IITs will now scrutiny job offers from startups and are instead now suggesting the students to go for the regular PSU jobs.
"Though they always gave tentative dates, we are plan to get them in writing,"
"We have intensified the scrutiny process this year and we are also looking at reviews of start-ups who have shown interest in our institute, on various platforms" [placement coordinators/via]
While this is totally valid from institute point of view (they do need to protect their students), students need to really figure out if the risk is worth the reward (maybe, you need to ban Grofers as a starting point).
Guerrilla marketing opportunity for Tier 2 colleges
If I were running a Tier-2 college, I'd just blast a marketing campaign to all startups and ask them to recruit from my college instead of IITs who are looking for safe cushion!
The time to disrupt is now!