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Facebook Hires Allahabad student for 1.3 crore

By SiliconIndia   |   Monday, 02 April 2012, 03:14 Hrs   |    21 Comments
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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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Reader's comments(21)
1: Congratulations dear friend. It would be great if you could look back and contribute to mother India.
Posted by:Manjunath Doddam - 07 Apr, 2012
2: Thats a good news. my best wishes to all NIT students

Bindu Rathore
Posted by:bindu rathore - 07 Apr, 2012
3: Congrats dear, i wish u all the luck and success
and your intiligens
Posted by:basawaraj - 04 Apr, 2012
4: Aise lagta hain aaj kal ki management students kinhi ko cahiye hi nahi sab ke sab engineers ko hi hier kar rahe hain agar management walo ko hire kar bhi le toh noch noch kar pay derahe hain
Posted by:Sneha Gupta - 03 Apr, 2012
5: Congrats dear wish u all the luck and success.
Posted by:Sneha Gupta - 03 Apr, 2012
6: Cogratulations on behalf of all INdia
Posted by:Chetan Kothari - 03 Apr, 2012
7: Irrespective of his father becoming a director in facebook that will not matter, however one should have sincere luck with him, a very simple example how much ever people work hard ( smart work) until he has luck he cannot succeed. however this person has luck in his basket congrats bro
Posted by:swaroop - 02 Apr, 2012
8: I am the person who got this job. I am looking out for media exposure. I can be contacted at 9763714182
Posted by:gaurav pandey - 02 Apr, 2012
9: Comment from TOI 30 March 2012:
Vikram (India)
43 mins ago (01:06 AM)
This news is true. I am student at this college, and this guy is a friend. What the news doesn't include is that this guy is a US citizen. His father is a board of directors at Facebook. And he came to MNNIT as NRI quota, but through entrance, but he is a average student. He's still in final year and has to clear 2 subjects of last year. So, this is like a ghar ki company for him....
Posted by:SPandey - 02 Apr, 2012
What is the source of this information?
Amit Kumar Replied to: SPandey - 08 Apr, 2012
11: 262500/12 = $21875/month

It is within the normal range for a Software Engineer position in California, no biggie.
Posted by:Danko - 02 Apr, 2012
21875 USD per month is a normal salary for a newbie? Who told you that?
Amit Kumar Replied to: Danko - 03 Apr, 2012
Bul chit
Yahoo engineer Replied to: Danko - 02 Apr, 2012
As if you are getting such a figure. And even if, you are getting more than what the aspirant will get, how many people in india do you think have such luck.
Saroj Mahanta Replied to: Danko - 02 Apr, 2012
15: congrast bro
Posted by:yogesh - 02 Apr, 2012
16: congrats frnds..............
Posted by:Shruthi A - 02 Apr, 2012
17: Its fake
Posted by:mukesh - 01 Apr, 2012
read times of india of 4 days ago
meanmachine Replied to: mukesh - 02 Apr, 2012
19: Great News...
Posted by:Amardeep - 01 Apr, 2012
20: superb dude congrats
Posted by:rupesh - 01 Apr, 2012
21: Lucky guy indeed. Wonder how he got through.
Posted by:grith - 01 Apr, 2012