IIM-A placements: HUL, Samsung make top offers

Consumer goods major Hindustan Unilever Limited, Samsung Electronics and the CK Birla Group made the highest number of offers at six each including pre-placement offers (PPOs) during the second cluster of final placements at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Following HUL, Samsung and CK Birla was Lenovo which made five offers in the cluster 2 of placements for the PGP class of 2021.

Unlike many other B-schools, IIM Ahmedabad follows a cluster system of final placements process where sectors are invited in cohorts at regular intervals.

The second cluster comprised six cohorts including Advertising and Media, Consumer Goods, Consumer Services, Consumer Electronics, General Management and Leadership, and Retail B2B and B2C companies.

New recruiters at IIM Ahmedabad in cluster 2 included Bharti Enterprise and Five Holdings.

The Consumer Goods, Consumer Services and Consumer Electronics cohorts included regular recruiters like Asian Paints, CavinKare, HUL, Indigo, ITC, Lenovo, Nestle, Reckitt Benckiser, Samsung Electronics, Tata Sky and Wipro Consumer Care. 

In the General Management and Leadership cohort, regular recruiters such as the CK Birla Group, Reliance Industries Limited and RPG Group made the offers.

In the Retail B2B & B2C cohort firms like eShakti, Grofers India Private Limited and Flipkart were among others.

A variety of roles were offered across geographies including the UAE during cluster 2, IIM-A stated.

Earlier, the first cluster of the final placement process comprised four cohorts — Investment Banking and Markets, Management Consulting, Advisory Consulting and Private Equity, Venture Capital and Asset Management, with BCG and McKinsey making top offers of 32 and 30. 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic related restrictions and social distancing norms, IIM-A is conducting the entire placement process virtually this year.

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