This became evident on the annual day of “Young Indians- Confederation of Indian Industry”, at Bhubaneswar where the chairman YI-Bhubaneswar had called us to come and be a part of its 4th annual day. The kind of hospitality and respect we got was memorable. There was a Panel discussion on the topic, “Youth Employability ready: An interaction with the industry”. In this among the group of 4 panelists one was NIT Rourkela alumnus and was currently working as Manager in an IT giant “Infosys”……………..a mass recruiter for each and every college…….. a god father of Private colleges………
During the panel discussion I came across some of the very difficult to digest facts about engineering graduate and was perturbed to listen to the mindset of students……….some of them are like:
· 70% of the engineering graduates are not employable(as per the survey done by some leading companies),
· 90% of people move to IT industry from different branches (another survey statistics).
I was surprised to see the mindset of students (belonging to some leading colleges of Orissa-JEE), as they all were interested in knowing how to get a job in IT sector so ,more than 75% of the discussion was concentrated about “how to get a job in some IT company”, and didn’t even bother of getting a job in core company. I was perturbed to listen to the argument of a girl from one of the best college of Orissa-JEE, as per her opinion “students in order to get a B.Tech degree from a good college get themselves enrolled in any branch other than computer science(as they don’t get a seat in CS) so that once they are in final year they will be eligible to sit in IT company”, I wondered how can this be the dream of a student (agreed that the life in IT sector is good) but at least one should try to get in the core sector, if not through campus interview then through off-campus program. As already stated more than 75% of the discussion was related to the IT sector so getting fed up with this, one of my friend asked a question in reply to the answer made by one of the panelist, which goes like ”we train the newly joined employee for 9 months and after that if we find that the person is not competent enough, then we remove him/her from the company”. So the question in reply to this answer put up was ”instead of wasting 9 months and a huge money why don’t you give summer internship or training to 3rd year students so that you have 2 months time to judge their skills and decide whether they are competent in skill or not and accordingly give them some pre placement offers so that students will work with full vigor to get an PPO and you will also be benefitted as you will have to spend less time and money.”
The answer came from some other panelist (who is a young entrepreneur) that “we are also planning to offer summer training to students……. a person interrupted the panel in between by saying that “they don’t need it… as they are from NIT“ and the person was none other than the Chairman of YI-Bhubaneswar chapter.
After the panel discussion was over I was sitting on a table then two boys approached me and asked for my email id and phone number saying that we also have a YI-net so it would be better if we club together in organizing some event…. I gave him those detail then one of them asked for my facebook account and I cordially asked him what will he do with my facebook account as it has nothing to do with official gossip if any is to be made, and the boy replied ”I will be privileged to tell my friends that I have a friend in NIT Rourkela” and I was stunned listening to the answer and was pondering that is NIT Rourkela such a big thing for an outsider?????………we didn’t knew it yaar……... (otherwise we could have tried to encash the brand name for our benefit at many places)….. :P :D.
Love you NIT Rourkela and thanks for making us all so important in the eyes of normal people….
NIT Rourkela Rocks ! ! !