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Non-IITians pay package higher than IITians

By SiliconIndia  |   Friday, 22 August 2008, 04:11 Hrs
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Bangalore: Pay package offered by global companies for non-IITians surpasses the salary of those who are coming from premier IITs. It's not hard to beat the toppers of IITs in getting big offers for even an unpopular rural college graduate if he/she has talent and willingness to approach the tests undertaken by global companies.

Recently, K Prasanna, a 22 year old final year student of Kongu Engineering college, Tamilnadu has bagged a job at the Rolls-Royce, one of the major automobile manufacturers in the world with a pay package of $92,000 per year. The package received by Prasanna tops even that of IIT Madras, where the highest offer is $90,000, which was made by Schlumberger, a German oilfield services provider, reported The Economic Times.

Moreover, Prasanna is one of the two non-IITians among the 120 graduates that Rolls-Royce has selected from India. A student from Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), Mumbai, is the other person who achieved the same.

Prasanna said, "Of those shortlisted, only 22 are pursuing engineering. The rest of them have either completed their Masters or Doctorate and few are even working in industry." Earlier, Rolls-Royce had been recruiting about 300-700 candidates globally. Now they have extended it to 2000 candidates and decided to turn to India also for the first time.

"It is easier for IITians as they are given more liberty to specialize in their area of interest rather than attend classes regularly, whereas in Anna University, students are expected to have a minimum attendance," added Prasanna.

Earlier, Prasanna had qualified the IIT test and got selected for BTech, but he decided not to join the course, as he wanted to specialize in mechanical. He also refused to do an internship in one of the IIMs since he was not interested in management.

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