Rs. 60 lakhs starting salary for two IIIT-Allahabad student by Facebook
Final year B/ Tech students, Yogesh Sharma and Ankit Gupta have been offered a starting salary of Rs. 60 lakhs by Facebook as part of its recruitment drive to find the smart brains. The salary of Rs. 60 lakhs per annum has been offered to work at the social networking giant, Facebook’s office in US.
According to another report, this is not the first time that such a phenomenal package has been offered to the students at the IIIT Allahabad campus. Another student ahs also been hired by Facebook but the package details have not been disclosed as yet.
In the campus interviews that were held recently, Google and numerous other multinational companies participated at the IIIT-Allahabad campus. Some of these include Yahoo!, Walmart, Microsoft, Amazon, IBM and Verizon among others and the campus recruitments with such high placed MNC’s have given IIIT-A a place on the international IT map. It has become an institute of National Importance when it comes to IT recruitments.
According to M. D. Tiwari who issued the statement said: “Two students who are currently in the final year of B.Tech have been recruited by Facebook to work in US at a starting salary of Rs. 60 lakhs. Additionally, another B.Tech final student, Divanshu Garg has been selected by Google as the Student Ambassador and will be representing IIIT-Allahabad in the coming academic session.”