Unions speak out against LTIMindtree’s eligibility test

Many perceive the new eligibility test as a way to get rid of the new campus hires.


The on-boarding of campus hires by LTIMindtree has been delayed, causing frustration and uncertainty for the freshers. The IT services firm has required them to undergo a new training program called IGNITE to prove their eligibility, which some perceive as a pretext to get rid of them. The IT-employee union, Nascent Information Technology Employees Senate (NITES), has spoken out against the delay, citing a challenging business environment for the IT services sector due to macro headwinds. 

The IGNITE program includes 80 per cent self-paced learning and 20 per cent instructor-led training. About 40 percent weightage in the assignment will be given to multiple choice questions (MCQ) and 60 percent to coding.  Freshers must score at least 60 per cent in the assignments to be considered eligible. Despite being eligible, the freshers will only be onboarded in batches based on business demand. The delay affects about 600-700 freshers who were selected in November 2021 from their campus and received offer letters in January 2022.

It is important to note that the delay in on-boarding for these campus hires of LTIMindtree comes at a difficult time for the IT services sector in India. The industry is facing a challenging business environment due to global macro headwinds, which has led to industry-wide layoffs, hiring slowdowns, and on-boarding delays.

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