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Why IT industry Shed Crocodile tears now?

Posted in Anna University, Engineering Education with tags , on September 10, 2009 by bulldozerr

The hard  learnt lesson by the industry (2nd time) should make them sensible enough, I hope.

The IT industry did many things indiscriminately and made the country suffer for the greed of it.

They (many dubious!!) opened up like a mushrooms of rainy season.

Recruited from all disciplines irrespective of their ability (to comprehend the process of software development, for instance).

This resulted in recruiting (on campus, off campus, job melahs (few India’s National News papers joined to beat the drum), etc..) Bio Technology, All other Engg. branch students, arts and science graduates, with a bait – huge salary.

The consequence being creating ill equipped software professionals,  creating an artificial vacuum in the respective fields, poor quality software products.

Worst is when the IT industry fell, the poor fellows became unfit to be part of the respective fields resulting in Huge Unemployment.

The ones, thrown out over night, became defaulters of many banks (loans to save tax!!!) and still undergo turmoil (Banks run havoc in their life), unable to lead the lost life-style. Created unnecessary imbalance in money flow.

When carrying out the illogical recruitment drive, they created unnecessary pressure on the academia (placement, on & off campus drives). Now trying to find fault with higher academic institutions and coming up with misssssions, vissssssions with all kind of  NXs (applied thoughts!!!). They should go to institutions which train people on the skill sets (equally mushroomed during this period of cancerous growth of IT industry) rather than higher engineering institutions.

Oh!! lot to be said, Will be back in a while.


Rank List of Affiliated Institutions – Anna University

Posted in Engineering Education with tags on April 27, 2009 by bulldozerr

Next I wish to talk on Anna University Chennai’s recently published Ranking.

I suppose the Anna University Chennai (was) simply an University of good status internationally. (those days! only to be lamented…) But of late, again the university is involving in the kind of activity that creates unnecessary cut-throat competition among the institutions?? In the past the similar act created an uproar among the managements of affiliated colleges.

It is absolutely unwarranted for the university to publish rank list of institutions. Is it spelt as a responsibility of the university in its constitution?

The COE and his team needs to be appreciated for their data interpretation skills and their tremendous creativity in bringing in as many rank lists as possible out the creativity!!!!

Instead of doing such a lousy job, the COE must concentrate on improving the examination system and make all out effort in bringing out the creativity of the students. Must Dare to Change the question paper pattern, bring in more analysis oriented questions such that the student need to think & solve a small portion of real-life problems at the examination hall. Spend his creativity in improvising the laboratory examinations. These are small effort at the tip of an iceberg at UG level.

The PG examination system is still pathetic. I am still wondering what our master degree level student can do to this poor country, what this poor chap, COE, can do to improve…..

Yes, he can bring in some more reports/rank lists on these areas as well in spite of what had been published already.

To do all these stuff (nonsense) he needs to be provided with a best super computer available on the earth only to match his creativity!!!!!

The consequences (reality) of publishing this kind of rank list, its repercussions are to be looked into by this humble genius COE by not sitting in Chennai but by going out to various affiliated colleges both in Chennai and in interior Tamil Nadu.

This Highly creative man kills the creativity of future generation in absolute terms. (An assassin!!!!)
Deserves a capital punishment.