A fourth-year engineering student at Jadavpur University in West Bengal has received a Rs 1.8 crore job offer from Facebook. Bisakh Mondal, who is pursuing an engineering degree majoring in computer science, also received job offers from Google and Amazon, but preferred Facebook due to the higher salary package. He will fly to London to join the social media company in September, a leading daily reported.
At least eight other students from Jadavpur University have received job offers with more than Rs 1 crore in salary this year. Biksakh’s Rs 1.8 crore bid is the highest ever. A resident of Birbhum district in West Bengal, Bisakh comes from a humble background. He comes from a lower middle class background and his mother works as an Anganwadi labourer.
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Bisakh credited his internship experiences with helping him pass job interviews. He said that for the past two years, during the Covid-19 pandemic, he has worked in several organizations as an intern to gain knowledge outside of his curriculum.
Speaking about her son’s achievement, Bisakh’s mother said the family went through a lot of struggle to see him reach greater heights. Bisakh has always been serious in his studies and after getting good marks in the senior secondary exams and the joint engineering entrance exam, he was admitted to Jadavpur University, his mother said.
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While Bisakh’s work is based in London, the highest package received for work in India by students of Jadavpur University this year is Rs 65 LPA. Lakshya Bengani, a fourth-year computer science student, received the offer from Apple. He will join the company at the Hyderabad site in July, a daily reported. Nearly 50 students from Jadavpur University have received a job offer of at least Rs 40LPA. Of the total number of students who had applied for the university’s placement campaign, more than 84% obtained jobs in more than a hundred companies.
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