After Effects Of IIM-Flipkart Row: IITs, Business Institutes Plan Safety Net For Students

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4:32 pm 28 May, 2016

In the on-going IIM-A and Flipkart row, the premier business school has decided to set up new guidelines for placements to avoid such episodes in the future.

“We want to send a strong message to recruiters that they should define their recruitment policy appropriately before they go to campuses,” Asha Kaul, chairperson of IIM-A’s placement committee told TOI.


Recently, Flipkart sparked up a brawl after it deferred the joining dates of fresh recruits from IIM-A by seven months. Also, they only offered Rs 1.5 lakhs as compensation.

“I had a telecon with them (Flipkart). We tried to explain our points, they tried to explain their points. However, there was no progres,” Kaul said.


Going along the same lines, various branches of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) have allowed students to re-register for placements.


Some of the startups have reduced the compensation they had promised to pay to the freshers.



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