Sidharth, a final year Computer Science student at Delhi Technological University (DTU), has bagged a Rs1.25 crore (US$186,000) per annum job offer from Uber Technologies, the Hindustan Times reports.
He had earlier done a seven-week internship with Uber, which had led to the pre-placement offer by the ride-sharing service.
The university’s head of placement, RS Walia said, “This is a pre-placement offer, as Sidharth had done an internship with the company. In such cases the employer reviews the work during the period and then offers are made.”
The 21-year-old student will move to Uber’s headquarters in San Francisco by October if there are no hiccups with his visa application. If there is a delay, he will join Uber’s Bangalore office.
“There are lot of experts there so I am hoping to learn a lot and do some good work,” said Sidharth.
Sidharth was always keen on becoming a software engineer. The eldest son in his family had scored 95.4 percent in Class 12 board examinations with 98 in mathematics and computer science. He then passed the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main and landed a seat at DTU.
“From the very start I knew that I wanted to do Computer Science which is why I did not join IIT (Indian Institute of Technology). With my score in JEE, going to IIT meant taking up other engineering discipline. I am glad that I joined DTU,” said Sidharth.
In DTU, his teachers describe him as very observant and innovative.
“He was one of the good students in the class who had the right guidance. We were hoping he would do well and he has proven it,” said a Computer Science professor at DTU.
Sidharth follows the footsteps of another DTU alum who was hired by Google with a Rs1.27 crore (US$189,000) per annum job package. The student says he has not planned for the future yet but wants to travel extensively as well as have a burrito immediately after landing in San Francisco.