In a majorly unprofessional manner L&T Infotech, Chennai has revoked the ‘letter of intent’ given to around 1000 students while in college during the campus interviews. What makes it worse is that these students received these letters while in college, and have been waiting nearly 18 months for the appointment letters. This translates to loss of crucial time, and more over, the students have lost tehtag of being a ‘Fresher’. And that means they will find it difficult to get a job in the already challenging job scene in the IT sector.
The company is said to have given the reason that the students failed in the assessment test, and the company has not given an official statement or a clarity on how so many students failed a ‘routine’ (was it really a routine test) test. According to a student who was seen standing outside L&T office on Monday in protest, the communication was over mail and four to five batches of students each with 150 students were recruited. The letter to this effect was sent in May/June 2015, and since then they were kept waiting. Then suddenly, much to their shock, they received communication in March 2016 to give an assessment test (the company assured that it was not elimination test, but assessment that would help them assign projects). Students came from all over India to Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai to write the exam.
This is just one example of many HR related malpractices prevalent in the corporate – only few come to light.