Zomato, Portea among 31 companies blacklisted by IITs
Mumbai, Aug 27: Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) on Thursday blacklisted 31 companies including a large number of startups, barring them from hiring from their campuses for one year.
According to a report in DNA, 28 of these are startups. While the list of the banned companies is not made public yet, Economic Times reported that Flipkart may lose its 'Day One' recruitment status at the campus placements.
Apart from Flipkart, even InMobi had deferred the joining dates of its new recruits from July to November 2016, stating that the new joinees will be idle in the period.
According to Economic Times report, the move was taken by All-IIT Placement Committee (AIPC) after it was reported that several companies were defferring the placement of its students over the past few months. The report also suggested that "Ola was finding it difficult to take on students they had hired and were delaying the process."
Other companies who feature in the list are Zimply, Pepper Tap, Grabhouse and more. The committee also banned Zomato from recruiting for one year.
Meanwhile, IIT Bombay on Thursday blacklisted nine companies including startups like Portea Medical and Chinese firm Johnson Electric from placements for one year as a penalty for a variety of violations like, revoking the offers to some of its graduates.