The story is independent of where it is product based or project based.The main highlight is-"This is not the employer responsibility to make you employable".
One has to develop passion in his field.If you are in IT field and want to rise anywhere then you have to upgrade yourself.I have seen so many people critizing companies for their lack of knowledge.For example most of the programmer give excuses like we have not got good code writers,so how would we learn,as it is generally saying that others people code can give you what is not in books.
To such people one can easily say,Whole open source system are waiting for their glance.Like Firefox Mozilla is open source.In fact you can see best code of the world and learn as much as you can.
Mark Zukerberg wrote basic Facebook application in just 9 days,because he used to learn a lot from open source...
In the end goodness of fortune smiles only on those whose hands are in hard work,and not on those who only lift their soft hands in prayer and do nothing else...
It was just yesterday I was talking to one of the esteemed members of this elite group, wherein I was sharing my concern about the way folks of the Millennium Generation (the one's who are in college and schools today) are shaping their future. Their philosophy 'zindagi lite le lo yarro' doesn't comfort me, because the whole world is envying us sitting on the largest youngest population the world have ever seen, which means we really have a great opportunity to put our stamp of authority on the future, and what are we doing?
I meet scores of young people especially engineers who are in the branches of CSE/IT and ask them what are their future plans. It's quite shocking that they live in an absolute 'dream-world' as they believe they will get a good number of companies coming for campus selection and they will get their jobs, as if it is by way of a matter of right. And when I ask them what is it that they have differently that the others don't have in order to be sure to get through the rounds of campus interviews, the answers is, everything other than technical stuff - CSE/IT students hardly learn how to write a line of code. all that they do is to Google and cut-paste. This is not a healthy scene at all. There are lakhs of them in a lot many colleges and this is my information at least from AP. This could be slightly better in TN or Karnataka. I'm not sure abut Kerala. Some of them though choose the alternative route and that is to go to the US for an MS. It's a good plan, but expensive, more so when the rupee to dollar conversion is high, so educating themselves in the US by way of tuition and sustenance while pursuing their course increases by at least 10% every year. The amount invested in this is so huge that the moment they are out with their MS degrees they should get a job else they start running into trouble. Being on a weak batting wicket like this several of these young kids get absorbed by companies who take them for rather low starting salaries, and yet another talent goes a begging.
Nearer home, when young engineers like this get eventually hired by large multi-nationals they are trained on all aspects of software development including coding, and this is a tough grind. While this is a value addition and useful exercise by these companies, the only downside in this is that they train them only to the extent of making them employable. And when they actually start working they are loaded with so much of the routine stuff and that too with limited exposure to technologies, these young people have hardly anytime for enhancing their technical skills because out-of-office the other social aspects take over. It's an enormous amount of time and potential energy that is getting wasted. People responsible for running colleges aren't just one bit bothered. All that they do is to sell more seats on the base that they have 100% placement record for their pass-outs, but who really cares to find out if those who have been offered jobs are in BPO's or Call Centers etc. It's disappointing but that's the real story. The issue is when these kids get enrolled into their degrees especially after a grueling two-years of the Intermediate grind and then attending coaching classes for admissions to Engineering and other professional degrees, feel tired and also feel liberated that they have a good four years to be in college to complete their degree, and then get jobs as assured. They go about on this 'illusion' hardly realizing that they aren't doing the right thing. At this stage they are not just open to any advise from any quarters, as they think that they have grown up to think for themselves. Reality dawns on them again only when they enter their final year. They know within their hearts that they squandered the time that they had in their hands, yet, surrender themselves to the casting of another 'dice' for their life to move on. Only a hand count of them are planning their future deliberately and strategically.
The present scenario to my eyes is very alarming and we really need to address this issue soon else we would have lost the "greatest of opportunities" of our lifetime to become a "super-power."
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