XLRI-Xavier School of Management has achieved 100% placement for its current outgoing batch of 2013-15, the institute said that this was the largest batch to ever have sit for final placements in the history of XLRI.
The final recruitment process saw participation from 108 recruiters, including 45 new recruiters, and 321 offers were made for a batch of 300 students over a period of 3.5 days. Last year, there were 245 students for the placement process.
BFSI and Consulting firms recruited in large numbers with around 40% of the Business Management students being offered roles in the Finance and Consulting domains.
About 99 students were offered PPOs (Pre-Placement Offers) from their summer internships, a near 25% increase over the past year with the students from XLRI proving their mettle in the industry yet again.
The median salary offered to the batch is Rs 17 lakh per annum while the minimum is Rs 12 lakh per annum. Last year, the median salary of the batch was over Rs 16.25 lakhs per annum.
In continuation with the trend from the recently concluded Summer Internship Placements the campus recruitment process was marked by an overwhelming presence of recruiters from the financial sector domain.
Recruiters from the BFSI space included Axis Bank, Citibank, CRISIL, Development Bank of
Singapore, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, ICICI Bank, Standard Chartered and YES Bank.
ICICI Bank was the largest finance recruiter. Corporate Banking roles were offered by Citibank and HSBC among others. Other companies also visited campus offering PE, VC and IB roles.
In marketing /operations and human resources, Asian Paints, Colgate Palmolive, GSK CH, Heinz, HCCB, ITC, Kellogg's, L'Oreal, Mars, Mondelez, Nestle, PepsiCo, Reckitt Benckiser, Unilever among others offered roles in Sales and Marketing and HR functions. ITC was the largest recruiter in the FMCG space.
The pharmaceutical and medical sector was strongly represented by participation from majors like Alembic Pharma, Bioxcel, Medtronic, Novartis, Novo Nordisk and Roche.
The media sector too made its presence felt with Set India, Star TV and HT Media offering roles in their Sales and Marketing function. Airtel, Ericsson and Vodafone represented the Communications and the Networking space while Philips and Samsung were the recruiters from the Consumer Durables sector here at XLRI.
General Management once again was one of the preferred sectors on campus with major industry players like Aditya Birla Group, Mahindra & Mahindra, Reliance Industries, RPG and TAS offering a large number of roles in this area.
The consulting domain saw the participation of industry majors such as Accenture Strategy, Capgemini Consulting, Cognizant Business Consulting, Deloitte, EY, Everest Group, KPMG, Mercer Consulting, Price Waterhouse Coopers, The Boston Consulting Group, TSMG and Vector Consulting. International roles were also offered to students.