What does proxy mean in colleges and universities in India?

Brijesh Kumar Proxy means "authority to represent someone else when he is absent" In Indian college context, it means that the authority had been given by one student to another to represent him for the purpose of attendance when he is absent. Unfortunately, it is "illegal" in colleges. It has not happened yet, but if … Read moreWhat does proxy mean in colleges and universities in India?

Why is it that B.Tech in electrical engineering and electronics engineering isn’t considered different in most of the old IIT’s?

Brijesh Kumar [A2A] Electronics is a sub-branch of electrical engineering. Until around the 50s, electrical engineering consisted only of power systems, machines and other heavy electrical equipments. But with the advent of semiconductors, electronics started becoming more prominent and by the end of 60s, it became so big that new departments started cropping up. IITs … Read moreWhy is it that B.Tech in electrical engineering and electronics engineering isn’t considered different in most of the old IIT’s?

I am a final year electrical engineering student. I got selected in a company called Hexaware. They’re asking to sign a bond for 3 years and I’ve to pay Rs 1 lac before the date of joining. Should I join or not?

Brijesh Kumar I don't know about bond. You will have to make your own decision. But, it seems fishy that they are asking you money. You are supposed to get paid after you get a job, not pay to get a job. I would run as far away as possible from such a company. Do … Read moreI am a final year electrical engineering student. I got selected in a company called Hexaware. They’re asking to sign a bond for 3 years and I’ve to pay Rs 1 lac before the date of joining. Should I join or not?

Why do most of the people go abroad after engineering in India? Are they frustrated about India?

Brijesh Kumar The reason that many people go to US for higher studies is because it is easier to get into good colleges and the education standards are better than most Indian colleges. Many of them also use that as an easy entry point into the "good life" of the west. Everybody is selfish, whether … Read moreWhy do most of the people go abroad after engineering in India? Are they frustrated about India?

Is the USA interested in democracy in Russia? Why?

Brijesh Kumar US is interested in democracy/autocracy/communism/(fill in the blank)/military rule as long as it is beneficial to them. As soon as it is not in their interest, suddenly, they don't like it. Examples: Egypt democracy was not good because it was ruled by the "Muslim Brotherhood." Iran was very good under Shah family (autocracy) … Read moreIs the USA interested in democracy in Russia? Why?

What is the difference between the talent and motivation of two guys of the same department, one getting a salary above one crore and another getting a salary between 20-50 lacs?

Brijesh Kumar One possible motivation may be: One is not running after money. He wants to do what he likes, whether it pays him, 10 or 10,000 lacs. See question on Quora Brijesh KumarI like to blog about various topics ranging from education in IITs to social issues in India and US. All opinions and … Read moreWhat is the difference between the talent and motivation of two guys of the same department, one getting a salary above one crore and another getting a salary between 20-50 lacs?

I am a sophomore at IIT Kharagpur. I failed in a subject this semester (all my fault). I come from a family of over-achievers and my elder siblings are doing really well in their respective fields. How do I cope with the guilt of disappointing them?

Brijesh Kumar [A2A] It can be very difficult for anybody if they belong to a family where people are more "successful" than most other people. I feel sorry for people like Abhishek Bachchan, Rahul Gandhi, MK Gandhi's sons, Rohan Gavaskar, etc. because everyone expects them to be as "good" as their parents. Everyone is different. … Read moreI am a sophomore at IIT Kharagpur. I failed in a subject this semester (all my fault). I come from a family of over-achievers and my elder siblings are doing really well in their respective fields. How do I cope with the guilt of disappointing them?

Is introversion less tolerable in India than in other countries?

Brijesh Kumar Samidha Paroha gave an interesting perspective about personal space. Let me give another perspective based on my experience in US and India. I think it is easier to be an introvert in India than in US, especially in professional life. In America, people are usually more outspoken than in India and usually, such … Read moreIs introversion less tolerable in India than in other countries?

How dependent are students on teachers in engineering?

Brijesh Kumar [A2A] The answer below is based on my personal experience. Unless, you have a very strong inclination inherently, I think most of the interests are developed in the students by their teachers. If the teachers are good, the students will develop interest in the subject. I was most interested in physics in my … Read moreHow dependent are students on teachers in engineering?