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Son of an electrician, Jamia student bags Rs 70 lakh package from US firm

Think Change India
23rd Aug 2018
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Son of an electrician, Mohammed Aamir Ali, a diploma student from Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) Delhi, has walked out with an annual package of $100,008 (approximately ₹70 lakh) from Frission Motor Werks, an American firm. The firm has assigned him the post of battery management system engineer at Charlotte in North Carolina. JMI said this is the highest salary package for any Diploma in Engineering student at the college since its inception.

Source: The Hindu

Mohammed could not get admission for an engineering course despite performing well in the JMI school board examination. After failing in his first attempt to get into the engineering course, he opted for a diploma in Mechanical Engineering at JMI in 2015.

Despite his failures, his passion for science and technology led him to work on electric vehicles. Mohammed says that if his project succeeds, then the cost of charging an electric vehicle in India will become nearly zero, as per The Hindu.

Speaking more about the project Mohammed said,

Initially, my teachers didn’t believe me as it was a new area of work. However, assistant professor Waqar Alam finally realised the potential and guided me.

In one of the college fairs, he made a prototype of his research and submitted. Impressed by Mohammed’s idea, Professor Waqar Alam uploaded it in the university’s official website, which is when Frisson Motor Werks, an American company based in Charlotte in North Carolina, reached out to the college administration.

 

His father Shamshad Ali shared his feelings after his son got the job offer and said,

Aamir would ask questions on the functioning of electrical equipment and electricity that even I could not answer despite being an electrician. I always told him to work hard. I am very happy for him today.

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