IIM Ahmedabad PGP Final Placement 2016: Cluster wise Placement Report
Updated on Feb 25, 2016 - 5:03 p.m. IST by Sreetama Datta
#IIM Ahmedabad
Applications Open Now
ITM Business School
PDPU- Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University

IIM Ahmedabad has conducted the placement for PGP 2014-16 batch in cluster system. Although the placement committee had scheduled 4 clusters, the process concluded within 3 clusters. The cohorts which participated in the 3 clusters are as follows:


  • Investment banking and markets; management consulting and private equity, venture capital and hedge funds.

  • Consumer Goods and Services, General Management, Niche Consulting, Pharmaceuticals and Technology.
  • Advisory & Auditory, Consulting, Banking, Financial Services & Insurance, Internet & E-commerce, Infrastructure, Core Manufacturing, and Technology.

Talking about the cluster wise placement process, Yash Sheel Srivastava, the Recruitment Secretary of IIM Ahmedabad said, “The cluster process at IIMA has consistently encouraged students to assess career choices sector wise. It helps supplement other parameters like role, brand and salary. To that end, we initiated a system of 3 dream applications wherein a person could apply and sit for 3 more companies after securing an offer. This encouraged inter-cluster movement between major sectors like finance, consulting, marketing, core manufacturing and e-commerce.The cluster process has helped us not get concentrated in a few sectors.”


IIM Ahmedabad Cluster 3 Report:


IIM Ahmedabad conducted Cluster 3 of the Final Placement Process for the PGP Class of 2016 today. The third cluster comprised five cohorts, which included Advisory & Auditory Consulting, Banking, Financial Services & Insurance, Internet & E-commerce, Infrastructure, Core Manufacturing and Technology.


The Key recruiter in the Advisory & Auditory Consulting cohort was PwC. Among the Banking, Financial Services & Insurance recruiters, Axis Bank, Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group and Yes Bank extended offers. Internet & E-commerce firms like Sulekha, Groupon and People Interactive participated actively. The technology cohort included firms like IBM, Tech Mahindra and Directi. Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group and Tech Mahindra extended the highest number of offers in this cluster, with a total of 5 offers each.


IIM Ahmedabad Cluster 2 Report:


IIM Ahmedabad conducted Cluster 2 of the Final Placement Process for the PGP Class of 2016 was conducted on February 16, 2016. The second cluster consisted of 5 cohorts:  Consumer Goods and Services, General Management, Niche Consulting, Pharmaceuticals and Technology.

The Consumer Goods and Services and Technology cohorts included regular recruiters like Airtel, Asian Paints, HUL, ITC, Nestlé, P&G, Reckitt Benckiser and Samsung. The General Management and Leadership cohort comprised of recruiters such as Aditya Birla Group, C K Birla Group and Tata Administrative Services. The Niche Consulting cohorts comprised of firms like Arete Advisors, Feedback Infra and others. A spokesperson at Star India commented on the recruitment experience at IIM Ahmedabad, “As the leader of the Indian media industry, Star is committed to hiring and mentoring the best talent and IIM-Ahmedabad is our preferred partner for recruiting the leaders of tomorrow.”


Cluster 1 Placement:


The Cluster 1 Placement was conducted on February 13 and saw recruitment from 3 cohorts, investment banking and markets; management consulting and private equity, venture capital and hedge funds. Accenture Strategy made the highest number of offers including PPOs, which was 18.

The third cluster is scheduled to be conducted on 19th February 2016.


Also Read

IIM Ahmedabad PGP Cluster 1 Final Placement 2016

B-School Placement Reports 2016


Stay tuned to www.bschool.careers360.com for more news and updates on IIM Ahmedabad


First published on February 17, 2016.

Applications Open Now

Great Lakes- PGDM & PGDM App. Deadline 25  Feb'20
Great Lakes- PGDM & PGDM App....
ITM Business School
ITM Business School
UPES - School of Business
UPES - School of Business
SOIL Institute of Management  PGPM Admissions
SOIL Institute of Management ...
Alliance Unversity
Alliance Unversity
MSE Business School
MSE Business School
Jaipuria Institute of Management- PGDM 2020
Jaipuria Institute of Managem...
View All Application Forms

More like IIM Ahmedabad

Questions related to IIM Ahmedabad

Showing 321 out of 321 Questions

Is it possible to get a call from IIM Ahmedabad with 93% in 10th, 95% in 12th, 85% in B.Tech from Tier 3 college without any internships and extra curricular activities and 99%tile in CAT?

Anshu Saini 20th Feb, 2020
Hi aspirant,
IIMs are known to raise their bars of the expected percentile in the examination. The general bracket of the accepted CAT percentile ranges from 95 to a 99.98 percentile so as to get you a PI, that is, a Personal Interview call from the IIM institutes. In regard to this they also consider 12 and 10 class marks and grade them. With your score you have fair chances of getting a call from IIM ahemdabad but you have to clear analytical written test (AWT) and personal interview for admission. Follow this link for more details-
Hope this helps.

IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore,cullcutta

IIM Ahmedabad

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad is a leading public business school and institute of national importance located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. In the year 2019 the highest domastic package was Rs 70 lakhs per annum.

IIM Bangalore

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore is a public management school and an Institute of national importance located in Banglore, India. In the year 2019 average Domastic salary up at Rs 24.55 LPA.

IIM Calcutta

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta is public business school located in Joka, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. It was the first Indian Institute of Management to be established, and has been recognized as an Institutes of National Importance by the government of India. In the year 2019 highest salary for MBA going up to Rs 1.25crore and average salary of Rs. 26.98 LPA.


I got a 99.88 percentile in SNAP 2019 but i believe i can convert IIM A/B/C. Will I have any disadvantage if i give a drop year to prepare for the same? I am a final year student.

Pranav Mishra 8th Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Symbiosis is also a great college for doing PGDM since it it a one of the tier 1 college but if you want to drop a year for converting IIM than you can do it but remember one thing you should also do something in that one year apart from preparing like any certificate course (Digital Marketing, Advance excel) or work in any social organisation like NGO which not only makes your profile stronger but also gives you an upper hand during the interviews when interviewer ask you about your year gap, So try to do any of these thing apart from preparing.

I hope the above information is beneficial for you.

All the best.


Hi All, I want to apply for IIMs and I have a query regarding EWS certificate. I had applied for EWS but I got it in my regional format (marathi). The college I am applying is not accepting this format. And I am confused of how to apply the format that they want. Does that format has any name ? TIA

Akram Khan 28th Jan, 2020


Many institution give the format of the document required in their information brochure or at the official site. So visit the official site of CAT exam. There in the certificate section you will find the format of all the certificate required.

From there download the  EWS certificate. And after proper attestation submit it.

Hope it helps.


I have calls from IIM A,B,C and I am sure I will covert at least one of them. I have a full-time offer from Axtria with in-hand cash 10LPA + other benefits over and above in campus placements. I know its too early to ask without clearing IIM interviews, but which one to choose? IIM/Job?

Vikas gehlot 21st Jan, 2020

The answer depends upon several factors

The first and foremost thing is that if you are interested in management jobs then you should choose IIM but it is not a simple because on one hand you are losing a job and as well as the fee for IIM is very high and you need to take a loan so you have to think on that line also.

The one cases if you are financially very strong and you can find your studies without taking loan then it is best to go for IIM or else if you can get anthem scholarship then it is also good to choose IIM.

In the case when you need to take a loan you need to be prepared that you have to repay the loan and it will take around 2 to 3 years to repay the loan.

The best part in choosing Iim is that you will be going in management jobs and it will guarantee you a safe future.

if you have not explore the field in which you got the job offer then it is also advisable that you explore sometime the field in which you got the job maybe give 2 to 3 years and then try for IIM. Getting into IIM is not an easy job therefore it is recommended that try the best way possible in your interview if you get in then best up on your financial situation you should choose it..

The question have been saved in answer later, you can access it from your profile anytime. Access now

Download the Careers360 App on your Android phone

Regular exam updates, QnA, Predictors, College Applications & E-books now on your Mobile

Careers360 App
150M+ Students
24,000+ Colleges
500+ Exams
1500+ E-books