A student at the Indian Institute of Information and Technology (IIIT), Lucknow, has bagged the institute’s highest-ever annual salary package of Rs 1.2 crore.
A final-year BTech student at IIIT Lucknow has bagged the highest-ever salary package at the institute. Abhijeet Dwivedi from Prayagraj received a whopping Rs 1.2 crore package at Amazon’s Dublin office in Ireland, where he will work as a software development engineer. With this offer, Diwedi has become the first student from IIIT Lucknow to break all the previous year’s records. As per media reports, apart from academic knowledge, soft skills helped the Prayagraj boy crack the interview.
Abhijeet also shared some tips for other graduates seeking placement. “One should work on certain things to land a good job. Make connections like staying in touch with seniors to know about job opportunities and taking tips from them to crack interviews,” he said. He also advised students to create profiles on popular employment portals that are regularly updated with new job openings.
Moreover, the average pay package this year was Rs 26 lakh per annum – comparatively higher when compared to previous years. According to IIIT-Lucknow director Dr Arun Mohan Sherry, the highest salary package till last year was around Rs 40 lakh. “This shows we are going in the right direction,” he said.