IIM Ahmedabad Final Placement Report 2017 - Amazon and McKinsey & Company among top recruiters
Sreetama Datta, 06 Mar 2017, #IIM Ahmedabad
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IIM Ahmedabad has concluded the final placement process for PGP 2015-17 batch in three clusters.  The process commenced on February 13 and concluded on February 19, 2017. The clusters were further divided into several cohorts. The top recruiters across the clusters are Amazon with 18 offers. McKinsey & Company is the highest recruiter in the Consulting domain with 15 offers. Goldman Sachs recruited nine students. In the Sales and Marketing domain, HUL extended seven offers followed by Procter & Gamble, SC Johnson and Samsung, with six offers each. TAS was the largest recruiter in the General Management sector with 10 offers. Sprinklr extended nine offers in the Consumer Tech cohort. Let us take a detailed look at the cluster wise placement at IIM Ahmedabad in detail.


Cluster One

The first cluster consisted of three cohorts - investment banking and markets; management consulting and private equity, venture capital and hedge funds. The top recruiters included Accenture Strategy, A. T. Kearney, Bain & Co., Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, McKinsey & Company, Oliver Wyman and others. 


According to IIM Ahmedabad, finance firms offered roles in investment banking, private equity, venture capital and capital markets across functions and geographies. McKinsey & Company was the highest recruiter in this cluster making 15 offers, including PPOs.


Cluster Two

The second cluster was conducted on February 16 for five cohorts including Consumer Goods and Services, General Management, Niche Consulting, Pharmaceuticals and Technology. The top recruiters in Consumer Goods and Services and Technology were Airtel, Asian Paints, HUL, ITC, Nestlé, P&G, Reckitt Benckiser and Samsung.


Recruiters from General Management and Leadership cohort included C K Birla Group, Mahindra and Tata Administrative Services. Niche Consulting cohort comprised of firms like Feedback Infra and others.


Cluster Three

The third cluster comprised of seven cohorts, which included Advisory & Auditory Consulting, Banking, Financial Services & Insurance, Edutech, Internet & E-commerce, Infrastructure & Core Manufacturing, Food & Dairy and Enterprise Tech.


PwC was the key recruiter in the Advisory & Auditory Consulting cohort. American Express, RBL, FinIQ and Fullerton were some of the recruiters in Banking, Financial Services & Insurance recruiters. The Enterprise Tech cohort saw participation from companies like Rivigo, Sprinklr and MobiKwik. In this cluster, EXL was the highest recruiter with six offers.


Seven students opted out of the placement process to pursue their entrepreneurial ventures under the guidance and mentorship of CIIE. 


PGP - Food and Agri Business Management

The 2017 batch of PGP-FABM at IIM Ahmedabad consisted out 46 students out of which one opted out of the placement process. As many as 25 firms participated in the process from sectors like FMCG, Agri inputs, BFSI, Consulting, Food Production and Plantation and extended 50 offers. Godrej Group of companies and TGI were the top recruiters, recruiting eight and four students respectively. First time recruiters included Pioneering Ventures, PepsiCo, Flourish Foods and Tilvila.


According to IIM Ahmedabad, The batch attracted a diverse pool of recruiters, ranging from MNCs to small and medium enterprises as well as upcoming start – up firms. A couple of students also opted to work in the social and development sector.Agri-Inputs was the highest recruiting sector followed by Food Processing. The following table brings to you the sector wise placement trend.


PGP-FABM Sector Wise Placement 2017 


Number of Students




25 per cent



11 per cent



7 per cent



11 per cent

Food Processing


20 per cent

Food Production and Plantation


14 per cent



5 per cent

Social Sector


7 per cent

Other top recruiters were Yes Bank, ADM, Reckitt Benckiser (RB) and Amazon – Cloudtail which extended multiple offers.


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