I received a question from an AIR 3 EC asking what can I expect at the best after doing M.Tech from IISc? The moment I read the question I felt excited, AIR 3 and asking a question deserves an answer. Just paused for a minute and asked myself what did I get after doing (PhD) a degree from IIT. Just present my thoughts here to tell you all what it is.
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The answer, what would I get after doing something form IITs, is NOTHING … and on the same time EVERYTHING. It all depends how you take it move the whole life forward. Just mare a degree from IITs and IISc don’t change your life, it just bring something close to you but does not create something by itself.
A degree from top engineering school in the world would put one the interview session of the best tech industry in the world but may not get you there. It might get you the first look from CEOs but you need to have something extra ordinary to keep the eyes coming on to you.
When you started rocking with additional qualities EVERYTHING maps back to the place you studied, you would learn their to be best and when you are surrounded with most cunning people of nation, crook heads, the most shrewd, the smartest flocks of the nation. When you give a run to them all in all fronts of life you know what is packed ahead for you in life. Yes you got it, EVERYTHING you look for is waiting for you.
It looks like heavenly right, everything one desire gets to him so cool woow magical. Yes it is, but wait, reality is not that way, and this not heaven. This is what exactly you learn in IITs and IISc, and there is always an intensity of it every student learn it. Few rock it to max, bang the whole institute, make their rules and live the life and continue the practices whole life. Few just look for jobs and takes years to grow and follow the rules books of corporations.
Your life in IITs and IISc is the little reflection of your life afterwards. If you live with a confidence, if you are open to new technology and learning, if you are able to adopt, if you are able to change things and if you are able to influence the system and trend you will do all that when you are out. if you are just trying hard to survive, if you just have complains, if you think you have problems with standards, if you have issues with teachers, staff members, and friends, then thats where your entire life will be.
Let me share my views on it. I was a PhD student in IIT, many consider it as not so great, saying B.Techs are real game changers, but I have a different opinion. For me IITian is a nature of a person, a little arrogant, little rebellious, little extra courageous, a little smart, a little cunning, a little childish, and a bigg confidence. Anyone doing any degree at IITs have these will bang the world the way they want .
I shared few stories of my life at IIT and would share few more both through posts and vids and probably if get time will compile a complete book about it.
IITs and IISc can put you right in front of 100 billion people and leave rest to you how will you lead from there. Choice is yours stand on the stage or just get down and watch someone taking the stage.
I wish really good luck to all who are going into IITs and request you to keep energy levels, and learning sensors high. Do read another old post about how it feels to be an IIT student.
No complains please, if you have issues make change happen and thats an IITians real attitude. Grab that raise with confidence jobs and dream jobs will follow.
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