Seven students of the International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad (IIIT-H) have bagged positions in reputed international firms ahead of their convocation ceremony to be held on Saturday.
For the graduating batch of students (2018), apart from usual placement companies like Facebook and Google, companies like Goldman Sachs, Bloomberg and Booking.com have also made lucrative offers with packages going upto Rs one crore per annum.
Excited about the package, a student at IIIT-H said, “The pay package itself is pretty decent for a fresher. It’s more than one and half times the average salary in London.”
Vatika Harlalka, who has a dual degree with a B. Tech in Computer Science and MS in Computational Natural Sciences, said that she applied for a job directly through the Facebook portal.
She has been offered the role of a software developer and says that having a resume peppered with extra-curricular activities helps.
For Hemanth Veeranki, a Computer Science graduate, Google has been a “dream company” ever since he was small.
He took his first step towards this dream by bagging a highly-coveted internship at Google, Hyderabad.
After completing his summer internship there, he applied for a full-time conversion and accepted the role he was offered, that of a software engineer in the Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team based in London.
“Very simplistically put, the job of the SRE team is to maintain infrastructure on which Google public services are run,” explains Veeranki.
Another student Mrinal Dhar, who got placed at Bloomberg and is a graduate in Computer Science and Computational Linguistics, said, “I wanted to work in Europe for some time now and I am very interested in some of the products that Bloomberg has created.”
Not everyone is shouldering responsibilities and entering the job market, many students prefer to go further into academics and do research in their interested fields.
And some have turned down offers from these companies to follow their hearts in smaller Indian startups.