Facebook Hires Allahabad student for 1.3 crore
Bangalore: Final year is a time for engineering students to do a lot of things, from trying to spend time with friends and celebrating friendship to reflecting on sins in the past (and praying that God would help one get through campus placements). Campus placements are one of the most important events in a student’s life, especially since it gives one the chance to have things easy since it removes the need to actually go out and search for a job.
Given that only those with the brains and grades to get through actually make it to the end, one student happens to have it all—the brains, grades, and luck to get through an interview with Facebook.
The student, who is from Kanpur, is in his final year at the Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology. He had to go through nine rounds of telephonic interview before he got selected, and will have to fly out to Menlo Park, California after he’s done with his final exams, according to a report from the Hindustan Times. He received the appointment letter to join Facebook as a software engineer, on March 27, according to which he will be paid $262,500(around 13,355,000) per annum. The offer is one of the biggest made by Facebook to any student in India--the largest was when it hired a student from IIT Madras for an annual sum of around $333,200 (i.e. Rs 1.7 crore).
Facebook has been hiring students from technology institutions in India, especially IITs. This is the first time the planet’s largest social network has recruited someone from an ‘NIT’. Dr Tanuj Nandan (the MNIT press and media relation officer) said this was the highest annual package offered to any B. Tech student of the 30 National Institutes of Technology (NITs) in the country so far.
The student wished to remain unnamed, because of security concerns.
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