L&T Infotech withdraws 1500 placement offers; adds to Flipkart, CarDekho fiasco
Urvashi Dalal, 31 May 2016

Larsen & Toubro Infotech has recently withdrawn around 1500 placement offers made to various Tamil Nadu post graduate students, citing poor performance in an assessment test. The rejection of the students came after 18 months of the final campus placements. The refusal by L&T Infotech has added a blotch to the ongoing B-School placement debacles owing to the deferrals by Flipkart, CarDekho and HopScotch. Recently the e-commerce giants deferred the joining dates of IIM graduates citing reasons of restructuring processes.

Flipkart, CarDekho defer joining date of IIM graduates- Click here

 

L&T has said that the offer letters given to the students were withdrawn because of their poor performance in the consequent online test.  Almost after 18 months of the job offer, around 1500 students were asked to appear for an assessment test by the L&T officials, which assessed them on the ongoing projects. Based on the performance in the test, the students’ placement offers were rejected without any prior notice.

The recent ongoing circumstances have not only affected the placement trends of top B-schools, but it might affect the status quo between the companies and officials.  B-schools now feel that the recent crisis may mar the reputation of e-commerce recruiters in campus placements across top B-schools in India. “It is likely that students will not apply next year to the specific companies that change terms of employment from what was promised on campus during pre-placement talks,” says an official from an affected IIM.

 

Recently e-commerce firms like Flipkart, CarDekho, and Hopscotch among others have told IIMs that the joining dates of the recruited students have been postponed by three to six months. According to the media reports, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, and IIM Udaipur are among the few top B-schools which have been notified by the companies about the deferred joining dates.

 

Also Read:

Flipkart, CarDekho defer joining date of IIM graduates

B-school Placement Reports 2016

 

First published on May 31, 2016

 

Stay tuned www.bschool.careers360.com for more news and updates

Placement

Applications Open Now

UPES - School of Business
UPES - School of Business
Apply
Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management PGDM Programme
Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute...
Apply
IBS Business School - IBSAT 2019
IBS Business School - IBSAT 2019
Apply
Manipal BBA Admissions 2020
Manipal BBA Admissions 2020
Apply
ITM Business School
ITM Business School
Apply
Great Lakes Institute of Management 2020
Great Lakes Institute of Mana...
Apply
FORE School of Management
FORE School of Management
Apply
View All Application Forms
Never miss exam and college updates Login
Top
The question have been saved in answer later, you can access it from your profile anytime. Access now

Download the Careers360 App on your Android phone

Regular exam updates, QnA, Predictors, College Applications & E-books now on your Mobile

Careers360 App
150M+ Students
24,000+ Colleges
500+ Exams
1500+ E-books