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Kolkata student receives 3 job offers, rejects Amazon and Google but accepts Rs 1.8 crore package from Facebook

Bisakh Mondal, who is currently in her fourth year of computer science, will fly to London in September.

STRONG POINTS

  • Bisakh Mondal said he chose Facebook over Google and Amazon because of the higher salary package.
  • This is the highest compensation package a JU student has received this year.
  • Mondal also revealed that he had received offers from Google London and Amazon Berlin.

A student from Jadavpur University (JU) in Kolkata has been offered a job offer with Meta-owned Facebook in London with an annual flat fee of Rs 1.8 crore. Bisakh Mondal, who is currently in her fourth year of computer science, will fly to London in September.

This is the highest compensation package a JU student has received this year. A report by Indian Express claimed that nine students from various engineering departments had secured overseas jobs with salaries in excess of Rs 1 crore.

Mondal took to LinkedIn to express his excitement over Facebook’s job posting. He also revealed that he had received offers from Google London and Amazon Berlin. “I’m super excited and humbled to announce that over the past few weeks I’ve had full-time offers from Meta (formerly Facebook) London and Google London and will soon be joining one of the great duos. C “is a long longing. I’m immensely grateful for these wonderful opportunities,” said Mondal,

Mondal told The Indian Express he would fly to London in September to work at Facebook. “I received the job offer on Tuesday evening. During the last two years, during the Covid-19 pandemic, I had the opportunity to do internships in several organizations and to acquire knowledge outside of my curricular studies. It helped me do well in interviews,” he said.

Mondal said he chose Facebook over Google and Amazon because of the higher compensation package. Samita Bhattacharya, placement officer at JU, told the media that this is the first time since the pandemic that students have received so many international offers. Mondal’s mother, who works in Anganwadi, told the media he was a “deserving student since childhood”.

“It is a great pride for us. We struggled a lot to see him reach greater heights. He was always serious in his studies. After getting good marks in the senior secondary exams and joint entrance exam, he was admitted to Jadavpur University,” she said.

Mondal’s hiring comes at a time when Facebook is cutting new job opportunities after the company fell short of its revenue targets.