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Google offers 2 Bits Pilani students highest 1.44 cr package

by RajasthanDirect
Dec 12, 2013

Google after hiring of 12 IIT Kanpur students bagging Rs 1.3 cr annual packages, the multi-million dollar packages doesn’t stop there. Google having world biggest network and services offers two BITS Pilani students a Rs 1.44 crore annual package, highest package offered by Google in the country.

Thoppilan Romal Devassy and Kannan Sunder both natives of Mumbai are seventh semester students of the computer science branch in BITS, Pilani and have created history by being offered a whopping $ 2,35000 annual package (more than 1.44 Cr) by Google.

“No doubt, this is unimaginable for me to get placed in the most desired and named company of the world. My innings with Google will begin in the summer of 2014 in Mount View, US,” said Sunder over the phone from Rajasthan. His views were echoed by Devassy. Google has also shortlisted another student from BITS but are yet to issue the offer letter.

More than 100 students appeared in the interview that consisted seven technical rounds including one written that took place in the campus and five rounds of technical interviews related to subject knowledge, which were conducted in Bangalore. Networking giant Facebook also visited BITS for the third consecutive year and shortlisted three students. Among the highest Indian placement offers made so far are from LinkedIn and Goldman Sachs Strategies, where each offered above 28 lakhs per annum.

“More than 100 companies have visited so far to recruit from 327 undergraduate engineering (BE) students and 180 masters (ME) students in the first semester. About 90% students have been placed,” said chief placement coordinator, Mani Shankar Dasgupta.

It’s raining placements in other technical and management institutes here. Janat Shah, director, IIM-Udaipur said the placement session has just started and will go until this batch’s convocation in March. “The IT companies have showed good response despite the fact that the overall market scenario is not good. We are hoping to see new records in terms of placements,” said Shah.

Engineering colleges affiliated to RTU are also receiving a good response from the market post recession. IT giants like Infosys, Wipro and Forbes 500 in financial, real estate and consultancy are visiting campuses and hiring students in bulk.

src: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/education/news/2-BITS-Pilani-students-bag-years-highest-Rs-1-44-cr-pay-package/articleshow/27231433.cms

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