Facebook, one of the major social networking sites, has recently announced in a report that it has hired an engineering student here for a big annual package of Rs 1.34 crore.

Reports have said that this is one of the biggest offers made to any technical institution of the country per year.

Talking to media, Director of the Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT), P Chakravarti said, “A B.Tech student from the institute, who has requested that his name be withheld for “security reasons”, received a letter on March 27 from Facebook confirming his appointment and the annual pay package on offer was stated to be USD 262,500 (around Rs 1.34 crore).”

Further talking to media, the director of the institute said that the recruitment process started with a mail from Facebook in October 2011, which then followed by nine telephonic interviews.

Now, the engineering student had received his appointment latter from Facebook, and he was selected for the luxury job, which needs require the student, who hails from Kanpur, to move to Menlo Park in California.

Mr. Chakravarti said, “Many students from our institute have bagged lucrative jobs. We have knowledge of at least 30 of our alumni getting selected with packages of more than Rs 10 lakh from companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Adobe etc.”

He said, “However, this one has been unprecedented and we are sure that no other student from any of the other institutions in the city or the more than two dozen National Institutes of Technology across the country has so far been offered such an awesome pay package.”