Banking, finance hog the limelight

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The Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli (IIMT) had a successful summer placement season for the batch of 2012-2014.

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.

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.

Ten students opted out of the placement process to pursue specific interests in niche sectors.

Continuing last year’s streak, marketing emerged as the forte of IIM Tiruchirappalli. Various roles in Sales, Market Research and Advertising were offered.

The offers spanned different sectors including FMCG, Media, Infrastructure, Healthcare and BFSI. In the finance sector, ICICI Bank, Citibank, PreQuate, Ah!Ventures, The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), IIFCL, NCDEX recruited students for roles in Finance. The RBI participated in the process for the very first time and offered roles to students in Foreign Exchange Trading.

Human Resource

Students interested in HR profiles were hand-picked for interesting roles such as Performance Management, Employee Engagement and Recruitment.

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



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