Technology and consulting firms become largest recruiters at ISB

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Technology and consulting firms continued to be the largest recruiters at the Indian School of Business (ISB), which has campuses at Hyderabad and Mohali. Offers from technology firms constituted 35 per cent (287) of total offers so far, while consulting firms accounted for 21 per cent (171) .

In all, 831 job offers were made to the Class of 2014 of postgraduate programme in management (PGP) till the end of February. In the corresponding period last year, 697 offers were made.

The recruiters in the technology segment included Apple, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Facebook, Google and Infosys. From the consulting segment, Accenture, AT Kearney, Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte, KPMG and McKinsey were among the recruiters.

E-commerce companies, which included Amazon, Flipkart, InMobi, Jade eServices and Myntra made 81 offers, which is 28 per cent of the overall technology offers. ISB said this year has seen 48 start-up companies making 46 offers this year.

Last year, 32 startup firms — among them BankBazaar.com, Proptiger, Kirusa, Zipdial, Zomato and ZoomCar — came and made 26 offers. Axis bank, which hired women students, made 20 offers, up from 12 last year.

Healthcare and pharma firms — including the likes of Abott India, Cipla, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, Novartis Pharma and Ranbaxy Laboratories — and BFSI firms like Axis Bank, CitiBank, Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Yes Bank have accounted for 8 per cent of the total offers each.

International firms have made around 63 offers so far.

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