Meet Abhishek Kumar, The NIT Patna Student Who Bagged INR 1.8 Crore Package From Amazon
A final year Computer Science student from the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Patna, Abhishek Kumar received a record offer at Amazon with an annual salary of INR 1.8 Crore. Kumar qualified in a coding test conducted by Amazon in December 2021 and had to appear for three rounds of interviews at the international level before he was offered the coveted position at Amazon.
A Glorious Year In The History Of NIT Patna
This year, NIT Patna has been repeatedly coming in the news for the record-breaking placements at the institute. A few months back the news of Aditi Tiwari – a student of Electronics and Communication Engineering at NIT Patna, caught the world by storm after she received a package worth INR 1.6 Crore from Facebook.
Just like Kumar, Aditi Tiwari also had to appear for several rounds of interviews before she received the offer letter from the Meta group.
Before Aditi, the record of the highest package received was held by Sampriti Yadav, Patna, who received a package of 1.1 crore rupees at Google.
As Kumar received the offer from Amazon Germany on April 21, NIT Patna also confirmed that they have witnessed a massive 130% placements this year, breaking all previous records.
With the Covid 19 pandemic, campus placements of institutions were severely hampered. But now, as the pandemic situation improves, placement offers are now returning to their pre-pandemic levels in both B-schools and engineering colleges.
In fact, we are also witnessing a phenomenon of revenge hiring in some sectors where the packages and hiring rates are far surpassing the pandemic levels.
This year NIT Patna has secured the 72nd position in the NIRF rankings, but after the performances of students like Aditi and Kumar, the chances of improved ranking next year look bright. You might also be interested in reading.