A student named Aditya Paliwal from the International Institute of Information Technology – Bangalore (IIIT-B) has bagged a very well known residency program with Google in which he will receive a remuneration of Rs. 1.2 crore per year. He is amongst 50 people in the world and 5 in the country to get selected for this.
The 22-year-old has completed his Integrated MTech dual-degree programme of 5 years and will be heading to New York to take up this new position. Aditya was also one of the finalists of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) last year.
On asking about this achievement, Aditya said, “I was interning with Google last year and during that time I discovered this program through internal groups. I am more inclined to research but was not sure of doing a PhD immediately. The program was a good compromise and a balance between research and industry. Plus, it is in the domain that I was interested in – AI.”
“After the one-year period, one can leave the program to pursue a PhD, extend the program or convert the residency into a full-time job. However, the extension of the program and job conversion is bound to be based on performance.” Aditya further added.
Aditya did his schooling from Mumbai before heading to Bengaluru. He always had an interest in computers. “I was always into experimenting and doing different stuff with computers. So studying computer science was a natural decision,” he said. Besides computers, he loves driving and sports such as football and cricket. His family runs a business.
Other Indians who have been selected for the program are from IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee and IIT Hyderabad.
Prof Muralidhara V N, an associate professor at IIIT-B, said, “Aditya was very good at coding and is a very dedicated student. He also participated in the ACM ICPC World Finals twice. This is a prestigious and international programming contest. Only a few teams from the country participate in it every year.”