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IIM Calcutta Placements 2019

Any B-school takes great pride in the placements its students are able to secure. Like any top management school, the students of IIM Calcutta have proved their mettle again and again. Popularly known as the Finance campus of India, IIM Calcutta has retained this title for many years now in a row.

Why Does IIMC Stand Out

IIMC offers a comprehensive curriculum and a huge number of choices of electives as part of its MBA programmes. Also it was the first B-school in India to start a course on Fixed Indian Market. Students are given options and choices based on their interests and these help them to prepare and plan for their career exclusively. All the management programs are made relevant as per the latest economic and business trends and fine tuned to meet the continuous changes in the market.  This kind of an environment makes sure that students of IIMC stand out when it comes to things like career choices and placements.

Placement Offers at IIMC

A total of 479 placement offers were rolled out for 2016-18 PGP batch. There are 3 types of placements provided at IIMC –

Summer Placement

Caters: 1st year students

Time: November every year

Placement Opportunity: During the 8-10 week long summer internship program a student may secure a placement offer and is called the Pre Placement Offer (PPO).


Lateral Placement

Caters: 2nd year students with prior work experience

Time: December - February

Placement Opportunity: Placement offers made during this time to students with experience are called Lateral Placement Offers (LPO). A variable recruitment fee is charged for each student.


Final Placement Offers

Caters: 2nd year students of graduating batch

Time: February and March

Placement Opportunity: Participation and recruitment fee is charged by each student and those who get placed in the companies are given the final placement offer (FPO)

IIM Calcutta Placements

Highlights of PGP 2016-18 Placements

In words of the Director of IIMC, Prof. Saibal Chattopadhyay, “We have designed the Post Graduate Programme very carefully to develop our students into global organizational leaders”. The placement records of the 53rd batch of the PGP students have been phenomenal.

 Some of the highlights of the Final Placement Season for PGP Class of 2016-18 were:-

  1. The placements got over within 3 days.
  2. There were around 130 recruiters in the campus to hire.
  3. A total of 432 students were placed with 17% female candidates.
  4. There were 109 placement offers made alone from the finance sector with the maximum package going up to 70 LPA.
  5. The maximum CTC offered was 75 LPA from Sales & Marketing.
  6. 42% pre placement offers were made by the Consulting sector.
  7. 25% lateral placement offers were made by the Ecommerce, Ops & ProdMan sectors

Holding the crown of being the Finance Campus of India, 28% of total final placement offers were made in the Finance sector.

IIM Calcutta Sectorwise Placements

IIMC Recruitment Cell

The placement cell at IIMC is called the Career Development & Placement Office headed by Prof. Rajiv Kumar and his team of 7 faculty members and 10 student placement representatives. The placement brochure with all details can be found here.

Top Recruiters at IIMC

Some of the top recruiters that visit the IIMC campus time and again are JP Morgan Chase & Co., Barclays, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Amazon, Microsoft, Godrej, L&T Infotech, Bajaj, P&G.

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