IIM Lucknow Final Placement 2017 Report

IIM Lucknow has once again come out with flying colours: 100% Final Placements in just over 3 days for one of the largest IIM batches in the country

The iconic dhol’s thunderous beat resonates in IIM Lucknow’s convocation ground post-placements on 3rd February once again. IIM Lucknow achieved 100% final placements for its 31stbatch of 435 students, in a record time of just over 3 days. The recruitment drive saw participation from over 170 domestic and international recruiters. The highlight of the Placement Season was the participation of esteemed firms like EMAAR, McKinsey & Company, o3 Capital and The Boston Consulting Group. The participation of these firms also marked the ascent of IIM Lucknow as a preferred recruitment destination for marketing, finance & consulting roles in the country.

The top 4 segments based on roles offered were sales & marketing, finance, consulting and business development including some extremely sought after and niche profiles in the finance domain. The rest of the offers came from domains such as operations/supply chain, general management, systems/IT, market research, analytics and HR.

Some of the top recruiters across different sectors were Accenture, Aditya Birla Group, Amazon, Avendus, Goldman Sachs, Hindustan Unilever, McKinsey & Company,  TAS and The Boston Consulting Group. Our first time recruiters includeClinton Health Access Initiative, EMAAR,  Societe Generale among others. International profiles were offered by Capgemini, EMAAR, M.H. Alshaya, UAE Exchange and Olam International.

Profile breakup

The top segments based on roles offered were sales & marketing (26%), finance (23%), consulting (22%), e-Commerce (8%), systems/IT (12%) and general management (9%). Given economic situation, recruiters continued to prefer IIM Lucknow as their preferred campus.Offers came from domains such as finance, market research, analytics, business development, social media marketing and HR among others.


FMCG/consumer goods/telecom/digital media sector

In the FMCG/consumer goods/telecom/digital mediasector saw some of the top firms being Airtel, Colgate Palmolive, Dr Reddy’s, GSK, Hindustan Unilever, ITC, Marico, P&G, Pepsi, Samsung, Star TV and United Breweries. In addition to the traditional sales & marketing roles, these firms offered roles in supply chain management, IT, corporate finance, HR and analytics with some of them being exclusive roles for IIM Lucknow.

BFSI sector

BFSI sector sawthe participation of a number of international firms hiring for a diverse set of profiles.The campus secured its position as a potential recruiting destination amongst premium recruiters. BFSI sectorsaw a total of offers by firms such as Amex, Altisource, Avendus Capital, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citibank, DBS,HSBC, Goldman Sachs, ICICI Bank, Kotak Investment Banking, o3 Capital and Societe Generale among others. The major roles were in front end investment banking, global markets, investment research, corporate/wholesale/retail banking, market research, trading and operations.

Consulting and General Management sector

In the consulting domain, Accenture, Alvarez &Marsal, Avalon Consulting, Capgemini and Feedback Infra among others made offers, with Accenture, The Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey & Company being the top 3 recruiters. The General Management domain saw participation from companies such as Aditya Birla Group (ABG), Airtel, Lodha Group, Mahindra and Mahindra, RPG and TAS among others. ABG, TAS and Mahindra and Mahindra are the highest recruiters in this domain.

IT/e-Commerce/Technology sector

Some of the firms from the IT/e-Commerce/Technology sectors were Amazon, Cloudtail, Paytm, Rivigo, Uber and Wipro. These firms opened not only IT/Systems profiles, but also roles such as category management, sales enablement, business development, supply chain management, product marketing, strategic alliances, program manager and analytics.

The institute has created history yet again by placing one of the largest IIM batch in just over 3 days during Final Placements. This performance has once again stamped the authority of IIM Lucknow in the wake of a volatile market.