What does Prof. Brijesh Kumar think about the textile technology branch and its students?

Brijesh Kumar I don't know much about the branch and I find the students of textile technology same as the students of other branches. Quite a few secy's of our hostel were from TT branch, so I guess that their academic workload is less than other departments. See Questions On Quora Brijesh KumarI like to … Read moreWhat does Prof. Brijesh Kumar think about the textile technology branch and its students?

How will Prof. Brijesh Kumar guide an engineering student who thinks that the education system has not been able to generate his interest in research?

Brijesh Kumar Go seek your other non-engineering option. Not everyone has to do research, nor does everyone have to become an engineer. We already have more than enough engineers. See Questions On Quora Brijesh KumarI like to blog about various topics ranging from education in IITs to social issues in India and US. All opinions … Read moreHow will Prof. Brijesh Kumar guide an engineering student who thinks that the education system has not been able to generate his interest in research?

I find myself lost studing about machine learning whole day, and I am unable to do my regular studies, is it fine?

Brijesh Kumar No. It is not fine. When you do a job, you will many times have to do jobs that you are hardly interested in. E.g., most of the teachers don't like grading (checking) answer books, but we have to do it and have to do it well (because otherwise the students will breath … Read moreI find myself lost studing about machine learning whole day, and I am unable to do my regular studies, is it fine?

From the point of view of a professor, is it justifiable if an internship report does not comply exactly with all the guidelines as long as there is a good reason for it?

Brijesh Kumar Whether this should play against you, I am not sure. But, whether it WILL play against you, almost 100% sure. Please extend your report to 30 pages if you want to get the best possible grade. I had a question in 9th grade for 6 points out of 100 in a 2 hour … Read moreFrom the point of view of a professor, is it justifiable if an internship report does not comply exactly with all the guidelines as long as there is a good reason for it?

Can professors at the IITs see what the students surf on the Internet?

Brijesh Kumar Most can't but many know, in principle, what students surf on the internet. It is not that hard to know. See Questions 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 views presented here are my own … Read moreCan professors at the IITs see what the students surf on the Internet?

Is there a college in India that does not look at your grades and percentage but just at your intelligence?

Brijesh Kumar Any such college would be open to large scale corruption and it would be impossible to "interview" so many applicants to gauge their "intelligence." Grades are a lazy way of gauging one's intelligence. See question on Quora Brijesh KumarI like to blog about various topics ranging from education in IITs to social issues … Read moreIs there a college in India that does not look at your grades and percentage but just at your intelligence?

As a professor, what do you feel about the large amount of mail that you get from students asking for internships?

Brijesh Kumar i wsh thy dnt ryt lyk dis whn rytng 2 a prof. I just wish they didn't write like when writing to a professor. You would be amazed at the percentage of emails that use either text language or their "SHIFT" and "CAPS LOCK" keys are broken. Even my students sometimes do it … Read moreAs a professor, what do you feel about the large amount of mail that you get from students asking for internships?

For an ECE student of the IIT Roorkee, which is more important: gain a high CGPA or focus on programming skills?

Brijesh Kumar Learning electronics and communication is the most important. You will automatically get a high CGPA if you learn your subjects and programming skills are not that important for a career in electronics and communication. You can easily learn whatever little programming as and when the need arises. See Questions On Quora Brijesh KumarI … Read moreFor an ECE student of the IIT Roorkee, which is more important: gain a high CGPA or focus on programming skills?

Why do students in top Indian technical universities cheat in their exams? Why are they so proud of it?

Brijesh Kumar I had seen the question referenced in this question earlier and was really appalled at the stupidity shown by the students in answering the question with such candor. What was even more disheartening was the pride that the students took in fooling their teachers when in essence the only person that they were … Read moreWhy do students in top Indian technical universities cheat in their exams? Why are they so proud of it?