AHMEDABAD: Reliance Industries Ltd ( RIL) and AirtelÂ emerged as the biggest recruiters in the second round of final placements at the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) on Sunday with nine offers each. The second round, which IIMsÂ refer to as the second cluster, seemed to have matched the expectations of students as more than 30 companies participated, including some first time recruiters like WiproÂ Consumer Care & Lighting and L’OrealÂ Group. Airtel offered roles for its Africa operations while Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting hired a student for its Malaysia office.
The 2011-13 batch of the flagship Post-Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) had experienced a muted start to placements in the first cluster, held on the previous Sunday, as the finance sector, the best paymasters, did not make a large number of offers. However, in the second cluster this Sunday (February 17) the mood was rather more upbeat.
“Several firms had conducted pre-interview processes on February 16 in the form of group discussions and tests, and offers were extended following the interviews conducted today (Sunday). The second cluster consisted of five cohorts: consumer goods and services, general management and leadership, strategy and niche consulting, Indian financial services and business development,” according to a release by IIM-A.
The consumer goods and services companies included regular participants such as HUL, P&G, ITC, Nestle, Airtel and L’Oreal group. KT Prasad, executive vice-president, corporate human resources at ITC said, “We recruit individuals with the intention of creating a leadership pipeline in our organisation and hence we ensure that the senior leadership at ITC participates in identifying talent every year.” (Source: ET)