#IITian scores Rs 70 lakh Twitter job
Swapnil Jain, a computer science graduate from IIT-Delhi, has struck it rich with his very first job — a sweet deal of Rs 70 lakh per annum with Twitter. Jain, who moves to California in October, will join only about 1,000 people on payroll. HT reports.delhi Updated: Jun 06, 2012 01:39 IST
Swapnil Jain, a computer science graduate from IIT-Delhi, has struck it rich with his very first job — a sweet deal of Rs 70 lakh per annum with Twitter.
The 22-year-old from Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh is thrilled, and not just because of the big bucks. It’s because he always “expected” to work with one of the great internet giants.
“The pay isn’t huge in dollar terms. Of course, it is a big amount in rupees. I certainly was not expecting this much,” he said.
In fact, Jain — who ranked 94th in IIT-JEE 2008 — isn’t too happy with all the money talk. “That’s irritating for my family and me.”
Twitter — which has 140 million users worldwide — was abuzz with his “success” story on Tuesday. But Jain chose to ignore it all, instead tweeting about the upcoming Akshay Kumar-starrer Joker. On Monday, he’d used the forum to wish Sachin Tendulkar a stellar innings as a Rajya Sabha member.
Jain, who moves to California in October, will join only about 1,000 people on the microblogging giant’s payroll. The dream job offer came on May 30, three weeks after he passed out of IIT-Delhi.
But he has bigger dreams. “Being confined to a job isn’t my goal. I have friends working with Google and Facebook. Sometime in the future, we’d like to set up our own company.”