A student of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Sambalpur in Odisha has set a new record by securing a job at Microsoft with a whopping annual salary of Rs 64.61 lakh.
Avni Malhotra, a Post Graduate Programme (PGP) student at IIM Sambalpur, landed her dream job by successfully completing five to six rounds of interviews for the job placement with tech major Microsoft. She will get an annual salary of Rs 64,61060.
Avni's alma mater Jaypee University of Engineering and Technology shared her success story on Linkedin stating that perseverance and hard work always pay off in the form of achievement.
Avni, who hails from Jaipur in Rajasthan, pursued Post Graduate Programme (PGP) at IIM, Sambalpur after graduating from JUET in Computer Science Engineering in 2018. The two-year PGP at IIM Sambalpur is now known as MBA degree programme.
She described herself as the 'incoming PM @ Microsoft' in her Linkedin profile. Her profile says she earlier worked in Infosys as a system manager for 2.4 years and as a senior system manager for 9 months.
This year, IIM Sambalpur has recorded 100% placement for the MBA Batch 2021-23. The placement season witnessed participation from 130+ companies, with an increase of 56% in first-time recruiters.
"With an impeccable track record, the highest salary secured this year is an impressive Rs 64.61 LPA, a staggering 146.7% increase from last year. There is also a promising increase of 26% in the average and 29% in the median salary," the institute said.