Delhi Boy Gets 1.27 Cr Offer From Google: Being Logical, This Shouldn’t Matter To You At All

Abhishek Mazumdar

November 20th, 2015

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“Everybody is a Genius. But If You Judge a Fish by Its Ability to Climb a Tree, It Will Live Its Whole Life Believing that It is Stupid “

A final year student of Information Technology at Delhi Technological University has made headlines by bagging a Rs 1.27 Crore offer from Google. Indeed, this is a tremendous feat in terms of the sheer enormity of the amount involved here.

But there is something really wrong with the way this thing has been reported in the media. It is good to see talent getting rewarded by future employers, but has anyone else noticed how the focus seems to be solely on the humongous salary offered and not on the role and responsibilities of the candidate? The media and all those who are sharing this news widely are influencing million young minds who will measure success with their salary rather than following their interest and passion.
Every year, many students across colleges opt out of placements to pursue their own business ideas, but has the media done enough to highlight such stories? Nope.

By flashing the figure of Rs 1.27 crore over and over, the media is directly creating a situation wherein a student’s academic success will end up getting measured in terms of his salary alone. This could impact the way newer students set their goals, and preference for job profile could give way to the salary involved. This would really defeat the whole purpose of education.

The Logical Indian community congratulates every student who gets his due, but sincerely hopes that the focus shifts away from money to a student’s interest.

 

Also Read:  Odisha School Girl Wins Award At Google Science Fair For Developing Low Cost Bio-Absorbent Based Water Purifier

 

 

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