Birla Institute of Technology 1st batch student lands Rs 43 lakh job

HYDERABAD: A student of Birla Institute of Technology (BITS), Hyderabad, bagged a whopping Rs 42.9 lakh per annum job offer as the institution's first ever placement season came to a close on Friday. The package was offered by Epic System, a US-based company, to computer science student Kanwar Bajneek.

BITS, Hyderabad campus was established four years ago and its first batch of engineering students will pass out this June. Kanwar Bajneek said that he was expecting a good salary as he had scored well in all the semesters. He had to go through a written test and a two-round interview to bag the job.

"I will be placed in Wisconsin, US. I'll be working as a software developer in the coming years," Bajneek said.

Campus placement officer M G Prasuna said that 80 per cent of the first batch of students had secured placements with an average pay package of Rs 7 lakh per annum. A total of 353 students from the first batch of the institute sat for the placements which run through two semesters.

Over 70 companies, including Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Nvidia, Computer Associates, Samsung, Honda, Shapoorji Pallonji, Chrysler, Deloitte, Micro Semi, L&T, Google, Polaris, Polycom and Zuari Industries, visited the campus for recruitments, BITS officials informed.