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IIT-Indore student bags Rs 1.7 crore package from Google

Source: PTI
December 15, 2014 16:55 IST
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A 21-year-old B Tech student of IIT Indore has bagged a job with Google at an annual salary package of Rs 1.7 crore (Rs 170 million), one of the highest packages offered by the US-based internet giant during campus placements at the premier institutes.

Gaurav Agarwal, a student of B Tech final year in Computer Science and Engineering, has accepted the attractive offer made by Google, a spokesperson of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Indore told PTI.

The offer by Google to the young student is one of the highest salary packages offered during campus placements at IITs across the country, she said.

A delighted Agarwal, who hails from a middle-class family of Bhilai in Chhattisgarh, said his academic session with IIT-I will end in May 2015 and thereafter, he will join Google's office at California.

He said he has not yet got a specific joining date. Agarwal said he had taken an online test at IIT-I for getting employed with Google. After passing the test, he was called at the company's office in Gurgaon for an interview which he also cleared.

IIT-Indore, which commenced its first academic session in 2009, is among the leading technological institutes in the country. 

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