Kolkata: This year, the placement session at Indian Institute of Management - Calcutta (IIM-C) has started on a positive note, kicking off the effects of recession of 2008. The list of companies that have visited the campus so far include Cognizant Business Consultant, Delloitte, Hinduja Group, Aditya Birla Group, Accenture Business Consulting, Mahindra & Mahindra, Virtusa, Essar and Bristlecone, with the institution claiming that the list has doubled since last year. Visiting firms had offered more than 100 job offers until last week. Lateral placements have going on in the campus since January first week.
IIM-C authorities claim that there are more than one company offering a package of over Rs 20 lakh per annum, which is the highest package so far by a domestic company. Cognizant Business Consultant is one such firm, which is making news in the campus as it has recruited the highest number of students with the pay packages running into a two-digit figure. Further, the placement session of 2010 is yet to catch up, with the pre-recession figures and the prevailing atmosphere in the campus that of 'sentinel optimism’. Moreover, the final year students having a work experience of more than 10 months are undertaking lateral placements.