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Where to find jobs in Mumbai?

Updated on December 30, 2014

Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra, has emerged as the financial capital of India. A good number of multinational companies have established their centers in the city, and as a result, in a very short span of time Mumbai has become the backbone of the nation's economy. Fondly called, 'land of opportunities', the vibrant & vast industrial base of the city is capturing the attention of people from all walks of life. I have written this article to give my readers a knack of understanding of Mumbai's booming economy and I am sure once, you will complete this complete guide, you will be having a better idea of the city's economy, industrial sector and culture.

A glance over thriving sectors of Mumbai

Banking & Finance

Rightly called the 'financial capital of India', Mumbai houses some of the leading brokerage firms, asset management companies, stock exchanges, etc. Every day, hundreds of people migrate to the city in search of a job in Mumbai. It enjoys the prime importance in the finance sector, as it houses the country's biggest ports along with an important airport, handling vast air traffic. India's apex bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has also opened its branch in the city. Additionally, SEBI, India's largest stock exchange and the world's third largest, is also situated in the city, where stocks worth billion of rupees are traded on a daily basis.


Stock exchanges in the city-
Industry Organisations & Chambers of Commerce
Banks in Mumbai
Bombay Stock Exchange
All India Manufacturers' Organisation
HSBC Bank
National Stock Exchange
Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry
ICICI Bank Ltd
Securities and Exchange Board of India
Confederation of Indian Industry
Citi Bank
The Stock Exchange of Mumbai
Federation of Indian Export Organisations
Bank of Baroda
National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange Ltd.
Indian Merchants' Chamber
Allahabad Bank
Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd.
India-China Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Kotak Mahindra Bank
Indian Energy Exchange Ltd.
The Council of EU Chambers of Commerce in India
Federal Bank Of India
OTC Exchange of India
Indo-African Chamber of Commerce & Industries
Canara Bank
 
Indo_Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industries
Union Bank of India
 
 
Bank of Punjab
 
 
Centurion Bank
 
 
Dena Bank
 
 
ING Vysya Bank
 
 
Bank of Maharashtra
 
 
South Indian Bank
 
 
The Bank of Rajasthan
 
 
Deutsche Bank
 
 
Oriental Bank Of Commerce
 
 
Bank of America

The presence of leading financial institutions in the city has produced ample opportunities for professionals as there are abundant jobs available in banking & finance sector.

Information Technology (IT)

Although, it is true that Mumbai has to go a long way before it becomes an IT hub like Bangalore, but the IT sector of the city is welcoming professionals with alluring opportunities. The sheer presence of global IT giants has made the city exciting for people. As a result, there is a plentiful hardware & software jobs in Mumbai. The city has a sprawling IT sector, which promises to offer you a good number of software jobs in Mumbai.


Let's have a look at top IT companies situated in Mumbai-

 
 
 
3i Infotech Ltd
Adrenalin eSystems
Aftek
Accenture
American Megatrends India
Aptech
Atom Technologies
Blue Star Infotech
Brahma Vision Private Limited
CMC Ltd
Capgemini
CGI Group
Cognizant Technology Solutions
Cynapse
Deloitte Consulting
FactSet Research Systems Inc
Eclerx
Datamatics Global Services
Geometric Ltd
HCL Technologies
Hexaware Technologies
iGATE
Ingram Micro
Intec
JP Morgan Chase
Larsen & Toubro Infotech
Lionbridge
Mastek
Melstar Information Technologies
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft India PL
MindTree
MphasiS
Ness Technologies
NIIT Technologies
Nvidia Corporation
Onward Technologies
Oracle Financial Services Software
Patni Computer Systems
Ramco Systems
Red Hat India
Rediff.com
Rolta India Ltd
Sonata Software
Syntel
Sutherland
Tata Consultancy Services
Tata Interactive Systems
Tejas Networks
Tech Mahindra
Thirdware
WNS Global Services
Zenith Computers
 

India's IT Services sector was born in Mumbai in the year 1967 after the establishment of the Tata Group in partnership with Burroughs. Also, the first software export zone (SEEPZ) was set up in the city in 1973. In 1980s, over 80 percent of the nation's software exports were carried out at SEEPZ, Mumbai.

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Biotechnology

A few years back, a report was published in various newspapers, in which it was claimed that Mumbai had beaten Bangalore to become the top bio-tech city. Now, I guess it is the right time to delve deep into the bio-tech sector of Mumbai to attest the validity of the news report.

The bio-tech sector in the city is primarily focused on bio-pharmaceuticals applications, but it has made a huge investment in plant biotechnology and medical biotechnology, bio-fuel research, fermentation process oriented industries, vaccines and serum based products, biodegradable waste treatment, etc.

As a result, the sector is offering job opportunities for those candidates with relevant qualifications. There are bio-tech jobs available in microbiology, sales & marketing, laboratories, textile processing, plant genetics, disinfectants, etc.

Leading biotech companies in Mumbai

 
 
 
Piramal Healthcare
Wockhardt Limited
GlaxoSmithKline
Bharat Serum
Monsanto Biotech
TransAsia Biomedics
Catalyst Pharma Consulting
Biotech Equity Research Group
Aristo Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Chemitech Foundation
Colour-Chem Limited
Diagnostic Systems Laboratories Inc.
Life Science Technology
Frost & Sullivan
Excel Industries Limited
Lupin Limited
Nicholas Piramal India Limited
Periyar Chemicals Limited

Fashion & entertainment

I can say with a surety that this article would not get completed if I do not talk about fashion & entertainment industry of Mumbai. Firmly established in Mumbai, Bollywood- the Indian film (the name was derived from Bombay-the former name of Mumbai) industry, is expected to grow to 138 billion Rupees by 2014 –which means $2.28 billion.

The entertainment industry of the city is quite a leading job generator as it houses eminent publishing houses and media channels. Every month, a good number of films and television serials are churned out. To add to this, various advertising companies have their offices in the city. The glamor and dazzle of Bollywood are capturing the attention of people from all parts of the country. People match towards the city to become an artist, fashion designer or makeup-man.

Below are the names of some of the advertising companies situated in Mumbai-

 
 
 
Madison Communications
Rediffusion — DY&R
Carat India
Zenith Media
Forecast Advertising Pvt. Ltd.
Millennium Advertising Agency
Ad Junction and Event Management
Mak Media & Creations Pvt Ltd
R.C.Advertising Co
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Automobile sector

The automobile sector in Mumbai is one of the oldest industries in the country. The automobile sector is poised for a new era of growth and development. The entry of leading automobile players has ignited the growth in the automobile sector of Mumbai.

Do you know, the first automobile in India ran on the roads of Mumbai?

Top automobile companies producing jobs in Mumbai are-

 
 
 
Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd
Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd
Fiat India Pvt Ltd
Tata Motors Ltd
Mahindra Renault
Audi India Ltd
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd
Mercedes Benz
Rns Enterprises
Bharat Auto
 
 

Other industries

Below is the list of important industries which are situated in Mumbai-

 
 
 
Utensils
Biscuits (Cookies)
Clothing
Tractors
Pencils
Textile mills
Pharmaceuticals
Import
Export

The vastness of Mumbai's industrial sector can be gauged by the fact that renowned companies have opened their centers in the city.

Some of the top companies situated in Mumbai are-

  1. Hindustan Petroleum
  2. Hindustan Unilever
  3. Essar Group
  4. Hindustan Organic Chemicals Limited
  5. Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India
  6. BIG Synergy
  7. Hawkins Cookers Limited
  8. Cipla
  9. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
  10. Bharat Petroleum
  11. Forbes & Company Ltd.
  12. British Electric Traction Company
  13. Century Textile and Industries
  14. Cinevistaas Limited

According to the latest annual ranking by consulting firm Tholons, Mumbai is the 3 rd best IT/ITeS outsourcing location in the world.

Salary package

The reports of the international research firm, have proved that the highest paying jobs are present in the IT sector. On an average, a fresher software job in Mumbai, would help you in earning around 3,74,000/annum. Similarly, a chartered accountant in Mumbai can expect to earn Rs 607,097/annum. Moreover, companies in Mumbai assure extra perks along with a booming career progression.

A rendezvous with Mumbai's cultural heritage-

  • Language- The official language is Marathi. Some of the popular languages spoken in the city are Hindi, English, Urdu.
  • Cuisine- The metropolis is known for its lip smacking street food items, which include Vada Pav, Chakli, Chivda, Modak, Batata Rassa, Dabeli, Pani Puri, Dahi Puri, Sev Puri and Bhel Puri.
  • Festivals- Ganesh Chaturthi is the most popular festival in Mumbai, when there is a week long vacation in the city. Apart from it, Diwali, Christmas, Eid, Moharram, Navaratri, Maha Shivratri and Durga Puja are also celebrated with same zeal and enthusiasm.
  • Places to visit- Gateway of India, Flora Fountain, Mahalakshmi Racecourse, Town Hall, Mumbai Film City, Churchgate, Nariman Point, Marine Drive, Juhu Beach, Chowpatty Beach, Versova Beach, Siddhivinayak temple, Mount Mary Church, ISKCON Temple and many more.

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      Reena Dhiman 3 years ago

      @Lady E thanks for reading the hub.

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      Elena 3 years ago from London, UK

      It is very kind of you to post this.

      Very useful read.

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      Reena Dhiman 3 years ago

      @Iris Draak, I am delighted to know that this hub has proved to be an imperative in broadening your knowledge base. It's true that Hubpages has simplified cross-country communication and it has made it feasible to get a knack of understanding of other countries culture. I always enjoy reading other hubs as it brings me closer to their culture and country.

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      Cristen Iris 3 years ago from Boise, Idaho

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