Every year Bangalore is getting more accustomed to the in pour of thousands of students and professionals nurturing technical aspirations making the silicon valley of the south the largest breeding ground for technical ambitions in India. Yet the question remains on whether this massive stream is finding the right course. Will Bangalore be the Messiah to lead the nation to the crest of the Future Technology Nations or is it training a nation to become the provider for others who will tomorrow take the cherry?
A closer look reveals a more dismal image of what is one of the world’s largest repositories of software talents. More students every day are taught to be concerned about employment possibilities with partial or total disregard to cultivation of research mentalities and entrepreneurship. It is pressing that the educational boards of Karnataka (Bangalore University, Visvesvaraya Technological University and the likes) make immediate realization of the fact that though the stereotype system of education has worked well till date in building the technology backbone of the nation, the need of the present is a system that fosters and tests for the right skill set beyond the syllabus. I for one will love to see more of Silicon Valley’s famous garage culture than a conformist bunch of software professionals.