A 21-year-old fourth year BTech computer science student of NIT Warangal has been recruited by Facebook for a pay package of Rs 45 lakh per annum. The student will be joining the technical wing of the social networking firm, as soon as he completes his course in March next year.
This is the highest ever pay package offered during the campus recruitment at NIT Warangal. The recruitment process for this year started on August 15 and is expected to last till March 2012 and most of the recruiters so far are IT companies that include Microsoft, Amazon, Oracle and Google.
About 30 students from computer science stream of the institute have already been recruited and the salaries offered to them range anywhere between Rs 5 to Rs 12 lakh per annum.
Last year, 92% students from the B Tech batch of the institute and 50 % students from M Tech batch were recruited by companies. The average pay package offered by companies last year was between Rs 6 and Rs 7 lakh per annum.