E-com­merce, pharma and con­sult­ing stronger

Early trends in­di­cate that hir­ers are giv­ing con­ven­tional sec­tors the go-by

Hindustan Times (Delhi) - HT Education - - Front Page - Gauri Kohli

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.

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