With dark clouds hovering around Indian engineering pursuing a dream of getting a job in the US; there has been some light at the end of the tunnel. Beating the negative outlook that has been surrounding the campus placements at top engineering colleges in India; Indore boy Pranjal Khare has bagged a whopping package of Rs 1.25 crore from online transportation network company Uber.
The final year B.Tech computer science student shared his achievement with family and friends via social networking website Facebook. In his message on Facebook, he thanked his parents and sisters for being the constant pillar of support which helped him to achieve this historic feat.
Before being offered one of the most lucrative packages at any of the IITs this year, Pranjal had trained with American Express Big Data Labs at Bengaluru through an internship programme earlier this year. He also underwent strict and lengthy selection process wherein he appeared for 4 rounds of interviews; which included one written test and three technical rounds.
Pranjal’s younger sister, Navya described the process as rigorous and extensive in which the 21-year-old had to undergo back-to-back rounds in the interview; which went on until 2 in the night. The final result of the interview process was announced at 6AM on Saturday after which he called his mother and sister to give them the good news.
Pranjal Khare has been an intelligent student all through his academic career. He has completed his schooling from Scindia School, Gwalior. In 2013, he attained All India Rank-10 at IIT JEE (Advanced) in 2013 breaking all past records of the city. Following this, he joined one of the top engineering colleges in India i.e., IIT Bombay.
Since the news broke out, there has been celebratory mood among the entire family, but the big celebration has been scheduled for 5th December when Pranjal visits home. His family is based in Manoramaganj area of Indore. His father is general manager at BSNL currently posted in Ranchi, whereas his mother is a homemaker. Pranjal’s sister Navya is also an engineering student in Hyderabad and is currently at home for a break.
As per the latest update, Pranjal would be completing his final semester studies in April 2017 and is planning to join his job at Uber, San Francisco from June onwards.