MUMBAI: XLRI has placed its largest ever batch of 300 students in 3.5 days with 108 recruiters including 45 first-timers making a total of 321 offers.
The median salary offered to the batch is Rs 17 lakh while the minimum is Rs 12 lakh.
Around 99 students were offered PPOs (Pre-Placement Offers) from their summer internships, a near 25% increase over the past year.
Financial sector recruiters ruled the roost with around 40% of the business management students being offered roles in the finance and consulting domains. Besides the likes of Axis Bank, Citibank, CRISIL, Development Bank of Singapore, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Yes Bank and Standard Chartered, ICICI Bank was the largest finance recruiter. Corporate Banking roles were offered by Citibank and HSBC among others, while other companies offered PE, VC and IB roles.
Asian Paints, Colgate Palmolive, GSK CH, Heinz, HCCB, ITC, Kellogg’s, L’Oreal, Mars, Mondelez, Nestle, PepsiCo, Reckitt Benckiser, Unilever among others offered roles in Sales and Marketing and HR functions. ITC was the largest recruiter. The pharmaceutical and medical sector was represented by majors like Alembic Pharma, Bioxcel, Medtronic, Novartis, Novo Nordisk and Roche. The media sector too made its presence felt while Airtel, Ericsson and Vodafone represented the Communications and the Networking space
Bosch, Crompton Greaves, Siemens, Lodha Group recruited students from the HR function.
In general management, companies such as Aditya Birla Group, Mahindra & Mahindra, Reliance Industries, RPG and TAS made offers while the consulting domain saw the participation of Accenture Strategy, Capgemini Consulting, Cognizant Business Consulting, Deloitte, EY, Everest Group, KPMG, Mercer Consulting, Price Waterhouse Coopers, The Boston Consulting Group, TSMG and Vector Consulting.
International roles were also offered to students.
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