Kolkata: In one of the fattest pay package offered to an IITian ever in campus placements, a student of IIT Kharagpur has been offered an annual salary of over Rs 1.5 crore.
IIT Kharagpur officials said the salary package was among the 163 offers made by 27 visiting companies on Mondayon the first day of campus placements.
The highest domestic package was of Rs 42 lakh and highest offer from abroad was of $250,000 (Rs 1.54 crore), the officials said.
IIT sources claimed that the 1.54 crore offer is the highest ever package received by the Kharagpur unit and among the largest ever in all IITs.
According to thisreport in The Times of India, out of the three students who bagged the highest package is a woman and not only at IIT Kharagpur.
Even at IIT Bangalore, the report further added, the highest package offered by Facebook was 1.42 crore and one of the three people who bagged it is a woman. Also two of the five students hired by the social networking website this year is a woman.
The reason why usually women do not bag the top deals was explained byDeepali Adlakha who has been hired by Facebook for their San Francisco office.
""This is the main reason why fewer women manage to get the top deal. This year, there are only five women in the batch and most of us have managed to get a good deal.I did a lot of coding in the last few months which helped me bag the offer of my choice," she was quoted as saying by The Times of India.
The highest number of offers (24) was made by niche analytics consulting company EXL Service Pvt Ltd followed by international brands like Visa, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Cisco, Microsoft IDC.
The first time visitors - Parthenon, TSMC, BMGI, VISA, Baker Hughes, and Auctus Advisors - offered large number of positions to IIT Kharagpur students.
The total offers received so far stands at 251, which includes 88 pre-placement offers.
With inputs from PTI
Updated Date: Dec 03, 2014 08:40:57 IST