Top business schools in the country have seen a sharp spike in job offers from new-age companies this campus placement season. Indian Institute of Management Indore has reported a near 80% jump in offers from ecommerce players this year over last year, followed by IIM Bangalore and FMS Delhi with increases of 53% and about 40%, respectively. IIMs Lucknow and Kozhikode reported jumps of 24.5% and 10%, respectively.
“In this changing environment, ecommerce as a sector is becoming the trending career destination for students,” said Aditya Billore, chairperson, placements, at IIM Indore. “Companies like Amazon, Indiamart, Paytm, Phonepe, Udaan, V2 Retail offered multiple roles to the candidates,” he said.
Amazon and Paytm between them accounted for 45% of the offers received from the ecommerce domain this year, Billore said. Startups like Blackbuck, Financepeer, InterviewBit, Turtlemint, and Ziploan also visited Indore this year, he said.
Flipkart, Razorpay and Grofers too are among new-age companies recruiting talent from these colleges for roles like product management and marketing, sales & marketing, business analysis, business finance, design, etc., officials said.
“We are always on the lookout for the best talent and have curated several initiatives that are dedicated to hiring the finest talent from campuses,” Flipkart chief people officer Krishna Raghavan said.
The ecommerce major is engaging with the top 25 b-schools this year and will onboard 33% more students when compared to 2020. “Our hiring is always in line with our business priorities; and we are hiring for roles that require agility, collaboration, innovation and problem-solving,” Raghavan said.
The percentage increase in offers from ecommerce and startup companies at IIMs Lucknow and Bangalore were shared with ET by their respective chairpersons of placements/career development services, Rajesh K Aithal and U Dinesh Kumar.
At IIM Kozhikode, students bagged 137 offers from new-age companies like Amazon, Flipkart, Rebel Foods, Udaan, Blackbuck, its chairperson placement Omkumar Krishnan said.
At MDI Gurgaon, there’s been a 24.4% increase in offers made by ecommerce companies compared to last year, its dean placements Kanwal Kapil said. Flipkart made the highest number of offers at 10, followed by Amazon with nine.
Bhavan’s SPJIMR has 46 offers from companies like Oyo, Pandocorp, Paytm, Prione, Tata Cliq, Unacademy and Amazon, among others.
Grofers and Razorpay said young talent from campuses is critical for their growth.
“Razorpay has been on a strong growth trajectory. Campus hiring is a big constituent of this,” Chitbhanu Nagri, senior vice president, people operations, at Razorpay told ET. “We can access some of the most talented students who come with new ideas, unlimited energy and give new perspectives.”
Grofers HR head Ankush Arora said the company visited campuses like IIM Calcutta and Ahmedabad, NITIE, SPJIMR, among others this year. It is hiring for roles like supply chain operations, supply design, and brand acquisition.