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I am currently in my final year of B.Tech. I got job in TCS through campus interview for a salary of 2.36 LPA with a bond signed for two years. What is your opinion about working in TCS?
Now, I am slightly confused as whether to stick on to the job or go for higher studies. Which is better? Your suggestions would help me. Please do help me...

[ July 12, 2006: Message edited by: Priya Raja ]
[ July 18, 2006: Message edited by: Priya Raja ]
 
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Hi Priya,

A really good question and essential one at that which most people find themselves after completing education. For me after my studies I had thoughts of using my knowledge practically in IT field and gain more knowledge on the way.

If you want to know about TCS (my opinion - run of the mill) would not go for even if I had no job and I'm not being sarcastic about it. But as a starting point you can consider it. Do try for other options/offers. Even if you get to work in a small/medium scale setup without branding that should be great. About opting instead for higher studies its your call. Points that can be considered are:
1. Financial situation
2. Need/Drive for a job right now
3. Need for further education
Other ranchers can add on their points...

Please go through it and remember that once you start working going back to education (as in full-time studies) is a real challenge. Not saying its impossible but real-real difficult.

HTH

Cheers
Vishal
 
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by the way, what further studies MBA | MS etc, where Harvard | MIT | Caltec, duration, propects....really depends

Depends if its a not to be missed golden opportunity
 
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Thankyou for your response, Vishal Bhatiya.


If you want to know about TCS (my opinion - run of the mill) would not go for even if I had no job


What is the reason behind your opinion?
May I know?
[ July 12, 2006: Message edited by: Priya Raja ]
 
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you should know that priya....just check other posts in this forum about TCS...
 
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Hi

As long as the need of the hour does not demand that u earn money,and u still have the enthusiasm to study, please forget any offers that u may have and persue further studies.

In case u are interested in the technical field and not much in the business aspect of things,essentially management then I personally feel that masters is not that necessary.

The industry needs a technical graduate and a BE/Btech is enough.I dont see much value addition doing an ME or MTech from some ordinary college.From the practical experience point of view masters will not make much differnce

If u are doing ur masters in technical line it has to be only IIT/IISC and such institutes because once u graduate from such places, u will start of at a very high pay scale


However few years down the line if u aim to start managing things and get into managment then its better that u do ur MBA right away

Climbing the vertical ladder is easy with an MBA

But without it , u will keep coding for 2 or 3 years, then module lead,team lead and project lead .Following this path will take too long

I believe that engineers are the 4th class employees(labourers) in the IT industry.It may not be that easy to climb from here.

At the end of the day its ur call.But try die hard to get into TOP institutes be it MBA/ME/M techin case u wish to study

Too dificult to stop working after 2 years and then start studying again

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Originally posted by Priya Raja:
Thankyou for your response, Vishal Bhatiya.

What is the reason behind your opinion?
May I know?

[ July 12, 2006: Message edited by: Priya Raja ]



Nothing particular!! Its just that I've had lots of interaction with people from TCS (including friends and colleagues). Life is routine and and nothing challenging surely for a fresher

And atleast I would not like to be among a mass of people struggling to make my mark!!

Disclaimer: Just my thoughts above to be taken as required

Cheers
Vishal
 
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Friends,
Need some more suggestions in this regard...
 
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There isn't a job here that can make use of Knowledge that you acquire in Master's degree. In fact you would be frustrated like hell, if you are not lucky enough to be employed in the area of your higher qualification. That's my take on it.

Youre degree will not be valued if it does not have the buzzword("IIT","IISc","NIT"). Better pursue education abroad.
 
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