Now IIT Indore Student Gets Rs 1.7 Crore Job Offer From Google
INDORE: A 21-year-old B Tech student of IIT Indore has bagged a job with Google at an annual salary package of Rs 1.7 crore, one of the highest packages offered by the US-based internet giant during campus placements at the premier institutes.
Gaurav Agarwal, a student of B Tech final year in Computer Science and Engineering, has accepted the attractive offer made by Google, a spokesperson of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Indore told PTI today.
The offer by Google to the young student is one of the highest salary packages offered during campus placements at IITs across the country, she said.
A delighted Agarwal, who hails from a middle-class family of Bhilai in Chhattisgarh, said his academic session with IIT-I will end in May 2015 and thereafter, he will join Google's office at California.
He said he has not yet got a specific joining date. Agarwal said he had taken an online test at IIT-I for getting employed with Google. After passing the test, he was called at the company's office in Gurgaon for an interview which he also cleared.
IIT-Indore, which commenced its first academic session in 2009, is among the leading technological institutes in the country. IIT-Indore's Gaurav Agrawal, a native of Bhilai in Chhattisgarh, is now rubbing shoulders with IIT-BHU student who fetched an annual package of Rs 2.03 crore from Oracle and IIT-Bombay girl who got a job offer of Rs 2 crore (Rs 20 million) from social networking site, Facebook. This offer is highest package received by any IIT-Indore student in past three years of placement seasons.
"We were told Google was conducting a test online. I appeared for the test. After being shortlisted we were called for on-site interview session at Gurgaon. Further interviews were held at Bangalore. Questions were asked related to programming structure and algorithms. I have received offer letter to join as software engineer in US," said Agrawal. His joining date is yet to come.
Agrawal joined computer science branch at IIT-Indore in 2011 after passing out class X and XII with 90% marks. Earlier this year, he participated in finals of world Informatics Olympiad - ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) held in Russia where team 'Paradigm Shift' of IIT-Indore beat 15 top IITs and even brushed aside challenge from Stanford University, California. IIT-I team bagged the top ranking among all Indian universities at 38th Programming Olympiad. The team was ranked 42nd in the world.
"Preparations and debate with the programming experts from different institutes of the world helped me in interview sessions held for the job. I did not put extra effort for interview. Above all, my interest in computers gave me leverage in taking questions," said Agarwal.
Prior to joining IIT-Indore, Agrawal had offers from older IITs in branches other than computer science. However, he chose computer science branch at IIT-Indore. "The institute was new but since I was interested in computers, I chose IIT-I," he said.