Hailing from a humble family in Bihar, a 21-year-old final year B Tech student of IIT-Kharagpur has bagged a whopping Rs 1.02 crore per annum salary job from US software giant Microsoft.
Kota also played its part in the success story of Vatsalya Singh Chauhan, a Hindi medium government school student, as he had enrolled in one of the many coaching centres in the town.
A welder’s son from Sanhouli village in Bihar’s Khagariya region, the IIT-Kharagpur student is the eldest of six siblings in his family. His father fabricates and welds shutters and doors to make a living.
After scoring 75% marks in Class 12 exam, Vatsalya had arrived at Kota in 2011 for his quest to enter the prestigious IITs. The Allen Career Coaching Institute took Vatasalya under its wings.
Vatsalya grabbed an All India Rank of 382 in the IIT-JEE entrance exam and enrolled for Computer Science at IIT-Kharagpur.
During the campus placement in December, Microsoft offered Vatsalya a job offer package worth Rs 1.02 crore per annum. “I will join the company after completing B Tech in June this year,” he said.
His father Chandra Kant told HT over phone that his earnings were insufficient to run a family of eight members. “I took education loan worth Rs 3.50 lakh from a bank for his admission at IIT. We were in tears when Vatsalya told me that he has got a job in Microsoft,” he said.
Vatsalya’s younger brother is preparing for IITs in Delhi while his younger sister is preparing for medical entrance examination from Allen in Kota.