5 Engineers that have made us proud outside India

When in Indian society there are barely a few professions that actually matter to Indian parents and students alike. The rest are considered to be inferior or chosen by poor students. One such major stream of education is engineering. It is every Indian parent’s dream to see their child as an Indian engineer even if they themselves are living the life or no. Due to this the child has to succumb to various kinds of pressure from both the family But is it all worth it? In a country where science engineering as a degree is over saturated, is there anyone left who wants to pursue this only due to true sense of passion?

 

Now when it comes to education and making a career in any field of work. There is one major question that arises. Is this your passion or are you just doing it to earn a living? This one fundamental and for many a baseless question has changed. The way people perceive their own lives. It is now only about doing something if you love doing it and are extremely passionate about it. Otherwise what’s the point of doing something that your heart doesn’t feel for. And then later in life have regrets of not choosing the path of passion.

 

However this path is always somehow linked to occupations and tasks that are more artistic in nature. People these days are so fed up with the mundane routine of living in this society. That everyone searches for a escape in the name of passion. They all want to be travel journalists, photographers, musicians, artists. Because they feel that this life offers a little more liberty. And if done well then perhaps a good living. Alas! People are so wrong about certain fields of work. They do not realise that anything worth doing requires hours, days and even months of hard work so that it can be done right towards the path of passion.

 

Especially when we come to the Indian society. Where children being oppressed by their parents into doing what is told is a common thing. Hence once they grow up and get some decent amount of liberty they tend to break free. And do things that they have desired to do their entire lives. Lack of exposure to various things ignites the thirst for adventure and taking risks. That’s when they are actually not required and are not derived out of true feelings of passion about out of rebellion anger and frustration.

 

Students in Indian schools are taught only out of science and maths and social studies textbooks in the name of education. They are not exposed to various art forms. And other extra curricular or rather educational things that can change their world view. Engineering, medical and commerce are the only three streams in the name of complete education. These also include building the character of a child. Hence the kids are forced to study just within these boundaries. Therefor as an aftermath many kids grow out of it and do not really like studying these subjects.

 

In our country now engineering as a field has reached its threshold and people are still striving for it. Not many come out successful or innovative out of this field. That is because no one likes doing it, the only binding factor is a job stability and financial independence. But what about those rare breed of people who get into the engineering field because they genuinely want to do something extraordinary in this field? There are very few people like that but yes, they do exist. And they are the ones who make it big in their field of work as they have always wanted to excel in that line and make a name for themselves so that people till eternity associate their names with their profession.

 

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So today we shall mention those Indian engineers who aspired to make it big in this line of work and excelled to such a degree that they have made their country proud by living overseas.

 

THE TOP 5 ACHIEVERS:

 

  • Sundar Pichai: He is the Chief executive Officer (CEO) of Google, which is indeed one of the largest tech companies in the world. Sundar Pichai was born in Chennai and received his engineering degree from IIT Kharagpur in Metallurgical Engineering. He then later went to Stanford for his Masters and later on to Wharton school of Pennsylvania to receive a degree in MBA. By running a huge MNC at an international level. He is considered to be one of the most young successful Indians in the world.
  • N R Narayan Murthy: This man can be credited to have initiated the start up culture in India. He brought in a new wave of IT development (Information Technology) i.e. the value of software development in this country. He is the founder of the software development company, Infosys which has an international reputation of creating international grade software. However he had done his engineering in electrical engineering from University of Mysore but later on completed his M.Tech from IIT Kanpur.

 

  • Satya Nadella: The current CEO of Microsoft, Nadella hails from Hyderabad. He graduated from the Manipal Institute of Technology in 1988. He later went on to complete MS Computer Science from Wisconsin University and an MBA from Chicago University.

 

  • Sachin & Binny Bansal: In the modern age of apps and advanced softwares there are these two people who made India proud at a global level by working in India and not for any MultiNational Company. They are the ones who founded the Indian e-commerce retail giant, Flipkart and they themselves are from IIT Delhi. Binny was working in Sarnoff Corporation. And Sachin was working in Amazon. They both quit their jobs in 2007 and co-founded the online shopping portal which brought about a revolution in e-commerce in India. The two hail from Chandigarh.

 

  • Vinod Khosla: The co-founder of Sun Microsystems, Khosla is an IIT Delhi product. He founded Khosla Ventures in 2004, which is a venture capital firm handling about one billion dollars worth of investment capital. He honed his business acumen with an MBA from Stanford University.

CONCLUSION:

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Are MBA students from top B-schools better qualified than CA’s?

 

There are various degrees and qualifications these days that can assure you a better professional future. Many types of courses can vouch for a great pay scale and excellent jobs in wonderful companies. But how to decide as to which one is better? Post-Graduation degrees are of utmost importance across the globe and some of these course are globally reputed to be life changing decisions. One such course is MBA but then are other degrees worthless?

 

Today the question under scrutiny is that weather MBA students are better than Chartered Accountants or no? We shall find out how relatable or equal they are to be compared with each other and how fair or unfair it is. Where on one side Chartered Accountancy is an exam based qualification. For which one prepares during the 3-4 years of graduation in the commerce field. On the other hand MBA is a post graduation course that one does and can do after literally any degree in graduation. Weather you are from science, commerce or arts if you have cleared the entrance to the top B-school then you are bound to perform well as an MBA student.

 

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But anther pro con debate is that although Chartered Accountancy takes years to prepare. It is very minimal in its career opportunity as it is concentrated only to accounting and taxations practices. Whereas MBA gives a person the skill set to literally run and start a company with the help of market analysis skills. And and also managerial skills that will help the person run a company. Where the former takes years and numerous attempts for a small field of work.

 

The latter just takes 1-2 years to give you a wide range of skill sets. But again the point is that since MBA is so saturated  is it even worth it when it comes to the person’s knowledge and skill set? Or is it now just a means to boost one’s resume? Whatever the nature of the course is and whatever the potential of the student is. It all depends on how the person performs at work and how much can he gain through all that he has learnt.

 

So lets go ahead and understand as to who does better in the competitive world of corporate jobs? Is it the MBA students or the Chartered Accountants?

 

  • CA vs MBA: So there the battle begins, according to a 2016 report there are 93% of MBA students. They are unemployed and they are from the top B-schools in India. It is said that out of the 100 MBA students who graduate out of these B-schools only a minimum of 7 are employable and are worth it. This is a scary fact as all these B-schools give a 100% placement guarantee.  Since the market is so over saturated with MBA’s. And getting in now is so easy that people who are not intellectually capable also get in. Now getting into a college can be considered easy. But when it comes to employment most of the candidates are not prepared to take up the responsibilities that a person with MBA should. Whereas on the other hand since the whole process of being a CA is so complex and difficult not many people get through at once. And the one’s who do they are brilliant and there are also many ways of making the job lucrative. Hence it is easier to find unemployed MBA students than unemployed CA’s.

 

  • MAJOR POINTS OF DIFFERENCE:-

 

  1. Getting in: As mentioned above it is really easy to get in for MBA. But getting into a b-school is tough as the Cat exams really test your aptitude. Whereas on the other hand anyone is free to apply for being a CA. But since the finals exams are so tough that only a select few can get in.
  2. Importance of Communication: CA as a course doesn’t focus on the all round development of a candidate. In the business and corporate world hence CA’s lack interpersonal skills. But in the MBA program they train you to communicate well and is an integral part of the whole syllabus.
  3. Classroom Culture: When it comes to preparing for CA many students prepare through correspondence or through colleges. And they barely attend lectures of any sort hence the learning is too theoretical and there is no space or debates. But the nature of MBA is quite different. Since the course comprises of tons of presentations, surveys, researches etc All this develops the person’s capability to interact and debate for what they think is right.
  4. Payment: even though there are en number of MBA students a good student with great skills and decent scores will always get a higher pay package due to his varied skill sets than and average CA. Hence this is where the game changes.

 

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  • CONCLUSION:

 

AS it is clear from the above analysis that both the fields have their own sets of pros and cons and it at the end of the day completely depends upon the candidate as to how well he/she performs. If you are a good student with great Cat scores and manage to get into an amazing b-school. Then you are bound to outshine everyone in your way with an amazing job and great pay scale. Also if you are preparing for CA but fail after suppose 2 attempts then you and all your hard work is literally worthless. Only the person’s graduation degree matters but also wouldn’t hold much value in the corporate world. Similarly if you are an average MBA student from a not so good b-school then the future is dark. But if you are a brilliant student who cleared CA finals with great scores then there are numerous possibilities to explore as a professional.

 

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What will be the career opportunities if we take the MEC Group in intermediate?

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.

-Robert Frost

The world is evolving at a very fast rate with every individual now trying to make a mark for himself or herself in this world. Unlike the past now people just don’t want to have a job, a house, a car and a family. They want much more, they want a good and lush lifestyle. Being surrounded by all the materialistic riches. Earlier there was a set pattern to everything since the time we were born. This kind of education would give you this kind of job. And the options as we all know were quite limited.

In current times people pursue medical education for 6-7 years and you will see them making fashion blogs after all that hard work. However when education is concerned. That is the time in our lives when most of us don’t take risks. The idea is to secure a degree which offers multiple. Career options and then do whatever the hell you want to.

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There are many such fields where children and their families ponder a lot regarding the career options that course can offer. One suiseld being the Commerce and Economics field. A lot of people often argue that how important is MEC  in the intermediate level? Is it safe to take this branch right at the intermediate level? What If later on the student’s mind changes? What is in the future there actually isn’t any scope?

Firstly it is really stupid to say that any educational field doesn’t have career prospects. We are living in an advanced globalised age where a lot of old professions have died but tons of new ones have also emerged. And here we are especially talking about a subject that has existed since the beginning of human evolution and is more important to our existence than engineering or medical.

So let’s today discuss, that what can be the career and future graduation options if the student takes up MEC at the intermediate level.

 

  • The opportunities at graduation level:

If we have to brush through the basics then let’s just remind the readers that if you choose MEC during intermediate education, then there is a lot in store. It will mainly specialise in Maths, Economics & Commerce and apart from that, there will be secondary subjects. Such as English, Accounts, Computers etc But what one shouldn’t forget is that the 3 main subjects will actually determine the varied kinds of course that student will be able to choose for graduation. As these are the foundation stones for what the student can take up in college and what can be his/her strong subjects.

 

There are a number of things a student can prepare for after taking up MEC in intermediate school. If the student wants to pursue something in the field of law then it greatly helps. One can prepare and appear for national levels law exams such as CLAT, LSAT, AILET, LAWCET and others. It can also help If the student is interested in the Management field. One can prepare for a course such as Hotel Management or Management course in general by applying to colleges such as IIM, Symbiosis or even Manipal.

 

One may also slightly shift towards the arts and Humanities field. That is because the MEC group of subjects prepare you for that too. The student can appear for Liberal arts, Mass Communication and also social sciences altogether. The student can be prepared for entrance exams by TISS, FLAME, SSLA, CJET and others to count.

 

One can also pursue graduate degrees such as B.Sc, B. Com, B. Com [Computer Science], BCA & BBM.

 

  • The opportunities at the Occupational Level:

 

Since this group of subjects helps the student specialise in three main subjects but related to the same field. It keeps the student focused but at the same time also open up various opportunities. There are various choices if you want to get into something maths specific, Economics specific or commerce specific. A lot of people might think though that they perhaps all lead to the same way or perhaps are the same thing. But there are very meticulous differences that create huge gaps between these 3 subjects in the corporate world.

 

If we stick to the commerce field then there are options such as Chartered Accountancy, Financial Analyst and even Financial Planner. And to say the least these jobs pay less and if you have some sort of phobia against maths, then that should be the least of your concerns. These occupations have more to do with theories, rules and laws and logical thinking that just mathematics.

 

By any luck, if the student was interested in the Economics field then there are a lot of managerial options. One can opt for many things to do just in that. One can work in the Human Resources department of any company. And we all know how kickass that job profile is. A person can also get into brand or event management, both of which have a fun and jovial reputation. If we are counting all the fun things to do then even travel management can be a part of all this. While studying you the student might think how are these things linked. But to contradict my above statements all these jobs aren’t all that fun and moolah when you have to manage every mishap happening behind all the fun.

 

Okay, so this is something most of us had a problem within the school. That is Mathematics, but if you are one of the people with that rare gene that craves for maths then you too have a lot of options open, that have the reputation of being for the smart people only. But one major field that you can get into is the banking sector, and we are quite well aware of the pay scale there. Retail, personal, merchant or any other kind of banking can be aced and even a job for Loan Executive can be offered to you in this field of work.

CONCLUSION:

There are innumerable options to go through, we just counted few over here. So whatever it is the student needs to decide where their passion and focus lies. So choose wisely, and if you want to read more articles on how to determine your career goals regarding medical or engineering check out this article of ours: Rechecking of CBSE Class 11 and 12 Papers

 

 

 

What mistakes did you make during your drop year after Class 12?

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The drop year students tend to fare better than their previous attempts owing to the experience. The percentage of drop year students in competitive exams like JEE and NEET remains a significant number every year.  If you can channelise this experience in the best way possible you can ace the exam. Read on to find out the common mistakes made by drop year students and try to avoid them to maximise your effectiveness.

The average marks scored by a one-year dropper in JEE Mains was 77 as compared the average of 60 scored by freshers, in the General Category. Take a lot at the table below to see the average marks of the candidates belonging to various categories and compared by the number of attempts.

 

Category                     Average JEE Marks
FreshersOne year droppersTwo year droppers
General607766
OBC-NCL496664
SC445249
ST414846

 

As you can see the average score improved after one-year gap while it dipped after a two-year gap. If we see the statistics for exams like NEET and AIIMS, there too the average score was better than freshers. The decision to take a drop year is a significant and a difficult decision by the student and the year that follows is trying one. Let us look at the common mistakes students make during their drop year after class 12.

Doubting oneself

The first and the most important thing to have during the drop year is mental strength and resilience. It is difficult to see most of your friends going to college, uploading their pictures on social media and in general having fun. However, that does not mean you should question your decision. You have taken this step in order to get into a better college and hence have a better life. Always keep telling yourself that you are doing this for your own sake. If possible write it down on a piece of paper and stick it on your wall to remind you this everyday.

Not finding out the weakness

The best thing about drop year is that you have another chance to rectify your mistakes and make your weaknesses your strength. Most people blindly start studying from chapter 1 of the subject.No. The first thing you must do is to find out all your weak topics and then start working on them. One good way to do this would be to evaluate your question papers and see which topic the wrong answers you’ve marked belong to. This is a step closer to a better preparation. Once you have found out your weaknesses, start working on them to increase your chances towards better scoring. You don’t have to worry about having less time for other topics, since you’ve already done them and just need a revision.

Skipping topics

Some people think that focussing on a select few topics instead of the whole syllabus would be better since they have less time. This isn’t a great idea because usually the topics are all interrelated and you would have to know the previous concepts clearly to understand the present one. Even if it feels like an impossible task, try to go through the whole syllabus in order to improve your chances this time.

Ignoring the basics

Many students often make their preparations synonymous to studying with an exhaustive combination of reference books and study material. In reality, more than 70% of the questions are either from the NCERT or are an extended version of its learnings. So you should primarily stick to NCERT course books and head towards reference books only upon its completion. Also, Class XI syllabus constitutes a substantial portion of the JEE and NEET exams. Ensure that you revise its topics simultaneously along with your Class XII syllabus. If an examination is fast-approaching, identify the recurring Class XI questions from previous years’ question papers and specifically revise those topics.

Avoiding concepts-based learning

Any competitive exam can be cracked easily if you focus more on understanding the concepts rather than studying the different methods or model questions. Initially, this approach might serve the purpose, but it can become quite detrimental for you because many a times, despite being framed on similar lines, a slightly off-patterned question becomes difficult to understand.Thus, it is always a good idea to apply concepts in each and every topic that you practice.

Giving up midway

Many students give up on their hopes of clearing the exam midway owing to the tremendous pressure that they put on themselves. While giving up looks like a good option, just remember that if you stick to your plan for a few more days, you can probably crack that exam. Every time you feel like giving up, tell yourself that you would study for this week and then see. I am quite sure that you would change your mind when you calm down over the week. Don’t let the pressure get to you. Use it as a fuel to propel you forward.

Failure is the stepping stone to success. When you fail, you get a chance to look at yourself and make changes accordingly. Even if you do not succeed even in the second attempt, I am one hundred percent sure that the journey has changed you for the better. The qualities of hard work, staying calm and resilience have been instilled into you. These would take you a long way in life.