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ISB Students Receive Record Number of Offers in Placements 2016

ISB Students Receive Record Number of Offers in Placements 2016  
Hybrid Model of Placements introduced this year proves successful
§  Highest number of offers to date – 1093 as on date
§  Increase in Leadership Roles
§  Regular recruiters come back for more talent and roll out more offers than before
§  Government sector makes presence felt on campus, offers unique roles
Mumbai, March 3, 2016: The ongoing placements process at the Indian School of Business (ISB), with campuses at Hyderabad and Mohali, has seen a significant increase in demand from recruiters for talent from its flagship Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP). Large corporates and startups alike competed to hire talent from the two campuses resulting in an all-time high number of offers at 1093.   
A highlight of this year’s placements season at ISB is the success of the shift from a purely structured system of the previous years, to a flexible hybrid model that also included exclusive days for recruiters who had elaborate hiring processes.  Apart from resulting in the highest number of job offers this year, the hybrid model of placements also resulted in higher pay packages to the 812 strong Class of 2016.  
Top consulting firms like McKinsey, Boston consulting Group, EY, Deloitte and KPMG continue to be big recruiters at the School accounting for 19 per cent of the total offers. Technology and technology services firms like Microsoft, Apple, Philips, HCL, Tech Mahindra and Directi are also present in strength making offers to 11 per cent of the class. E-commerce companies such as Amazon and Flipkart also consolidated their presence and have made a total of 109 offers so far while constituting 10 percent of the total offers to date.
In a significant first, the Government of Andhra Pradesh has made offers to 11 ISB students who will become Chief Minister’s Fellows. They will support the emerging state on strategic initiatives and implementation of policies that will contribute to its ambitious vision to emerge a front running state in the country and as a major investment destination.  
This year the quality of hiring has also improved compared to previous years. A total of 92 offers for senior leadership roles and global leadership programmes were made. These include several CXO level positions. Several of these included offers made to women students as well.  Axis Bank alone, which runs its ‘Women Leadership Programme’ at ISB, has made 30 offers, up from the 18 last year.  Around 20 international companies have made 73 offers so far.
Interestingly, startups competed hard with established recruiters picking up seven per cent of the class across sectors like technology, telecom, E-Commerce, transportation and education with senior management roles on offer.  BFSI, Healthcare & Pharma sectors remained steady and made equal contributions of about eight per cent each of the total offers as on date.
With a class size of 812 students, the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) at ISB offers arguably the largest pool of top-notch experienced talent in Asia. In line with the ‘One School , two campus’ philosophy, ISB follows an integrated campus-neutral placements process allowing students and recruiters an equal opportunity to interact with each other irrespective of their location. The lateral hiring process is spread over several months, giving both recruiters and students time to find their best fit. During this period, the School also supports and encourages students in their independent search efforts to find their preferred careers
About the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) at the ISB
The PGP is a full-time, one-year programme in Management designed for young working professionals to enable them transition into roles of greater responsibility, or pursue an entrepreneurial dream. The programme offers world class education with an exposure to some of the best of minds – faculty, industry and their own peers, giving students an enriching learning experience that expands the bounds of their thinking and sets them on the path for long-term career progress.  The PGP is offered concurrently at the ISB’s Hyderabad and Mohali campuses. The school functions as one entity with a seamless integration across campuses with a common admissions and placements process. The ISB brand is currently represented by a network of 6900+ accomplished alumni working in leading companies, government and non-profits spread across 33 countries worldwide. Over 400 alumni are running their own ventures. ISB is committed to the continuous development of its alumni through life-long learning programmes combined with career development and support activities. For more details on the PGP, please visit:
About the Indian School of Business
The Indian School of Business (ISB) is a global Business school offering world-class management education across its two campuses – Hyderabad and Mohali. The School has grown at a rapid pace since its inception and already has several notable accomplishments to its credit – it is the youngest school ever to consistently rank among the top Global MBA programmes, the first institution in South Asia to receive the prestigious AACSB accreditation, one of the largest providers of Executive Education in Asia, and the most research productive Indian management institution. A vibrant pool of research-oriented resident faculty, strong academic associations with leading global B-schools and the backing of an influential Board, have helped the ISB fast emerge as a premier global Business school in the emerging markets. For more details visit
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