The Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad has completed placement of its management class of 2012.
The B-school which runs a one-year management programme saw a total of 631 offers for the 528 participating students, from 348 companies. This included several first time recruiters.
"It is heartening to witness the diversity of companies participating in the process that demonstrates their confidence in the ISB and its students. This is also a testimony to the success of our alumni and their acceptance in the corporate world. We believe that the Class of 2012 will take the ISB legacy forward leaving their mark in their chosen fields," said Deepak Chandra – Deputy Dean, ISB.
Despite the global economy in a bad shape, international companies made 92 offers as against 83 in the previous year. Positions were offered across 11 countries namely, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, UK, USA, Dubai, Nigeria, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Hong Kong. Companies including Apple, Astra Zeneca, Bloomberg, Booz, BT, Delta Partners, Expedia, GE, Goldman Sachs, and PRTM were among a list of 73 participating companies.
A total of 87 offers were made to students for global leadership roles by 27 companies – a significant rise from 28 such offers by 19 companies last year. Participating companies included Abbott, Aditya Birla Group, Bharti Airtel, Citibank, DuPont, GE, HCL Technologies, Ingersoll-Rand, Philips, Pfizer, Siemens AG, Luxottica Group, YES Bank, among others.
"ISB saw a spurt in the number of offers for various global leadership programmes of leading companies. These are fast track leadership programmes, where the company chooses highly talented professionals and grooms them for senior management roles," the institute said in a press statement.
The consulting sector continued to be in demand with it constituting over 30% of offers from companies such as AT Kearney, Accenture, Booz & Co, Deloitte, Diamond Consulting, Gallup Pte Ltd, KPMG, McKinsey & Co, Parthenon Group, PRTM, PwC, The Boston Consulting Group, and Valcon Management Consultants.
The technology sector was the second leading sector yielding about 28% of offers through roles in technology consulting, sales, product management and project management. The companies in the sector include Apple, Cognizant, Facebook, Google, IBM India, Infosys, Microsoft, and Siemens AG among others.
Companies from the e-commerce and digital space made their presence felt on campus this year constituting a total of 28 offers from 6 companies, as against the 6 offers from 2 companies in the previous year. Companies in this space included Amazon, Cleartrip, Expedia Flipkart, Makemytrip and Myntra.
Another sector which recruited in big numbers included pharma and biotech. A total of 27 companies including Astra Zeneca, Biocon, Dr Reddy’s, Eli Lily, Indegene, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, made 41 offers this year, as against 28 companies making 30 offers the previous year.