Kolkata: A final-year student of IIT-Kharagpur, who is the son of a welder in Bihar, has bagged a job with Microsoft with an annual starting salary of Rs 1.02 crore. Vatsalya Singh Chauhan, 21, who bagged the dream job, hails from Khagariya village in Bihar, where his father runs a small welding workshop.
IIT-Kharagpur Director Partha Pratim Chakraborty in his Facebook page on Thursday congratulated Mr. Vatsalya. “I was offered Rs 1.02 crore per annum salary package by Microsoft and I will be joining in October this year,” he said.
He credits his success to two teachers, who mentored and motivated him to pull himself together when he had decided to give up and return home from the coaching institute in Kota. “My 20-year-long devotion has yielded result and my dream has come true. My son is now going out of India and I want that he should work for the country to glorify the nation’s name abroad,” said Chandra Kant Singh Chauhan, Mr. Vatsalya’s father.