It’s just business

part3:- It’s just business…pure business.

Since past few months I was looking for an answer, answer for a simple question, and India also known as biggest investor in IT sector… IT also called as Indian talent and we the proud IT engineers… but still we are most ignored people by industries, by HR departments while campus selection. Every year IT companies throw hundreds or thousands of ITions just like they were never part of their system. Is this what talent confines? Is this a life of dignity? So what is our value? And why we are so dependent and helpless? Why HRD prefer MCA, other branch and BSC comp people over BE IT? A lots of question but very few answered.

Some of my friends always says We engineers don’t get industrial experience! Well my only doubt is for IT what do u need to take practice knowledge or on site work experience?

A computer/ laptop + few pirated s/w + internet connection… that’s all! But as usual people love to give excuses so here it comes…they also have another excuse, ok I got all pc internet n s/w but who will tell me how to get going with this things? How should I begin from where I should I start?

Yes there lies the problem… we lack proper guide… many of my friends doing their job says same thing. Unfortunately the teachers also haven’t done this and without any sort of training from college or university it’s very difficult to again start from level 0. So what happen altogether is we get a bookish, exam oriented minded engineer after 4 year whose thinking capacity is deliberately blocked by all kind of outdated data, systems and most importantly TV,  games etc. Oh n how can I forget the most religious nation where people follow their rituals just because their father and forefather tells them to do without questioning or thinking about need of all.

Thinking is missing… analysis skills are nowhere… So does that mean this factory of (education)  is producing mindless robots?

Well It depends… it depends on individual what he wants to do with his future. Here my point of view is “no one should miss an opportunity just because his or his surrounding so called guides unawareness”. Awareness very crucial for mankind this one characteristic has brought us to all this progress and prosperity.

A pure IT engineer is one who is ”jack of all trades but master of at least one” that is the student must be aware of all things about IT and as per his interest he must be good in at least one field (just in my case web). So that for his job or masters course he can peruse his interest and can enjoy his work producing fruitful results for his company n for himself.

Unfortunately this hardly happen. The system is so poorly designed that we students never understand that 4 years of course are over and during course he never find time to peruse or find his own interest. Or he never find things interesting because of wrong methods of teaching.

If we see the trend in graduating engineers Very few students go after research fields and most of them (almost 9 out of 10)want to do MBA just because….. they don’t know since they think its routine that after doing BE if parents have pockets full of money you are supposed to do MBA course. But have you ever wonder what they learn? How they learn? You will find all the bullshit of system there. (I am not talking about the elite B-colleges like IIM,XLR etc those people know for what and why they are doing MBA).

In my perspective it’s just pure business to rob people, just another wastage of two years, spend 4-5 lakhs to get a +2 lacks job its that’s simple equation, no knowledge no ethics. Just pure business! If you observe their system n syllabus you will find that these values are inherent in BE syllabus, provided if you are doing your course faithfully with all recommended action. But who cares? It’s just business! Infact if they add another year to BE course with the B school final year syllabus, we can have MBA-BE engineers but it will harm revenue of colleges. So it’s all about business just money!

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next : what about youth

The basics

part2: where is my IT power?


Just to tell u about the IT power, in IT industry the digital opportunity index is an e-index based on internationally agreed ICT(information and communication technology) indication. This makes it a valuable tool for measuring information society. This is standard tool that government, operators etc. use to measure the digital divide and compare ICT performance within countries. This list is topped by republic of koria. And India is not even in the top 25 countries. India is at 124th position. Do you still think we are IT super power or IT super slave provider!

And this India`s IT super heroes are manufactured in engineering colleges spared across India…. Brilliant engineers who understand the international politics in their early age choose their college wisely and go away from India to build their dream and rest of poor unaware minds, become IT engineers.

In engineering it is said if your basics are right then you can create marvels so they taught the basics to every branch of engineering…… Except IT, coz we don’t know what is at our base, we even don’t know what’s scope of it. so the most funny part of it is IT engineers can’t go to any core branch job but any engineer can penetrate in IT sector. Don’t you think it’s disgusting? Well actually it’s not since I think they have designed the course of IT in India as ‘this species called IT engineer are supposed to do all kind of computer clerical jobs (not critical)’ and so for doing clerical work no special skills or extra thinking is required just follow the orders! Anyone can do it. Any ways Let’s start from the beginning,

The definition of IT,

Information technology (IT), as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), is “the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware.” IT deals with the use of electronic computers and computer software to convert, store, protect, process, transmit, and securely retrieve information.

Truly if you study your syllabus by heart you will understand that its flooded with the application aspect of tech world with very less base knowledge. Although it covers all aspects of IT, we the students never analyze syllabus seriously coz the kind of questions are quite known to us with the pattern. Unfortunately most of student study for exams not for divine knowledge of IT with which one can create marvels. (oh! it’s not our job to create marvels right, we have left it to foreign countries! We are there to server their systems. Best quality slaves.)

Let’s move to another aspect of story what is engineering

Engineering is the discipline, art and profession of acquiring and applying technical, scientific and mathematical knowledge to design and implement materials, structures, machines, devices, systems, and processes that safely realize a desired objective or inventions.

Combine these two term IT engineering and wow it’s a miraculous world out there, fantastic world where idea and innovation will rule everything…. But in reality this happen with really very few.

Wohhh… that’s too complicated isn’t it! Many of you might have read this for very first time, never mind this is not your fault. But if you don’t know about above two things then your BE degree is really without any soul you don’t know what you have done with the most precious 4 year of your life. Just the certificate of BE since university has prescribed so you have done the things. But who cares about soul? That’s entirely missing in every field. For study philosophy is important, why this part is included in syllabus what is its application that is missing totally just do it coz it is said in syllabus. In language of P.L despande “gappa basa” education system.

I always wonder if IT is so much important to all world why don’t they give that kind of respect to engineers. Well that’s the mystery of system.

Marketing…shortcuts are always costlier, easy money and lots of opportunities.

Overall this all is a fair n just business, no one is betrayed….

It even hurts more when u see your previous batch topper doing a course with you, struggling to find a job for him! I mean he is topper he has got something that puts him above all 40-45 candidates but hell! Isn’t  that sufficient to depict the face of stupid engineers? Now he and many students like him.

It’s not something new I am talking its same old story. We always refuse to accept our responsibilities and wise man homo-sapiens has found n no of tricks to divert his responsibilities deliberately.

I believe god is the biggest man made belief system in that direction. (By saying this I don’t mean we should ignore the supreme power or forget that something is there from which we can took inspiration and praise it to get blessing you know for feel good). My only saying is here also philosophy is missing and just simplest part that is pooja-path-yagn etc. is remaining very few think on holistic approach using their brain, and follow the philosophy or their religion

Why we need god?

If we don’t get something… Blame it of fate which in turn goes to god.

U get something good it’s god’s mercy.

Where r u? What is yours? Why to give credit to someone whom u cannot even see!

But god loves us, it gives tremendous power when we remember him. And everything is possible then it’s so simple! Have u ever wonder this power was always with u. But to make u believe in itself u need god.(I am also not exception to this!) Since the time u born, but with the grace of ur parents since childhood its bombarded that things happen because god has predefined script for all. So to bring ur true potential out remember almighty

I am not saying believing in god is madness in fact I believe it’s much needed to have faith in someone something above u. So why can’t it be our parents? Or the mentors?

Well this can be other topic of discussion but I don’t wana talk about it here so let’s move on.

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next : Its just business

IT: indian tallent(wasted?)

part1:- th(re)e-idiots!

Aamir khan really makes some realistic movies, considering all aspects of characters and scenarios and that’s why they call him the perfectionist.  No wonder in his upcoming movie 3 idiots, the idiots are engineering students rightly so coz for only engineer is only species who can have both type of idiots simultaneously living homogeneously.

The two type of idiots are,

first whose straight meaning is a person of subnormal intelligence.

And second defined by Aamir khan (n I agree with one J) “an idiot is a person who is perusing his passion without thinking about surrounding, irrespective of the boundaries n myths made by system”.

Basically This term was specially invented to depict those are lacking in any professional skills. So now look for or ask yourself, after spending 4 years precious 4 years of youth in an engineering college do I posses any professional skill to engineer something new?

If answer is yes then that’s fantastic coz you are the idiot from aamir`s perspective Of 3 idiots. And for no; you know its meaning.

What a mess! And well I am also one of them a proud ‘stupid IT engineer’. (where stupid is the term reserved for societies perspective)  I remember last time a professor mr. henry  from I2IT quoted us by this term ‘stupid engineer ‘and we all ITions were like what the hell is talking about?  we are the ITions power of India, IT can do this n IT can do that and so on… our ego as ITions burst out there.

None of us including me took mr. henry seriously until I came across some books of successful management people including Mr. nandan nilekani, Mr narayan murthy, interview with IT entrepreneurs. (Plus some economics n politics history of India). And suddenly things got arranged in a sequence depicting the whole picture in front of my eyes what exactly IT in India is and what IT actually is. Oh and not to forget the open source, because of which I am making all such comments.

U can say this as a conspiracy theory or naked truth or whatever you what, I don’t care. Just one thing is sure our education system and the college, universities are betraying* with all of us, us means we the stupid ITions! (as I have only done IT engg can’t comment abt other branches but I don’t think their story will not be be different that this one)

I have verified the facts mentioned below but not validated yet but I am sure it’s like that only if you want you may validate it through proper RTI applications. Although I am damn sure no one going to do it. J and bytheway now I also know that this is not something new I am talking it’s just same old story running since last 60 years with all kind of revised syllabus! (body is changing but soul is the same.)

next:- the basics.

A myth called the Indian programmer

since last few months i was trying to say something about  IT ‘engineers’, academics and contemporary world n all. but i never concluded exactly for what i am looking for, but since i come across this mail plus book from nandan nilekani “imagine india” much of things are Cristal clear to me, for now u may see following mail from actual IT professional i.e. from employees desk, more facts i will post soon after i finish my work i.e. finding roots of it(IT).

Do you know what an Indian software engineer does for a living? They are the poster boys of matrimonial classifieds. They are paid handsomely, perceived to be intelligent and travel abroad frequently. Single-handedly, they brought purpose to the otherwise sleepy city of Bangalore. Indian software engineers are today the face of a third-world rebellion. But what exactly do they do? That’s a disturbing question.

Last week, during the annual fair of the software industry’s apex body Nasscom, no one uttered a word about India’s programmers. The event, which brought together software professionals from around the world, used up all its 29 sessions to discuss prospects to improve the performance of software companies. But there was nothing on programmers, who you would imagine are the driving force behind the success of the software firms. Perhaps you imagined wrong. “It is an explosive truth that local software companies won’t accept. Most IT professionals in India are not programmers, they are mere coders,” says a senior executive from a global consultancy firm, who has helped Nasscom in researching its industry reports.

In industry parlance, coders are akin to smart assembly line workers as opposed to programmers who are plant engineers. Programmers are the brains, the glorious visionaries who create things. Large software programmes that often run into billions of lines are designed and developed by a handful of programmers. Coders follow instructions to write, evaluate and test small components of the large program. As a computer science student in IIT Mumbai puts it — if programming requires a post graduate level of knowledge of complex algorithms and programming methods, coding requires only high school knowledge of the subject. Coding is also the grime job. It is repetitive and monotonous. Coders know that. They feel stuck in their jobs. They have fallen into the trap of the software hype and now realise that though their status is glorified in the society, intellectually they are stranded. Companies do not offer them stock options anymore and their salaries are not growing at the spectacular rates at which they did a few years ago.

“There is nothing new to learn from the job I am doing in Pune. I could have done it with some training even after passing high school,” says a 25-year-old who joined Infosys after finishing his engineering course in Nagpur. A Microsoft analyst says, “Like our manufacturing industry, the Indian software industry is largely process driven. That should speak for the fact that we still don’t have a domestic software product like Yahoo or Google.”

IIT graduates have consciously shunned India’s best known companies like Infosys and TCS, though they offered very attractive salaries. Last year, from IIT Powai, the top three Indian IT companies got just 10 students out of the 574. The best students prefer to join companies like Google and Trilogy. Krishna Prasad from the College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai, who did not bite the Infosys offer, says, “The entrance test to join TCS is a joke compared to the one in Trilogy. That speaks of what the Indian firms are looking for.”

A senior TCS executive, who requested anonymity, admitted that the perception of coders is changing even within the company. He believes it has a lot to do with business dynamics. The executive, a programmer for two decades, says in the late ’70s and early ’80s, software drew a motley set of professionals from all kinds of fields. In the mid-’90s, as onsite projects increased dramatically, software companies started picking all the engineers they could as the US authorities granted visas only to graduates who had four years of education after high school. “After Y2K, as American companies discovered India’s cheap software professionals, the demand for engineers shot up,” the executive says. Most of these engineers were coders. They were almost identical workers who sat long hours to write codes, or test a fraction of a programme. They did not complain because their pay was good. Now, the demand for coding has diminished, and there is a churning.”

Over the years, due to the improved communication networks and increased reliability of Indian firms, projects that required a worker to be at a client’s site, say in America, are dwindling. And with it the need for engineers who have four years of education after high school. Graduates from non-professional courses, companies know, can do the engineer’s job equally well. Also, over the years, as Indian companies have already coded for many applications like banking, insurance and accounting, they have created libraries which they reuse.

Top companies have now started recruiting science graduates who will be trained alongside engineers and deployed in the same projects. The CEO of TCS, S Ramadorai, had earlier said, “The core programming still requires technical skills. But, there are other jobs we found that can be done by graduates.” NIIT’s Arvind Thakur says, “We’ve always maintained it is the aptitude and not qualifications that is vital for programming. In fact, there are cases where graduates have done better than the ones from the engineering stream.”

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distinction: did i earn it or it`s a god gift?

finally my much awaited, acclaimed distinction turn out as true, as i got the Xerox of  my answer papers. But then the papers raised many new questions for me. I actually don’t believe in god but the results defiantly made me think about him/her.

Not much just 2 marks but it will be added into my total to change my academic class (of course not sure coz anything can happen in Mumbai university as I remember in 6th sem I put a paper for revaluation and its result is still pending!!! Oh n I m graduate now so it’s been more than 18months they are evaluating my paper….)

when I saw the papers it looks like the paper checker had already decided what (s)he is going to give away, 6 or max 7 marks. no matter how good content of the answer is in fact for some question`s answer I literally cross checked book and found same contents in paper (it’s possible in Mumbai university coz 80-90% paper is repeated so with your experience you can guess what they can ask) but marks ware always given in range of 5-7.  Why if a student is writing each and every point as given in book with logic and justifying the asked question then what is the problem in giving full marks?? after all university level is test of knowledge and by virtue of the pathetic repeated paper we are presenting it as it is given in books!

But wait a minute coz there is another joke, The rule of theory is also applicable to problems. The marks allocated to problems, after solving the problem with every step and precaution mention in reference book with proper steps, diagrams and correct answer…. Still out of 10 awarded marks were 6-7. So in IT you write theory or solve problem you get 6-7 marks!!!  (Citation needed… how they do it???) don’t they have model answer coz in case of problems some teacher allocates full 10 marks to correct solution which is desirable.

Why they maintain this inequality in case of problems and theory? Why they look forward to preserve the outdated system of mark giving, if they ask some analysis based question then 6-7 or whatever mark system was justifiable but if answer is static (just like write note etc.) the answer is fixed so every correct answer will have same contents just like solved problem and if it covers all points mentioned in book or syllabus then what’s matter in giving full marks? Oh n if u say that tech. syllabus goes beyond book and that all, then please see my MM answer book, for MPEG note I have explained main MPEG layers (mpeg1,2,3,4) [all from wikipedia of course] and then technique of MPEG with diagram still I got 4 marks!, well there are many such examples. But d point is if the examiner is not knowing about it then which god is gonna help the student??? does that mean we student should limit our scope of knowledge for the sake of stupid, illiterate n irresponsible evaluator?

My another question is if you have decided that you are not going to award more than 7 at any cost (whether the paper is solved by reference book author also) why should student take affords of writing those long answers? Since if you write just points instead of full answer you get 4-6 marks. So what they exactly look for? strategy and planning also don’t work for Mumbai University. (i had tried in paper of project management) Since evaluation is based on total ad hoc methods. (have faith in god… right 😮 )

Another mystery is high scores from Mumbai colleges I don’t understand what they write in their answers to fetch 70-75 marks seamlessly where as we struggle around 60-65. we share same notes still no donuts for non mumbai ITions. 😦 I have spend lots of time in field of information security with actually doing hacking cracking and playing with viruses yet I got 54 marks in paper,(don’t consider me wrong, i am not saying tht im guru of IS still a lot to learn… but knew enough to write IS university paper)  it’s not like that I have not written paper well in fact the answers are inspired from my personal experience + Wikipedia+ the single reference book. Still 4-5 marks…. I don’t know how it works! I can bet on this if ankit phadia also appear for this exams he will also struggle to score par 60, coz that’s how it works. Nowadays I hate no. 54. oh n by the way i have got kaspersky home security expert certificate, (kaspersky knows me :)) not a big deal actually the syllabus is same as that of Info. security subject. but for passing u have to score above 80% n i have did it.

my another observation is that all above mentioned things happen prominently in IT faculty than any other branch, for tronix i have seen papers with 83 marks in theory (of course the student didnt knew basic concepts of the subject and couldn`t even justify why she has written it in answer) mech boys get full marks for solved problems in fact last year university topper was from my college itself. IT never gets respect from companies just like other branches get even s/w firms prefer mech n tronix boys over IT! it happens in every college.

Oh and most important it’s not like that I get distinction means I got 70%+ its more than 69.5% so university gives away 10 marks for free??? Why? Don’t they have faith in their paper checkers? Indeed.

I was disappointed coz I didn’t get distinction but there are bunch of students who struggle from passing in-spite they have written answers with potential to get marks but they prefer to be quite just let it be…. People after getting fu*ked up from university prefer to keep mum in fear that it will affect their reputation and term work marks and rightly so. there is no association of students who can take such issue further and most importantly students i.e. the people don’t care for it and just let it be… where as its much needed a strong oppose from student community, remember India is a democratic country and nobody listen to single voice…

For photocopy and revaluation students have to pay more than 600 rupees per subject which is greater than total fee paid for the exams, this is disguising its not fault of student but the university and system still student has to pay for it why? University must have refund policy if there is actually mistake in makes allocation process.

All together now I think this exams from Mumbai university is totally based on luck, a gamble and not test for talent (?) if you get good paper checker you get good marks n class else keep crying. (citation needed… i think it`s violation of fundamental right :- equality.. lets go to supreme court LoL 😉) Anyways for me the university exams is just way to get that damn degree that’s all matters, but then what about time that we students allocate for exams? the system don’t care for time of students it just cares for reputations of system.

Repeated questions, zero analysis, testing mugging up skills, disgusting evaluation and 6-8 months delay in processing revaluation… where are we going??? i dont know about other branches but for IT branch,  Mumbai university is factory of mug up experts which nourishes ‘mind less brains’ which can be easily enslaved in s/w companies. instead of making evaluation difficult they should bring more analysis based questions, but again that make examiners job hard, but i don’t understand why university conduct exams for examiners or for students?

So I really thank mr. god that all these “reality report” things happen in my last year. really the 2 marks n distinction thing doesn`t matters for me n i am glad that i haven’t failed to satisfy expectation of my own  n my teachers. i just hope some thing will change for new syllabus at least so that after getting his result the fortunate students will be able to say proudly that yes i have earned my distinction.

PS: there is another fascinating story i have to tell, but its really huge! i will post it soon… its about how i got 6 and 7 marks from the university evaluator n then how i got citation from the  author of the reference book, john nicolas citing that i deserve 10/10 for both problems… n when i indicated this to university how they irresponsibility responded that no one can challenge marks allocated by evaluator, its his discretion!
n real corruption in setting syllabus of IT… (yeh, i got proofs too)

A Way To Deal With Frozen Feelings

Did we ever grow up? Well, yes and no! A part of us did and some parts of us didn’t. Let’s find out how that happens.
Every child experiences all that happens around him with total awareness. In the first seven years the child’s brain is like a sponge, taking in all sensory inputs and building his idea of his surroundings. As long as the environment is safe, the child learns with incredible speed. However, when the environment is scary or stressful, the child unlearns past learning just as rapidly.
In the early years of every child’s life, whenever there is shock, violence, fear or pain, these intense emotions are imprinted deeply into memory. Whenever the same activity or situation is repeated, the nervous system and body subconsciously re-experience the memory of that trauma. This creates a blind spot in the child’s neurological process and he literally goes blind to any alternative except knee-jerk, repetitive reactions.
As an example, if a child is happily playing with a puppy and gets accidentally scratched or bitten he might forget the incident consciously but never be able to like being around dogs and may not know the reason why. All compulsive behaviors begin this way and continue into adulthood, until we are willing to make another choice.
For instance, when a child is learning the alphabets, say ABC, if there is stress around him like people shouting or judgments like, ’You’ll never do it right’, or constant comparisons, this activity gets fused together with other sensory inputs like hearing and seeing and one package of memory is formed. From then on whenever he attempts to learn ABC or write he subconsciously remembers past events and feelings and the same stress comes on line. This interferes with his ability to do it well. Over time, the child may even avoid trying to read or write because he believes it is stressful and undoable.
Whenever we feel deeply stressed our brain and body goes into a fight or flight response. It’s good if we can actually fight or run away, but most times we just freeze emotionally. Our ’frozen feelings’ are the cause of this ’glitch’ in our learning process. We know we should be able to make a positive change, but that doesn’t change anything. With a sense of helplessness we fear the future and self-doubt rules our lives.
The process of change need not be traumatic. We need to understand that whatever pain we experienced in the past because of which we made certain choices, were the only recourse we had at the time. We couldn’t have done any better because we didn’t know how to. But we should realize that was then and this is now! We can get help from trained professionals and learn to unblock the negative emotions fused in our past that affect our positive future. We can choose to choose again. It’s up to us. It’s our movie!

[original article from times of india The writer is the co-founder, AJNA Centre for Learning, Pune. ]

education is that which liberates

Education is a process of liberation, but it has not been actualised anywhere in the world. Liberation means liberating the mind from the past, from theologies and political ideologies, liberating the mind in such a way that when a student comes out of education he is just a clean pure seeker with no prejudice.
That beautiful sentence at the gates of the universities in India, ‘ya vidya sa vimuktaye’ – ‘education is that which liberates’ –, shows how man can be unaware. Liberation becomes
impossible when the university itself has a certain prejudice, a certain programme to put into the minds of the students. So first dissolve Hindu, Muslim, Jaina, Catholic – these names, from the universities. Secondly: India… has more than one hundred universities, which is meaningless… The result is that the standard of education goes on falling. When you have so many universities you cannot get the best as professors…
Just because somebody has a university degree does not mean that he becomes automatically capable of teaching. Teaching is a totally different art. Passing an examination is one thing; to teach, you need to be articulate, you need to have a vast range of knowledge. I mean not only the textbooks that you have read in the university, you have to be constantly in touch with the growing knowledge.
Thirty years ago somebody passed his master’s degree or became a PhD and for 30 years he has not bothered about what has happened in his subject. In 30 years human knowledge has increased more than has been possible in the past even 3,000 years. Now a professor who is unaware of these 30 years of development
is absolutely incapable.

Universities should also be teaching the latest discoveries, the latest literature, the latest poetry, and the latest in everything. Universities should be sensitive enough: each year there are new novels, new music, new dances that should become part of the curriculum. Universities have to remain always up to date.

again i am talking about Utopian world n just like obama gets nobel after doing some anti bush things Indian education system will also get reward for doing anti-current education system described above.