With 15 offers, Tata Consultancy Services was the top recruiter at the summer placements 2020 for postgraduate programmes (PGP) at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) that concluded on Monday. Unacademy, which participated in the process for the first time, recruited nine students in the education and technology sector, followed by Vedanta that recruited six in the core manufacturing and infrastructure sector, according to information shared by IIMA.
More than 50 firms participated in the third or final cluster of IIMA’s summer placements. Besides Unacademy, the Reserve Bank of India, Atlassian, BPCL, DuPont, Everest Instruments and Oracle participated in the recruitment process, held virtually due to the ongoing pandemic, for the first time.
In a “cluster-cohort” based hiring process, companies offering similar profiles were grouped into 11 cohorts – banking and insurance, financial services, consumer technology, core manufacturing and infrastructure, education and technology, enterprise and technology, food and dairy, government enterprises, analytics and IT consulting, renewable energy and green tech and social enterprises and NGOs.
Firms like Info Edge, People Interactive, Razorpay and PayU participated in the consumer and technology cohort. Enterprise and technology cohort consisted of companies like Adobe, Atlassian Corporation, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle and Sprinklr, while the renewable energy and green technology cohort saw participation from Amplus Solar and ReNew Power. The Reserve Bank of India, ICICI Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank participated in the banking and insurance sector.
In the previous cluster, 40 recruiters hired IIMA students, with Amazon alone recruiting 14 students for internships. In the first cluster, 50 companies participated.