International Recruiters returned at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) campus

Despite looming economic gloom, major international recruiters returned at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) campus to take part in the final recruitment process which began on Monday.

The first cluster of the cohort based placement had two cohorts - global strategy consulting and international investment banks. The cluster saw the presence of major recruiters of the institutes like Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey, Bain and Co, AT Kearney, Credit Suisse, HSBC, Oliver Wyman and Accenture.

The Boston Consulting Group made the maximum number of offers during the recruitment process this year. "We recruited 17 students of Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) from IIM-A this year. IIM-A continues to be one of our core campuses for recruitment and we look forward to continue recruiting large numbers in line with our rapid business growth," said Ravi Srivastava, partner and director at Boston Consulting Group. The consulting firm has been a major recruiter at the institute over the years.

Apart from a few offers for working in international locations such as London and New York, most of the recruiters offered domestic roles during the placements.

This year, a total of 372 students of the flagship programme of PGP are eligible for taking part in the cohort-based placement system.

The duration of the cohort-based placement system, which was introduced two years ago, has been planned shorter this year. While the placements took around a month to complete last year, the entire process would be completed in less than two weeks this year. This has been achieved by reducing the gap between the clusters to just two days instead of the earlier gap of a week. The second cluster will be held on 17th February 2012.

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