I always thought that the grass is greener on the other side, well, I realized that indeed it was greener than mine. So to end my curiosity I plunged into the world where the grass was greener according to me, to know the so-called hidden truth. And what I found wasn’t so astonishing. It’s green because somebody took an effort to put more water than me, and yes, not just provided water but made a better arrangement for proper sunlight and fencing.
Then a straightforward question for me was how did they manage to do so – more water, adequate sunlight, and fencing?
No, I suppose, the exact question, which I always asked myself, while scratching my head, was
“How do I make my grass greener?”
And perhaps, how did they end up being on the other side.
Only if I knew how did they cross the bridge – that foot-over bridge that would lead me to the other side of the road, where everything blossoms, and where everything is green.
How can I make my career, my life worth more than I thought it would end up to be if things continue as it is.
Then one day I came across this quote:
And believe me, when I say, that I plainly ignored it.
The reason for ignoring straight away was that it made no sense to me, at least at that very moment, because I was down, right down on my face, and to make it worse with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, in my hand – “Aha, So called Chemical Engineer!”, I said it to myself.
“Education – Nothing more than a myth, an illusion of progress.”
And in my eyes, it had become nothing more than money making scheme. Where you are deceived to see the world with rose-tinted glass, with their wicked smile trying to convince, that,
“You will be left out if you didn’t do this.”
Make us sound stupid if we didn’t care enough to join their – “This is in-trend” culture of fooling ourselves by educating in a school where, still, hot topics of 70’s – 80’s are red hot.
Unfortunately, I was taught in an education system that believed the world in which it existed would remain essentially the same, with minor changes in their so-called “This is in-trend.”
And not to forget that with a skill set on jobs that were most in demand in the 1980’s, not what might happen in the 2000’s.
And Who is to blame for this?
Myself – In believing them – In their fictional once in a lifetime opportunity concept and enrolling to their club,
“Get Education – Be a Fresher!”
God-damned! No one told me that nobody likes a Fresher in the world, where, in the blink of an eye, thousands of Freshers are hanging out with their Bachelor’s degree in hand.
To those people, who are trying to make fun of our lives for the sake of their fun by putting up a banner,
“Book your seat now, now is the right time.” with a gesture of warm welcome.
I said it to myself, ”Blaming anyone won’t change my situation or make it any better but taking action to cross that bridge will.”
To know, what will push me forward in the direction where I want to go, and not just where anyone else wants me to go.
I decided to find out the route – route to that foot-over bridge, so as to cross and reach on the other side of it.
For which, I took a different perspective of that same quote and, this time, the context itself was referred as “Right Education at the Right Time”.
Someone who has crossed the bridge will only be able to help me to pass.
That foot-over bridge is the bridge that will fulfill the gap between Industrial Requirement in the era 2000’s and coming decade rather than that of 80’s and Academia.
I learned hard way out, that to make my grass green,
I must have
More Water – right knowledge at the right time;
Sunlight – a mentor, to give direction;
Fencing- a defense mechanism to withstand the raging storm.
Now, you being a Chemical Engineer of this decade can happily relate it, as what it might have taken to cross that bridge.
I came across this –
And so, I’m trying to fulfill that gap, for you.
I want to help you to cross that bridge with much less effort and proper direction as compared to someone who is trying to cross without guidance.
I don’t want you to suffer that same rage of storms that shook my boat.
I’ll show you that exact route, which is en-route to that perfect foot-over bridge that will give a sense of direction to move step-by-step towards the other side, towards your rewarding career.
I’ve been providing training and conducting workshops in different colleges and institutes so that I can reach out to as many engineers as possible.
Through these workshops, I’m trying to share my knowledge and skills that impart knowledge with needs of the current industrial demand.
Here are some recent events,
At St. Joseph’s College of Engineering, Chennai, India in association with Innovians Technologies Pvt Ltd. (Process Design and Engineering)
At Techfest (ANOKHA’16) of Amrita University, Coimbatore, India, in association with Innovians Technologies Pvt Ltd. (Process Design and Engineering)
At Techfest (TECHKRITI’16) of IIT KANPUR, India, in association with Innovians Technologies Pvt Ltd. (Process Design and Engineering)
With the help of Asian Institute of Professional Training, Pune, Maharashtra, India.: Sinhgad College of Engineering, Pune, Maharashtra, India. (MATLAB – B.E Biotech, 2016
Also a Plant Visit with the batch of Process Engineering students of AIPT
And occasionally, I help B.E/B.Tech and M.Tech students in modeling and simulation, helping them to accomplish their final year project with right knowledge instead of just submitting for the sake of submission.
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I am not sure I can put into words how approachable Sir is or how he helped me to re-think everything I thought about being a chemical engineer. Here’s a cool thing about him – He will make sure you understand the concept and its application. He will reignite the fire within you of being a ChE. The key to success is right guidance especially when needed, I found my mentor in Sir.
My recommendation to every chemical engineering student for learning simulation is to attend his class whenever feasible, for it’s an opportunity you shouldn’t be missing.
I still remember attending his class for the first time and my first doubt. It was no surprise that the solution came spontaneously but what was more interesting was the way he approached the problem and explained it to us in a simplified and lucid manner. His class meant a lot for me as a beginner. If you wish to learn ABCs of simulation he is the one to learn from.
P.S. Beware of his wittiness.
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– Sumit Asrani