Monthly Archives:August 2014

Engineering Outsourcing Business in India-19

26 Aug , 2014,
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Dear Friend

Let’s revisit our Blog No. 17 and 18…

What are the key issues with how the Academia and the Industry are poised (or otherwise!) to leverage each other to set up and sustain the best Engineering Task Force (and not just Workforce!)?

(i)                  “Mutual” disconnect between “Disciples” (Industry folks who were at some point in one or more of the Engineering Institutes) and their “Gurus” (Academia)

(ii)                The infrastructure spectrum, including the quality of the faculty, across the Engineering Institutes ranging from “opulent” to “destitute”

(iii)               Engineering in general failing to offer the individual growth prospect to its pass outs and practitioners to banish all thoughts of “escape” (and more so in our country!)

What are the possible fixes? Let’s put down a few thoughts (knowing well that we need to think, share, and work together for “considerable” time…after all these issues require our best attention, don’t they?).

(i)                  We need to enable and facilitate sustained “socialization” between the Academia and the Industry.

(ii)                We need to facilitate harnessing of the resources across the Engineering Institutes.

(iii)               We need to create a far more vibrant Engineering Support Ecosystem (“infiDOF Ecosystem”) compellingly attracting the best and most of the opportunities available at any point of time.

How to make the above happen? Let’s discuss further…

Respectfully yours,

Team infiDOF

#3068, 3rd Floor, 11th Main, 11th Cross, Off 80 ft Road, HAL II Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore, India – 560008

Engineering Outsourcing Business in India-18

22 Aug , 2014,
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Dear Friend

Let’s go back to our previous blog, i.e. Blog No. 17, in which we asked ourselves a few, possibly, disturbing questions. Let’s cite them here for an easy reference:

(i)                  What is the infrastructure, including the quality of the faculty, of the Engineering Institutions?

(ii)                What percentage of our engineering students are lost to other jobs / other countries?

(iii)               Do the current modes of engagement between the industry and the Institutions are adequate to ensure that they are able to leverage each other?

(iv)              What is the quality of the students who pass out and the quality of jobs that “the few fortunate of them” land at?

What do we seem to have as answers to the above questions?

(i)                  The infrastructure, including the quality of the faculty, of the Engineering Institutions has a very broad spectrum – from being one of the best anywhere to pathetic, to say the least.

(ii)                While it will take a good amount of effort to get a correct answer, we know that it’s a good percent, and is a direct loss in terms of the work-force to contribute to our objective.

(iii)               The current scenario can be very well described as the pass-outs from the Engineering Institutions requiring heavy makeover to fit into the industry framework, to the workforce in the industry losing complete touch with the basics and often getting stuck to set procedures without an ability to strive for innovation (worth the name!) till being gradually promoted to dysfunctional non-Engineering Managers’ roles!

(iv)              A good percent of the pass-outs either struggle to get a job or get into a job in which they need considerable time even to figure out what they are doing in relation to what they were taught and / or what, in the first place, got them into Engineering “years before”!

There is a need for a CHANGE – now, must, and for the good! We can be better! Things can be better! The real need is to be conscious of the need for a CHANGE…We’ll work it out!

Let’s look for ways and means to effect the CHANGE…

Respectfully yours,

Team infiDOF

#3068, 3rd Floor, 11th Main, 11th Cross, Off 80 ft Road, HAL II Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore, India – 560008

Engineering Outsourcing Business in India-17

17 Aug , 2014,
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Dear Friend

Now we are in the role of a parent loving and caring our “first child” – the BIG CHANGE in engineering…..

Does such a parent think of anything else, talk to anyone else, …. when with the “first child”?

Let’s move forward with the easy and spontaneous focus of such a parent…

Let’s review the current state of Engineering Education in our country. Few observations are cited below:

(i)                  There are different categories of Engineering Colleges – IITs, IISc, NITs, State-owned Colleges, and Private Colleges apart from numerous Polytechnic Colleges and Industrial Training Institutes.

(ii)                Every year lakhs of students enter these Institutions at different levels in academics.

(iii)               When they pass out – Some (a) go for higher studies in engineering – in our country / abroad (b) go for higher studies in non-engineering – in our country / abroad (c) take up engineering jobs (d) take up non-engineering jobs (d) keep waiting for a job…apart from a few drop-outs for various reasons. (Any data on the percentage deployed in engineering jobs in our country – cheerfully well-placed to “pour their hearts out”!)

(iv)              The current modes of engagement between the industry and the Institutions are – (a) Industry visiting these Institutions for hiring candidates (b) Industry looking towards these Institutions for training, primarily at fresher level (c) Retired faculty serving in industry as Senior Experts and Mentors.

How do the above appear against our wish to have our country at the top of the league?

Let’s ask ourselves:

(i)                  What is the infrastructure, including the quality of the faculty, of the Engineering Institutions?

(ii)                What percentage of our engineering students are lost to other jobs / other countries?

(iii)               Do the current modes of engagement between the industry and the Institutions are adequate to ensure that they are able to leverage each other?

(iv)              What is the quality of the students who pass out and the quality of jobs that “the few fortunate of them” land at?

Please do share the questions that may be disturbing your brains and hearts…The questions will be the pointers for our actions…

Respectfully yours,

Team infiDOF

#3068, 3rd Floor, 11th Main, 11th Cross, Off 80 ft Road, HAL II Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore, India – 560008

 

Engineering Outsourcing Business in India-16

12 Aug , 2014,
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Dear Friend

With a positive feeling of a parent in our hearts and minds, let’s get into the real act of doing all that we wish to do for our “first child” – the BIG CHANGE in engineering…

Let’s go back to Blog No. 14 on the 5th Aug. 2014, in which we enlisted what we wish to do, which in turn, constitute the BIG CHANGE. Let’s quote them here for an easy reference:

(i)                  Enabling an engineering education system which will create engineers set in the mold to meet requirements of the industry – strong, stable, and equipped with the pre-requisites for evolving into seasoned engineering professionals

(ii)                Establishing a support ecosystem ready, keen, and organized to support “anything and everything”

(iii)               Ensuring a professional framework which will keep every engineering brain in the best of spirit to be contributing till “heart feeds the brain with oxygen”

Each of the above points has a key element to work on – Engineering education system, Engineering support ecosystem, and Engineering professional framework, respectively.

Let’s refer to Blog No. 15 on the 8th Aug. 2014, in which we pronounced our (and yours too) commitment to start “everywhere”…

Let’s review a few changes required for the above-listed three elements:

  1. Engineering education system: (a) creating a synergy between Engineering Institutions and Industry so that students are groomed in a setup close to which they need to operate in (b) having faculty sound in technical expertise, and enthusiastic to inspire (and not just teach) the students
  2. Engineering support ecosystem: (a) creating an atmosphere of continuous learning, having the courage to take up “anything and everything”, and facilitating the availability of certain expertise “somewhere” “everywhere” (b) creating a business development mechanism which synthesizes industry challenges, and available expertise while working with the engineers on a dynamic framework to build up on expertise in line with the support requirements below the horizon at a point of time
  3. Engineering professional framework – (a) creating a positive framework which will prevent fatigue and diffidence (b) harnessing the “fountains of inspirations” at a point of time to keeping the workforce inspired

In the forthcoming blogs, let’s try to identify the action items.

Respectfully yours,

Team infiDOF

#3068, 3rd Floor, 11th Main, 11th Cross, Off 80 ft Road, HAL II Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore, India – 560008

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Engineering Outsourcing Business in India-15

8 Aug , 2014,
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Dear Friend

So what are your thoughts on how to move forward – towards the BIG CHANGE? We guess, you might be perplexed about what to start with when we seemingly have “too many things to work on”!

Let’s look at the condition of a young couple, staying away, far away from their relatives because of professional reasons – and the birth of their first child – excited, anxious, feeling helpless at times, ….

Are we like them – with our “first child” – the BIG CHANGE in engineering – in a similar state, but determined to sail through propelled by the love – love for our “first child” – the BIG CHANGE?

Where to start? We’ll start “everywhere”…feeding the child, changing the clothes, taking through the vaccination process, entertaining the child with our love and care, …feel the parent within you – ready, committed, and leaving nothing to chance within the best of your resources and means!

We’ll do…We’ll listen to and obey our hearts…with you…

Respectfully yours,

Team infiDOF

#3068, 3rd Floor, 11th Main, 11th Cross, Off 80 ft Road, HAL II Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore, India – 560008

Engineering Outsourcing Business in India-14

5 Aug , 2014,
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Dear Friend

Now that we are keen to have the BIG CHANGE, and get into real action, let’s move to the next step (quickly!). In order to ensure that our efforts are effective, we need to organize ourselves with respect to both what we wish to do and how we wish to do.

What we wish to do:

(i)                  Enabling an engineering education system which will create engineers set in the mold to meet requirements of the industry – strong, stable, and equipped with the pre-requisites for evolving into seasoned engineering professionals

(ii)                Establishing a support ecosystem ready, keen, and organized to support “anything and everything”

(iii)               Ensuring a professional framework which will keep every engineering brain in the best of spirit to be contributing till “heart feeds the brain with oxygen”

How we wish to do:

Well, it will require careful planning, input from all of you, and periodic self-review because “nothing was ever perfected on the day it was born”! We’ll discuss it in the next blog…with your thoughts and feedback received before that…

Respectfully yours,

Team infiDOF

#3068, 3rd Floor, 11th Main, 11th Cross, Off 80 ft Road, HAL II Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore, India – 560008

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