IIM Calcutta’s Summer Placement process for the batch of 2019-21 kicked off on October 20, 2019. It was one of the largest batches in IIMC’s 56-year-old history with 480 students. The process saw a participation of 136 firms giving a total of 495 offers, with the whole batch getting placed in a record time of two days.
The offers had a healthy distribution across sectors, with consulting being the leading sector with 23% of the total offers. Top recruiters were BCG, Bain, McKinsey, AT Kearney and Accenture Strategy. The campus retained its crown as the Finance campus of the country with a 35% increase in offers in the sector, and 20% of the total offers. The top recruiters included Citibank, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Gaja Capital and Barclays. Conglomerates such as Tata Group (TAS), Mahindra & Mahindra, Aditya Birla Group, RPG offered leadership roles to the students. Other major firms include JSW, Hinduja. The FMCG sector contributed to 21% of the total offers, with major firms like Coca Cola, HUL, AB InBev, P&G, RB, ITC, J&J, Asian Paints, etc. being a part of the recruitment process. The other major sectors included General Management (14%), E-commerce & Operations (13%) and Product Management (9%). Several firms like Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Barclays, Hexaware opened up international roles. Amazon remained the largest and the most consistent recruiter with the highest number of offers across domains. Some of the first-time recruiters on the campus included firms like Adobe, Apparel Group, Puma, Cochlear, Emami and Valuelabs among others.
Overall, the Summer Placement process was a huge success with 100% placements, indicating the strong industrial ties of the campus and the strong calibre of the students.
IIM Calcutta's Final Placement process for the batch 2018-20 was conducted in two stages. The first stage was the laterals process where students with prior work experience were interviewed, and the second stage where there was no segregation basis the work experience. The process saw a participation of 148 recruiters for a batch of 444 students. 131 recruiters gave a total of 495 offers till Day 1A of the placement week. These also include the pre-placement offers (PPOs) which were offered to 35% of the batch on the basis of their performance during their summer internships, with the highest offers from the Consulting domain offering at 40%, followed by Sales & Marketing (18%), General Management & Operations (16%), Finance (14%) and Product Management & IT Analytics (12%).
For the first time, IIM Calcutta introduced the ‘Dream’ and ‘Wait & Hold’ policy for the students. The batch was placed across sectors including Consulting (31%), Sales & Marketing (16%), Finance (15%), General Management & Operations (19%) and Product Management & IT Analytics (19%). The top recruiters included McKinsey & Co., Bain & Co., BCG, PwC, Kearney, Accenture, Barclays, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and Gaja Capital among others.
Overall, IIM Calcutta has shown a great performance in the final placements owing to the strong calibre of the students and the excellent academic standards on campus. This performance is also an indicator of the strong industrial ties of the campus and its vast and exemplary alumni network.