A final-year information science engineering student from the MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT) landed a job with an annual salary of Rs 50 lakh during the campus placements that concluded recently .
Kenneth V Kennedy, 26, went through three rounds of interviews to get the job with a US-based company . This is the highest pay package offered to an engineering student so far this year. At other colleges, the pay packages have been in the range of Rs 24 lakh to Rs 35 lakh.
But getting the job wasn’t an easy task for Kennedy, who his classmates describe as a smart student with a passion for coding. He was among the few who cleared the written test, which hundreds o students took. Then he cleared three rounds o interviews: coding, HR and technical. “I was surprised and happy when the company offered me this job,“ Kennedy told TOI on Thursday . “Initially, the company gave me the option of working in Mumbai or Bengaluru, and later added the option of Boston.“ The details of where he will be based are yet to be finalized. Kennedy, whose father is a businessman and mother a homemaker, grew up in Bengaluru and studied at Lake Montfort School and Delhi Public School, Bengaluru North, before joining MSRIT.
He secured 9.4 CGPA in Class 10 and 89.3% in Class 12. In college, he did two internships –Student Nokia Development, where he developed a music player app, and Student Microsoft Development, where he mentored 21 engineering students to develop four mobile apps.
“After I completed Class 12, I decided to pursue computer science but couldn’t get a seat. So I joined information science engineering. I am lucky because I had good computer teachers in school and college. My teachers and friends suppor ted me all through,“ he said.
Source : TOI, Jan, 2016