Rushabh Agarwal, Kunal Lad and Nitin Gangahar of BITS Pilani Campus have been offered jobs with a dream salary package of US $ 2,25,000 (INR 1.22crore) by Google, this semester. This is among the highest package grabbed by Indian students this year and the humungous package offered has grabbed eye balls of students and Industry alike. They will be posted at Google's head office in Mountain View, California. The trio have been asked to report for work by October 2013.
Beating the bleak placement scenario this year, they were hired during campus placements held in October. The trio, along with three other students, was shortlisted to appear in the final selection round at Google's office in Bangalore.
Sharing the success mantra to Times Of India, Rushabh said, "The final rounds were purely technical and were designed to test one's complete knowledge on the subject," adding that knowledge on subject to all students remains more or less the same but what matters is its application. He expressed that they will donate a certain amount to promote scientific temperament in the society, especially among the underprivileged masses. Undoubtedly, all three were brilliant and had won several awards in technical fests which exposed them to global innovations in computer science.
Kunal is more focused on the graph theories whereas Rushabh's interest lies in research and projects. Both have few publications to their credit. "The BITS exposure was phenomenal. I got an opportunity to do my internship in Canada. Besides, my research fellowship from the Indian Academy of Science at IIT-Mumbai also helped me upgrade myself several notches," said Kunal. Nitin did the summer internship in Google News division in Bangalore during May – July 2011.
Rushabh and Kunal attribute a major portion of their success to BITS which provided them comprehensive and holistic education along with interaction with best brains which helped them evolve into complete individuals. The surprising element is that they all are from the same branch, Computer Science. Even more surprising is the fact that their duals are also the same. They are in their fifth year of dual degree (MSc Mathematics and B.E honours in Computer Science) and they will be getting their degrees by July 2013. While Rushabh is from Mumbai, Kunal is a Nagpur lad and Nitin hails from Renu Sagar in UP.
Let's have a look at some of the placements at BITS Goa campus. Aman Bhatia, Tushar Mandar and Rounak Jain have landed themselves packages of 55 lakhs PA offered by Epic Systems, USA. Placements have literally been galore for Computer Science /Information Systems students for everyone with a CGPA of above 6 is placed. Many Core Mechanical Companies have also visited Goa Campus this time. Placements for EEE and ENI are also fairly average. Only Chemical engineers are in a spot of bother as the placement scenario has been a bit gloomy.
The sky high salaries of the Pilani trio have set the imaginations of BITSians, not only in Pilani but also in Goa and Hyderabad, soaring. They have surely inspired a whole generation of BITSians who will seek to follow in the footsteps of these young achievers.