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School students and not Engineers should join IT companies as they have better experience of sitting on bench: Biplab Kumar Deb

06, May 2018 By Santosh Pradhan

Tripura: In yet another bizarre statement, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has stated that civil engineers are better suited to serve in civil services instead of mechanical engineers. “Those who are from a mechanical engineering background should not opt for civil services. Society has to be built up. Civil engineers have this knowledge… Because those in the administration have to build a society,” he said at an event at the Prajna Bhavan in Agartala on Friday. But he didn’t stop at that, he also conveyed that it should be the school students who should join IT companies instead of the engineers as they have a better experience of sitting on the bench.


IT companies recruit in heavy numbers to show manpower to the clients and this strategy results in many engineers sitting on benches and wasting time. According to Biplab, school students should be recruited for this job and not the college students. This will save a lot of useful manpower to be wasted and also train the school kids for the journey ahead. IT companies can also do some cost-cutting as recruitment from schools would make them do away with the lengthy recruitment process.

Companies in IT hub like Bengaluru have taken a great liking for the suggestion and have started implementing it. HR managers were seen outside school campuses waiting for kids to fight for their place at the reputed IT companies. Proper benches are also being prepared for the new recruits to sit so that they can replicate the same effect which they showed at their respective schools.