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Not an IITian! Here’s how Mumbai lad bagged Rs 1.2 Cr job at Google

Mumbai: IItians getting handsome salary packages is very common but for the rest of them it is still a dream to land in such a job that offers hefty amount and if they are not placed in IIT all the dreams of their desired job vanish.

But a 21-year-old boy named Abdullah Khan, engineering student but not from IIT has stood out from the obvious and made its place into Google. He will be joining Google’s London office in September at an annual package of Rs 1.2 crore.

He is a student of Shree LR Tiwari Engineering College, Mira Road, Mumbai. The highlight of his achievement is that he did not apply for Google’s job and was called by the company itself after they spotted his profile on a site that hosts competitive programming challenges.

Khan said that the call he received was unexpected and he also said that when he participated in the competition, he did it for fun and not for a job. Last November, he received an official email from Google that changed his life.

The email notified him that the company has seen his profile on the website and were looking for people across Europe. A few online interviews were conducted and finally he went for the final screening round at Google’s office London.

He has done his schooling from Saudi Arabia and loves coding. He moved to Mumbai after completing his 12th and tried to clear IIT but couldn’t do so.

The package includes a base salary component to the tune of £60,000 per annum which roughly translates into Rs 54.5 lakh per annum. Apart from this, he is also entitled to a 15 percent bonus and stock options worth Rs 58.9 lakh over four years.

This is a real example that proves that it requires skills and talent to achieve success and not the name of the institute.

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