The Six IIM Alumni Report 2013 – Part Two – Stats for Top Companies in FMCG and Technology,E-Commerce,Telecom

(There will be slight numerical discrepancies in the part 1 of the report with parts 2 and 3. It is because the reports are created from different sources within LinkedIn)

In this second part, we explore how the mafia rules in few of the most crucial sectors for every business school in this economy. We listed down 35 top companies in the ‘real’ economy which are fast becoming the most sought after because of the stability they offer in tough times. They are also intricately connected to the India consumption story and business schools would do well to treat them with respect. In the last 5 years, when headline-grabbing, money-throwing names have deserted business schools regularly, most companies from these sectors have come to the rescue.

You can read last year’s Alumni report of 6 IIMs on FMCG here

Let’s start with FMCG. We have taken 20 companies instead of 15 that we took last year. Let’s jump to the numbers straight away. Please note that since NO FILTER was done for functions in the company, the numbers below include alumni in Sales & Marketing, Operations, IT, Corporate Finance, HR, Others.

Disclaimer : It is user generated data. We cannot vouch for 100% accuracy. But it gives a very clear trend. The numbers below include professionals who could have done short courses at the IIMs. The numbers below do not include most Class of 2013 graduates as they have not started work/not updated their LinkedIn profiles yet.

Some observations:

1) IIM Lucknow numbers are at par with those of IIM ABC. In fact, in some FMCG companies it has more alumni than any school in India. It can safely be said that from a career point of view, professionals from IIM ABC have no additional advantage over professionals from IIM L in the FMCG sector. As shall be evident from the non-IIM top business schools report, XLRI has slightly better numbers but at least 100 are expected to be in the HR function only. Contrary to popular belief, in terms of sheer quantity FMS Delhi numbers are not as impressive. JBIMS Mumbai numbers are worse. (non-IIM top business schools Alumni reports to be released later in the week)

2) IIM Calcutta and the Johnson & Johnson story is very intriguing. It stands out.

3) IIM Indore (14 batches) and IIM Kozhikode (15 batches) are weak FMCG campuses.  Since HUL and P&G are the biggest recruiters in this sector, both these campuses need to attract these companies regularly for Finals. Both these campuses have resorted to criteria that increases the percentage of freshers and/or women on campus – a strategy likely to attract more FMCG names. It will be interesting to see how it pans out in the future.

4) ITC Ltd. is fast becoming the 3rd most important FMCG name on all campuses. It recruits in big numbers now.

Let us look at the other important sectors now. Rock star technology and e-commerce names will increasingly dominate placement reports. Electronics and Telecom companies are always important and hiring numbers are steady as they are for FMCG and General Management roles. We listed 15 companies to be analyzed.

Please note that since NO FILTER was done for functions in the company, the numbers below include alumni in Sales & Marketing, Operations, IT, Corporate Finance, HR, Others.

Disclaimer : It is user generated data. We cannot vouch for 100% accuracy. But it gives a very clear trend. The numbers below include professionals who could have done short courses at the IIMs. The numbers below do not include most Class of 2013 graduates as they have not started work/not updated their LinkedIn profiles yet.


Some Observations:

1) Microsoft and HP/HP Software have a lot of alumni from the IIMs. Except for IIM Indore, 25-30% of the numbers above are from these two companies.

2) IIM Bangalore is distinctly dominant at Yahoo!

3) IIM Calcutta has the largest contingent at Airtel by quite a margin rivaled only by IIM Ahmedabad with a contingent that is almost half the size of IIM C.

4) The only possible explanation for both IIM C and IIM B having double the number of alumni in this list than IIM A is the certificate programmes and MDPs held by IIM B and C. This huge gap in quantity can only be explained by this. However, IIM B has a clear advantage in the technology and e-commerce segment due to its favorable location.

We will be back on Thursday with Banking & Finance and Consulting sectors.

Read Part One of the 6 IIMs Alumni Report 2013

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16 comments

ABC

When it comes to alumni influence in placements , Quantity is irrelevant , the position which alumni hold is more important. This is the reason why IIM A,B,C ,FMS, XLRI and JBIMS alumni networks have such strong influence in their placements because these institutions have 40+ year old alumni network and hence have many of their alums at top of the pyramid( MD, CEO ,Partner,Country heads) in decision making positions .

Anonymous

Quantity becomes relevant in the sense that it gives confidence to people from a college that they can also get into a company that their seniors have gotten into in large numbers. See the numbers for top consulting firms, numbers will alone show that except for ABC other IIM students have very low prob of getting in.

Anup

Hello
Interesting study by InsideIIM, kudos for such an analysis!
While I am trying to understand, let me point to a discrepancy in the Part-1 and Part-2.
HUL figures for IIMA is (22+23)=45 as per Part 1, while in above it is 50 (Part 2). IIM B is 49 (Part 2) and 56 (Part 1).
There is a discrepancy in most companies. Could you please elaborate?

@InsideIIM

Part 1 data is only for 1997 to 2013. Part 2 data is for all dates and also includes people who have not mentioned any dates in their profile.

Anup

Well.. In that case the figures of Part 1 is a subset of Part 2. And with that logic, Part 1value should be > Part 2. However not the case in HUL IIMB example i have given. Could you elaborate?

Anup

Just to elaborate, if 56 students are there in 1997-2013 (Part 1) how come only 49 students in (1973-2013) ? Where did the missing 7 students go?!

insideiim

You are right about this issue. There could be such numerical discrepancies in the part 1 of the report as there is strong case of double counting. Also, certain profiles are hidden from us as they are premium accounts which do not show in our analysis for part 2 and part 3 of the report.

Salma

they left the company and shifted to USA…can't that happen..

Anonymous

"In terms of sheer quantity FMS Delhi numbers are not as impressive. JBIMS Mumbai numbers are worse."

That is because both these institutes had a very small batch size. FMS has increased its batch size only recently.

@InsideIIM

We accounted for that before making that statement. XLRI also had a relatively small batch size until 2011 (180 – BM+HR). FMS and JBIMS are also 4 decades old. SPJIMR is younger but has far better numbers for FMCG.

ayush raghuvanshi

I request a similar analysis side to side on imt-g, mdi, nmims. Will beat many b-schools here hands down on all accounts across spectrum.

BDC

Point to note – ABC Dominating the e-commerce side is no big deal…..I happen to work in one of these companies labelled no.1 here, and i can clearly tell you that there is no such over dominance by ABC here… Other non IIMs like NMIMS, SPJIMR, IMTG, etc. are hired regularly and infact more in number.

I think other than Finance & Consulting, there is no other such sector wherein the ABCs dominate or are omni present!

Simon

You're right. NITIE + Amazon filter throws 19 results in linkedin, which is gross mis-representation of NITIE alums at Amazon. The actual numbers exceed 50. Same should be the case with the IIMs.

This year alone 10 alums(2013 batch) would enter Amazon, most of them have not updated their profiles.

As stated, we should take these findings with a pinch of salt. For exact number of alums working in specific companies, get access to the college alumni database,