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From Ratlam to US; IIT B girl bags top offer from Uber

Dec 5, 2016 14:40 IST

    When everyone was expecting the backlash from US elections to be seen on the campus placements at top engineering colleges across India, Aditi Laddha has been a ray of hope for many. The Ratlam girl has bagged the top offer during the on-going campus placements at IIT Bombay from the global transportation service provider Uber International.

    She is the only girl from IIT Bombay to grab a top offer from a major multinational organization visiting the institute for campus placements which began on 1st December. In fact, her offer is also being termed as one of the best that has been made across the top engineering colleges in India including other IITs.

    Even prior to grabbing the top offer from Uber, Aditi Laddha has had a habit of creating history and scaling landmarks that others can only dream of. In 2013, she rose to limelight by bagging All India Rank (AIR) of six in the JEE Advanced exam. She broke into the male-dominated top 10 ranks of the most competitive engineering entrance exam in India. She chose to study computer science and engineering at IIT Bombay for her B.Tech programme and is again in the news for grabbing the international offer from Uber.

    Uber International has offered the job to Laddha through campus placement which is also the highest offer across some of the IITs during this year’s placement. She is also the first girl from her college to land a US job.

    Other girls from IIT Bombay, who have secured jobs through campus placement route include Palak Jain (AIR 3 in JEE-Main 2013) and Charmi Dedhia (Mumbai topper, JEE-Advanced 2013). Both have been hired by Google India.

    During this placement season, a lot of prestigious companies like Samsung and Microsoft are visiting IIT campuses and offering them high packages. On day one, Samsung selected around 10 IITians –five from IIT-Bombay and rest from IIT-Delhi and IIT-Kanpur.

    Since many leading start-ups such as Flipkart, Ola and Snapdeal have decided not to take part in this campus placement so, the number of companies visiting this year has come down as compared to the last year.

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