IIM Ahmedabad Final Placement Report 2018 - Accenture Consulting highest recruiter with 18 offers
Sreetama Datta, 14 Mar 2018, #IIM Ahmedabad

IIM Ahmedabad Final Placement Report 2018 - IIM Ahmedabad had completed the final placement process for PGP batch of 2016 -18 in cluster-wise cohorts, with maximum offers from Accenture Strategy. Boston Consulting Group and Amazon made the second highest number of offers. The cluster-wise schedule for IIM Ahmedabad Final Placement 2018 is as follows:

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  • Cluster 1 – February 10, 2018

  • Cluster 2 – February 13, 2018

  • Cluster 3 – February 16, 2018

According to IIM Ahmedabad, the placement process was divided into two parts, Lateral, for students with prior work experience and final placement process. As many as 47 companies participated in the Laterals process. The B-School states, "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 176 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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IIM Ahmedabad Final Placement Report 2018 – Cluster 1


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Cluster 1 comprised of three cohorts, – investment banking and markets, management consulting and private equity, venture capital and hedge funds.


Top recruiters from Cluster 1 included Accenture Strategy, A. T. Kearney, Bain & Co., Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, McKinsey & Company, Monitor Deloitte, Oliver Wyman & The Boston Consulting Group among others.

The total number of offers made by Accenture Strategy was 17, which includes the Pre Placement Offers (PPOs) as well. Boston Consulting Group made 15 offers.


Finance firms offered (including pre-placement offers) roles in investment banking, private equity, venture capital and capital markets across functions and geographies.


The B-School mentions, “IIM-A has always had an extremely rich mix of firms from diverse sectors. Consulting firms, offering management consulting roles across geographies, continue to hire in large numbers. This reinforces the strength of the general management program at IIM-A.


IIM Ahmedabad Final Placement Report 2018 – Cluster 2


Cluster 2 comprised five cohorts - Consumer Goods, Consumer Services, Consumer Electronics, Retail B2B & Advisory Consulting. Airtel made the highest number of offers, which is 10, followed by Tata Administrative Services (TAS), which is seven.


 The Consumer Goods, Consumer Services and Consumer Electronics cohorts included regular recruiters like Airtel, Asian Paints, HUL, L’Oréal, Mondelez, Nestlé, Reckitt Benckiser and Samsung. The General Management and Leadership cohort comprised recruiters such as the C K Birla Group, JSW Group, RPG Group and Tata Administrative Services, while the Advisory Consulting cohort consisted of firms like EY, Protiviti Global and PwC among others.


General Management firms offered leadership roles in Conglomerates, followed by Consumer Goods firms, which extended the highest number of offers including pre-placement offers.  


Careers360 will update IIM Ahmedabad Cluster 3 final placement reports as and when they are concluded.


IIM Ahmedabad Final Placement Report 2018 – Cluster 3

The third cluster comprised 10 cohorts, which included BFSI, Consumer Tech, Core Manufacturing, Education & Tech, Enterprise Tech, IT Consulting, Logistics, Pharma & Health Care, Renewable and GreenTech, Social Enterprise & NGO.


The recruiters of BFSI cohort included firms like American Express, FinIQ, Fullerton, RBL, Spandana and Yes Bank. Highest recruiters were EXL (IT Consulting), and American Express (BFSI) making a total of 10 offers each. IIM Ahmedabad mentions that there were over 85 dream applications for Cluster 3 and this reinforces the candidate-recruiter fit that the Cluster-Cohort system offers.


Top Recruiters

About 125 companies participated offering 150 different roles. Accenture Strategy made the maximum offers, 18, followed by BCG and Amazon with 14 offers each. Among global banks, HSBC and JP Morgan were the largest recruiters, hiring five students each. In the sales and marketing domain, Airtel extended eight offers followed by HUL (five). With seven offers, TAS was the largest recruiter in the General Management cohort. Microsoft made eight offers, which is the highest in the Enterprise Tech cohort. In BFSI, American Express made eight offers followed by Yes Bank and FinIQ with six offers each. In IT Consulting, EXL was the highest recruiter with eight offers.


Sector-wise Top Recruiters



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 Bank, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Standard Chartered. The Private Equity & Venture Capital cohort included recruiters like Kedaara Capital and Matrix Partners. The Banking, Financial Services & Insurance recruiters included firms like American Express, Bajaj Finserv, FinIQ, Fullerton, HSBC, and Yes Bank.


Sales and Marketing

Regular recruiters like HUL, Nestle, P&G, Reckitt Benckiser and Wipro Consumer Care among others participated in the IIM Ahmedabad final placement process of 2018.


General Management

The General Management cohort saw participation from Aditya Birla Group, C.K. Birla, RPG Group and Tata Administrative Services among others.



The Consumer Services cohort saw participation from firms like Airtel, IndiGo and Star TV. The Enterprise Tech and Consumer Tech cohorts saw participation from firms like Magicpin, Microsoft, Nykaa, OYO Rooms and UpGrad among others. Firms which participated in the Laterals process included Adidas Germany, Flipkart, L.E.K. Consulting, Lodha Group, Microsoft, Parthenon and Wipro Global.  


IIM Ahmedabad Final Placement Report 2018 - Food and Agribusiness Management Programme


The institute has completed the final placement process for its PG Programme in Food and Agribusiness Management on February 13, 2018, for the 2016-18 batch. All the 46 students of the batch were presented with diverse opportunities in food, agribusiness and allied sectors. A total of 24 companies of different sectors such as FMCG, Food Processing, e-Commerce, Agri Inputs and Services, Food and Agri Consulting, BFSI and Social Development, participated in the final placement process. There were also many first-time recruiters like KPMG, ITC Agri, Walmart etc. Some highlights of the placement are mentioned in the table below:


Highlights of Final Placement Report 2018 for PGP-FABM Programme

Total Number of Companies participated


Total number of students in the batch


First Time Recruiters

Jain Irrigation, KPMG, Grofers, ITC Agri, Walmart, Livlush and Basix

Regular Recruiters

ADM, TGI, Pioneering Ventures and General Mills

Top Recruiters

Godrej Group of Companies and PI Industries

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