I believe the intention to go to US for a few, not if all students is not just getting a green card, big cars or luxury but sometimes pursuit of research.
The Industry life in India is really screwed, people rarely get appraisals and appreciation on talent and the work they do. Chemical people, Civil, Electronics ppl getting in Infosys..what the hell.. Infosys or any IT firm may give money but what if someone wants some research profile in his area of interest, where he can work all his life without complaining…
Students sometimes aspire for studying in US as they feel top colleges can give them platform to improve their skills in our respective fields. They have talent, they have dream in their eyes to discover, not to be bonded in the monotonous environment of Indian IT Sector.
And it’s my thought that if you aspire something without greed, you might get it. Many students nowadays don’t go to USA for this purpose, but most go with purpose and dream of night life, american citizenship and luxurious life. MS/PhD can only be successful if you have heart and soul in them, they are not half hearted or sham. I had seen this in case of many of my friends.
Later when they can’t meet the standards required, as the competition is rigorous in US, they complain about not getting a job. Genuine and exceptions to that would be there I agree, some talented people might be in same situation but most people who undergo this situation are people dwelled by greed.
Posted by Prashant at Student Life is Difficult; Returning to India
Perfect Example –
Person was working as contractor developing projects in VB.NET. When the project came for code review/testing it took several hours to execute one query to retrieve data from Oracle database. One page has to load the few thousand records as part of the application.
Looking the code, showed that person doesn’t have experience in writing efficient database oriented application when resume showed several years of VB.NET experience. So, the problem was new connection was established to retrieve single record from database, where single connection can be used to retrieve all the records. Apparently the person had Bachelors and Masters in Electrical Engineering.
Share your thoughts about highlighted line above. I agree to that fact that coming from backgrounds other than computer science will have tough time designing or writing software code.