Amazon ranked the biggest recruiter among Cluster 2 companies during summer placements for the 2017 batch of Post-Graduate Programme (PGP) in management at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, on Sunday. More than 40 firms participated in the second cluster comprising 5 cohorts: consumer goods and services; general management; consulting; pharmaceuticals; and technology.
Amazon made 18 offers, followed by Aditya Birla Group which made 17. Consumer goods and services included regular recruiters like Airtel, HUL, Mondelez, P&G, Star TV, Vodafone and Wipro among others. The general management cohort saw a large number of offers.
"IIM-A has been the preferred campus for the Aditya Birla Group," said Dr Santrupt Misra, CEO, carbon black business and director, Group HR. "This year, we hired 17 students for our leadership programme designed to build the next generation of leaders for the group."
Third cluster recruitments on November 4 will be largely represented by the internet and e-commerce cohort which offers jobs in finance, product management, strategy and operations, among others. Cluster 4 placements will be held on November 6.
In Cluster 1, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) emerged as the top recruiter with 19 offers, followed by Goldman Sachs with 11 and Bank of America Merrill Lynch with 6. Last year, more than 110 companies had visited IIM-A in three clusters of the placement drive and BCG was the top recruiter with 16 offers.