I am just writing about a subject,which I never thought to write. I was giving my 7th semester exam,at completion of the last day of exam,we went outside of the college,and felt the coldness outside,it was too cold outside,cold wind was blowing and was not a big problem for me,I was inside my jacket,but my two friends D.K and Nilesh was wearing less,only a half sweater and dk only a full shirt,so they were in a condition of being freezed! And with the shit fate,the tea stall was closed. Anyway,we were sitting outside in the cold on the stairs of those shops. And I was cherishing the cold,infact.
Anyway at the time to return D.K told me to read well for the upcoming campus drive of TCS(Tata Consultancy Services). I am too much careless about this job thing,I have never cared to get a good job,I have never desired actually.
More over for this IT companies knowledges on programming languages like C,C++ etc are quite necessary, and I have almost zero knowledge on those. Not a big in Electrical too though 🙂 .
I took this interview matter too lightly,intentionally. After some 2 or 3 days we came to know that TCS was coming on 28th december,2010 at Techno India(TIG) Saltlake for the all Techno India Colleges. And NSEC is the main of them. We have a reputation for TCS, like TCS likes mass recruitment from our college! I was totally indifferent in all those. DK told me that for our college 75% both in madhyamik and H.S and a GPA of 7.5 is what we require for direct interview.I had it! and failing this criteria would lead one to sit for the aptitude test to be eligible for the interview,which was to be held on 30th december,2010 at TIG Saltlake. Okay,I had nothing to prove there,because I was totally indifferent unlike the other students,everyone was just swallowing the C,or Data structure for this interview,they were desperate to crack the job. And I was as cool as ever,because I knew that I would not be able to answer computer science based questions,so trying for only 3 or 4days would have certainly gone to vain.and in electrical subjects,not the same but I was in a fairly bad condition. So on 28th we were to submit resume(C.V),and the properly filled up application form of TCS. I did it quite efficiently 🙂 .
Then suddenly I started suffering due to stomach illness,I was almost deciding against the interview,but father was ferocious,his words were “you go,you don’t have to perform well,but let you face such situation for the very first time in your life,you just gain some experience”. I was totally in a negative mood,two of my friends and Nads(bonu) were also encouraging me to go to the interview.
Actually I had nothing to lose, the worst thing that could have happened was me not selected for the job. But happened the opposite!
I went there like a walk in the park! I was without any suit or tie,I was in my style,but obviously wearing a very nice formal wear. We were waiting in the class rooms for atleast of two hours,then after 11:30 it was the time to crack. In the first round of the interview almost 60 names were called,I was in there,I was the first one from the electrical department,I was not expecting my name for the very first round. Everyone was patting on my shoulder,at that moment a bit of nervousness caught me! Then in no time I made myself realized why so!! They were not going to kill me or make me out of the college,worst thing could have happened was not getting the job,and that was not going to upset me in anyway!
Those 60 candidates were led by a TCS employee who took us to sit in a place just after the entrance,in the both side of that place there were two big halls.From the left one I was called for the interview.I entered and there was almost 24 to 30 students who were being interviewed in a 1:1 ratio,students and employee respectively. Inside the hall there were 4 waiting chairs,I was sitting on one of these. After 5mins I was called by a young man(lower grade employee may be) with my filled up form in his hand. He took me to a table where he kept the form and told me to sit,I was standing till the interviewer took his seat. I sat with his permission. He was a very nice middle aged guy,one can describe his simplicity from his face. I was very politely asked some nominal questions,some H.R type(very common),and I cleverly didn’t express any knowledge on C programming in my C.V unlike others,so that I he could not prove me wrong, he never looked dissatisfied with my answer, very interesting guy,with positive attitude towards candidates,and may be I was benefited more because I was the first person to him who was to be interviewed. I don’t know how I was so cool there,as if like nothing was happening,that was may be due to his attitude towards me. His reactions after every answer and my answers also satisfied me too much. A maximum of 15 minutes I was interviewed.Finally he looked damn satisfied,and said “ok Saikat,I am done”. I firmly shook his hand,in a gentle manner,and asked him whether I could leave the room or not! And moreover his behaviour and support was too much encouraging. I left the room in style,and then went upwards to share those moments with my friends,they were looking to be in a huge pressure 🙂 .
I left the college and called my father and said how nice the experience I had had.
will be continued….