Only about half of engineering college seats were filled per news reports. In a handful of states, against total intake of 16.3 lakh seats, only around 8.4 lakh seats were filled. This is hitting government and private engineering colleges and institutes, but not the IITs and NITs. The main reasons seem to be a near stagnant job / placement market and a great variety of options available for non-engineering fields. But this trend is a growing concern which needs deeper analysis and survey.
- 27 Oct 2016
Jyoti Bansal, a graduate of IIT, went to America with dreams of starting a company in America and Silicon Valley. Given restrictive immigration laws, he had to toil away as a H1B visa holder which has so many restrictions, including being tied to your job as you wait for permanent immigration and prevents you from starting a company. Finally, after a 7 year long wait he got his green card or permanent citizenship, and shortly after in 2008 he formed AppDynamics. Today it employs 900+ people and has a market value of US $ 1.9 billion which is Rupees 13,000 crore approximately. The answered question here is how many such visionaries have either given up their dreams or are still stuck trying to get to the immigration finish line, so they can start their dream life?
- 28 Mar 2016