They joined Computer Science Engineering because they wanted to become Computer Science Engineers. Period. They are not like my other features, forced into B.E and interested in something else. They are not complaining about the monotony of the Indian Education System. They are not waiting for someone to pass a bill or protest against the system. These boys take matters into their own hands.
“Instead of ranting against Engineering, it’s time something is done about it. What we could do is make an atmosphere where knowledge is respected and not the degree certificate.” – Chirantan Mahipal
“We are Ankit Agarwal and Chirantan Mahipal, students of VI Semester Information Science & Engineering Dept. at BMSCE are selected among more than 4000 teams to represent India at the InnovatorsRace, an International Tech Competition by Capgemini.In the penultimate leg of the competition, we are required to garner support in the form of social media voting which is going to be held from 14th to 21st of March, 2016 for our proposed e-learning platform, one that is able to deal with the cultural and economic diversity of our nation. The most interesting consequence of this would be the opportunity to present a blueprint to the global CEO of Capgemini in Paris. So we sincerely urge to please follow the competition on CNN International and www.innnovatorsrace.com and support us through to make the dream of well-educated and Digital India a reality.”
Innovators Race was something I heard from Ankit where ‘Capgemini’ along with ‘Reliance Jio’ was providing a platform to students to suggest a way to change the system of education in our country from the very foundation using technology. Initially it seemed to be just any other competition being held as a CSR activity to bring about some “innovation” at the end of which the idea would be shelved. But this seemed different. As they aren’t making it generic by saying “innovate something” they have a very decisive goal in mind. They are aware to what level can a team of students get an idea to shape and how exactly to take it further. They are interested in launching the end product! And the theme is education, which is the most important topic.
” I’m 20! I have been attending classes for 15 freaking years, and not 10 percent of it is useful to me. I hope to build a platform where people are able to find their interests and excel in it rather than just following the blind or taking the safe bet(IS, CS -B.E , MBA!!). Where engineering doesn’t serve as the stepping stone to something else but rather becomes the destination. A platform where you could learn from pottery to Artificial Intelligence. A platform which doesn’t differentiate between a Rahul Gandhi and a Rohit Vemula, a platform which is equally accessible to all to lead to an India where Good Education isn’t a privilege rather a right.” – Chirantan Mahipal