It is not just the 21-year-old whizkid, but as many as three students from the 2010-11 batch have got jobs that paid them Rs 20 lakh per annum.
According to sources, the salaries offered to students so far range anywhere between Rs 5 to Rs 12 lakh per annum. About 30 students from computer science stream of the institute have already been recruited.
"Companies have now shed the recession blues completely and are looking for fresh candidates to recruit. Many of them like Microsoft, Amazon, Oracle and Google could recruit more number of freshers than they did last year," said a senior professor at the institute.
"Most of the IT companies are willing to pay really well to bright students who get absorbed in the first or second interview. The companies who come for interviews later could offer bigger packages to students. We'll have to wait and watch what the salary trend this year is," said an official from NIT.