Technology And E-Commerce – Alumni Report 2018

This is the sixth edition of the annual Alumni Report on InsideIIM.com.

It’s that time of the year again where we take stock of the distribution of alumni from the 16 Top Business Schools in India across some of the most desirable companies in India. Following the format set by the student team last year (this year’s student team will be announced in June), the series will cover 4 sectors – Banking and Finance, Consulting, Tech & E-Commerce and Consumer Goods. We will look at absolute numbers of alumni in each company and compare percentages of alumni in 2 ways – which school has the highest representation in a company among its ‘peers’ and which company has the highest percentage of alumni for a given business school. (Peers are defined based on the year of establishment of the business school. More details below.)

 

Why do we create this report every year?

1) To help potential aspirants know about a business school’s reputation in the corporate world – alumni stats are a good indicator – both number, as well as diversity, is important.

2) It helps current students and alumni get an overall picture of their own alumni and facilitates more targeted networking

 

Creation of 2 Business School Clusters – Pre 1966 and Post 1966

Top B-schools in India are divided into two categories based on the years in which they were established. The rationale behind such a selection criterion is to ensure that the alumni base is strong and comparable for the b-schools under consideration. As there was no top b-school established between 1965 and 1973, the cut-off year chosen for dividing the schools is taken to be 1965. This criterion divides the schools into two clusters – Cluster 1 – Pre-1966 and Cluster 2 – Post-1966 – having 8 schools in each cluster.

The table summarises these clusters with the year of establishment.

We understand that a lot of good business schools may have been left out but it is not possible for us to do this for every school yet. We encourage you to add alumni stats of your school in a separate story if you think there is enough interesting and insightful data.

 

Analysis of Alumni in Technology & E-Commerce:

A total of 15 companies were considered to represent the technology sector. These companies are among the top rated names in InsideIIM’s Annual Recruitment Survey. Also, these companies have a lot of alums amongst the chosen Business Schools to do meaningful analyses. These companies are also the most popular recruiters in all the Business Schools.

 

The Pre 1966 Top Business Schools

Given below is the raw data from LinkedIn for the 8 Schools in this cluster of schools established prior to 1966.

Please note that:

1) No filtration has been done for job profile. Hence, the figures below represent every role and domain – the numbers below include alumni in IT, Sales & Marketing, Operations, Corporate Finance, HR and other domains.

2) All possible businesses of a company have been considered. For e.g. – Google below consists of employees working in Google Play, Google Advertisements, etc.
3) We have not taken an account of LinkedIn profiles that are private because we have no access to their profile information.

The analysis done below gives a detailed look at:

1) Company wise slicing of Alumni across Pre-1966 Estd b-schools

2) Cumulative percentage of alumni working in different companies

Given below is the raw data from LinkedIn for the 8 Schools in this cluster of schools established prior to 1966.

Given below is the % of Alumni in each Company from each of the 8 Top Schools established prior to 1966


In the above table, wherever the percentage of total alumni from a b-school in a particular company crosses 20%, it has been highlighted in blue.

Key Takeaways:

  1. IIM Calcutta alums are clearly the most preferred across top technology, telecom and e-commerce companies in India, especially in this set of 8 schools. All 15 companies seem to prefer IIM Calcutta, with the highest percentage of hires in most companies, it has an impressive overall number as well.
  2. The next preferred campus is IIM Ahmedabad. Amazon has recruited what seems like an army of leaders from IIM A and C! The company plans to expand its operations across the country and also seems to be one of the top recruiters in these campuses.  
  3. Reliance Jio has hired majorly from IIM C, IIM A, and XLRI. Ola and Uber have also hired generously from IIM A and IIM C.

Given below is the % of Total Alumni from each of the 8 Top Schools established prior to 1966 – in each company

In the above table, wherever the percentage of total alumni from a b-school in a particular company crosses 10%, it has been highlighted in blue.

Key Takeaways:

  1. More than 50% of NITIE’s alumni is based in 2 major e-commerce companies – Amazon and Flipkart. It was and still is the most preferred destination for the e-commerce companies, probably because of its core students being engineering+MBA graduates.
  2. The top recruiter when it comes to this set of schools is hands down Amazon and Airtel. It also has a very impressive distribution across this list of b-schools.
  3. Surprisingly, the overall numbers from Apple, Facebook, Ola, and Uber, are on the lower side. These were rated to be some of the most desirable companies to work for.  

The Post 1966 Top Business Schools

Given below is the raw data from LinkedIn for the 8 Schools in this cluster of schools established post-1966.

Please note that:

1) No filtration has been done for job profile. Hence, the figures below represent every role and domain – the numbers below include alumni in IT, Sales & Marketing, Operations, Corporate Finance, HR and other domains.

2) All possible business of a Technology company has been considered. For e.g. – Google below consists of employees working in Google Play, Google Advertisements, etc.

3) We have not taken an account of LinkedIn profiles that are private because we have no access to their profile information.

Given below is the % of Alumni in each Company from each of the 8 Top Schools established post-1966

In the above table, wherever the percentage of total alumni from a b-school in a particular company crosses 20%, it has been highlighted in blue.

Key Takeaways:

  1. IIM Bangalore followed by ISB are the two preferred b-schools in the post-1966 cluster.  Both in terms of overall numbers as well as distribution, these two schools rule the tech sector. This also shows that major tech companies prefer ISB students even though it is the most recent school in the cluster.
  2. Following closely are IIM L and NMIMS Mumbai. However, IIM L and IIM K show the least amount of recruits in the tech and e-commerce sector.
  3. 50% of the recruits from IIM L are working with Airtel and Samsung, and 36% of recruits from NMIMS are working at Reliance Jio. 

Given below is the % of Total Alumni from each of the 8 Top Schools established post-1966 – in each company

In the above table, wherever the percentage of total alumni from a b-school in a particular company crosses 10%, it has been highlighted in blue.

 

Key Takeaways:

  1. As seen in this set of b-schools as well, Amazon is the top recruiter. There’s an increase in the number of total recruits since last year. Amazon’s affinity to ISB is quite evident and impressive, given that ISB is the most recent addition to b-schools in the post-1966 cluster.
  2. The next top recruiter is Google – which maintains a decent distribution across the 8 b-schools, and it is followed by Microsoft and then Flipkart.
  3. Even in this set of b-schools, the overall numbers from Apple, Facebook, Ola, and Uber, are on the lower side.

You can find the previous year’s reports here.

Check out the Consumer Goods – Alumni Report 2018, here.

Check out the Consulting – Alumni Report 2018, here.

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