Subject: can't read but will apply
From: "hs b"
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2008 02:03:49 +0530

Hemant S
March 3 , 2008

Prof. Soumen Chakrabarti
Mumbai - 400 076

Respected Sir
Through the columns  referred by you  "
i am highly impressed  by the  eligent examples for the request for summer projects from various students across the country . 
But i beg (with much applause & with out any wrong  intention ) ,  would like to express my views in this regard( supporting above URL  ).

a) This is not the students faults but the fault in the  education system . As  primarily IIT's are considered to be the STANFORD of the india ( metaphor ) and students from the poor ( in quality , relatively ) colleges think they can improve them self under the guidance of RESPECTED  and MOTIVATING professor's .

b)  As ( under the IIT act 1961 referred on site ) IIT are the institutes of National Importance they think they have something  quite precious technical center so that they can compete and make this statement false
--'India does not produce enough good computer engineers and those it does are good at theory but not very well equipped to handle the practical aspects.'
Microsoft Chief Technical Officer Craig Mundie
( )

c) " The IITs were created to train scientists and engineers, with the aim of developing a skilled workforce to support the economic and social development of India after independence in 1947 " (wiki -

So it may be possible that STUDENT refer this statement hoping to help INDIA by improving there Technical Knowledge( ironical ).

d) IIT's have become a BRAND ( for brain- drain also ) . so student think at least doing a summer project for just two month  may  provide a OPTION to brain drain .

e) Some students ( though may be very less in %,  like me who were cleared IIT-JEE exam , securing ranks above 2800 and who preferred other colleges ) think it can be  a platform to enrich there RESEARCH CREATIVITY in a short  period  (2 months )  and to make an better way to do MS-PHD in University of California,Stanford
like universities (as usual   IIT  students do )

I hope you will have a look at this mail before deleting it . I apologize for any mistake.

Thanking Yours

Hemant S
IIIrd year
Computer Science & Enginnering
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