A Delhi Technological University (DTU) students have bagged a package of USD 1,10,000 (nearly Rs 71 lakh) per annum from US-based cab aggregator Uber. Sidharth, an alumnus, of Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj, is a final year student of Computer Science at the DTU.
The highest offer of international placement made so far in DTU campus is Rs 1.25 crore per annum. Chetan Kakkar of the 2015 batch was offered the package by search giant Google. “I am looking forward to grooming my technological skills at Uber before I begin brainstorming on my start-up plan which I see as a long-term goal,” Sidharth told PTI.
The 22-year-old student’s father works as a consultant while his mother works transcripts speeches as a freelancer.
This comes right after Uber announced that it will start mapping Asian roadways from 13 February. The first such program will be launched in Singapore. Understandably, the company claims that maps are very important for a good Uber experience. They need to know how to get somewhere, what traffic patterns are like, etc.
In a blog post, Uber says that while existing maps are serviceable, they’re not good enough for its needs, which is why it needs to start mapping things out on its own. The mapping data will be collected by Uber’s driver partners in Singapore, who will use specially kitted out vehicles for the same.