Ashutosh Agarwal, the 21-year old Computer Science student from IIT-Patna, has gotten a pre-placement offer of Rs. 1.8 Crore from Google. Previously, Abhishek Pant from IIT Kharagpur(2 Crore) and Chetan Kakkar from Delhi Technological University(1.27 Crore), have been in the news regarding their hefty pre-placement packages from Google.
For Ashutosh, his journey with Google, started back when he wasin his fourth semester and registered for the Google Summer of Code(GSoC) – an annual global program that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects.
Following GSoC, Google offered Ashutosh an internship opportunity at their NY office, which he was involved with till August, this year.
“After I finished second year exams, I was trying to do something. Fortunately, I got opportunity at GSoC. I worked from home and added a new feature to an existing programming framework,” he said,” he told Times of India on a call.
“Life at Google is one thing, and life at Google, New York is another.” – Gaurav Baheti, UX Design Intern, Google.
“During our conversation, Google found I am not a graduate and they can’t offer me a job right away. So they offered me internship this year and I went to New York. My work was related to interactive media ads,” he explained.
Post completion of his internship, he went through a round of rigorous interviews, before he was offered a full-time job at Google.
“Since it was off-campus placement, not many came to know. When I got the offer letter, my friends and I partied,” he said.
Ashutosh, who originally hails from a Lucknow, is a son of entrepreneur parents, who are ecstatic about his recent achievement. He has completed his schooling from Seth M R Jaipuria, where he secured 96.4% in his tenth, and 95% in his twelfth. Apart from academics, he was also an active participant in extra-curricular activities and was also the head boy of his school.