IIT-Madras engineering graduates refuse 82 LPA job offer from Samsung
Mega placement offers are being rolled out this year at IIT Madras. Amongst all the hoopla we have a few surprises too! Two out of six IIT-Madras students have rejected South Korean multinational company Samsung's $1,50,000 offer (about 82 lakh). A 82 lakh annual pay packet doesn't seem to be enticing enough for a few IITians!
Computer science B-Tech graduates Sujeet Gholap and Nitin Motiani said it was a "tough call," but they eventually turned down the proposal.
On Day 1 of the campus placement on Saturday, Sujeet, created a record by getting six offers and chose to work with Google. "Both companies (Google and Samsung) are leaders in their respective fields, and the work at both places will be challenging and satisfying, so I wasn't exactly sure which one to pick," he said.
When he joined the computer science department four years ago, his dream was to work with Google. "I never thought I'd get an offer from Google when I joined, just that it would be something nice to achieve," he said, without divulging how much Google had offered him.
Sujeet Gholap will work out of the US office of Google, and is expected to join the company in October 2013.
Source: The Times of India