Every year, lakhs of aspiring college students prepare to get entrance into IITs in India. There are so many reasons behind India’s craze for IIT and a lot of us think that the world’s best tech companies only hire candidates from these colleges. But as they say, will power and hard work are something that can beat talent on many occasions, a 21-year-old engineering student from Mumbai has become the talk of the town because Google has hired him after spotting him on a hosting site for online programming challenges and offered him a handsome package of Rs 1.2 crore.
The guy named Abdullah Khan is in the final year of engineering from LR Tiwari Engineering College and reportedly received an e-mail from Google after the company spotted his performance.
His annual package includes the base salary of Rs 54.5 lakh with 15% bonus and stock options worth Rs 58.9 lakh over four years.
He is reported to have gone through a few rounds of online interviews and was asked to appear for the final screening at Google’s office in London.
Speaking to the Times of India recently, Khan said:
I used to participate as it was fun. I did not even know that firms check programmers’ profiles on such sites. I showed the email to my friend who knew someone who had received such an email in the past. I am looking forward to joining their team. It will be an amazing learning experience for me.
This is something really inspiring for the youth studying in engineering colleges in India. All you need is skill and good companies will come to you sooner or later.