Specttrum News: Ongoing campus placements at the Delhi Technological University (DTU) recorded a new high with one of its students bagging an annual pay package of about Rs.93 lakh from Google USA.
DTU officials told Mail Today that Himanshu Jindal, a fourth year student of Department of Computer Engineering, has been offered a salary of about $115,000 and 125 Google Stock Units (totalling Rs.93 lakh) by the company. "This is the highest-ever salary package offered to any DTU student. The highest annual package last year was Rs.58 lakh," said an official.
Jindal is ecstatic. "I still cannot believe that I have this offer from a company like Google. I had never imagined this in the wildest of my dreams," the 21-year-old said. A resident of Mansa in Punjab, Jindal had to clear a detailed written test and four rounds of interview at Google's Bangalore office earlier this month before he was shortlisted for the much coveted job.
"Google had visited our campus in August for a pre-placement talk. I then sat for the written tests and was shortlisted along with seven other students. Then followed four gruelling sessions of personal interview comprising mainly questions on coding, technical and design," he said. "While I tried giving my best during the interview, I was not sure if I would be selected. The results came on September 13."
While his B.Tech degree will get over in May next year, Jindal will join Google at their US office in October 2014. The boy's parents and his two elder sisters are also extremely happy over the development. "My family is already making plans of sightseeing in the states. They are all so happy," he said.
Jindal's father is a businessman based in Mansa, while his mother is a housewife. His both sisters are lecturers in a college in Punjab. He completed his schooling from Mansa. "I was more of a hard worker and consistent performer. I did not really stand first in all exams or anything. Instead, I worked at my own pace and managed above average scrores," he said.
The placements at DTU started from August 1 this year and over 40 companies have visited the varsity so far. As many as 265 students have already been placed. The DTU authorities say that besides offering jobs to final year students, several of these companies are also offering paid internships to third year students.
Earlier this month, EPIC, a US-based software company, had offered a pay package of about $1,05,000 (Rs.70 Lakh) to 11 students.
"DTU has strong industrial surface and its UG and research programs are of high relevance to the industries. Our educational strategy provides for the troika of education, research and innovations right from undergraduate education onwards. This way we equip our students with the wings of knowledge and power of innovation so much needed for excelling in the industries. The phenomenal rise in campus placements truly reflects the faith of world class industries in DTU," said P.B. Sharma, vice-chancellor, DTU.