The Associate program is a stepping stone to building a long-term career at Avendus. It is a full-time program through which you will work with business teams, get first hand client facing experience and develop career enhancing skills. We hire Campus Associates who see themselves as future leaders of the organization.

Who Can Apply

The Campus Associate Program is open to final year MBA students

Recruitment Process

Our recruitment dates are synced with campus placement schedules. Our process is simple, concise, fair and interactive.

  • We invite CVs through campus placement cells. Your campus placement cell will reach out to you and request for an application if we have partnered with your campus

  • Once applications are received, we shortlist candidates based on metrics, common across campuses

  • Shortlisted candidates will have the opportunity to interact with Avendus campus representatives to get a better perspective about Avendus before Recruitment day

  • We have a multi-panel personal interview process. Candidates must clear all rounds to be selected

What do we look for in an ideal candidate?

Alignment to Avendus Values

Our values form the bedrock of what we stand for. Alignment to our values is a crucial factor for any candidate aspiring to join us.

Desire and application to be a potential leader

Ability to think beyond the obvious and demonstrate next level leadership traits.

Analytical Thinking

Ability to think and analyze situations logically.

Corporate Finance Knowledge

Core concepts and application of corporate finance, accounting, investments, valuation etc.

Your journey as an Associate


To equip our Campus Associates and reinforce critical knowledge and skills, we run a comprehensive induction program. The program is conducted by a mix of in-house and external faculty and focuses on giving you an understanding of our business, culture, processes and application of concepts.

On the Job

At Avendus, Associates hit the ground running – you will work closely with our business teams and clients to deliver high quality output. You will be given a set of responsibilities and provided with the support you need to deliver.


The best learning is always on the job – more so in our business than anywhere else. You will have the opportunity to work with and learn from best-in-class investors, clients, counter-parties and deals. In addition, you will receive hands on coaching and feedback from core team members. Classroom training sessions are also organized to help our Associates upskill.


Working at Avendus - We are different!

We provide you with an energetic, apolitical and entrepreneurial environment, where you will have the freedom to express your point of view. At Avendus, we give you:

  • Meritocratic, non-hierarchal ecosystem: Opportunity to interact and work with like-minded, homogenous people with the freedom to walk up and discuss ideas with some of the best financial services professionals in the country including our founders

  • Unparalleled front-end exposure: Unlike most other organizations, you will get exposure to clients and investors from Day 1. As an Associate, you will have a voice on the table and be an integral part of the team. We value and reward initiative, drive and ability to think beyond the obvious – you will be given the canvas, it is your chance to make a difference

  • Growth: The focus at Avendus is to attract, develop and grow talent internally to take on leadership positions. All our businesses are growing >20%, creating a path for tremendous professional growth as well

If you are driven by excellence, believe in collaboration and are looking to work in a set up that is fuelled with passion for what you do – Avendus is the place for you.

Join us – It’s your chance to be a future leader at Avendus

Koushik Bhattacharyya

Koushik is a Director with 10 years of experience in investment banking of which he has spent 8 years at Avendus. He has completed multiple transactions in the specialty chemicals space, spanning across M&A and PE syndication.

An MBA from IIM A, Koushik joined Avendus as an Investment Banking Associate in 2010 in our Healthcare team. A year and half later he was promoted to Associate Vice President and made a switch to our Industrials practice. Steady internal promotions enabled him to grow and six years later he is leading the Industrials vertical.

Koushik says “Avendus is a growth platform for talent - the firm continuously provides you with opportunities to add value and explore your potential. I have had a phenomenal journey at Avendus and have grown along with the firm. If you have the drive and hunger to make a difference, you will fit right in”

Abha Agarwal

Abha has 10+ years of experience in Investment Banking with Avendus. She worked with Accenture Management consulting prior to joining us.

She says, “Joining Avendus was one of the best decisions I have made”. Post joining us as an Associate in 2007, Abha has become an integral part of the firm and has grown along with it. She is an Investment Banking Director and works with clients across the Consumer, FIG and Business Services space along with being a mentor to many budding bankers across the firm.

Abha’s advice to Campus Associates – “Meritocracy lies at the core of Avendus - Hard work, Initiative and Ownership are very well rewarded. If you align with these traits, Avendus is the right place for you.”

Abhinav Goel

Abhinav is an Investment Banking Director and plays a central origination and client management role in Avendus US. He has advised on 15+ M&A (sell-side and buy-side) and fund raising transactions across the IT services, business process outsourcing and enterprise technology sectors, acting for American as well as Indian clients.

Abhinav has been with Avendus for the last 10 years and joined us from Campus post completing his MBA form IIM L in 2008. He started off in our Mumbai office and transitioned to the US practice in 2014. His journey is a testament of how Campus Associates can grow to take on leadership roles at Avendus.


We understand that the Campus recruitment process could be quite stressful and believe that it helps to reach out to someone when you seek clarity. Since we want to ensure that your queries are answered in the most effective manner, we have launched the “connect with us” section. We encourage you to “connect with us”, to help you resolve any queries and/or to understand more about working at Avendus.

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