IIM Bangalore 2019 Placement Report

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    Ranked first in NIRF for India’s top business schools, IIM Bangalore continues to establish itself as an ambassador of management and business education. 

    • IIM Bangalore has 3 kinds of placements occurring throughout the calendar year - summer placements, lateral placements and final placements. 
    • With 100% placement rates nearly every year, IIM Bangalore has set a very high standard for potential candidates as well as current alumni. It has shown to provide its students with exceptional job placements in both international and domestic locations. 

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    The Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) of IIM Bangalore is a masters level programme and the PGP batch of 2020-22 will be awarded the degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA). Applicants must clear CAT 2019 and get the required percentile to gain admission in IIM Bangalore.

    • Various factors will determine theCAT 2019 Cut off, such as the level of difficulty of the exam, total available seats etc.
    • CAT Counselling 2019 will not be a centralized process. IIMs do not conduct CAT counselling or allot colleges to candidates. Therefore, IIM Bangalore will have an individualized counselling process Check Here
    • CAT Result is expected to be released in the second week of January 2020

      IIM Bangalore Placement Highlights

      Summer Placement Highlights

      Summer placements for the PGP 2018-20 batch were successfully conducted from October 23- 27, 2018. 119 companies participated in the overall process and generated 442 offers for the prospective candidates. Out of those offers, 442 were accepted and 01 candidate opted out of the process. 

      • Consulting recruited the highest number of total candidates with 28% of the students choosing the management consulting sector
      • The roles included commercial banking, product management, leadership, operations, category management, general management, strategy consulting, niche consulting, business analytics, investment banking, capital markets, and corporate finance. 
      • There were significant offers from the e-commerce sector as well as the marketing and sales sector.
      • Admission into IIM Calcutta is done through percentile ranks and scores attained by a candidate in CAT 2019 or through other national exams such as GMAT / GRE / NET. GMAT scores are accepted for NRI students.

      Final Placement Highlights

      IIM Bangalore completed its PGP 2019 Placements in the beginning of this year. As expected, the placement rounds were successful as the candidates flourished in front of the recruiters. The final placements took place from December and lasted till February and mainly focused on two main recruitment formats: 

      • Entry level full time positions 
      • Lateral positions for candidates with extensive work experience 

      “Higher intake by management consulting firms and increase in sales and marketing roles on offer have translated into a higher number of offers for the largest batch so far,'' stated Dibyajyoti Mohapatra, Student Placement Representative, IIM Bangalore.


      Sector-wise Breakup for Summer Placements

      IIMB Placements
      • Consulting dominated the summer placement recruitments and garnered over a fourth of the total summer placements in 2018. 
      • Two other major contenders included the marketing and sales sector as well as the e-commerce sector which took up 17% of the placements respectively. 
      • There has been a significant rise in the e-commerce sector in the last couple of years as more companies from that sector have participated in the recruitment process. 

      Top Recruiters for Summer Placements

      Companies No. of Offers 
      Amazon 35 
      Accenture Strategy 18
      Bain and Company 18 
      The Boston Consulting Group 17 
      McKinsey & Company 13 
      A.T. Kearney 11 
      AB in Bev 10 
      Microsoft 10 
      Aditya Birla Group - LEAP 
      NRI Consulting 
      Procter and Gamble 
      Deloitte 7
      Alvarez & Marsal 6
      J P Morgan 
      Bharti Airtel 
      ICICI Bank 

      Final Placements

      The PGP 2017-19 batch showcased a range of diverse candidates and a myriad of talent within its candidates. It had a mixture of students who had an extensive work experience prior to their admission while others were fresher students.

      • Around half of the batch was between the ages of 23 to 25
      • Close to 40% of the students were above 26 years of age and had over 2 years of work experience under their belts
      • 488 offers were made to a batch of 411 students by 119 companies 
      • 170 Pre Placement offers were made out of which 125 were accepted 
      • 142 Lateral Placement offers were made out of which 110 were accepted 
      • There were 15 overseas offers 
      Sector Percentage % 
      Business Analytics 
      Corporate Finance and Commercial Banking 12 
      General Management 13 
      Information Technology 12 
      Management Consulting 35 
      Marketing and Sales 10 
      Operations 3
      Technology Consulting 
      • Average Salary for the  PGP 2017-2019 batch was INR 23 LPA while the average domestic salary was INR 24.54 LPA 
      • Average International salary was estimated to be INR 62.30 LPA while median salary was estimated to be INR 62 LPA
      • Around 88% of the students were from an engineering background, 6% were from commerce and the rest were from science or other miscellaneous fields. 
      • Majority of the candidates had close to 22-34 months of prior work experience, while 30% had over 35 months of experience and 20% of the batch were freshers.

      Pre-Placement Offers

      Bain and Company (10), The Boston Consulting Group (10), Strategy& (9), Accenture Strategy (8), Amazon (8), A.T. Kearney (7), McKinsey & Company (5), Aditya Birla Group (4), Alvarez & Marsal (4), Procter and Gamble (4)

      Top Recruiters for Final Placements

      Companies No. of Offers 
      Accenture Strategy 30 
      A.T. Kearney 14 
      Bain and Company 14 
      The Boston Consulting Group 14 
      Amazon 12 
      Deloitte USI 11
      ICICI Bank 
      AB InBev 
      Deloitte India 
      McKinsey & Company 
      Myntra 7
      Oyo Rooms 
      PwC Technology 
      Samsung 7
      Aditya Birla Group 
      Tata Administrative Services 

      IIM Bangalore completed its PGP 2019 Placements in the beginning of this year. As expected, the placement rounds were successful as the candidates flourished in front of the recruiters. IIMB extends financial aid to students in need of financial assistance. The objective of the Financial Aid Policy exercised at IIMB is to ensure that no deserving student is deprived of an education at the institute merely for financial reasons. Read More



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