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Japanese firm offers staggering Rs 32 lakh-salary to NIT Jamshedpur student

Jamshedpur, Feb. 19: National Institute of Technology (NIT), Jamshedpur, student Shivam Saxena from the computer science and engineering section has bagged an offer with a fixed salary of Rs 32 lakh per annum from a leading IT company Works Applications’ Singapore.

Works Applications’ headquarters are in Tokyo, but the student will be placed in Singapore. Apart from the above mentioned salary, Saxena will receive additional performance bonus, benefits like international flight tickets and local transportation payments. A final year students of NIT Jamshedpur, Saxena did his schooling from City Montessori School, Lucknow, a leading school of the country, and is a native of Lucknow.

Saxena’s father is an executive engineer in the Police Awas Nigam of Uttar Pradesh. Shivam will join the company in October 2016 and will be posted in Singapore. “Thrilled to get job offer from Works Applications’ as I had seen several of my seniors from NIT being placed in this IT Company and had always wished to work in IT field and from day one i wanted to be an engineer and took computer science,” said Shivam Saxena.

Dr. Rajiv Bhushan, professor in-charge, training and placement and media relations, NIT Jamshedpur, informed, “A total of 686 job offers have been made to our students by 91 companies that came for the annual campus placement. Works Applications has recruited several students from NIT Jamshedpur earlier also.

In 2015, it recruited Subham Satish Baldava, also from computer science branch, offering Rs. 32 lakh package annually, while the company recruited Piyush Golani from computer science and engineering department, offering him of 5 million yens (Rs 32,86,980) annual salary in the year 2013.”

“Since last three years several IT companies have recruited bunch of students from the campus offering them high pay packages,” Bhusan said, adding, “In 2013 Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) recruited 111 students at the annual package of Rs 3.50 lakh for M. Tech and MCA and Rs 3.20 lakh for B. Tech, which is still a record as that was the largest number of students selected by a single company in the history of NIT, Jamshedpur.”

NIT director, Prof. Ram Babu Kodali is personally supervising the placements and under his leadership the institute is reaching one milestone after another in the area of job placements for students.

According to reports, United Health Group picked up six students including three from computer science and one each from electrical and electronics offering them Rs six lakh pay package. Syberplace selected one student offering Rs 9.38 lakh package annually and Samsung offered jobs to eight students of computer science at Rs eight lakh per annum at the ongoing placement season.

Significantly, in 2011-12, Infosys had recruited 78 students, which was highest at that time.

Notably, NIT (erstwhile Regional Institute of Technology) is one of the eight regional engineering institutes established in the country in the year 1960. The institute was taken over by the Central Government on April 1, 2003 and renamed National Institute of Technology.

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