New Delhi: This placement season, the startup buzz at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) continues unabated. The country's premier engineering schools are seeing a fresh surge in hiring from startups, including first-timers such as Wrig Nanosystems, PepperTap, Roadrunnr, Grofers, Rivigo, Inshorts and Nutanix Technology.
Several IITs, including Delhi, Varanasi, Bombay, Kanpur, Guwahati and Roorkee, are reporting an up to 100% rise in the number of startups coming to recruit suggesting that recent layoffs may not deter graduates from signing on. The rise in the numbers is despite the schools undertaking much more stringent background checks to vet startup credentials this year and several heavy recruiters from last year, including Housing.com and Zomato, either dropping out or being excluded.
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