AHMEDABAD: Microsoft has offered a Rs 43 lakh package to four National Forensic Sciences University (NFSU) students, the highest offer ever made to a student in the varsity’s history.
The software giant’s cyber-security research team has employed Samarth Desai of MSc Digital Forensic Science, Anindita Ghosh of MSc Cyber Security, and Jeet Rami and Naman Shah of MTech Cyber Security as security analysts.
They will join the team in August 2022, after finishing their studies. During the placement season, which began in June and will end in December, more than 40 firms from around the country and overseas held campus interviews. The average salary offered by them is between Rs 17 – Rs 20 lakh.
As the globe increasingly relies on cloud services and digital communication, cybercrime is on the rise, fueling demand for cyber-security expertise. It’s no surprise that National Forensic Sciences University students are getting high-paying jobs.
All four students who received the highest offer have been hired as security analysts in Microsoft’s Cyber Security Research Team, said a faculty member.
Samarth Desai, one of Microsoft’s chosen students, comes from a low-income family in Valsad. His father has a modest shop in the neighbourhood. He worked part-time to help pay for his education.
Selected students interviews were conducted in three stages – Microsoft’s team leader, manager, and head of security, research, and development interviewed them.
Salesforce, Qualcomm, Reliance Industry Limited, McAfee, HDFC Bank, Accenture, Adani Group, Colgate Palmolive, and FireEye Pvt Ltd were among the other companies that came for campus placement.
“Most of the NFSU courses are geared to tackle the difficulties of the next ten years, We are preparing the students accordingly. So, top companies of the world are offering lucrative packages to NFSU students,” said Dr. J M Vyas, Vice-Chancellor of NFSU.
Microsoft has offered four NFSU students a Rs 43 lakh annual package each. In the last three years, 35 to 40 foreign companies have come for college placement. Students enrolled in other courses have received offers ranging from Rs 17 lakh to Rs 20 lakh on average.
Prof Triveni Singh, SP, Cyber Crime, UP Police said, “such a move will motivate more students to opt for cyber forensic courses. India needs such experts and young talents can help in many complicated investigations, research and other findings in this area.”
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