIM-Ahmedabad and the recruiter community.

The IIM Ahmedabad Placement statistics like highest and average domestic or international packages will be released after IPRS Audit in the month of September 2019. IIM Ahmedabad follows IPRS Standards of Audited Report  in  Placements. Indian Placement Reporting Standards (IPRS) is an effort towards standardizing B-school placement reports. This initiative taken by IIM Ahmedabad has resulted in designing a comprehensive Placement Reporting Standard. The standards designed not only assure the privacy of the individual level data or information but also specify the format for reporting aggregate statistics which would satisfy the information needs of the different stakeholders.

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