More than 20 firms participated in the placement process, including regular recruiters such as Syngenta, Godrej Agrovet, Rabobank, Marico, Heinz, APPL, Excel Crop Care, and Enercon. This placement season also marked the entry of a number of new firms to the placement process, including Mondelez, PricewaterhouseCoopers, DuPont, TAFE, Sathguru Management Consulting, Frost and Sullivan, PI Industries, Cremica and GreenNGood. Some of the firms conducted pre-placement processes on 7th November. Notably, 5 students chose to sit out of the main summer placement process to pursue their interest in the developmental sector by working with Jeevika, the Bihar Rural Livelihoods Project.
Syngenta, a global agribusiness giant, was the largest recruiter and made offers to six students for 11 challenging projects spanning diverse functional domains. Officials from Syngenta commented “This is our second year of participation in IIM-Ahmedabad placements. We were delighted by the talent, diversity and enthusiasm of the candidates and we look forward to build this relationship further.”
In all, a variety of roles were offered across sectors including FMCG, Agricultural Inputs, Consulting and Advisory, Banking, and Plantations. Functional roles available to students included Strategy, International Marketing, Business Development, Research, B2B Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Sales, and General Management and Leadership.
IIM-Ahmedabad’s PGP-ABM Program has been recognized as World’s Number 1 programme in Agribusiness and Food Industry management by Eduniversal (2011), and the variety of roles and recruiters in Summer Placements 2013 has kept pace with the increasing excellence of the program.
IIMA will publish its audited summer placement report for the PGP-ABM program as per the Indian Placement Reporting Standards (IPRS) once the audit process is completed.