A committee that is responsible for placements at IITs across India has suggested capping the number of on-campus recruiters during the placement season to 30 a day.
The recruitment season for the final year IIT students is the season of tension and tremendous pressure. On one hand, where a few get their dream jobs others face multiple rejections. Moreover, while some students who enjoyed their time during their four-year course end up getting a great job by sheer luck (presumably), others who worked hard for it end up being relegated to the also-ran category, if not unemployed. But there is no need now to lose heart as there is some good news for students on way. A committee that is responsible for placements at IITs across India has suggested capping the number of on-campus recruiters during the placement season to 30 a day, as per TOI report.
The committee intends to ensure that the top companies that are currently dominated, if not monopolised, by the old IITs comprising of Kharagpur, Mumbai, Kanpur, Chennai, and Delhi in the first two-three days, reach out to the new IIT campuses too which includes Bhubaneswar, Patna, Mandi, Palakkad, Bhilai and Dharwad, the report added. Also, it is intended to provide relief to students from having to perform well at too many interviews in a single day. Notably, this 30 each cap will not apply to firms that will be recruiting department-specific students like MTech.
According to TOI report, this all-IIT committee (AIPC) proposal brings all 23 IITs under a single recruitment code. Currently, each IIT has its own guidelines that govern the number of companies invited during placement season. On one hand, where companies go for more established IITs, the newer institutes are disadvantaged by lack of adequate infrastructure in hosting a large number of companies on campus. A source told TOI that till now AIPC had no guidelines on the matter. We have decided to bring a reform by capping the number of recruiters that can be invited on campus per day. The source added that the decision will be finalised at a meeting on September 8.
A placement cell officer said,”The pressure to provide prime slots is immense. Inevitably, some companies missed out. IITs in rural areas were unable to cope with the facilities of the ones in urban centers. We hope to create a level playing field,” reported TOI. Some IITs host as many as 50 companies per day. Students were under tremendous pressure to perform well in multiple interviews.