A porter’s son from Sojat town of Rajasthan and alumni of IIT Roorkee, working as a software engineer in Google drawing an annual salary package of Rs 36 lakh, is now motivating poor students to realise their dreams.
Ramchandra Sankhala (25) is pursuing research in Google. During his recent Kota visit to motivate students of a coaching institute, Ramchandra said that his father Tejaram Sankhala and mother, Reema Devi worked as daily wage porters in Sojat town (Pali district) to run their family of three kids.
Living in a kaccha house, Ramchandra read in Hindi medium school and got 70% marks in class 12 in 2009 after which his father took loan for his further studies. “Since I was interested in seeking admission in IIT so I arrived to Kota and took coaching for IIT-JEE from Allen Career Institute of Kota”, he said.
A retired judicial officer named Ashok Gupta helped him financially during his studies as he had contacts with Allen also. Ramchandra later cracked IIT-JEE and got 1680 All India Rank after which he got cash awards from his coaching institute and later got admitted in IIT-Roorkee and obtained B Tech degree in 2013.
Ramchandra has a younger sister and a younger brother.
Director, Allen Career Institute, Kota, Brajesh Maheshwari said that students like Ramchandra are an inspiration for those who come from poor backgrounds.
Ramchandra now wants to shift to United States of America this year where he will either probably work at Google headquarter or join Facebook for pursuing research on global platform.
He has now kept a tutor to teach his illiterate parents in Sojat.
Last year, Ramchandra had taken a month’s leave from Google and taught inmates at an orphanage in a village near Sojat.