February 20th, 2007

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A myth called the Indian Programmer

"The entrance test to join TCS is a joke compared to the one in Trilogy. That speaks of what the Indian firms are looking for."

"There is nothing new to learn from the job I am doing in Pune. I could have done it with some training even after passing high school," says a 25-year-old who joined Infosys after finishing his engineering course in Nagpur.

Software engineers, are increasingly getting dejected. Sachin Rao, one of the coders stuck in the routine of a job that does not excite him anymore, has been toying with the idea of moving out of Infosys but cannot find a different kind of "break", given his coding experience.

A myth called the Indian Programmer

The use of the term `coder' in a derogatory way bothers me ...