Age-22 and salary Rs. 70 Lacs, IITian from Vidisha gets it from Twitter
BHOPAL: 22 Years old Swapnil Jain was a bit nervous when he was first interviewed by a software honcho from Twitter, the social networking and microblogging service provider, in the last week of May. It was one of his seven interviews – all ranging from 45 to 50 minutes duration – conducted through online video conferencing from the Twitter headquarters at San Francisco. What more, he was hired for an annual package of about Rs 70 lakh by the $9 billion US firm after the final interview in Delhi in May last. “Sitting in Delhi on a computer, I was trying my best to reply to the queries of software engineers of Twitter,” he said. Once the technical interviews were over, an Indian manager of the social networking site took another interview in Delhi on May 30 and two days later, I was told that they were hiring me.” Swapnil belongs to the small town of Vidisha said with lot of excitement in his voice .”Later they mailed me the offer letter signed by the chief technical officer of Twitter with an annual package of $1,30,000 per annum. Inclusive of bonus, it is about Rs 70 lakh,” he calculated. Swapnil will join on October 1 at the San Francisco headquarters of Twitter. A graduate from IIT Delhi, from where he passed out last month only, Swapnil has not even received his degree certificate. “Convocation ceremony will take place on August 30 and I am waiting for it anxiously,” . On the mantra behind the success, the IITian says, “Be consistent. Be regular and consistent in whatever you do. ,” . Swapnil had his schooling from the local Trinity Convent and then Vatsalya Senior Secondary School in Vidisha before moving on to Kota to prepare for the biggest entrance exam. He cracked the IIT in one go. “I never had anything in my mind when I got admission. I took things as they came on,” he said adding that nearly a month to finish his graduation, he got information from IIT alumni about the openings in Twitter. He once again went through what all he had studied with specially focusing on algorithmic, coding and programming. Swapnil said that cracking IIT was also difficult as he belonged to a small town and there was no one to guide him. His father runs a jewellery shop and mother is a housewife.