Final Placements : IIM Calcutta – Class of 2015

The big themes emerging from IIM Calcutta’s Final Placement Season this year are – Strength in Banking & Finance and Consulting, Rise of E-Commerce and Technology and the number of students looking at starting their ventures straight from campus.

As was the case with IIM Bangalore, 1/3rd of the batch at IIM Calcutta had offers before the Final Placement season began. It is now a well known fact that for a career in Finance, IIM Calcutta is one of the best places to graduate from. In the world of Finance professionals, few schools in India have the strength and loyalty that IIM Calcutta alumni exhibit. The emergence of e-commerce and technology has been noted in almost every report this season, but at IIM Calcutta we have just about everyone who matters. The biggest e-commerce firms Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal have recruited from Joka and so have the two big cab service providers – Uber and Ola. IIM C remains among the top 4 campuses for Consulting in India (IIM A, B and ISB are the other three).

Similar to what we have observed at IIM A and IIM B, it is the FMCG firms that are the ones who seem have been hit again with the emergence of new sectors. The best talent in India today that doesn’t get into Banking or Consulting, prefers newer sectors in the technology and e-commerce space than FMCG companies. We have enough data over the last 3 years to prove it.

Highlights sent to us by IIM Calcutta :

•This year, a total of 501 offers were made – 134 PPOs, 143 Lateral Offers, 224 Offers in Finals

•The Final Placements for the Batch of 2015 were completed in a record time of 2.5 days. 95% of these were made in Slot-0 (consisting of Day 0 and Day 1)

More than 100 offers were made in Finance, including 22 front-end Investment Banking, Markets, PE and VC roles – the highest across all IIMs.

•Consulting sector saw a 23% rise in PPOs. 34 offers were made by the Big Four Consulting Firms. Accenture Strategy was the largest recruiter with 18 offers.

•60 offers from reputed as well as upcoming e-commerce firms, internet companies, startups and ventures in digital space (web based firms).

•Total number of international offers – 33.

•2% students opted for deferred placements so they could take up their on ventures

Detailed report with profiles and sectors can be found below :






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Final Placement Reports for the Class of 2015 across schools can be found here ( IIM A,B,I,XLRI,FMS,IIFT,JBIMS,TISS,SPJIMR and others)

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Great placements by IIM Calcutta. However, overall IIM Bangalore did a better job. Surprising to find regular front end roles (J P Morgan, Barclays Capital, Nomura, UBS, Royal Bank of Scotland, Deutsche Bank) missing from IIM Calcutta report which otherwise recruited from IIM Bangalore. PE/VC scene was better too at B. However, 100+ offers in finance is fantastic. The Consulting numbers were higher for B than C.