The Indian School of Business (ISB), which has campuses in Hyderabad and Mohali, saw a better response than last year in the final placement season. About 1,383 students were offered jobs on the first day itself, and the average salary offered was Rs 26.15 lakh per annum. The maximum offers came from consulting and technology firms. Apple (South Asia), Deloitte Middle East, EY Parthenon and Landmark Group hired students to occupy senior management positions.
About 231 companies participated this time, of which about 65 were first-timers. Of the total offers made, 22.75 per cent came from consulting firms and 15 per cent came from the information technology (IT) and IT-enabled space. Offers were also made by many e-commerce and financial companies.
This year, 890 students are passing out of ISB, and it is a common practice for students to wait for and receive more than one offer, before making a choice.
Some of the big names that participated this year include PWC India, Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey & Company, Deloitte India, EY Parthenon, Bain and Company, Accenture, KPMG, Alvarez and Marsal, AT Kearney, Dalberg, E&Y, GEP, PWC DIAC, Roland Berger, Siemens Management Consulting and ZS Associates. About 314 offers came from these companies put together.
Technology majors including Google, Uber, Microsoft, InMobi, and Amazon visited the campus for the first time to hire talent. Axis Bank, Citibank, Credit Suisse, Estee Advisors, ICICI Bank, Matrix Partners and other BFSI companies also recruited talent in big numbers. Investment bankers and private equity companies including American Express, Barclays, and Bexley Advisors were also among the first-time participants.