Chandigarh: Administration begins probe in school boy's 'job at Google'

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Harshit Sharma (Picture Credit: Indian Express)
Harshit Sharma (Picture Credit: Indian Express)

Chandigarh : A probe has been ordered into an announcement of a school boy's 'job at Google' with a stipend of Rs 4 Lakh per month during training.

On July 29, the Chandigarh Administration had officially announced that Harshit Sharma, pass out of Government Model Senior Secondary School, has been selected by Google as a Graphic Designer with a salary of Rs 12 lakh per month once his yearlong training ends.

According to a report by Indian Express, a Google spokesperson has confirmed that there is no such appointment registered at their end. 

"Currently, we don’t have any information on our records with respect to Harshit Sharma’s candidacy," Indian Express quotes the spokesperson.

Harshit Sharma's story had gone viral on internet post official announcement by the Chandigarh Administration.


A student of GMSSS-33D, Chandigarh Class XII (IT) stream, Harshit has been selected for graphic designing by Google. He will be trained for Graphic designing for an initial period of one year and will receive a stipend of 4 lakhs per month. After completion of his training, he will get a remuneration of 12 lakhs per month. He went for an online interview through video conferencing and was selected on the basis of posters designed by him while doing class 12th under the supervision of his teachers. His achievements will act as a morale booster for other students and they will be inspired to make forays into this field. Principal, Mrs Indra Beniwal congratulated Harshit on his remarkable achievement and lauded the efforts of his teachers too.