This is the highest package so far in the history of the University of Hyderabad.
V Nandini Soni, a student of the MCA program offered by the School of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Hyderabad (UoH), has been selected by Adobe Systems in the campus placement for a package of Rs. 43 lakhs per annum.
The recruitment by Adobe was for women students as part of their Empowering Women @SheCodes initiative, and out of the four girls shortlisted for the final round, Soni was selected.
This is the highest package so far in the history of UoH.
Nandini did her schooling from Atomic Energy Central School (AECS), Boisar, Maharashtra, and a BCA from St. Xaviers, Ahmedabad. She then joined the MCA program at the University of Hyderabad.
"I knew I had to pursue my higher studies in computer science from the beginning, but dropped the idea of pursuing engineering as I knew I couldn't do well in that field," said Soni. "That is why I took up a course in computer applications."
She added, "My team won the Smart India Hackathon, 2019, where I learnt a lot about teamwork and real life application development."
"I aim to be a proficient software developer. My faculty, friends and family have supported me in every participation of mine in the area, and that has greatly helped. Also, a few of my peers and I have started a community in our department for computer science students where we build projects and have discussions on various subjects, and that contributed to my growth, too," Nandini said.
Chairman of the Placement Guidance and Advisory Bureau of the UoH, Prof Rajeev Wankar, said, "The PGAB team is doing a wonderful job, and this is evident in the increase in the number of placements for students from all streams, and in the packages they are receiving. This year more than 200 students have already been placed, which is very encouraging."