Published: Thu, August 03, 2017
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Google hires Class 12 boy from Chandigarh for Rs 1.44 cr

Google hires Class 12 boy from Chandigarh for Rs 1.44 cr

The story of the 16-year old teenager from Chandigarh who got the high-paying job from Google turned out to be false. Google will first give Harshit a year's training During this, his salary will be four lakh rupees per month.

Harshit said that he received the offer based on his talent in graphic designing as he had been training with his uncle for several years.

Harshit Sharma claims to have learnt graphic designing secretly from his uncle.

By Tuesday morning, online publications were headlining it as 'Harshit Sharma, class 12th govt school boy, creates history; Google offers him salary package of whopping Rs 1.44 cr'.

The Indian government, however, called for a probe after many media reports quoted Google as saying it did not have the boy on their rolls.

Sharma completed Class 12 earlier this year from Government Model Senior Secondary School in Sector 33-B of Chandigarh which also issued a press release in this regard.

Speaking to the Chandigarh Newsline, Harshit said, "I do not believe that my dream has come true". I cannot tell you how happy I am Who can guess that average student like me can also get a job in Google.

It was also speculated that for an initial period of one year he'd receive a stipend of 4 lakhs per month during his training which would have increased to 12 lakhs per month after completion of the same. His attractive poster designs got him selected at Google, he says. "Slowly, it became my passion and his only aim was a good job in Google". It is learnt the principal has stated that she was on leave and got information about the boy getting a job offer through two teachers.

Sharma told media that he used to make posters of both Bollywood and Hollywood stars and earned Rs 40,000-50,000 (nearly $630 to $785) during school time. He has been awarded Rs.7,000 by the PMO for his mind blowing performance in Digital India. "His feat will act as a morale booster for other students", said Indra Beniwal, the principal of Harshit's school. The boy has been reportedly hired from his graphic designing skills and that he is set to join the Google team in Mountain View.

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