Top 10 Reasons Why you should never buy your College Final Year Project?

Dear Students, How many of you are genuinely doing a project or planning to do one?  Are you looking to buy your project?  If you are planning to go the easy route by buying the project, please stop.  Because we provide 20 reasons why you should not buy your project, but instead struggle with them and complete it successfully.  So here we go with the reasons

You will lose out on strengthening your core skills (Most Important)

Whether you do your project in C, C++, JAVA or Python or Ruby, if you do your project yourself, your skills in that language will definitely improve a lot.  You might ask, how much am I going to learn in 1 year time frame.  But look at it this way, what you currently know about programming languages is just 1%.  But if you do your project, your knowledge would be 5-10%.  And it is the most difficult phase in learning.  You strengthen your basics.

You will lose out on your first real learning

Trust me, your project is going to be your first real learning.  And it will be stepping stone for your future career and projects.  If you choose to buy, you will miss out on this crucial thing called as learning about real software projects.

You will miss out on the self learning skills

There is a difference between learning and self learning.  For every problem you face in your project, you have to search for the solutions.  You have to read the concepts from scratch.  You have to take reference materials, etc.

You will lose out on planning skills

If you do a project, you have to plan.  And if you want to do it successfully you have to plan it well.  If you don’t do a project, you will lose this crucial skill

You will lose out on leadership skills

Maybe there is an opportunity to lead the team in the project.  That opportunity gets screwed when you choose to buy your project.

You will lose out on Team working skills

When I did my final year project, we discussed lot of stuff and finally we split the task among each other.  And we had to split in such a way that strong members of the team provide support to the not so strong members of the team.  When time comes, they return the favor.  All these aspects will be missed out if you choose to buy.

You will lose out on the Requirements Gathering and Analysis Skills

This is one critical skill that would be useful throughout your software development career.  At any stage of your career, Your project starts with your requirements.

You will lose out on the adjustment and Flexibility skills

Sometimes, you may not be happy with your team members and sometimes, your team members may not be happy about you.  But when it comes to the project, everyone adjust so that the end result is not affected.  This crucial skill goes a long way in professional career.

You will lose out on negotiation skills

Yeah, sometimes you need to negotiate.  Maybe it is with the scope of the project with your Project Guide, Maybe it is with the modules that each person is going to develop, etc.  But you need those skills in a professional environment.  If you don’t learn it with your project team members, you would never learn in a professional setup.

You will be unemployable

If you do a project, which means that you know how a project really works, etc.  It may be different from a professional setup, but it is always better to have learnt cycling before trying to ride a bike.  Isn’t it?

You will fall behind in your career

Company is expecting that you are Stage 5.  But you are at Stage 0 still, if you buy your project.  Which means by the time you join office, you are already lagging behind others who have done their projects.

You will miss out on critical documentation skills

Everyone at college level hates documentation.  Even Professionals hate it.  But documentation is one skill which if done well, makes a difference in the way other people see your work.

You will fail to understand the importance of hard work

Everyone hates taking printouts for project reports.  But you still have to do it.  Similarly in professional life, sometimes, we have to do certain things we hate.  But it is for the overall good of the project.

You will lose out on creating a finished software

Creating a finished software is a skill that can only be experienced.  The joy of finishing something is just great.  Just try it, it would feel great.

You will lose out on improving your professional communication skills

You would need to prepare reports, presentations, attend vivas, talk to your guides.  All these would help you improve your professional communication skills.

You will lose out on searching Google & StackOverflow for results and research

No matter how much of an expert you are, in today’s complex software environment, you have to search in google or stackoverflow if you are stuck with something.  Interesting thing is, Google or Stackoverflow doesn’t magically gives the answers for all your complex questions.  You need to ask the right questions, combine answers from multiple questions, etc. to form your final answer.  If you choose to buy, you will miss out on all these skills which are crucial in today’s software development world.

You will lose out on working on deadlines

Wow… Deadlines.  We hate them.  Isn’t it?  But deadlines drive us actually.  We won’t finish that assignment if we don’t have a deadline.  Similarly we won’t complete the project if we don’t have deadlines.  The thing is, you need to carefully plan your project and have frequent deadlines for small subtasks so that overall project runs smooth.

You will not know your strengths and weaknesses

Finally, over a period of an year, you would begin to understand your strengths and weaknesses.  For example, when I did my project, I understood that I was decent in coding, good in problem solving and research, good in leadership, bad in setting deadlines, bad in presenting my ideas, etc.  Similarly, you can also identify your strengths and weaknesses If you do your project 🙂

So friends, what did you decide?  Would you buy your project or do it yourself?  Please post it in the comments section.

If you like this post, please share with your friends in Facebook.  This is Rajaraman from Team GUVI signing off.

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References:

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The Amazing Startup Internship experience of 8 students

Welcome to GUVI blogs.  This is Rajaraman from Team GUVI.

Hope you all know what an internship means.  If you know, great.  If you don’t know, please read here.

During the winter holidays, we had a bunch of 8 students (Final & 3rd year) to attend the GUVI internship program..

GUVI internship programs are different from the rest of the internships.  GUVI not only offers the students to work on real project experience, but also teaches you about the basic stuffs that are required in order to get a good conceptual and practical understanding.

It was a 10-day agenda with 5 day learning sessions and 5 day project activities.  At the end, the students came out with a better understanding of Web Development and a professional work environment.

Here are some feedback from the students:

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Are you interested to do a similar internship in a startup like GUVI. 

Please let us know by filling this form here.

 

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Are you a college passed out? Get your first software job in 6 weeks (Guaranteed)

One of the most important memories of one’s life is their FIRST job.  But not everyone is lucky enough to get their first jobs easily.  Many struggle a lot to find their first job.  Not due to lack of talent.  But due to a lot of reasons.

Imagine how much you would feel to attend interviews after interviews in a software company only to get rejected again and again.  That feels very bad for any person.  And it feels especially bad if you are a college fresher who just passed out of college and desperately looking for a job.

Does it mean you are not talented?

Absolutely No.

You can still have lots of talent but others don’t know yet.  But the point is, if you are unable to express your talents in a way that the interviewer wants, you won’t clear the interview.

And the situation gets even more frustrating if you have a family to take care of who need your support from the financial side.  This is especially true for many students who are from India.  Specifically from the rural background.

Now imagine how would it feel if you are able to clear that technical interview and get that dream first job of yours.  How much happy you will be.  Imagine if your parents heard that news.  How happy they would feel.  Imagine the relief that you will get and happiness you will get on getting that first job.  That is why it is one of the most cherishable moment in every person’s life.  And similarly it can be for you too.

Hurray we did it!

Do you have any doubts?  Read on.

Deivam, Kannan, Noushad and Kiruthika were exactly in the same position of searching for jobs and then they found GUVI Mentorship program and they all cleared their interview in 3-6 weeks.

Here are their feedback in their own words in this blog post.

I got my first job in a Web Development Company, Thanks to GUVI

So do you also want to experience that moment of clearing your tech interview and getting your first job? You are in the right place.

GUVI is offering a paid 6-week mentoring program.

In this program, GUVI experts will assess your current skills, prepare a mentoring program tailored for you, guide you to improve your tech skills & help you get a job.

Hurry.  We are opening this program for 2nd set of 50 students only.  First Come First Served.

If you satisfy the below criteria, you can register here.

  • You are a college fresher (2013/2014 passed out) from an Engineering college.
  • You are looking for a job in software industry in Web Development, Android and Software Testing.
  • You are from Tamil Nadu and will be able to come to office premises in Chennai (Taramani) twice a week for 6 weeks.

If you satisfy all of these criteria, you can register for the program here.

I got my first job in a web development company thanks to GUVI

Welcome to GUVI blogs.  This is to update the story of 4 college passed outs who got passed out in 2014 and were searching for jobs.  They attended many interviews but failed to click.  It is not that they were not talented.  But they didn’t get the right guidance for clearing the technical interviews.  Then they came across GUVI Mentorship Program and life changed for them.  Here are their stories in their own words.

 

Kannan Kiruthika Noushad

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Team GUVI wishes Kannan, Kiruthika, Deivam and Noushad and many more GUVI students a great first job and a great career.

Note: Are you a college passed out & looking for a job?

GUVI is offering a PAID 6-week mentoring program.

In this program, GUVI experts will assess your current skills, prepare a mentoring program tailored for you, guide you to improve your tech skills & help you get a job.

Hurry.  We are opening this program for 2nd set of 50 students only.  First Come First Served.

If you satisfy the below criteria, you can register here.

  • You are a college fresher (2013/2014 passed out) from an Engineering college.
  • You are looking for a job in software industry.
  • You are from Tamil Nadu and will be able to come to office premises in Chennai twice a week for 6 weeks.
  • You are ready to pay an amount of Rs. 10000/- for the mentorship program

If you satisfy all of these criteria, you can register for the program here.

8 hours, 10 College Students, 15 IT Professionals and Learning Big Data

Welcome to GUVI Blogs again.  This is Rajaraman.  This post is to update the events about our Big Data Bootcamp that happened on Nov 22, 2014.

So here goes the story.

It was a Saturday morning and you would expect dull faces would turn up.  But it was the opposite.  The group consisting of 10 College Students and 15 IT professionals turned up rather bright to learn about Big Data.

It started off with the introductions and then the Trainers set the room on fire (Not literally) with their thoughtful & simple presentation of the Big Data Concepts.

Then it went on to practical concepts.  Hadoop Demo.  Followed by the bright attendees trying everything they learnt on their own.

It was a wonderful event overall.  Professionals could relate to the theoretical and practical concepts.  And students got a headstart by knowing what’s happening in the Big Data Industry by relating the concepts they learnt to real time.

Here are some Testimonials from the participants:

Event was organized well and I gained good knowledge.

Big data bootcamp was very useful.  Just came at the right time in my career.  Presenters had good knowledge in the topic and were very friendly also.

I gained good knowledge about Big Data and also was able to relate to the industry needs

Session was very very informative.  We worked on the practicals also and that helped us a lot.

Here are some snaps from the event.

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What Next?

Are you looking to develop iPhone or iPad app on your own?  Want to get started in 4 hours?  Here is one bootcamp for you!!  Register before seats fill out.

Getting Started with iOS App Development in 4 hours

Getting started with iOS App Development in 4 hours (GUVI Bootcamp in Chennai)

This post is just to inform you that GUVI is organizing a bootcamp in iOS Development in Chennai targeted at beginners who want to get into iOS App Development and get fascinated by it.  For more details, read below:

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About the iOS Bootcamp

Duration: 4 hours

When is the event?

27-Dec-2014 (Saturday) from 10.00 AM to 3.00 PM

What you will get from this bootcamp?

  • A good understanding of Mobile Apps in general
  • Types of Apps & future  of mobile apps
  • You will know enough to start your own iOS app development

Who are the Instructors?

Kabilan has 5+ years of experience in iOS App Development and currently working as Senior iOS Developer in FreshDesk.

Muthuraman has 3+ years of experience in iOS App Development and has developed both apps as well as games.

What is the Agenda?

 

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Power of the Startup Culture

Hi Friends, This is Rajaraman from Team GUVI.

 

Everyone knows a thing or two about Startups.  Either they are involved in one or read about one.  The most important thing about the Startups and why it is so exciting is the culture within the startups.  And it is quite true that, even though rare, startup cultures can prevail even in large organizations.  But definitely not without the support of the management.  So that brings us to the question, what exactly is this startup culture and what are the exciting things that are associated with this so called startup culture.  In this article, I am going to point out few things that make together the startup culture.

 

Passion

One thing that you get a lot from people working in a startup or a startup setup (like a very small team in a large organization) is plenty of passion.  People are passionate about their work, their team, their product or their service, their organization, their leads, their managers, they are passionate about literally everything.

Lots of energy

The thing that passion brings to the table is the high energy, it almost feels like you have plenty of electricity, we will only need to utilize the energy in an effective way.

Group & Individual Ownership

People tend to take / have a lot of individual as well as collective ownership in a startup setup.  Every loss of the product/service/company is treated as their personal & team loss and they take collective responsibility and every victory is cherished as their personal and team victory.

Uncertainty

This is one thing that is available in plenty in a startup setup.  In a startup setup, the customers are unknown, or at least known only partially, the product features are unknown at large, in short the future is uncertain for almost all the startups.  But we eventually start building, making lot of assumptions, which means that there is a lot of uncertainty if those assumptions fail and that typically happens very fast in a startup setup.

Scope for research

Since there is a lot of uncertainty, there is plenty of scope for research.  The more research you do, the more clarity you get.  The more clarity you get, you tend to come out of that uncertain ring.

Small and powerful teams

Honestly, how many of you had this feeling that they worked the best in a small team and they felt more powerful, felt more respected and what not.  Generally startup teams are small in numbers but they are powerful in terms of their overall capability.  According to the management theory, the output of a group is always greater than the sum of the outputs of individuals.  That is very true in a startup setup, where you can see that high energy outputs coming out of the entire team as a whole.

Sense of freedom

Startup teams have a lot of freedom in terms of making decisions and they are not hampered with several constraints unlike traditional team setups.

Innovation

With freedom comes innovation.  Innovators typically tend to love the freedom they get and try to utilize it to the fullest by coming up with innovative ideas to overcome complex challenges.

Sense of fulfilment

Each and every individual in a startup setup will have a sense of fulfilment on completion of a feature or an iteration, because they are both individually and collectively responsible for the outcome.

Sense of achievement

Fulfilment comes from the fact that generally startup teams feel they have achieved a lot and they have a sense of achievement when a particular milestone is achieved.

Efficiency

Efficiency is one point that is definitely a given in a small startup setup.  Not saying that large teams are not efficient, but by nature, it is always easier to manage/lead/motivate a small team instead of a large team to work at full throttle.

Lot of mistakes, lot of learning

You can expect a lot of mistakes in a startup setup.  In fact the setup allows just that, but more importantly it also encourages learning from those mistakes.  It is the crucial learning that can help go the startup a long way from where it started.

Flatter team structure

Notice that I am saying Flatter instead of Flat.  When I say flatter, it means it is flatter than the traditional structure and doesn’t mean that it is a completely flat structure.  What a flatter structure advocates is that people tend to be self managing if they are respected enough to get the job done.  Hence there is no need for supervision for anyone, but mentoring and leading the team may be definitely required.

Knowledge sharing and mentoring

Since teams are small, they rely highly on learning, sharing knowledge and mentoring.  That makes the team far more powerful than they typically are.

Team members enjoy each others success

Unlike traditional team setups, startup team members typically enjoy each others success and in fact work for everyone to succeed, because even if there is one loose link in the chain, it might drag everyone down.

All these factors make the startup culture more powerful than traditional setups.  From my point of view, is is upto the leaders and managers to inculcate the startup culture into their teams and orgs especially in large ones.  And it is upto every team player to work like a startup team player.  I believe that way we will have more innovations coming up even in large organizations.Do you have any other points to make why you love to work in a startup or a startup setup in a large organization?  How did you liked those experiences?  Please feel free to share to the benefit of the group.