Well, IIT isn't everything. Take Abdullah Khan for instance.
According to the Times of India, Google hired the 21-year-old engineering student from Mumbai after spotting him on a hosting site for online programming challenges and offered him a package of ₹1.2 crore.
His six-figure package includes the base salary of Rs 54.5 lakh per annum with 15% bonus and stock options worth Rs 58.9 lakh over four years.
He is reported to have gone through a few rounds of online interviews following which he was asked to appear for the final screening at Google's office in London.
Speaking to the Times of India, Khan said:
I used to participate as it was fun. I did not even know that firms check programmers' profiles on such sites.I showed the email to my friend who knew someone who had received such an email in the past. I am looking forward to joining their team. It will be an amazing learning experience for me.
Well, let's hope he cashes in on the new opportunity life has presented him with.