E-commerce, pharma and consulting stronger
Early trends indicate that hirers are giving conventional sectors the go-by
The lateral placements 2013 at IIM Lucknow, also known as the higher entry placement process (HEPP) began in early January 2013 and will continue for some time before the final placements. The total batch size is approximately 430 and about 50% of the students are eligible for HEPP. Some of the regular recruiters in HEPP include Aditya Birla Group, Amazon, Capgemini, Cognizant, Deloitte, Emerson, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Google, HCL and ICICI Bank among others.
According to Anubhav Jain, member of the placement committee at IIM Lucknow, “about 20% of the companies in HEPP are coming in for the first time. Most of these firsttime recruiters are from the e-commerce, pharmaceutical, FMCG, real estate and IT sectors.”
Global firms and MNCs from the Middle East, Africa and south east Asia are visiting IIM Lucknow exclusively for their talent needs. Pharmaceutical companies made their presence felt on campus with general management and sales and marketing roles. There was also an increase in the number of entrepreneurial roles offered by start-up companies operating in the ecommerce arena. Most companies opened up additional profiles and higher roles than those offered in the last two years.
Sectors such as consulting, FMCG, pharmaceuticals and IT have been bullish on recruiting IIM-L graduates, says Jain.
At IIM Shillong, all the sectors are bullish on hiring and in this race IT is a little ahead of the other sectors. “Almost all of our past recruiters also participated in this year’s placement process.