As many as nine companies have been blacklisted from recruiting at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay for one year.

The institute has blacklisted the companies this year, based on four grounds – those who revoked offers and were found to be fake with no proper office address; those that revoked offers; those that delayed the joining date of candidates and companies that came in for placements and hired students for another startup.

The LeGarde Burnett Group has been blacklisted for revoking its offer and was found to be fake with no proper office address. GPSK; Johnson Electric, China; Portea Medical; Cashcare Technologies; and PepperTap have been blacklisted for revoking job offers made to students. The institute blacklisted a company named Mera Hunar as it came in with a different name and hired students for another startup. IndusInsight has been blacklisted for delaying joining dates of candidates.

The past few months have seen several startups delaying job offers made by them during campus placements. Earlier in June this year, the IIT Council had decided to blacklist companies that had deferred placements, revoked offers or reduced salary packages initially offered to students at the campus placements.

However, the Council had not divulged the names of the startups it was planning to blacklist at that point of time.

Startups, at present, account for 20% to 30% of campus recruitments across IITs and IIMs.