IIM Bangalore Completes Largest-Ever 100% Summer Placement 2024 for 600+ MBA Students; Dispels Fear Mongering by National Media

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Updated on February 3, 2024
IIM Bangalore Completes Largest-Ever 100% Summer Placement

On January 30, 2024, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM Bangalore) announced completion of 100% Summer Placements for its largest-ever batch of 600+ PGP and PGP-BA students. Consulting and Banking Sector were the largest recruiters hiring almost 50% of students. With this announcement, IIM Bangalore has put to rest the fear mongering by National Media, who have cast doubts on the capability of Top Indian B-schools to place their students. In November 2023, many reputed nation media outlets such as Times of India, Business Today and Telegraph had published stories with headlines such as “Unheard of internship placement failure.”

IIM Bangalore Summer Placements 2024 Highlights

  • A total of 437 Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) and 47 Post Graduate Programme in Business Analytics (PGP-BA) students were placed.
  • Consulting firms dominated the IIM Bangalore Summer Placements, securing the highest number of offers (158), with Accenture Strategy setting a new record with 45 offers.
  • However, the proportion of students opting for consulting internships slightly declined this year, as the allure of finance, banking, and investment opportunities led to an increased number of offers (130).
  • FMCG and retail companies, coveted for marketing roles, extended a total of 69 offers.
  • Manufacturing firms contributed 55 offers, focusing on areas such as supply chain management and new product entry.
  • Ecommerce and payments companies presented 45 offers, concentrating on digital marketing and card business roles.
  • IT-related firms made 43 offers, spanning areas like IT consulting and product management.
  • Business conglomerates offered 41 positions, primarily targeting leadership tracks for general management roles.

Prof. Ganesh N Prabhu, Chairperson, Career Development Services, and faculty and Chairperson of the Strategy area, IIM Bangalore, said, “The rolling summer placements saw many first-time recruiters offering roles in strategy, marketing, products, finance, analytics and investments.” He added, “Some of the projects offered were more interesting and challenging than those offered during the summer placement week.” 

IIM Bangalore Summer Placements 2024 Timelines
IIM Bangalore has shared details about the process and timelines for Summer Placements 2023. The process spanned over three months. Here are the details.

  • Placement Week: First, a week-long placement drive at IIM B was conducted from November 6th to 11th, 2023. This resulted in 484 students (437 PGP and 47 PGP-BA) securing placements.
  • Rolling Placements Process: After the Placement Week, an additional 115 students (89 PGP and 26 PGP-BA) were placed through a subsequent rolling placement process.
  • External Agency Supports Placement of Student’s with Disabilities: During the Rolling Placements, IIMB sought help of an external agency Atypical Advantage to place 12 students with disabilities with leading corporates.
  • Three Students Self-Placed: Three PGP students sought and found summer internships on their own.

IIM Bangalore Dispels Fear Mongering by National Media
To grab student and parent attention, even well-known national media outlets have been using every hint of negative news to create sensational headlines.

On Nov 24, 2023, Times of India wrote “IIM-Bangalore places only 80% in summer internships..”. On Nov 24, 2023, Business Today wrote, “IIM Bangalore has seen an unprecedented failure in summer internship placements, raising questions about the causes and effects.” Telegraph, on 21 Nov 2023, wrote, “Unheard of’ internship placement failure at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore”

These sensational headlines caught the attention of MBA aspirants who started sharing these on social media raising their concerns.

IIM Bangalore Summer Placements 2024 - Sector wise Analysis by MBAUniverse.com

Sector
Total No of Firms
Total No of Offers
% Share 
Consulting
20
158
26%
Finance/Banking/Investments
43
130
22%
FMCG/Retail
23
69
11%
Manufacturing/Construction/Energy
20
55
9%
Ecommerce/Payments/Telecom
15
45
7%
IT Software/Services/Security
14
43
7%
Conglomerates
10
41
7%
Foundations/Governance/Education
9
29
5%
Healthcare
9
19
3%
Analytics/AI/ML
8
13
2%
Total
171
602
100%

Consulting Sector Top Recruiters - IIM Bangalore Summer Placement 2024
Accenture Strategy (45), Bain & Company (17), Boston Consulting Group (17), EY Parthenon (15), TCS Strategic Leadership Program (11), McKinsey & Company (10), Kearney (8), Strategy& India (6), Alvarez & Marsal (5), Arthur D. Little (4), NRI Consulting (4), EY Parthenon Singapore (3), Auctus Advisors (2), LEK Consulting (2), Strategy& Middle East (2), TransformationX (2), Vector Consulting (2), Kepler Cannon (1), Redseer Consulting (1), Tide Technocrats (1).

Finance/Banking/Investments Sector Top Recruiters - IIM Bangalore Summer Placement 2024
PwC (12), Goldman Sachs (7), JP Morgan Chase (7), Avendus Capital (6), Barclays (6), Brookfield (6), Bombay Stock Exchange (5), Cholamandalam Finance (5), Edelweiss Alternatives (5), IDFC First Bank (5), KPMG (5), Axis Bank (4), Vananam Enterprises (4), CitiBank (3), Deutsche Bank (3), EY India Investment Banking (3), FinIQ (3), HSBC Bank (3), Rothschild & Co. (3), Standard Chartered Bank (3), UTI Asset Management (3), Bajaj Finserv (2), Bank of America (2), Credit Saison (2), ICICI Prudential (2), Inflection Point Ventures (2), Param Hansa Values (2), Sundaram Home Finance Limited (2), Arpwood Capital (1), Arali Ventures (1), BDO India (1), British International Investment (1), Capgemini (1), Credgenics (1), DSP Asset Management (1), Faering Capital (1), FinFirst (1), India Factoring (1), Morgan Stanley (1), NatWest Group (1), Piramal Alternatives (1), StockGro (1), The Convergence Foundation (1).

FMCG/Retail Sector Top Recruiters - IIM Bangalore Summer Placement 2024
Hindustan Unilever (10), Procter & Gamble (9), Coca Cola (5), Wipro Consumer Care (5), Nestle (4), Pidilite (4), AB InBev (3), Diageo (3), Manjilas (3), Puma (3), Amul (2), Himalaya (2), ITC (2), Jubilant Consumer (2), Mondelez (2), Orangewood (2), Wonderchef (2), Bira91 (1), Dabur (1), Farmveda (1), Marico (1), Slowave (1), United Breweries (1).

Manufacturing/Construction/Energy Sector Top Recruiters - IIM Bangalore Summer Placement 2024
Tata Steel (10), Asian Paints (5), Samsung R&D (5), JSW Steel (4), KPIT Technologies (4), Avalon Technologies (3), Samsung Electronics (3), Stanley Black & Decker (3), Xanadu (3), Apollo Tyres (2), Fujitsu (2), Nxp Semiconductors (2), ReNew (2), ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel (1), B&B Colour Cartons (1), British Petroleum (1), Eternal Infraheight (1), KLA Corporation (1), Saint Gobain (1), Tata Steel BSL (1).

Ecommerce/Payments/Telecom Sector Top Recruiters - IIM Bangalore Summer Placement 2024
Amazon (11), American Express (5), Zomato (4), Airtel (3), Tesco India (3), Treebo (3), Visa (3), CiPay (2), Flipkart (2), National Payments Corporation of India (2), Ninjacart (2), Tata Play (2), Phone pe (1), Simpl (1), Scapia Cards (1).

IT Software/Services/Security Sector Top Recruiters - IIM Bangalore Summer Placement 2024
Pinelabs (7), Google (6), Microsoft (5), GyanSys (4), Newgen Software (4), Adobe (3), D.E. Shaw (3), Vinculum (3), EXL Service (2), Princeton Digital Group (2), Atlassian (1), Cohesity (1), Ringcentral (1), Salesforce (1).

Conglomerates Sector Top Recruiters - IIM Bangalore Summer Placement 2024
Aditya Birla Group (8), Vedanta (8), Tata Administrative Services (5), Adani (4), Brigade (4), Mahindra (4), The Chatterjee Group (3), Reliance Industries (2), TVS (2), CK Birla (1).

Foundations/Governance/Education Sector Top Recruiters - IIM Bangalore Summer Placement 2024
Nation with NaMo (9), IIMBx Digital Learning Foundation (4), Ants Skill Varsity (3), Foundation for Economic Development (3), Foundation for Excellence India Trust (2), Indian Foundation for Quality Management (2), Prerana (2), Samagra (2), United Efforts (2).

Healthcare Sector Top Recruiters - IIM Bangalore Summer Placement 2024
Sun Pharmaceuticals (5), Sparsh Hospital (4), Dr. Reddy's Laboratories (2), Glenmark (2), Haleon (2), Alkem Laboratories (1), Axtria (1), Labcorp (1), Tata1mg (1).

Analytics/AI/ML Sector Top Recruiters - IIM Bangalore Summer Placement 2024
Merilytics (3), Aditya Birla Group Data and Analytics (2), Eightfold AI (2), Tesser Insights (2), AIROI Inc. (1), Fanory.ai (1), NG NEXT Tech (1), Metrix Research & Analytics (1). 

The successful culmination of IIM Bangalore's largest-ever 100% Summer Placement for the 2024 batch, featuring over 600 PGP and PGP-BA students, not only underscores the institute's commitment to academic excellence but also dispels unfounded fears propagated by national media outlets. In a resounding response to sensationalized headlines that questioned the capabilities of top Indian B-schools, IIM Bangalore's achievement stands as a testament to its unwavering dedication to student success.

MBAUniverse.com will continue to share updates on MBA Placements 2024 from IIMs and other leading B-schools.

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