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A promise of HOPE

Vaibhav Shastry
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chatline J. Suthahar, 27, a first generation Master in Computer Applications, gives quality software training to others from modest backgrounds at a nominal cost and sometimes free, with great success. Vaibhav Shastry meets the young engineer

While it is comparatively easier for intelligent youngsters from big cities to get admission into good colleges, find well paying jobs and settle down in the space of a few years, it is much harder for those coming from remote rural areas and modest financial backgrounds. Many who appear for job interviews are rejected due to their inability to communicate well even if their subject skills are as strong as their urban counterparts. So, they end up settling for modest paying jobs or go back to their villages.

Twenty-seven-year old J. Suthahar who hails from Pudukkottai faced the same situation when he applied for jobs after his graduation. He was rejected several times. But he managed to get past that and now works as a senior software engineer in a top multinational tech firm in Bangalore. But he worried about others like him from remote areas who may not be so lucky and this led him to start a software training centre in Coimbatore four years ago. Since then, the centre has helped 1,500 students get jobs in top firms all over the country.

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