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‘I never followed the book’

Ojas Sharma, a system engineer at TCS, speaks about what inspired him to become an engineer



Ojas Sharma is an Assistant System Engineer in Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). He is an alumnus of Apeejay Institute of Management and Engineering Technical Campus (AIMETC) having pursued his Bachelors in Computer Applications at the college.

In a quick interview, the IT expert mentions what got him started in the world of computers ads well as his love and ambitions in a tech-driven profession. He also tells students to listen to all advice but choose what suits their vision. Edited excerpts: Read on.

What all work do you do in a day at the office?

I am working on a technology called Middleware Integration. This is used to work between different SAP (system analysis program) systems. Every SAP system works in a different computer language. So when these systems interact together they need a middle ground that converts their data into a language understandable to the other system and vice versa. I work on this technology.

What inspired you to be an engineer?

A lot of these engineering based movies such as 3 Idiots (laughs). But on a serious note, I have been keenly interested in computers since childhood. IT was the field that appealed to me the most. Also, one of my family members worked at CISCO systems and he really inspired me.

Best memories from AIMETC days?

The lectures were great. Also, the memories with friends were so lovely especially when we all went out together as a group. The teachers were very interactive. We never felt like we were talking to a professor. They mentored us yet they were like a friend to us. We could discuss almost anything with them. So there are so many good memories from AIMETC days. It was a special phase indeed!

Where do you see yourself in the next five years?

I believe in a go and flow destiny. I am in a starting position in my profession at the moment. So in the next five years , I hope to be in a good position in my field. A good position that enables me to help a lot of people and also ensure my growth constantly.

One advice for the current students?

I used to do what I loved. I never followed the book. I gave an ear to all opinions but picked what suited me. So, just follow your passion! Work well on what you are doing right now and surely you will reach somewhere good if you are sincere. 

Arijit Roy is a young correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. He has done his masters in English literature from Delhi University and has a book of poems published by Writers Workshop India. He can be reached at [email protected]

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