Facebook offers Rs 1.34-cr package to UP student

Facebook offers Rs 1.34-cr package to UP student

An engineering student from Uttar Pradesh’s industrial town of Kanpur has been offered a record annual pay package of Rs 1.34 crore by the social networking site Facebook.

The B.Tech (Electronics) fourth year student of Allahabad based Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT), whose identity has been kept secret for “security reasons”, underwent a stringent selection process, to bag the job that would get him around $2.62 lakh annually, according to the Institute.

“The student has requested that his identity be kept secret for security reasons,” the director of the institute P Chakravorty. He said that it was the biggest offer to any student in the history of the institute.

The student had to undergo a tough selection process. Incidently the entire process was undertaken telephonically. “Nine round of telephonic interviews took place...the process began in October last year and the student received his offer letter on Tuesday last,” the director said adding that he would be leaving for California in US to join the company after completion of his course. He has been asked to report for his job in October next.

He also said that the student hailed from a middle class family in Kanpur. In December last year, an M.Tech student of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K) Karan Narain had been offered a job by a US based company on an annual pay package of Rs.73 lakh. The offer was said to be the highest to any IIT student and one of the highest in the country.

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