Placements can be gruelling. But following a stringent recruitment process recently, software engineering student Sidharth Raja’s happiness knows no bounds. And perfectly so. The 21-year-old student of Delhi Technological University (DTU) has just bagged a job offer from United States-based cab aggregator Uber Technologies with an annual salary of ₹1.25 crore!
An alumnus of Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj, he has been offered the position of a software engineer at the company’s San Francisco office.
His salary package includes a basic pay package of ₹ 71 lakh, which goes up to ₹ 1.25 crore with added benefits.
“It was a delight to have received the job offer and I am now looking forward to move to San Francisco,” he said, according to The Hindustan Times. He had earlier done a seven-week internship with the cab-hailing company.
The first engineer in his family, Sidharth always wanted to pursue computer science engineering. He had secured 95.4% in his Class 12 board examinations, and had a score of 98 out of 100 in both computer science and mathematics.
“From the beginning, I wanted to do computer science engineering and with my score I was not getting the subject at any of the IITs. Moreover, I love Delhi and did not want to move from here,” he said.
While it is not unusual for top talent at premier technology institutes like the IITs to be offered such generous salary packages, regular college placements don’t usually lead to such jobs. Case in point: This placement makes Sidharth’s offer the second-highest received by any DTU student ever. Prior to this, software giant Google had hired a student for an annual salary of Rs.1.27 crore in 2015.
Optimistic about his new career, the young man wishes to travel extensively across the globe with his hard-earned money.