India has never been short of producing budding talents in the field of academics, sports and other important streams. Recently, a student, identified as Aditya Paliwal hogged the limelight as he has been hired by the tech giant Google at a staggering annual package of Rs 1.2 crore per year which means his monthly earning is 10 lakhs per month.
The 22-year-old Aditya is from the International Institute of Information Technology – Bangalore (IIIT-B) is one of only 50 people in the world and around 5 in the country to have been selected for the valuable residency program this year. Aditya Paliwal was in the Integrated MTech dual-degree programme of five years from 2013 to 2018 and will be moving to New York to stamp his authority on the new job.
When asked to Aditya about winning the residency, R Chandrashekhar, dean, academics, IIIT-B said, “Aditya was one of the bright students at IIIT-B. He has bagged the Google residency, which involves a sum of Rs 1.2 crore for that period.”
Speaking with Express, Aditya said, “I was interning with Google last year and during that time I discovered this program through internal groups. I am more inclined to research but was not sure of doing a PhD immediately. The program was a good compromise and a balance between research and industry. Plus, it is in the domain that I was interested in – AI.”
Aditya further said, “After the one-year period, one can leave the program to pursue a PhD, extend the program or convert the residency into a full-time job. However, the extension of the program and job conversion is bound to be based on your performance.”
Asked about what he was expecting from the program, Aditya said, “We will be working on state-of-the-art research and on writing as many research papers and get interesting results. As of now, I do not know what exact domain I will be assigned to. I am, however, looking forward to meeting people from across the globe and senior researchers and scientists.”
Hailing from Mumbai, Aditya did his schooling and class 12 there before moving to Bengaluru. Aditya was always interested about computers and stuff. “I was always into experimenting and doing different stuff with computers. So studying computer science was a natural decision,” he said. His parents run a business.
Prof Muralidhara V N, an associate professor at the reputed institute who taught Aditya, said, “Aditya was very good at coding and is a very dedicated student. He also participated in the ACM ICPC World Finals twice. This is a prestigious and international programming contest. Only a few teams from the country participate in it every year.”