As the placement season kicks off at premier institutes like the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) and Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) across India, an incident at IIT Delhi has garnered attention. A post by a research intern, Hrithik Talwar, formerly of Twitter, went viral as he shared his experience of being offered a job by Zomato, only to have the offer later withdrawn.
According to Talwar’s post, executives from Zomato visited the IIT Delhi campus, extending a job offer to him for the position of algorithm engineer with a package of Rs 1.6 crore. However, the excitement was short-lived as Zomato later withdrew the job offer, citing company constraints.
Talwar’s tweet gained significant traction, with users expressing a mix of skepticism and curiosity. Some users questioned whether the reported Rs 1.6 crore offer was accurate or if it had been mistyped, suggesting a more plausible figure of 16 lakhs.
The post sparked discussions about the feasibility of a company like Zomato offering such a high package to a fresher, with some users deeming it unlikely and speculating that it might be a marketing strategy.
The incident sheds light on the competitive and sometimes unpredictable nature of the placement process at prestigious institutions. It also raises questions about the communication between recruiters and candidates during the job offer process, emphasizing the importance of transparency and clarity in such transactions. As students gear up for interviews and job placements, instances like these serve as a reminder of the challenges and uncertainties that may arise in the pursuit of coveted job opportunities.