IIM Kozhikode has completed the summer placement for its post-graduate programme in a record six days, with recruitment of 364 students, nearly half of them getting placed in sales and marketing.

The placement season saw participation of higher number of new recruiters, who accounted for 45 per cent of the total employers, a statement said.

A total of 119 companies, including Airtel, Boston Consulting Group, EY, ITC, JP Morgan Chase, KPMG,  Microsoft, Mahindra, Nestle, Godrej, HUL and Goldman Sachs, participated in the process this season, recruiting 364 students with an overall increase in the number of offers made per company, an IIM-K said.

The highest monthly stipend offered was 2.5 lakh.  Students were also offered positions in international locations across various sectors.

Various niche roles were opted by students in the field of Digital Marketing, Social Media Analytics, Research and Development.

The Sales and Marketing vertical saw the highest number of recruiters with 45 per cent of the batch opting for this sector.

The other top segments based on roles offered were finance (17 per cent), consulting and general management (24 per cent).

Another major highlight of the summer season at IIM K which sets it apart from the other campuses was the opportunity offered by the Kerala government to work on Kerala Development Projects in collaboration with the state officials contributing towards the state welfare, the statement added.

Source: The Indian Express