Consulting and professional advisory services firms led across sectors in terms of hiring numbers at placements of the Indian School of Business PGP Class of 2024, accounting for 37% of the offers. Companies in the technology space—established players as well as startups in the domain of payment solutions, analytics, gaming, healthcare, travel, transportation and retail, among others—came in second place with 21% of offers, followed by BFSI (10%), with recruitments happening across investment banking and private equity, corporate banking, fintech and consumer banking.

A total of 394 companies—more than 70 of them first-time recruiters—made 1,206 job offers to 850 participating students. First-timers including IDFC First Bank, India Sotheby’s, Blenheim Chalcot India, Stride Ventures, Target, WEH Venture Partners, PI Investment Advisors and Tata Steel, among others, rolled out over 190 offers.

As of April beginning, over 95% of the batch has been placed, the institute told ET.

More than 20 companies have given 10+ offers, according to data shared by ISB. Accenture and Deloitte made triple-digit offers while companies such as Nagarro, McKinsey and Navi Technologies hired more than 20 students each. Companies such as BCG, Ola, Merilytics, TVS Motor Company, Nykaa, Genpact, Unilever and Reliance Industries hired in double digits.

In a challenging placement season amid a pullback in overall hiring across institutes, the Career Advancement Services (CAS) Team at ISB increased its client outreach in anticipation of the markets being soft for PGP Class of 2024, Ramabhadran Thirumalai, deputy dean, academic programmes, Indian School of Business, told ET.

“As a part of increased outreach, we met more companies as part of our business development efforts and got more number of companies to engage with students through leadership talks and information sessions. While doing all this, CAS focused on new-age industries and sunrise sectors, while broadening our touchpoints with legacy companies. We regularly tracked new investments happening in industries, companies that were expanding or setting up new operations in India,” added Thirumalai.Students of the batch bagged 25 international offers across SE Asia, Middle East and Africa. Recruiters included Teneo, Daniel P. O’Reilly & Company, Landmark Group and DAMAC Properties, among others.For the Class of 2024, 70% of students could make industry shifts and 74% of students could make function shifts.

With work experience range of between 8 years and 24 years with an average of more than 10 years, the approximately 50+ senior executive members of the cohort were hired by recruiters from consulting, BFSI, technology, sales and marketing, supply chain and operations, and healthcare, among others, for senior-level roles including managing partners, directors, vice-presidents, general managers, business heads and division heads this year.


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