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The e-commerce major Amazon is blustering with job offers for the recent graduates at IIM Ahmedabad of the batch of 2016-17 during the recently concluded placement process, becoming the top recruiter.

Amazon made 18 offers to final-year post-graduate students at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

This is still an unaudited report, released by the institution for the time being. An unaudited report is still awaited by Indian Placement Reporting Standards (IPRS), which IIM-A introduced to bring greater transparency to B-school placements.

A little more than 100 firms took part in the final round of placements at IIM-A. Sector-wise, consulting firms, such as Accenture Strategy, Bain & Company, McKinsey & Company, and The Boston Consulting Group, made the highest number of offers. Following Amazon was McKinsey & Company; it made 15 offers.

This placement season witnessed the first-timers brands for the recruitment process, Pioneering Ventures, PepsiCo, Flourish Foods and Tilvila were some of them. Regular recruiters such as YES Bank, ADM, Reckitt Benckiser, and Amazon–Cloudtail reaffirmed their confidence in the program and placement process.

The final placement process completed in two stages. The lateral stage where mid-level managerial positions were filled through the interview process. In this, about 30 firms hired from diverse sectors such as technology, consulting, pharmaceuticals and analytics.

In the second stage of the final placement process, firms were grouped into groups based on the profile offered, and groups of groups were invited to the campus across different clusters.

Firms from multiple domains participated across the three clusters in the final placements, with students being placed in more than ten groups.

This season also witnessed the new swing of careers in the entrepreneurship by opting out from the placement drives to work on their ventures, under the guidance and mentor ship of Centre for Innovation, Incubation, and Entrepreneurship (CIIE).

Offering students flexibility and choice to build careers in sectors of their preference, IIM-A continued to provide this year the facility of making “dream” applications to firms of their choice in a subsequent cluster even with an offer in hand. This year, 110 such “dream” applications being made in this way.

According to Asha Kaul, chairperson, placements committee, IIM-A, there were more than 40 new recruiters this year.