The JNU+FTII+HCU episode is an attempt to reduce students as ’employees’ and ‘consumers’ and not nurture citizens who should understand and aspire for a better polity. Anyone with activist leanings is labelled as ‘non-employable’ borrowing from Mr Ratan Tata as his/her spirit needs to be subjugated to the majoratarian narrative in order to work. The … More Why Mr Pai is Wrong?
Never do anything for free what you know to do well about which there is a market need. Even for a start up or not for profit, even if they do not pay you make sure they respect your work and factor in your opinion. Otherwise, do your own stuff until there is a critical … More Charge your Market Rate
The epistemic character of Engineering is about problem solving and crisis management and by default as an engineer I am expected to possess decent quantitative abilities as the lingua franca of science is mathematics. The social contract between the engineer and the work-place has undergone a transformation through the proportion of jobs shifts from the … More Beyond the Technical: Reimagine the Engineer’s Tool Kit
Work and livelihoods is something which defines our lives. We spend the most productive years after college at our work places creating wealth, making something worthwhile of our life, and simply traveling in the capsule called time. We have 50 weekends per year, in which we can attempt doing things apart from the chores of our work … More The changing nature of work and education
Yesterday, the worst possible news for an average student came across in the Indian media, that in Shriram College of Commerce, a prestigious college of the Delhi University had a undergrad first list cut-off of 100% maximum for the B.Com Hons. programme for a science student, albeit marginally lower percentages for commerce students at the … More The Metricization of Education at its worst-the admissions ballgame in India
Recently, I was reading up on the Thiel Fellowship- An Acumen Fund Type Fellowship or Ashoka Fellowship for super bright young professionals and undergrads under the age of 20, who are real early starters. The catch is however, that these smart chaps take an off from formal tertiary education for two years and spend time … More The New Learning Paradigm- Get off the textbook!
Recently a local university in Singapore came out with semester results, a lot of my friends graduated with flying colours, some have got job offers, even carry even multiple job calls! Its amazing to hear about success stories, fills our heart with joy and enthusiasm for for life. Not everybody comes out with a First Class Honors … More The Obsession about Academic Grades- Is it worth much?