CHENNAI: As multiple rounds of negotiations with e-coms, who have delayed the joining dates of students hired from campus, ended in a stalemate, the apex placements committee for all Indian Institutes of Technology is considering a variety of options, ranging from being flexible on the salary to even blacklisting these firms from future recruitments. The next step will be decided by the All-IITs Placement Committee at its meeting that is soon to be convened.
“All we are asking of these firms is to not keep our students idle for six months. Let them engage the students at the earliest, and pay satisfactory compensation at their convenient date. If they do that, we are ready to climb down. Otherwise, we are left with no option but to blacklist them,” Kaustubha Mohanty, AIPC convener, told Express. Joining dates for about 40 IIT students, recruited by companies like Flipkart, have been deferred to December. Firms like Flipkart were accommodated on Day 1, when the best and brightest students attend the campus selection sessions. “These students are among the best talent. An equal number of students from IIMs are also facing similar trouble,” said an AIPC member. Mojo not lost: P2