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IITs to check firms registering for placement drives

Some firms offer placements but students are left jobless afterwards, say IITs

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Aug 8 2016 12:31PM | Updated Date: Aug 8 2016 12:34PM

IITs to check firms registering for placement drives
Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have planned to make small changes in the placement policies to make sure that students get placements easily. The institutes have come up with as some startups that came to hire students revoked job offers and also deferred joining dates.
 
 
According to some students, startups are not very keen of hiring due to lack of funds. Moreover, in the latest placement drives, Public sector units (PSUs) were missing and are likely to make a comeback this year as per ‘Make in India’ initiative.
 
 
Unfortunately, last year, a student of IIT Delhi, who had a loan burden was given a job offer of Rs 12 Lakhs but was left jobless later on.  
 
 
To avoid such a situation, the institute will be seeking joining dates on companies’ registration forms itself.
 
 
Also, IIT Mumbai examines start-ups and their background. Apart from these, IIT-Roorkee, too, will be having an additional filtering process for start-ups this year.
 
 
Till now, the institutes have invited about 90 firms from various sectors in manufacturing, fabrication, metal, electrical etc.