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Four IIT students turn down 1-cr offers

Four IIT students turn down 1-cr offers
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Considerations of professional fulfilment and a desire to pursue higher studies have trumped offers of eight-figure salaries during placements at IIT Kanpur as four students chose to turn down jobs which would have paid them more than Rs 1 crore yearly.

Kanpur : Considerations of professional fulfilment and a desire to pursue higher studies have trumped offers of eight-figure salaries during placements at IIT Kanpur as four students chose to turn down jobs which would have paid them more than Rs 1 crore yearly. It is not every day that a job-seeker turns down a Rs 1 crore offer and the decision by four of them – three boys and a girl student – at the IIT Kanpur premier technological institute here is sure to create a flutter, especially when two of them are said to have settled for lower salaries in order to work in profiles which they found to be more suitable for themselves.

According to the chairman of the IIT-Kanpur Placement Cell, Prof Deepu Philip, the remaining two male students have opted for higher studies over signing up to join any company. Philip, who refused to divulge the names of the four students, said that the offers were made yesterday by a multinational company during placement interviews on their campus.

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