The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow, a premier business school in the country, Wednesday announced 100 percent summer placements for its 29th batch of 475 students, the largest batch ever, in 5.5 days.
A faculty member told IANS that 159 domestic and international companies participated in the recruitment drive. The top four segments, based on roles offered, were sales and marketing, finance, consulting and business development.
The IIM students grabbed significant roles in the finance domain while the rest of the offers came from operations/supply chain, general management, systems/IT, market research, analytics and HR.
Some of the top recruiters across different sectors were Aditya Birla Group, Accenture, Amazon, HSBC, Hindustan Unilever, McKinsey, Procter and Gamble and The Boston Consulting Group. Some of the top firms from the FMCG/consumer goods/telecom sector were Asian Paints, Airtel, Dabur, ITC and Vodafone.
One of the new segments that came up this year was the social and education sector with paid stipends. A total of 14 such firms participated offering roles in sales and marketing, market research, business development, finance, IT, policy research and project implementation.
The college also attracted the highest number of international firms from the Middle East and Africa from diverse sectors such as retail, real estate, brand consulting and advertising.