IIM Kozhikode Placement 2018: Highest Salary up at Rs.52 Lakhs, Average at Rs. 17.8 Lakhs; 59% Rise in Number of Recruiters

IIM Kozhikode Placement 2018
Saturday, May 12 2018, 10:03 AM
IIM Kozhikode Placement 2018 has recorded more number of recruiters making offers to 382 students. 59% more recruiters than last year including new recruiters made offers. Major recruiter included Amazon, Avendus Capital, BCG, HUL, ITC, McKinsey, Microsoft among others
The highest salary at IIM Kozhikode shot up to Rs.52.1 lakhs while average salary saw an increase to Rs. 17.8 lakhs in Placement 2018 from earlier 17.65 LPA

IIM Kozhikode Placement 2018 has recorded higher packages from more number of recruiters who participated in this placement season at the campus. 100% placement achieved in record days for the large batch of 382 students getting offers from 59% more recruiters than last year including new recruiters.

Key Placement Trends
The PGP batch of 2016-18 had all the 382 students participating in the placements process which involved major recruiters like Amazon, Avendus Capital, BCG, HUL, ITC, McKinsey, Microsoft among others. The highest salary at IIM Kozhikode shot up to Rs.52.1 lakhs while average salary saw an increase to Rs. 17.8 lakhs in Placement 2018 from earlier 17.65 LPA.

The average salary offered to the top 50% of the batch maintained its upward trend increasing from 20.1 LPA in 2017 to 21.0 LPA in 2018. For top 25%, around 100 students the average salary was Rs. 23.8 lakhs while for top 75% it remained at Rs.18.80 lakhs per annum.

A comparative Analysis of Placement Trends during last 3 years is shared below:

Placement Year
Highest International Salary (Rs.in lakhs)
Highest Domestic Salary (Rs.in Lakhs)
Average Salary (Rs.in Lakhs)
Placement 2018
Placement 2017
Placement 2016

It is the 20th batch of the Post Graduate Programme of IIM Kozhikode that has concluded its final placements in a record time.

Number of recruiters in IIM Kozhikode Placement 2018 has increased to 178 from 112 last year. The batch size has also gone up to 382 students from 347 students last year. Comparative Data on recruiters and batch size are shared below:

Placement Year
Batch Size
Total Recruiters
New Recruiters
Placement 2018
382 students
Placement 2017
347 students
Placement 2016
360 students

27% Women Students
IIM Kozhikode is one of the few management institutes who can boast of rising ratio of women candidates. Out of 382 students in the batch, there are 27% women and 73% are male candidates. Average work experience of the batch is 21 months.

Top Recruiters
The PGP batch of 2016-18 consists of over 33% students from prestigious colleges like IITs, BITS, NITs & SRCC. The summer placements for the batch set new milestones with 45% of the batch interning with companies in the Sales & Marketing domain followed by 17% of the batch procuring General Management and Finance roles. Established firms recruited in good numbers for Operations and IT/ITES profiles as well.

There were 78 first time recruiters who visited the campus for recruitment. Top recruiters at IIM Kozhikode Placement 2018 included 3M, Accenture, Aditya Birla Group, airtel, Amazon, American Express, Asian Paints, Avalon, Avendus, Axis Bank, Bajaj, BPCL, Capgemini, Casio, CEDAR, Cipla, Cognizant, CRISIL, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, EXL, EY, GSK, GMR, Goldman Sachs, HP, HUL, IBM, ICRA, Indian Oil, J P Morgan, KPMG, L&T, McKinsey, Microsoft, Nomura, Philips, Raymond, Reliance, RPG, Samsung, TAS, Vodafone, Wipro

Sector & Domain Wise Placement
IIM Kozhikode has a consistent record of excellent placement. The students have found good placement in different sectors & domains with diverse profile.

Consulting: 26% Offers
Consulting domain has recorded highest salary of Rs.38.4 lakhs and Average Placement package of Rs. 17.4 lakhs with highest number of students getting placement offers.

It has emerged as the preferred vertical for the students of IIM Kozhikode and continued its upward trend with 26% of the batch bagging offers from the firms such as Arthur D. Little, Boston Consulting Group, United Health Group and the Big Four – Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC.

Sales & marketing: 25% offers
One of the most popular verticals at IIM Kozhikode – Sales & Marketing witnessed participation by firms such as HUL, Reckitt Benckiser, Colgate Palmolive, ITC & Samsung. PSUs such as BPCL and IOCL also recruited for their Marketing cadre in large numbers.

25% students got offers in Sales & marketing Domain and recorded highest salary of Rs. 27 Lakhs. The average salary for the domain was Rs.17.2 Lakhs in Placement 2018

IT and Analytics: 18% students placed
The Technology, Business Intelligence and allied fields included companies like Microsoft, Accenture, American Express, Shell and other regular recruiters who posited their faith in the students of IIM Kozhikode. 18% of the batch was recruited for the roles such as Product Management and Technology Consulting.

The domain recorded highest salary of Rs. 35.9 lakhs and Average salary of Rs.15.9 lakhs.  

Finance: 16% Offers
Finance domain has recorded highest salary of Rs. 29 lakhs and average salary of Rs. 16 lakhs. 16% students have got placement offers in Finan ce Domain.

IIM Kozhikode witnessed marquee recruiters such as Avendus Capital, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase & Company opening Investment Banking profiles and established names such as Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and Standard Chartered Bank extending offers in the Commercial Banking domain.

General Management: 8% Offers
General Management domain has recorded 8% students getting offers with highest salary at Rs.52.1 lakhs and average salary of Rs. 18.7 lakhs.

IIM Kozhikode remains a haven for conglomerates in the General Management vertical and witnessed participation from companies such as TAS, Mahindra & Mahindra, Reliance Industries, RPG Group, Airtel, Cipla and Saint Gobain for the management leadership programmes.

Strategy & Operation: 7% students Placed
With the highest salary offered at Rs.38.5 lakhs and average salary at Rs.18.5 lakhs, placement 2018 at IIM Kozhikode saw 7% students getting offers in Strategy and Operation domain.

Candidates seeking exposure to Supply Chain Management and Logistics were offered operations roles by notable recruiters such as Amazon, Asian Paints and Larsen & Toubro. Conglomerates such as Shapoorji Pallonji and various transnational firms like Citibank offered strategy roles.  

Started in 1997 with its Postgraduate Programme (PGP) comprising 42 students, the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) today has a batch strength of 382 odd students. The B-school is on a high growth trajectory today, offering widest range of academic programmes in the field of management education. These include Fellow Program in Management, Executive PG Programs, Management Development Programs and Faculty Development Programs. IIMK set up a Satellite campus at Infopark, Kochi, in 2013 dedicated to Executive Education.

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