Google chooses MS University

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 19 September 2006, 07:00 Hrs
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VADODARA: The students at the M S University, Vadodara has a reason to smile. With Google India coming for headhunting at MSU's Faculty of Technology and Engineering, there is a plethora of job opportunities awaiting for the budding engineers.

It is for the first time that Google India has chosen an institute other than IITs for campus interviews. The selected students will get the highest salary package ever given to any so far.

"It is for the first time that Google has decided to hold campus interviews at places other than IITs," said placement and training officer at the technology and engineering faculty professor K Baba Pai.

Google has chosen two institutes in the state including MSU and Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), Surat. Officials here add that an alumnus of 2000 batch has helped in bringing the opportunity for students here.

Pai said that, so far, the highest salary package at the faculty was offered by UOP India private limited, which had offered Rs 4.2 lakh per annum to three students.

"This time, it will be highest pay package ever offered in the faculty as selected students will get Rs 7.5 lakh per annum during their traineeship and Rs 8 lakh per annum after the training period," he said.

As Google has been listed as 'dream company', all students of computer science engineering department will get an opportunity to appear for the campus interviews.

"We have opened the campus interviews for all top 20 students from the department, 18 out of them already have good job offers with them. But, we have not restricted them from appearing in the campus interviews," he added.

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