IIM Calcutta Summer Placement 2015-17: Consulting sector recruits 23% batch
Sreetama Datta, 20 Nov 2015, #IIM Calcutta
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IIM Calcutta has completed the Summer Placement for the PGDM batch of 2015-17. According to IIM Calcutta, the average stipend has increased by 20% this year. This year, the students were also given the flexibility to hold an offer and appear for another sector.

Let us have a look at the sector wise placement trends and top recruiters at IIM Calcutta.


Consulting firms offered internships to 23% of the batch. The highest number of offers came from The Boston Consulting Group, India with 20 offers, followed by Bain and Co. (13), McKinsey (12) and AT Kearney (8). Accenture Strategy made 15 offers. The new consulting firms which visited IIM Calcutta for the first time included Deloitte US S&O, Auctus and Arete Advisors.


More than one fourth of the batch secured offers in the Banking and Financial Services domain. Major Banks like Citi, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan Chase, UBS, Goldman Sachs, Avendus Capital, Deutsche Bank etc. together offered about 20 front-end investment banking and markets roles.


First time recruiters included Haitong SA, a Portuguese Bank. UBS and Citi recruited exclusively from IIM Calcutta for their Investment Banking roles. Corporate Banking and MNC Coverage roles were offered by Standard Chartered, BNP Paribas and Citi. PE/VC firms like Altico Capital, I-squared Capital and SeaLink Capital also recruited from the institute.


FMCG and Consumer Product Firms like HUL, P&G, RB, ITC, Marico, Philips, Loreal etc. hired in large numbers from IIM Calcutta. Food and Beverage majors like PepsiCo, Coke, Mondelez and Nestle were among the primary recruiters for Sales & Marketing and Corporate Finance roles. The first time recruiters included Xiaomi and Belgian beverage company Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Leadership and Power

31 students were hired for Leadership roles by TAS, Aditya Birla Group, Mahindra, Alshaya and others. Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation or CESC visited exclusively and hired 4 interns for their first batch of Management Trainee Program.


E-commerce firms like Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, Ebay, Quikr, Sulekha, MySmartPrice and AskMe were among the top recruiters. Internet based companies likeUber, Ola and Cardekho recruited students for strategy and operations roles. Rocket Internet hired for its business strategy roles with locations in Europe, Africa and Middle East.


Some diverse roles offered this year were from Financial Technology firms like Altisource, Ocwen, Transerv and Senteio.Samsung R&D Bangalore (SRIB), visited campus for the first time and hired an intern to work with the CTO.


Disney was another first time recruiter which hired for its Strategy division. Star India and Bennett Coleman & Co. were the other top recruiters in this sector.

Some students also chose to work on their startups this Summers, that have been incubated by the IIMC Innovation Park, the startup incubator which is a recent initiative to tap into India's burgeoning start-up eco-system by the institute.

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First published on November 20, 2015

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