Consulting firms made the highest number of offers and the Boston Consulting Group recruited for the first time from FMS this year. Capgemini Management Consulting was the largest recruiter with 12 offers.
As in previous years, general management roles were amongst the most sought after on campus this year, with a larger, more diverse pool of companies in this space like Tata Administrative Services, Mahindra and Mahindra, Reliance Industries Ltd, Ranbaxy, Cipla , Jindal Steel and Power Ltd. and HCL, said a statement from the institute.
In marketing, first time recruiters included 3M, Adidas and Yum! Brands. Yum! Brands hired exclusively from FMS for the position of senior brand manager. AC Nielsen recruited from FMS for its finance leadership programme (FLP) for the first time this year for students specialising in the finance domain.
With over 50% of the batch having prior work experience, this placement season saw a number of IT majors recruiting in numbers for niche profiles. Microsoft offered its coveted programme manager role for its India Development Centre while HCL offered an international role for its global engagement manager profile for the first time. E-commerce made its presence felt in a big way with Amazon, MakeMyTrip, Ibibo, Infoedge and Valyoo technologies.
Students also expressed interest in working for PSUs. This year, IOCL, BPCL and Power Finance Corporation were amongst the PSUs that participated in the placement process, said a student from the institute.
About a fifth of the batch managed to bag roles in finance from across various functions like investment banking, wholesale banking, corporate finance and treasury from Citibank, Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered, HSBC, Axis Bank and ICICI.