HYDERABAD: Two students of the University of Hyderabad (UoH) bagged international placement from Silicon Austria Labs (SAL) to the tune of Rs 45 lakh per annum, which is the highest international placement bagged by any UoH student so far.

The students – Pankaj Venuturapalli and Mounika Akula — of Centre for Advanced Studies in Electronics Science and Technology (CASEST) are the first ones from the School of Physics to receive an international placement. “We are recruited for the junior scientist positions. We will be working on projects that deal with the 5G technology. We are expected to join the company on November 1 in Villach, Austria,” said Venuturapalli.

They will be working at SAL, Austria on cutting edge radio frequency IC design research related to 5G and massive-MIMO. “I believe the final year project that I pursued on radio frequency communication has helped me fetch this job. I was also referred by research supervisor Sankara Rao Pasupureddi,” said Akula.

Terming it as an achievement for the School of Physics, Prof Samrat L Sabat, CASEST head said – “All CASEST students go through rigorous training in all aspects of microelectronics and VLSI Design. Students are also getting placed in reputed semiconductor MNC’s, that include Intel, IBM, AMD, Synopsis, AMS Semiconductors, Math Works, Thinci etc.”