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Google USA offered a Delhi Technological University (DTU) student an annual pay package of ₹93 lakh during campus placement.

Himanshu Jindal, a 21-year-old boy from Mansa, Punjab, got the high offer from the web search giant after he cleared a written test and four rounds of interview. The offer is the highest ever given to any DTU student.

The fourth-year-computer engineering student is expected to join the Google US office next year October, after completing his BTech in May.  An excited Jindal said that he was not sure whether he would get the offer.

"I still cannot believe that I have this offer from a company like Google. I had never imagined this in the wildest of my dreams," he said. "Google had visited our campus in August for a pre-placement talk. I then sat for the written tests and was shortlisted along with seven other students. Then followed four grueling sessions of personal interview comprising, mainly questions on coding, technical and design. While I tried giving my best during the interview, I was not sure if I would be selected. The results came on September 13," he added, according to India Today.

Eleven other students were offered salary package of ₹70 lakh each by a US software company, EPIC. Last year, the highest salary that a DTU student snagged was ₹58 lakh.

Other job offers were made for ₹28 lakh by Goldman Sachs and ₹19 lakh by Amazon to eight students, reported The Times of India. Some recruiters also offered paid internships to third year students. The placements in the University began from August 1 and so far 265 jobs have been  offered by 40 recruiters.

The offers to the students by the multinational giants come at a time when the Indian economy is facing a downturn.

In July, Amazon offered two IIM Bangalore students of the Executive Post-Graduate Program more than ₹1 crore as compensation, although the average pay package at the management school was around ₹28.5 lakh last year.