The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) successfully completed its summer placements for the postgraduate management program (PGP) class of 2025, categorizing the process into three clusters.
In Cluster 1, six categories of firms participated, including investment banking and markets, management consulting, niche consulting, advisory consulting, cards and financial advisory, and private equity, venture capital, and asset management. According to an official statement from IIMA, around 60 positions were offered during this placement drive.
Notably, Boston Consulting Group emerged as the dominant recruiter in Cluster 1, presenting 22 positions. The list of participating consulting firms featured Bain and Company, McKinsey and Company, Accenture Strategy, Alvarez and Marsal, Arthur D Little, Auctus Advisors, Kepler Cannon, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, KPMG, Ernst and Young, and Strategy.
In the investment banking and markets sector, recruiters included Avendus Capital, Bank of America, Citibank, Morgan Stanley, Estee Advisors, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, and HSBC. Goldman Sachs led the way in this category by offering nine positions. Private equity and venture capital firms such as Westbridge, I-squared Capital, RTP Global, Multiples, Faering Capital, and Piramal Alternatives were also part of the process, with newcomers Vector Consulting Group and Transformation X joining the summer internship program.
Cluster 2 witnessed Mahindra as the primary recruiter, offering 11 positions, closely followed by the Adani Group. Various companies, including the Aditya Birla Group, Bajaj Group, CK Birla Group, JSW Group, Piramal, Reliance Industries Limited, and Tata Administrative Services, were also active participants.
In the consumer goods and durables category, recruiters included well-known names like AB InBev, Loreal, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages, Asian Paints, Coca-Cola, Dabur, HUL, ITC, Mondelez, Nestle, P&G, and Wipro Consumer Care, as well as newcomers like Diageo. Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) emerged as the primary recruiter in this category, while Amazon secured the top position in the Retail B2B and B2C category.
In the pharma and healthcare category, Alkem Laboratories took the lead as the top recruiter, with the participation of firms like Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, Glenmark Pharma, and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited.
The placement process unfolded over several days, with Cluster 1 taking place on October 31, Cluster 2 on November 3, and Cluster 3 held on Monday.