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IIT-Bombay girl bags Rs 2 crore package from Facebook

IIT-Bombay girl bags Rs 2 crore package from Facebook

Aastha Agrawal (20), a 4th-year at IIT-B, had done her internship in the companys in May-June this year following which the company gave her the pre-placement offer.

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An IIT-Bombay student has claimed to have received a job offer of Rs two crore from the social networking site Facebook.

Aastha Agrawal (20), a fourth-year student of Computer Science at IIT-B, had completed her third-year internship in the companys headquarters in California in May-June this year following which the company gave her the pre-placement offer.

"I am very happy and excited with the offer and will join in the Headquarters after completing my 8th semester", Aastha, who is home in Jaipur for winter vacations, said.

She said the company was satisfied with her work during the internship and offered her the job soon after and added that she will be joining the job in October next year.

Her father, Ashok Agrawal, is executive engineer at Rajasthan Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited (RVPNL) here whereas her elder sister is a chemical engineer.

Aastha had secured seventh-rank in state in National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) in school and also won silver medal in International Junior Science Olympiad.

She had also been selected to represent India at the Junior Science International Olympiad in 2009.