Directi Job Process – Software Developer – Anurag Kishore
Anurag Kishore, Software Developer, Directi, shares his experience in this brief interview.
Please tell us about your placement procedure at Directi (Short listing procedure, GDs, Interviews).
The placement procedure consisted of an initial round of technical multiple choice questions followed by a 2-hour long programming round with one complex problem and after further shortlisting, 3 rounds of technical interviews.
What helped you sail through the hurdles and crack one of the finest jobs?
I wouldn’t call that sailing. It was more like stumbling and bumbling through the hurdles. I guess my passion for technology might have had something to do with it but I’m not entirely sure.
How did you prepare for the placement season? What advice would you give to your juniors regarding the placement season?
I focused entirely on core technical companies and psyched myself up for them. I brushed up my Data Structures, Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Networking concepts, Operating System Concepts, and database concepts focusing on them in the order specified.
What’s the role of academics in getting a good placement at MIT Manipal?
In my opinion, Academic Records just get you past the GPA cutoff. Academic experience, on the other hand, can definitely help build strong understanding of concepts which are necessary in getting a good placement after college.
What all internships and projects you did while in MIT Manipal? How did you get them?
My coursework required many projects, however, a greater percentage of my projects were entirely an individual effort out of pure interest in the technology concerned.
Are you planning to do higher studies in near future?
I might. I might not.
Would you like to give any general advice to your juniors at MIT Manipal?
Be very clear about what you want to do in your life for a living. It has to be something you can enjoy 18 hours a day for 5 days in a row, even if the compensation is not enough.