The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) successfully completed the final placement process of its One Year Full Time Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX) at the end of May 2022. As every year, the final placement report was audited by an external agency and finalized in July 2022. The placements for this year have been outstanding with as many as 119 students from the PGPX 2022 batch accepting offer letters from globally recognised companies across sectors.
Prof. Ankur Sinha, Chairperson of the Placement Committee said, “We had record placements for our PGPX Batch of 2022 in the history of 16 years of the programme. The outcome of the placement process clearly demonstrates the strength of the programme and the value that recruiters see in hiring our students for their talent needs at mid to senior level positions. A surge in strategic and growth roles along with several international offers speak of the faith that the recruiters have in the programme. The determination, resilience and commitment shown by the placement team while working in a volatile situation because of the pandemic is commendable. We wish our graduates great success in their careers.”
About 62 firms participated in this year’s on-campus placement process with organisations visiting the campus to recruit candidates for their middle and senior management positions. This year saw a renewed focus on hiring for Consulting and Product Management roles as well as international hiring from the programme. It also saw a surge in hiring for strategic and growth roles including CEO, Ecosystem and Marketing Head, Vice President, Chief of Staff, Director, Young Leadership Programs, Program Head, Product Head and more.
Consulting firms emerged to be the largest recruiter this year, by hiring as much as 35 per cent of the students from the batch. This was followed by Online Services, Information Technology and BFSI sectors that recruited 20 per cent, 14 per cent and 9 per cent of the students, respectively.
Sitakant Tripathy, PGPX Recruitment Secretary added, “We are pleased to share that the IIMA’s PGPX Class of 2022 has completed its placement season on a high note. This year’s placements reiterate the programme’s focus on building leaders for an evolving business world. The numbers speak for the strength of the programme and the value organizations find in hiring the students from this programme. While Consulting, E-commerce, and other online services were the highest recruiting sectors, we have also seen an uptick in international hiring. Furthermore, we have a healthy mix of returning and new recruiters across sectors and geographies. We take pride in the continued trust the organisations have bestowed upon IIMA’s PGPX cohort and are confident that PGPX graduates will continue to excel in every role and responsibility undertaken by them.”
Firms that participated in the recruitment process at IIMA include BCG SEA (South-East Asia), BCG India, Bain, PwC, McKinsey, EY-Parthenon, Monitor Deloitte, Eques Capital, Adani Digital, Arthur D. Little, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, OLA Electric, Magicpin, UBS, Lenskart, Simplilearn, Accenture, Indegene, FinIQ, Genpact, Persistent, ElasticRun, Decimal Technologies, Pravaig, Gujarat Gas, Flipkart, Skit.ai. Accenture made the highest number of offers followed by Adani Digital.
IIM Ahmedabad has always encouraged students to take up entrepreneurship as a career, and this year saw four students from the batch taking the entrepreneurship route and deciding to pursue their ideas under the guidance and mentorship of CIIE.CO established at IIMA.