पदवी अभ्यासक्रमानंतर काय करायचे? ऐका डॉ. नविन काब्रा यांच्याकडून..

पदवी अभ्यासक्रमानंतर (Graduation) काय करायचे? हा प्रश्न अनेक तरूणांना पडतो. हाच प्रश्न घेऊन आम्ही पुण्यातील उद्योजक, नविन काब्रा यांच्याकडे गेलो.

नविन, हे स्वत: Bharathealth ह्या संस्थेचे सह-संस्थापक व CTO आहेत. तसेच ते PuneTech नावाच्या web-site चे संस्थापक आहेत. त्यांनी Indian Institute of Technology-Mumbai येथून Computer Science मधे B.Tech, त्यानंतर University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA येथून M.S. व  PhD केली आहे. त्यांच्या नावावर ९ पेटेंट आहेत आणि आणखी १२ हून जास्त प्रक्रियेत आहेत.  त्यांनी Symantec Corporation, Teradata Corporation या संस्थांबरोबर काम केले आहे. त्यांच्याविषयी अधिक माहिती तुम्ही येथे पाहू  शकता.
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  1. नवीन पिढी साठी नवीन खरेच आदर्श आहेत ! त्यांच्या अनुभाच्या अजून मुलाखती प्रसारित करा.

  2. I think this was a very biased interview. Its important to consider that there are other career paths than IIT -> IIM or IIT -> Ivy league. The way Mr/Dr Kabra dismisses all other options as “worthless” is not very encouraging. I know a number of people who didn’t go to IIT or a top 20 US school, but have had immensely careers. I think the interviewees opinions are belittling and discouraging for an average student who can otherwise do extraordinary things.

  3. @चैतन्य, I think you misunderstood my point.

    1. Note that I did not say anything about where you should do your undergraduate studies (BE). Of course there are many successful people who come from all kinds of engineering colleges – not just IIT/IIM/Ivy league. My only point was this – doing a post-graduate Masters or MBA from a second tier university is not particularly useful. After undergraduate, if you’re unable to get into a top-ranked (doesn’t have to be an IIM/IIT/Ivy league) college, then you’re better off doing a job.

    2. Note: this advice is for engineering students. I don’t understand other disciplines (B.Com., B.A.) well enough, so above comments don’t apply to them.

    3. All of this of course only applies if you’re interested in a career in the “engineering” field. There are lots of other possibilities, but I wasn’t talking about those.

    If you still disagree after the above clarifications, let me know, and we can discuss further.

  4. आपल्या सर्वांच्या प्रतिक्रियांबद्दल आभार!

    आम्ही नक्की आणखी मुलाखती प्रकाशीत करू.

  5. I disagree with ‘a PhD in India is worthless’. Though I might not encourage you to pursue one here, but I have seen it to be it far from pointless (at least in the better institutes, as you say in the case of Masters).

  6. @Navin
    I appreciate your clarification. I cannot speak about MBA, but I believe that doing Masters from a decent university in the US can be equally rewarding if the student is highly motivated. It need not be a top-tier university. PhD is a whole different ball game where its more important how your adviser is. And I strongly believe that motivated and hardworking individuals do not need the “छआपा” of an Ivy league on their resume. Getting into a top school should obviously be pursued, but even if you can’t, the world doesn’t end there for a motivated engineering student with aspirations of becoming an academician.
    I think it was a good interview, but a fresh engineering graduate who couldn’t get into a top US school or IIM, might end up feeling a bit lost.

  7. @Chaitanya, Academic achievement isn’t everything. Lots of people succeed in life (sometimes spectacularly) even though they’re not particularly successful at formal education.

    People who did not get into a top college should stop trying to get even more formal education, and should directly jump into a job, or if possible, start their own businesses.

    @Intelshwets – you’re right. There are a few institutions in India, like ICT (previously known as UDCT) for Chemical Engineering, or TIFR (for theoretical stuff, where it might make sense to do a PhD in India.

    But I’m not convinced that it makes sense to do anywhere else (including the IITs)…

  8. >> People who did not get into a top college should stop trying to get even more formal education, and should directly jump into a job, or if possible, start their own businesses.

    That’s where I disagree, but again, people do have different opinions. I’d put this a bit differently: People who are not interested in higher education, who are not motivated enough, or who perceive higher education a mere step towards a job abroad, might be better off not going through the hassle and jumping into a job directly.

  9. mechanical engineering (BE) नंतर काय करायचे यावर guidance अत्यंत जरुरी आहे .

  10. @navin kabra: sir I just complete B.Sc(comp. sci) with 1st class. I want to become a manager in any well developed company. what should I do MBA or MCS from pune uni.?
    please give brief guidance .

  11. @Prem, no. If you’re able to get a good job with a good company, you should go ahead and start your job. Do an MCS only if you think it is needed to get a good job. Don’t do an MBA from Pune University – you’ll learn better on the job.

  12. @प्रेम, this is what I think: A BPO job is not a technical job. There, the only skill that they’re looking at from you is your ability to speak English well, and some common sense. Hence your technical background will be wasted. If you’re unable to find a tech job, I would suggest doing an MCS or another technical degree and then getting a tech job.

  13. @Navin Sir,

    I am graduate student at a University in US. ( I would not like to name the University for reasons which you will come to know in the text below). Previously, I was working with a Professor who had done his BTech from IIT Kharagpur and MS from Case Western and PhD from University of Texas at Austin. He does not have any patents on his name till date. Though, he does good research work. I also know a Prof who has not done his B Tech from IIT and neither his PhD or MS from top 20 Universities of USA. He has done his post graduate studies at UT, Arlington. He holds 20 patents on his name and publishes more research articles than the Prof who has got credentials of IIT and UT, Austin on his resume. I am not drawing any conclusions based on the above facts. I just thought of expressing my opinion after listening to your interview. If the person B who has done his postgrad studies at UT Arlington had decided to not to know pursue higher education because he had not got an admit into a top University, there would have not been 20 patents on his name. This interview may not lift the spirits of the students who have not got admits from top Universities, or for those who are unable to pursue MBA from a high ranking institute. Some people have to do correspondence courses. I worked for 2 years in a company in India and I knew a guy who was so much willing to do MBA. But, his financial condition was not that good that he could quit the job and pursue MBA. Finally, he decided to pursue correspondence degree and he is doing really good in it. You suggest to follow MIT OCW. Well, at the time of job interview, is anyone going to believe the person who has read and followed MIT OCW? Can they apply for jobs just on the basis of what they have read on MIT OCW? At least, pursuing a correspondence course will give them a degree and they can explore more and apply themselves. This is my opinion. This might seem wrong to you. But, I just thought of expressing my opinion.

  14. @Mayur,

    1. There are always exceptions. I know a person with 49 patents (and who’s done excellent work in his career) and he never went outside India for studies. Career advice is probabilistic by nature. My point is that the probability of a degree from a low-ranked US university or a low-ranked/correspondence MBA from India improving your career are probably lower than if you just put all that effort into your job and self-improvement.

    2. Remember, that after 3/4 years of experience, what you did in your previous job(s) counts far more than where you got your degree. I would definitely prefer a candidate with 3 years good work experience and no MBA, over a candidate with mediocre work experience and a correspondence MBA.

    3. “At least, pursuing a correspondence course will give them a degree and they can explore more and apply themselves.”>> There are many ways to ‘explore more and apply yourself’ without having to toil away at a fairly low-value degree. Take initiative. Do projects in your free time. Contribute to open source. As your career progresses, degrees matter less and less.

    4. You should pay a little less attention to patents. I have 12 patents and I can tell you that (software) patents are not at all a good indicator of quality of work. (Quality of lawyers you can hire, maybe…)

  15. नवीन,

    एका अवघड आणि नाजूक विषयावर मुलाखत दिल्या बद्दल अभिनंदन. अश्या विषयांवर काहीही वक्त्यव्या केले तरी ते वादाचाच मुद्दा होईल कारण सगळ्या गोष्टींना अपवाद असतातच.

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