Jalandhar, 4th of July
Farheen, 22, an alumnus of Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Nehru Garden, has been placed at Amazon as a software development engineer in Gurugram with an annual salary of Rs 32 lakh.
Originally from the locality of Basti Guzan in the city, his father worked in a hand tool factory. Circumstances in the family were such that she could not afford the expensive coaching or reference books necessary for her JEE preparation. But things continued to go in her favor and she got all the help she could get to achieve her goal.
“My teachers provided me with books. They introduced me to a JEE coaching center, which had NGO services and offered me free coaching for two years. I passed the entrance with a good ranking and I was admitted in B.Tech in Electronic Engineering and Communication in Dr. BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology”, she recalls her journey.
She further recounted, “For my eight semesters, I only had to pay Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000 per semester as my household income was less than Rs 1 lakh per year. My family could afford these expenses. The institute was a perfect training ground and provided me with the right kind of environment to be placed with the best MNC which made it a dream come true for me. My seniors guided me in taking various online tutorials to improve coding skills.
She shone saying, “I can’t express in words how excited my family is about my internship. In my realization, they can see the change in fortune for the family. Ever since my mom read my offer letter, she says she can’t believe this can happen.
Asked what she has planned for her family from the income she will now earn, an emotional Farheen said: ‘I just have two things in mind. I need to improve the condition of our house and help my father create a permanent source of income so that he no longer has to work in the factory.
Farheen was invited to school today for congratulations from headmaster Gurinderjeet Kaur and her maths teacher Kanchan Chadha. With her came her school teammate Taniya who also studied at NIT, just passed out with B.Tech in Civil Engineering and was placed at Samsung Engineering in Noida with a salary package of Rs 5.6 lakh per year.
Their other bandmate Rushali, who studied B.Tech in Computer Science with a major in Cybersecurity from GNA University, was placed at Xenonstack Mohali as a Cybersecurity Analyst on an annual fee of Rs 4.5 lakh per year. year.
I couldn’t afford books, coaching
My teachers provided me with books. They introduced me to a JEE coaching center, which offered me free coaching. Now I want to improve the condition of our house and help my father create a permanent source of income. — Farheen, resident of Basti Guzan