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29 Mar 2019

Mumbai: Google's new recruit, a BE student not from IIT

Mumbai youth bags Rs. 1.2 crore Google package

Every year, lakhs of students take the Joint Entrance Examination to join prestigious engineering colleges in India, especially IITs.

But only a few thousand get into IITs; many of them aspire to get a job at their dream companies like Microsoft, Google, and Facebook.

However, Mumbai's Abdullah Khan has proved landing a dream job is possible even without joining IITs.

Here's more on him.

In context

Mumbai youth bags Rs. 1.2 crore Google package
Many online interviews followed by final round at Google, London

Interviews

Many online interviews followed by final round at Google, London

Although students outside IITs are offered an average package of Rs. 4 lakh, 21-year-old Khan must have made many IITians jealous when he was offered a Rs. 1.2 crore package by Google's London office.

The tech company approached Khan after seeing his profile on a programming site.

After several online interviews, he was called to London for the final interview earlier this month.

Statement

'Used to participate on programming sites for fun': Khan

According to media reports, Khan said, "I used to participate on programming sites as it was fun. I did not even know that firms check programmers' profiles on such sites."

"I am looking forward to joining their team. It will be an amazing learning experience for me", said Khan who will be joining Google's site reliability engineering team in London from September this year.

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Rs. 54.5 lakh base salary: Here's a detailed break-up

Package

Rs. 54.5 lakh base salary: Here's a detailed break-up

Abdullah Khan's package includes:

- Base salary of Rs. 54.5 lakh (£60,000) per annum.

- 15% bonus.

- Stock options worth Rs. 58.9 lakh (£85,000) over 4 years.

The young coder did his schooling in Saudi Arabia and moved to Mumbai after completing Class XII.

Khan is currently pursuing Bachelor of Engineering (BE) from Shree LR Tiwari Engineering College, Mira Road in Mumbai.

Details

Khan failed to get into IIT after Class XII

Abdullah Khan said, "My scores in JEE (Main) were not very impressive and I was not even shortlisted for JEE (Advanced) to get into IITs. I was not disappointed, as I was not even aware of the importance of IITs then."

Currently, Khan also has another job offer of Rs. 6 lakh per annum through campus placement, which he will surrender now. Obviously!

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On which programming site did Google check his profile?

How did Khan got a job offer in Google?

Which team will he join in Google?

What is the salary breakage of Abdullah Khan?

Where Khan did his engineering from?

When will Abdullah Khan will join Google?

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On which programming site did Google check his profile?

Asked 2019-03-31 13:26:08 by Rama Krishna Parjanya Varanasi

Answered by NewsBytes

The candidate, Abdullah Khan, did not disclose the name of the programming website through which he got selected by Google.

How did Khan got a job offer in Google?

Asked 2019-03-30 08:14:58 by hari sridharan

Answered by NewsBytes

Google approached Khan after seeing his profile on a programming site, where he used to participate.

Which team will he join in Google?

Asked 2019-03-29 16:38:31 by Hemant Das

Answered by NewsBytes

Khan will be joining Google's reliability engineering team in London.

What is the salary breakage of Abdullah Khan?

Asked 2019-03-29 16:38:31 by Reyansh Rodrigues

Answered by NewsBytes

Khan's package includes: Base salary of Rs 54.5 lakh per annum, 15% bonus, stock options worth Rs 58.9 lakh, over 4 years.

Where Khan did his engineering from?

Asked 2019-03-29 16:38:31 by Surabhi Tata

Answered by NewsBytes

Khan is currently pursuing Bachelors of Engineering from Shree LR Tiwari Engineering College, Mira Road, Maharashtra.

When will Abdullah Khan will join Google?

Asked 2019-03-29 16:38:31 by Harini Malik

Answered by NewsBytes

He will be joining in September.

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