From one engineer to other, Sundar Pichai’s advice to students at IIT Kharagpur

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From one engineer to other, Sundar Pichai’s
advice to students at IIT Kharagpur
It was an event waiting to happen for a long time, CEO of Google Sundar Pichai visiting his Alma Mater, IIT Kharagpur. Apart from going to his dorm room which he said hadn’t changed at all since the time he graduated in 1993 to visiting the science lab where he spent countless hours during his four years of engineering he took the stage in the fully packed amphitheater and took seat right opposite to the side where he sat many a times when he was a student there, raising hands, asking questions, this time he was the one being asked the questions.

It was a familiar set up, a one on one with Pichai where he was being interviewed, just like the time he addressed the students of SRCC. While the previous time Pichai was interviewed by cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle this time around Pichai sat across Harish Oberoi, CEO of InfoEdge and an engineer from IIT Delhi. And of course as expected the conversations dived straight into what advice does Pichai have for the students of IIT Kharagpur. The students listened intently to every word he had to say switching from being in reverential awe to finding him extremely relatable. And Pichai’s advice to the students reflected his own personality, simple and effective.