Both Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and Khaitan & Co have rescheduled the joining dates for all fresh hires to October 2020 and has pushed the joining date of all the 78 freshers to October 5.
The main reasons for postponing the joining date of freshers is the difficulty in inducting and bringing them into the firm in a ‘work from home’ environment. Plan for virtual training and remote induction of freshers will be executed from September.
Khaitan & Co has pushed the joining date of 48 fresh hires from 18 law colleges to October 20 with a commitment to honour every campus offer that has been made.
Executive Director of the firm Amar Sinhji said,
“Our campus batch usually joins in July every year. This year, given the exceptional circumstances around the lockdown and the uncertainties with regard to offices being able to return to normal operations, we have decided to push back the freshers joining date to October 2020. We are at this stage in talks with various campuses to finalise the exact schedule. We hope that by October we should be ready with a welcome befitting our young future leaders! And of course, we will honour every campus offer that has been made. The campus hires are a key entry level addition to our talent pipeline.”