To reduce the stress of the job aspirants, the IITs will soon restrict the number of companies participating in placements on a single day from next year. As a result, the whole recruitment process will be extended by several days.
The decision came after a meeting of the All IIT Placement Committee (AIPC) at Udaipur. A spokesperson of the placement committee said that it has observed that a student has for appear a number of interviews on a single day, they have to take the written examination as well as the interview on the same day if the recruiters demand.
This creates a lot of pressure on them. Therefore, the placement committee wants to restrict the number of placement companies coming to the campus each day. They want to spread out the span of placements in a phased manner, instead of jostling all the companies, the official stated further.
Event the blacklisted start-ups will get a chance to take part in the campus interviews from the next academic session. However, they will have to give a valid explanation and reason for withdrawing job offers in 2015-16. Once the committee gets a satisfactory response, the committee may waive the bar. These companies may be called to one of the meetings of AIPC for clarifications. In August 2016, AIPC had blacklisted around 30 firms from joining the recruitment process due to the withdrawal of offers and appointments.
The committee also agreed to give the new IITs an opportunity to hold their own campus recruitment in October 2017. The office bearers also discussed the problems of new IITs including IIT Patna, IIT Ropar, IIT Indore, IIT Jodhpur, IIT Bhubaneshwar and IIT Gandhinagar.