240 students at XLRI bag 255 job offers this year
Feb 17 2013 , Kolkata
Average salary package for the batch hits `16.2 lakh per annum
As many as 75 recruiting companies from across industry sectors, made 255 offers to a batch of 240 students at XLRI this time round, XLRI officials said. Although, XLRI does not divulge details about the salaries offered to their students, the average salary of the batch was over Rs 16.2 lakh per annum, the institute said.
FMCG has been the forte of XLRI over the years. And this time too, companies like Unilever, Procter & Gamble, ITC, Kraft Cadbury, Asian Paints, Castrol, GSK Consumer Healthcare, Coca Cola, Pepsi, Loreal, Colgate Palmolive and Pidilite, among others, offered roles in their sales and marketing and HR functions. ITC was the largest recruiter in the FMCG space.
In the finance space, Standard Chartered Bank, Citibank, Nomura, Goldman Sachs and Development Bank of Singapore. Standard Chartered Bank happened to be the largest recruiters. Treasury roles were offered by Axis Bank and ICICI Bank. L’oreal, Airtel, Dr Reddys and L&T Finance also offered roles in corporate finance.
When it comes to consulting and strategy roles, offers were made by Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey, Gallup, Vector Consulting, Ernst & Young, Cognizant Business Consulting, Deloitte, Capgemini Consulting, Wipro Consulting, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Peoplestrong and TSMG. Philips offered a role in strategy function.
XLRI officials said that technology and e-commerce were other highlights with some of the key recruiters including Microsoft, Infosys, Times Internet and Mindtree offering roles in programme management, marketing, HR and operations.
“Against the backdrop of an economic slowdown, this year it is truly gratifying to see many respected organisations coming to XLRI year-after-year for recruiting our talented students. We attribute the excellent placements this year as an affirmation by the industry of the high-standards of management-centric education that we strive to deliver to our students,” said E Abraham, director, XLRI.