Indian School of Business or ISB reported a successful placements season in 2017 with an increase of more than 39 per cent in recruiters visiting the campus. The campus placement activity this year saw participation from over 400 domestic and global employers making 1,113 offers to PGP Class 2017 students with an average salary of around Rs 22 lakh, the ISB - a global business school which has campuses in Hyderabad and Mohali - said in a statement. Among new participants in the ISB placements were Reliance Jio, Mindtree Consulting, L' Oreal, Jones Lang LaSalle, Havells, Revigo, P&G, Lending kart, Bain & Co and Roland Berger.
Regular recruiters at ISB placement activities included Microsoft, Citibank, Amazon, Cognizant, and Hindustan Unilever (HUL). Regular participants also include Novartis, Siemens, McKinsey, BCG, Parthenon and AT Kearney, ISB said.
Consulting and IT/ITeS (IT-enabled services) sectors continued to be among the largest recruiting sectors. The consulting and IT/ITeS sectors constituted 20 per cent and 21 per cent of total number of offers, it said, followed by BFSI (banking, financial services and insurance) and healthcare & pharma, ISB added.
The Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) at ISB had 903 students.
The Andhra Pradesh government recruited at ISB for the second consecutive year with a total of 21 offers. "For the first time, they were chosen for roles of Executive Assistants to District Magistrates at select districts in the state," it said. Other roles offered were in areas including fin-tech, textiles, tourism and Infrastructure.
The ISB also reported "a visible increase" in leadership roles. It said more than 70 offers were made to ISB students for leadership roles by corporates including Axis Bank, Aditya Birla Group, Citibank, Yes Bank, Philips India, Tech Mahindra, MAX, Mytrah Energy and Genpact.
Global recruiters offered senior management positions across locations such as Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, Abu Dhabi, Tokyo, Japan and Singapore. Cargill, Apple, Coty Inc, Landmark Group, Baycurrent and Credit Access Asia were among the international companies recruiting for the first time at the Indian School of Business (ISB).
ISB is the youngest school ever to consistently rank among the top Global MBA programmes, the B-School said.