During the 2021 Placement drive, 32.7% of the offers were rolled out by the Consulting cluster, which is a 12.5% increase from the last year. Some of the long-term collaborative recruiters in this domain that participated this time are Accenture Strategy, Bain & Co., BCG, Blue Yonder, Cognizant Business Consulting, Deloitte, EY, Infosys Consulting, IQVIA Consulting, Optum, PwC, Thoucentric and ZS Associates.
The BFSI cluster also witnessed impressive growth in opportunities offered at IIM Kozhikode. This year, 21.5% of the offers were made in the financial sector, with the majority of the offers being secured from reputed financial institutions including Axis Bank, Bank of America, BlackRock, Citi Bank, Deutsche Bank, Equirus Capital, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, ICICI Bank, IDFC First Bank, J.P.Morgan Chase & Co., State Street, and Yes Bank.
IIM Kozhikode maintains its legacy of offering the most sought-after Sales & Marketing opportunities with around 15.25% of offers made by this cluster. Asian Paints, Bajaj Auto, Casio India, DRL, Everest Industries, GSK, HUL, ITC, Lenovo, Nestle, Paytm, Reckitt Benckiser, Samsung, Xiaomi were amongst the prominent recruiters.
The Information Technology and Analytics cluster contributed to offers from marquee recruiters like American Express, Enphase Energy, Google, Fractal Analytics, Microsoft, Mphasis and Walmart Labs.
Over 13.8% offers made for General Management and Operations roles. Some of the major recruiters in these domains are AB InBev, BlackBuck, Capgemini, JSW, Mahindra, Ninjacart, Reliance, Rebel Foods, RPG, and TAS.
IIM Kozhikode Placements 2021 Domain-wise Salary Statistics
The following table represents the domain-wise salary statistics for the 2021 placement drive:
The Institute faculty base comprises of guest, adjunct, visiting and regular faculty. Experienced guest faculty are usually drawn from industry to provide critical insights on a particular topic/issue in a course or a programme. The core strength of the faculty is formed by regular faculty and a set of committed adjunct faculty (who conduct one or more courses) or visiting faculty (who come for a period ranging from three months to two years), who provide specialised support. Many of whom have been associated with the Institute for several years now. There is a regular flow of faculty from leading foreign institutions. The Institute aims to have a faculty mix of 70% regular and 30% adjunct/visiting in various programmes. The composition of faculty from foreign institutions may be up to 10%, to bring global experience and perspective.
A salient and outstanding feature of the faculty of the institute is that every faculty engages in Research, Teaching in Post Graduate Programme, Interactive Distance Learning Programmes Faculty Development Programmes, and conducts one or more Management Development Programmes every year. Faculty members also actively associate in industry interaction seminars and National/ International Conferences. Such a portfolio helps them in both knowledge generation and dissemination and also in keeping constant touch with recent developments in industry and other sectors as well as global environment, to make education and training programmes more meaningful and relevant. Besides, it helps in benefiting from the synergies between research, literature development and conduction of educational and training programmes. It also provides a platform to international faculty to participate and contribute actively and meaningfully to the Institute's academic activities in a short period of time.