New Delhi: A student of the Delhi Technological University (DTU) has been offered a basic pay package of $1,10,000 (nearly Rs 71 lakh) per annum from US-based cab aggregator Uber. In addition, he will get other benefits as well that his gross salary up to Rs 1.25 crore.
Sidharth, a final year Computer Science student at DTU and an alumnus of Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj, has been offered the position of a software engineer at the San Francisco office of Uber.
So far, the highest international placement offer on the DTU campus is Rs 1.25 crore per annum, which was offered to Chetan Kakkar (batch of 2015) by Google.
“I am looking forward to grooming my technological skills at Uber before I begin brainstorming on my start-up plan, which I see as a long-term goal,” the 21-year-old boy told Press Trust of India.
He described the recruitment process as grilling, where he had to solve problems on the spot.
“I had actually done a seven-week internship with Uber earlier. So this is a pre-placement offer that I have received. Along with me, I think there is someone from one of the IITs,” he told Hindustan Times.
The eldest son in the family, Sidharth had scored 95.4% in his Class 12 board examinations, with 98 out of 100 in computer science and mathematics. He says his percentage dipped because of a low score in English.
He later cleared the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main and landed a seat at DTU– formerly known as Delhi College of Engineering.
“From the beginning, I wanted to do computer science engineering and with my score I was not getting the subject at any of the IITs. Moreover, I love Delhi and did not want to move from here,” he told the daily.
He is the first engineer of the family. His father is a planning consultant and mother a freelance transcriber. He has a younger brother who also studies at DPS Vasant Kunj.
(With PTI inputs)