Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta claims to have recorded 100 per cent summer internship placements for its class of 2022 despite the pandemic and a subdued economy. The summer internship placement programme was carried virtually for the first time where students and corporates participated from their home locations.
The placements were held in three clusters beginning from November 23 and concluding on November 28. A total of 139 firms participated in the process, of which 43 were the first time recruiters to IIM-Calcutta. A total of 473 students participated in the summer internship placement drive.
Consulting, finance, and BFSI accounted for 40 per cent of the total offers, 32 per cent of students got internships in general management, and sales and marketing roles, and the remaining 28 per cent of students found their fit with operations, product management, e-Commerce, and startups, the IIM informed.
Prof Abhishek Goel, chairperson CDPO said, “The pandemic and economic recession had posed unforeseen challenges. It is heartening to see our students and the placement team rising to the occasion to change the systems, enabling all stakeholders to participate virtually, creating multi-layered coordination and communication channels, and maintaining positivity throughout the process.”
The participating students thanked the second year students for their dedication and help before and during the placement process. The placement team expressed gratitude to the recruiters and students and was satisfied that their steps and months of planning bore fruit.
Professor Anju Seth, director of IIM-Calcutta congratulated the team and the students, “The results reinforce the recruiters’ faith in the academic capabilities, diverse student community and IIM Calcutta’s commitment to pursuing excellence in all fields of engagement.”
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