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A B Tech final year student at the Moti Lal Nehru national Institute of Technology (MNNIT) Allahabad, the Kanpur-based boy has received a placement offer of $2,62,500 as a software engineer from social networking site Facebook. HT reports.

india Updated: Mar 30, 2012 00:30 IST
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A Kanpur-based boy has received a placement offer of $2,62,500 (Rs 1,33,63,875 according to current exchange value) annual package from social networking site Facebook.

The boy, a B Tech final year student at the Moti Lal Nehru national Institute of Technology (MNNIT) Allahabad, has refused to reveal his name for security reasons.

Appointed as a software engineer, he received the appointment letter on March 27 and will join the company in Menlo Park, California, in October 2012.

The selection process of the student started in October last year through an email. Belonging to a middle-class family, the boy had to appear for nine telephonic interviews before being selected.

The MNIT press and media relation officer, Dr Tanuj Nandan, said this was the highest annual package offered to any B Tech student of the 30 National Institutes of Technology (NITs) in the country so far.

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The boy, a B Tech final year student at the Moti Lal Nehru national Institute of Technology (MNNIT) Allahabad, has refused to reveal his name for security reasons.

He received the appointment letter on March 27 and will join the company in Menlo Park, California, in October 2012.

Belonging to a middle-class family, the boy had to appear for nine telephonic interviews before being selected.

He said that last year a student of NIT, Karnataka, was recruited by Facebook at an annual package of Rs 60 lakh.

Besides, 30 students of the MNNIT were offered Rs 10 lakh package each from different companies, added Dr Nandan.

MNNIT director Prof P Chakravorty said the annual package bagged by the student reflected the quality of education being imparted.

“The labour put in by teachers, staff and students of the institute was evident from the placements and annual packages being offered to its students at national and international level,” he added.