The Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli (IIMT) had a successful summer placement season.

The students had a good mix of profiles to choose from, both in terms of the broad domains and specific roles. The institute in its second year of operation hosted a total of 39 recruiters out of which 20 were participating in the process for the first time. A rolling process was followed for the summer placements. Students were recruited for roles in Operations and Technology. Transport Corporation of India Limited offered roles related to its Logistics and Supply Chain projects. The sectors varied from FMCG to Banking to Automobile. Several, challenging general management roles that required an in – depth understanding and application of managerial concepts were offered by well-known companies like Mahindra GMC, Murugappa Group, Nodwin Group and Tripura Industrial Development Corporation. The roles offered by these firms include projects related to solar energy and infrastructure among others.

The students bagged coveted consulting profiles. The profiles offered include Financial Consulting, New Product Strategy and Business Development. The significant percentage of students with work experience in Information Technology helped attract several companies for this function. including Ameex Technologies, Redington, CSS Corp and Webenza among others. The roles offered varied from Business Analytics to Business Process Consultant. This year we saw diverse profiles being offered in various areas including Private Equity and Corporate Banking, Sales and Advertising, Supply Chain and Manufacturing, Financial Consulting and Small-Enterprise Consulting. Roles in Public Policy and General Management were also offered. Some students preferred to work for start-ups to gain an enriching learning experience covering multiple aspects of business and a flavour of the challenging milieu of entrepreneurship.

The writer is Chairperson, Placement and External Relations at IIM-Tiruchirappalli.