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3 IIT Roorkee students get Rs 1.39 crore offers from Microsoft

Three engineering students of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee have been offered Rs1.39 crore annual salary packages by multinational technology giant Microsoft

education Updated: Dec 04, 2017 12:39 IST
Sandeep Rawat
The packages of over Rs 1 crore -  highest in the history of the institute - have been offered to students of computer science engineering and an electronics programmes. Their identities have not been disclosed.
The packages of over Rs 1 crore - highest in the history of the institute - have been offered to students of computer science engineering and an electronics programmes. Their identities have not been disclosed.(HT Photo)

Three engineering students of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee have been offered Rs1.39 crore annual salary packages by the multinational technology giant Microsoft, establishing the popularity of the institute among top global recruiters.

The package, which is the highest in the history of the institute, have been offered to students of computer science engineering and an electronics programmes. Their identities have not been disclosed.

Last year, the highest salary package offered at the institute was Rs 95 lakh, again by Microsoft.

According to the institute’s placement cell authorities, about 250 companies enrolled for this year’s placement sessions at the institute.

Among the leading global MNCs coming to the institute for recruitment were Microsoft, Uber, Goldman Sachs, Schlumberger and WebStaff. Top Indian companies such as Oil and Natural Gas Corporation and Indian Space Research Organisation were also among 50-odd companies and start-up ventures offering hefty packages to IIT Roorkee students, said Prof NP Padhy, the placement in-charge.

Pay packages offered ranged between Rs 20 lakh to Rs1 crore, with best offers being made to computer science, electrical, mechanical, civil, chemical and electronics and communication engineering students. Also, attractive packages and perks were offered to students of production and industrial engineering, master of computer applications, applied mathematics, geophysical technology, applied geology and geological technology.

For past few years, domestic firms have been offering pay packages between Rs20 and Rs35 lakh. Public sector jobs are also attracting IITians with as many as 18 students from the institute accepting government offers last year.

“IIT-Roorkee is the country’s leading institution in terms of higher technical and management education, with an excellent track record of its performance over the last 168 years. Our institution has been churning out engineers, technocrats, scientists and managers par excellence to compete at global level, which is being confirmed by lucrative job offers from top companies of the world,” said IIT Roorkee director Prof Ajit K Chaturvedi.

IIT Roorkee was founded in 1848.