JASWANT SINGH GANDAM / RAMAN NEHRA
India Post News Service
PHAGWARA: Final year B Tech Computer Science and Engineering student of Lovely Professional University, Tanya Arora has got a Rs 42-lakh job offer from Microsoft.
A varsity release stated that this was the highest job offer received by an engineering fresher in the region for the year 2019.
Tanya has been offered the role of software engineer at Microsoft’s India R&D center in Hyderabad.
“I am excited to get the opportunity to work with Microsoft,” a jubilant Tanya said.
“I did my summer internship at the company and had a great experience… I always had a deep interest in technology, and have worked hard to stay on top of emerging trends including Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.”
Sharing about her life at LPU, she said: “In this journey of success, I have been benefitted immensely from my peers at LPU, several of whom are equally technology savvy. I am thankful to my alma mater LPU that provided me an invigorating and career-focused learning environment. I also want to acknowledge that my teachers and mentors at LPU also guided and helped me at every turn.”
Congratulating the rare-achiever and hard-working Tanya, LPU Chancellor Ashok Mittal said, “We are proud of Tanya, who has received prestigious job offer from Microsoft. In fact, laying more importance on industry-academia immersion, we enable our students to reach high pedestals as per their big dreams. The centers of excellence that we have raised at the campus offer plenty of opportunities to students. In turn, students work devotedly on real-time industry projects and apply what they learn in the classroom. I hope that other students at LPU will also follow Tanya and bring glory to themselves, parents, nation and alma-mater”.
LPU’s School of Computer Science and Engineering is one of the best performing schools in the country. In the last three years, this school of LPU has established a record of highest number of placements in north India. Several of its alumni are working at Fortune 500 companies including HP, Amazon, Yahoo, Cisco, Apple, Google, and Amazon among others with salaries upwards of Rs 1 crore.
LPU has always kept pace with industry requirements, ensuring excellent placements, nurturing entrepreneurs, upgrading research skills of the students. It has strong and meaningful interface with the corporate sector with a large number of professionals regularly sharing their expertise with LPU students. Senior industry professionals are active partners in finalizing the curriculum of all programs and also participate in the evaluation process to ensure that the learning outcomes are completely in sync with the industry requirements. This connect also ensures opportunities for students to work on live projects of the industry to maximize their practical exposure, which ultimately translates into desirable placements, like that of Tanya Arora.
Numerous courses are conducted in workshop mode to provide students with hands-on exposure in response to the emerging skill requirements of the industry.
In fact, admission to LPU’s prestigious B.Tech programs is merit-based through the university’s own entrance test ‘LPUNEST’ (LPU’s National Entrance & Scholarship Test). The test is conducted in online mode only and the university has created centers in more than 200 cities across India for this.
Based on the performance in the test, students can get a scholarship up to Rs 5.4 lakh. For the year 2020 admissions, LPU will conduct NEST test in two phases – in January and April 2020 – according to the newly introduced CBSE’s JEE pattern.