With the growing e-commerce industry in the country and major players such as Amazon.com entering the market, the number of job offers made by online firms to the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, has been the highest so far this year.
Six e-commerce companies have made a total of 28 job offers as against the six job proposals from two firms last year. Companies such as Amazon. com, Cleartrip, Expedia, Flipkart. com, Makemytrip and Myntra. com have visited the business school campus.
The placement results were in tune with the trend last year and saw a total of 631 job offers made to 528 students from 348 firms which included several first-time recruiters.
Nearly, 46 students opted out of the placement process either to join their previous employers or to return to their family businesses or start their own ventures.
ISB follows a system of 'rolling placements', a hiring process that is spread over several months giving both hirers and students time to find their best fit.
Despite the global slowdown, the management school maintains that international companies continued to increasingly participate in placements at ISB making 92 offers as against 83 in the previous year.
The positions offered were across 11 countries, including Germany, Switzerland, UK, USA, Dubai and Singapore. Leading companies such as Apple, Astra Zeneca, Bloomberg, BT, GE and Goldman Sachs were among the list of 73 recruitment firms this year. Global companies such as Novartis and Siemens were also in the league.
Pharma and biotech sectors continued to be in demand this year too. A total of 27 firms, including Biocon, Dr. Reddy's Labs, Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer made 41 offers this year as against 30 last year. Besides, jobs from consulting and technology industry were also on the wish list of students this year.