Placement Alert: Flipkart is not Hiring the Candidates from Top Institutes in 2017

The e-commerce giant, Flipkart has made the latest announcement regarding placements in top most colleges such as IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management) and IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology). These are the most popular universities for hiring students where so many multinational companies would prefer to recruit the candidates for these campuses.

With the placements for the top most institutions in India are just around the corner, and now Flipkart has allegedly reported that they are not hiring the candidates from the IITs and IIMs for the year 2017 in the upcoming placement session.

Apparently, the decision was taken due to so many candidates who have been hired but not giving a joining date. For the past two years, Flipkart has been hiring 200 to 250 students from both IITs and IIMs every year.

The chief administrative officer of Flipkart, Nitin Seth said that “the students who have interned with them will be given the pre-placement offer. He also clarified that there was a deferred joining of about 250-odd students from IITs and IIMs.”

This year the placements at IITs starts from 1st December while the placements at IIMs will commence from early next year. In the placement process, the college officials namely Placement Cell will send invitations to companies or organisations along with relevant information.

Logins are created for the companies or organisations who are interested in recruiting. They have to fill the Job Announcement Form (JAF) by using their online account which contains essential details like place of posting, pay package, allowances and other bonuses.

  • IIT Kharagpur has barred as many as eight start-ups from taking part in their campus recruitment drives.
  • Calcutta IIT has wrapped the summer placements with a top pay band of Rs. 4.5 lakh per month.
  • IIT Bombay postgraduates and graduates have selected by the leading national and multinational corporations and also the research institutes.

Students once placed in the respective company they are not allowed to appear for the other interviews as per the institute placement rules. The company or organisation is required to furnish the final list of selected candidates on the date of interview.

The top recruiters of placements include Aditya Birla Group, Tata Administrative Services, Mahindra & Mahindra and others.

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