IIM Kozhikode registers 100% placements in yet another virtual drive; Records a whopping rise in Consulting offers
- CNM Reporter
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode witnessed 100% placements for the 459 students participating in the placements process with offers being rolled out by 137 recruiters, a 4.6% increase as compared to last year. The mean salary stands at 22.5 LPA while the median salary is at 20 LPA. The top 50% of the students bagged an average CTC of 28.9 LPA, an 8.1% increase from last year.
Announcing the success of the virtual placement drive, Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director IIM Kozhikode, said that “This is a testimony to the resilience and competence of our students, alumni, faculty and administration. 2020-21 will go down as a year of true achievement in the 25 years history of IIM Kozhikode. The competitive nature of the students and dynamic curriculum designed by the foremost thought leaders of the country give a cutting edge to our overall efforts to impart quality education and stay relevant with changing times.”
Accenture Strategy, Amazon, American Express, Asian Paints, Bain & Co., Bajaj Auto, Boston Consulting Group, Capgemini, Cognizant Business Consulting, Citi Bank, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Everest Industries, EY, EXL Analytics, Flipkart, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Microsoft, Nomura, Pidilite, PwC, Reliance, RPG, Samsung, TAS, TATA Sky were amongst the major recruiters.
Bajaj Finserv, BlackRock, Equirus Capital, Franklin Templeton, GoIndigo, L’Oreal, Marsh India, Michael Page and Paytm were among the 51 new recruiters who participated in the process this year.
32.7% of the offers were rolled out by the consulting cluster this season, which is a 12.5% increase from the last year. Some of the long-term collaborative recruiters in this domain that participated this time are Accenture Strategy, Bain & Co., BCG, Blue Yonder, Cognizant Business Consulting, Deloitte, EY, Infosys Consulting, IQVIA Consulting, Optum, PwC, Thoucentric and ZS Associates.
The BFSI cluster also witnessed impressive growth in opportunities offered at IIM Kozhikode. This year, 21.5% of the offers were made in the financial sector, with the majority of the offers being secured from reputed financial institutions including Axis Bank, Bank of America, BlackRock, Citi Bank, Deutsche Bank, Equirus Capital, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, ICICI Bank, IDFC First Bank, J.P.Morgan Chase & Co., State Street, and Yes Bank.
IIM Kozhikode maintains its legacy of offering the most sought-after Sales & Marketing opportunities with around 15.25% of offers made by this cluster. Asian Paints, Bajaj Auto, Casio India, DRL, Everest Industries, GSK, HUL, ITC, Lenovo, Nestle, Paytm, Reckitt Benckiser, Samsung, Xiaomi were amongst the prominent recruiters.
The Information Technology and Analytics cluster contributed to offers from marquee recruiters like American Express, Enphase Energy, Google, Fractal Analytics, Microsoft, Mphasis and Walmart Labs.
The holistic pedagogy at IIM Kozhikode continues to be supported by organizations with over 13.8% offers made for General Management and Operations roles. Some of the major recruiters in these domains are AB InBev, BlackBuck, Capgemini, JSW, Mahindra, Ninjacart, Reliance, Rebel Foods, RPG, and TAS. The Institute has also secured offers from start-ups and e-commerce firms including Amazon, Flipkart, Myntra, Paytm, Udaan showing their confidence in the IIMK talent pool.
About Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode
Started in 1997 with its Postgraduate Programme (PGP), the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) is on a high growth trajectory today, offering widest range of academic programmes in the field of management education. These include Fellow Programme in Management, Executive PG Programmes, Management Development Programmes and Faculty Development Programmes. IIMK set up a Satellite campus at Infopark, Kochi, in 2013 dedicated to Executive Education. IIMK has also the unique distinction of launching a PhD (Practice Track) programme for working professionals besides bringing in new dynamic courses in Women Leadership, MBA in Business Leadership (2019) MS-Finance and MBA in Liberal Studies & Management (2020). The institute is also home to IIMK LIVE a first-of-its-kind startup incubation programme and the Indian Business Museum. IIMK is among the top-5 IIMs as per latest NIRF India Rankings 2020: Management.