‘I keep six honest serving-men, (They taught me all I knew); their names are what and Why and When and How and Where and Who.
This famous line by Rudyard
Kipling says it all and my story has all six serving-men.’
You must have heard about types of cast system in India but I witnessed a strange type
by Multi-National Companies. This is my true and personal experience which I
faced while searching for job.
My experience started when I got a call from a reputed company (name hidden
intentionally) for a job interview for the post of Technical Specialist.
It was Friday, when company’s representative called me up he asked me about my current
job profile, my responsibilities, my education I told him each & everything
clearly same things were also mentioned in my Resume’.
So that person called me up for technical round on Monday, I started preparing myself for
technical test because I knew that this company hires only best persons. Having
complete faith in my abilities and company’s profile, I went there on Monday
after 30 min the interviewer came to me and ask me to follow him, then he took
me to the conference room, walking towards the conference room I was pretty
confident and some where happy that may be the opportunity is crafted specially
for me, as I sat on the chair of questions, the executive started taking my
I answer him confidently but goofed up a bit, because I was so nervous, then after 30
minutes of brain storming round he asked me to wait so that he could arrange second
communication round as I had cleared my technical round but unfortunately no
one was available there for communication round, he said he will contact me soon
regarding the same, so I was waiting for their reply, I was following up with
him through emails.
Finally next day I got a call from same company, a lady called me up and said Mr. Neeraj you have successfully cleared your technical test but you also have to clear our
Till that conversation everything was fine so far so good, I got a mail regarding link
for online and a land line number for verbal test.
After completion of my test they again called me up and told me that my written attempt
is clear but I am bit low in verbal so they re-took my viva this time and I
cleared so still no problem…
After some time I got call that my both tests were cleared so they started discussing the salary, but it’s been truly said that there is a distance between cup and the sip, so
here comes the problem.
From past three days they didn’t bother to ask me about my education if it is regular or
through correspondence, I told them I have done my BSCIT from Manipal
University & pursuing MSC IT from same but no one took interest at that but
at the time of appointment letter they said u have done your BSCIT & MSCIT
from distance learning so wait for our next call we will update you.
But after 15 hours I mailed them asking about the current status she replied
“NEERAJ YOU HAVE DONE YOUR COURSES FROM DISTANCE LEARNING
WHICH IS EQUAL TO CORRESPONDENCE COURSE SO WE CAN’T CONSIDER YOUR APPLICATION,”
WE NEED ONLY REGULAR COURSE CANDIDATE.
So where is my fault? When I joined Manipal University I was unaware about the consequences
and if it is a rule of company then its responsibility of interviewer to ask
and clarify about education before calling for interview, but the question is
was it justified to sack or reject a candidate just because he was a student of
a distance learning program, just because of regular and correspondence
difference they rejected me whereas I got selected because of my technical and
They needed a technical person and I knew I could easily fit in their criteria, the reason
of rejection according to me was weird enough to hurt me, my heavy heart
burdened with a sack of disappointment just wanted to ask them why?…but I
knew their door was closed for me now, and I came home and asked myself is it
the degree or the qualification really matters or the way it is done?
If distance education is not acceptable by reputed companies as per their protocols, then
eminent universities like IGNOU, MANIPAL UNIVERSITY, and MDU, KURUKSHETRA
UNIVERSITIES etc should be totally banned by government; instead they are
getting clear support by our govt.
Private companies are surviving under govt norms and rules, but at the same time
playing double game and playing with the lives of poor candidates who pursue
their education while doing the job and aspire for a better future in such big
I still ask for a justified answer, if any one has…