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Upsurge in Job Offers marks ISB’s ongoing Placements Season

The Indian School of Business (ISB), with campuses at Hyderabad and Mohali, today announced a progress update on its placements season currently underway, for the Class of 2014 of its Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP).  A total of 831 offers were made as on February 28, 2014, compared to 697 offers in the corresponding period last year.


  1. Technology and Consulting continue to be the largest recruiters: Technology and Consulting sectors continue to be the largest recruiting sectors constituting 35% (287) and 21 % (171) of the total number of offers so far

    Leading Technology recruitersLeading Consulting recruiters
    Cognizant Technology Solutions
    Infosys  Ltd
    AT Kearney
    Boston Consulting Group
    McKinsey & Co.
  2. E- Commerce constitutes larger piece of Technology pie: E-commerce companies   made a total of 81 offers constituting about 28% of the overall Technology offers.
    Leading E-commerce recruiters
    Flipkart Internet Pvt Ltd
    Jade eServices Private Limited
  3. Start-ups join war for talent: This year witnessed a 50% increase in the number of start-up companies participating in the placements process. Representing sectors such as Technology, Telecom, E-Commerce, Transportation and Education, many of these companies offered senior management roles such as Head – Corporate Finance, Head – Operations, GM - International Relations, etc. Many of the VCs funding these companies were also seen participating actively with the promoters in the hiring process.

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    # Offers4826
    New start-ups participating this year  Online marketplace for customized financial  products
    Proptiger: Online platform  offering  best deals on properties in India
    Kirusa: Mobile Social Media and Value Added Service providers in the world
    Zipdial:  Mobile Marketing & Analytics platform provider
    Zomato: Online restaurant discovery guide operating across 11 countries
    ZoomCar:  India's first self-drive car hire service 
  4. Axis Bank’s ‘Women Leadership Programme’ returns to ISB: With an initiative that it exclusively introduced at the ISB last year, Axis bank continued to hire women students in significant numbers from the ISB for the second year running. It made 20 offers, up from 12 last year.
  5. Healthcare & Pharma and BFSI remain steady:  Healthcare & Pharma and BFSI sectors made equal contributions of about 8% each of the total offers as on date.
    Healthcare & PharmaBFSI
    Abott India
    Dr Reddy’s Laboratories
    Novartis Pharma AG
    Ranbaxy Laboratories
    Axis Bank
    CitiBank N A
    Deutsche Bank
    Yes Bank
  6. International Companies: Around 63 international offers have been made as on date. A noticeable development this year is the participation of companies from the Middle East offering roles and packages on par with global companies. With several ISB students having prior international work experience, a majority of the international companies hire ISB students for senior management positions.

    Leading International recruitersCountry
    Novatis Pharma AG
    Luxottica Group
    Protiviti Member Firm
    SEPAM Qatar WLL
    Siemens AG
    Universal Hospitals LLC
    Abu Dhabi
  7. ‘Leadership Programmes’ Continue to Rise: Companies hiring ISB  students for their prestigious ‘Leadership Programmes’ has become a norm  over the last few years and the trend continues this year too. The number of ‘Leadership Programme’ offers as on date is 110 up from 81 offers last year. 
    Companies offering Leadership Roles
    Aditya Birla Group
    Bharti Airtel
    HCL Technologies
    IBM China
    Philips India
    Sanofi India

The trends in the current placements season reflect the success of the ‘Integrated Placements’ process introduced last year. Through this, the school ensures campus neutral placements allowing students and recruiters an equal opportunity to interact with each other irrespective of their location. With a class size of ~770 students, the Post Graduate Programme in Management at ISB offers arguably the largest pool of top-notch experienced talent in Asia. The ISB follows a system of ‘Rolling Placements’, a lateral hiring process that 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. With the passing of the Class of 2014, the ISB brand will be represented by a network of 6000+ accomplished alumni working in leading companies, government and non-profits spread across 32 countries worldwide. Over 350 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: