Google hires 16-year-old Indian boy for over Rs23 million a year

Harshit Sharma just completed Class 12 earlier this year

Tech Desk August 01, 2017
Harshit Sharma. PHOTO COURTESY: The Indian Express

Tech giant Google has hired a 16-year-old student from Chandigarh, India for an icon designing programme.

Harshit Sharma, who has completed Class 12 earlier this year, has been selected for Google’s special programme and will be leaving for the US later this month.

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Under the programme, Sharma will be given training for a year, during which he will provided a stipend of INR400,000 per month. Upon completion of his training, the teenager will receive a monthly salary of INR1.2 million (approximately Rs1.97 million), which will translate into INR14.4 million (Rs23 million).

According to the information released by the Indian government, Sharma has been asked by the internet giant to join by the mid of August.

Sharma, who is originally from Haryana, had taken up information technology in Class 12.

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Revealing how he landed the dream job at one of the biggest tech firms in the world, Sharma said, “I kept searching for jobs online.”

I applied for this job in May, and was interviewed online. I have been interested in graphic designing for the past 10 years. I was selected on the basis of the posters I designed.”

Highlighting his previous achievements, Indra Beniwal, Principal at Government Model Senior Secondary School from where Sharma completed his high school, said the boy had also received an award of INR7,000 under the Prime Minister’s Digital India scheme.


This article originally appeared on Hindustan Times.


anil sahu | 4 years ago | Reply @Faisal: height of jealousy
Singh | 4 years ago | Reply fake news. Nobody in India can be employed before he is 18.
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