KARACHI: A young Hyderabad-based student from the prestigious T.M. Raja College of Engineering is using the internet to make money from his studies.
He is the founder of the startup company ‘Kernig’ and says he is hoping to one day work for Google.
“Google is one of the biggest companies in the world, so why not use it as a business opportunity?” he asked.
The young man is an alumnus of the prestigious Delhi University and is currently a PhD candidate at the T. M. Rajan Institute of Technology, in the heart of Hyderabad.
The startup started with just five employees and now has 10 employees.
He said he has decided to use the internet in a way that is fair and honest, so that he can earn some money for his studies and for the people of Hyderad.
“We have been working on the idea for the last four months, but we haven’t even finished our application yet,” he said.
In a bid to make his idea a reality, he has been using Google Analytics to track his earnings and income.
“I started this project on a whim, because I wanted to earn some extra income.
The idea came about after I was watching Google Trends.
I thought, if Google can do it, then surely Google can also help me make money.”
Kernigs success comes as a surprise to the Hyderabad government.
“My father used to earn Rs 5,000 a month working in the construction industry, and the government had put an embargo on building houses in Hyderabad and other parts of the city.
I had been working for the government and I didn’t want to work for a company that would be forced to go into a dark age,” he told TOI.
He added that he has no other plans to pursue a career in construction or IT.
“I want to build a business to support my studies.
The only way I can get there is to create awareness about it, and I will keep on working hard to do that.”KERNIG’S FACEBOOK PAGE