Sunday, January 6, 2008

Interview in KarMic Manipal.

I had heard about KarMic a lot of times in my department from HOD Prof. B. L. Desai, and seniors. They were all praise about the company. Though I did not have a feel of how and what KarMic was, I thought it was like any other company. Its was a pre-conceived notion that there would be huge glass-paned buildings, well furnished cabins etc. Afterall thats what companies were all about!

As the 'City Ride' (Vehicle hired for the interview candidates) entered Manipal, I began to look for the KarMic building. There were quite a few "structures" there- KMC, Syndicate Bank HQ etc; all passed by. No KarMic yet. Looking out of the window I saw a huge complex. I thought that was the Company. I was so excited. As the 'City Ride' inched closer to the complex I realised it was MIT hostel. Where is KarMic?! "We will know when we reach there", I told myself.

We finally reached there. Though not into the company yet, but home where we had to get fresh and ready for the interview. We hardly had any time for it as we were late because of a minor accident near Yellapur on our way to Manipal. We lost about 3 hours there! We felt at ease with the Seniors' hospitality. We got ready in no time and reached the training premises. I could find only a bunch of rented houses there; no wonder i was surprised. But I was able to get it out of mind because I had to concentrate on the interview. After a brief address by Mahantshetti Sir, we went to the interview.

Seniors had told me that the interview would be for 6 hours! I tried my best to prepare myself mentally for it. The questions were quite basic. I answered a few and honestly admitted when I didn't know the answer. Having a good attitude was all that was important. Rest I left to God. 3 hours passed by in the blink of an eye. I enjoyed the first session. During lunch we discussed the interview questions. After lunch I looked for a place to keep my plate. It was there I learnt my first work culture lesson- cleaning your own plate. It was a humble gesture and upheld the spirit of doing our own work. Moreover it makes sense in cleaning your plate (which takes a few minutes) than leave it there for hours for someone else to clean it. I practice it even in my home, reduces my mom's work a bit.

Second session was no different, except for Mahantshetti sir was there in the interview panel for about 30 minutes. He was not satisfied with plain conventional answers and made me think really hard and look into details which we usually ignore (example wire resistance). It was a great experience interacting with him.

After 5 hours of interview, I was finally out in the open. It was not as painful as I assumed it to be. Interviewers were quite friendly and encourged us to work on the answers and gave sufficient time. In the evening we played cricket with the seniors while others were evaluating our performance. We gatherd together for the result. Before that we had some light moments. My heart raced as Sir took the paper in his hand to announce the seleted candidates' names. With a few words of encourgement he started reading the names. I somehow convinced myself I had done well and had nothing to lose. It was a good experience. I kept my fingers crossed. My name was second last in the list and it was read out.

It was such a releaving moment. Finally I had made it. It was a mixed feeling for me. I was very happy with my selection. But 2 of my close friends were not on the list. I would really miss there company in the future and it made me feel sick. There were "congrats" and "its alright" heard all around. I prefered to keep a low profile and be in my friends' company. I tried to encourage them as they were clearly disappointed. We silently retired to the bus and took our seats. I told my parents about my selection and they were extremely happy. Surely there would be lots of phone calls to the relatives. A very eventfull day of my life came to an end.

20 comments:

Rock said...

Good Boy!! Now that you have publicly displayed your love and compassion for the company, I hope you stick to the principles of your company through thick and thin...Best of Luck.

Rajeshwari said...

hi can u please help in reaching KarMIC.. rajeshwariakshay@gmail.com

please it will be great help...


thanks

rajeshwari

pradeep said...

hi can i get to know about the way how i can get into this KARMIC???? I mean to ask that how i can get the application form to apply for the job.
I m persuing final year with an aggregate of 87%.

priyanka said...

Hello... I am Priyanka shenoy, a resident of manipal, currently doing CS engg in Canara engg college Mangalore. I'm in 8th Sem now. How do i get into KarMic? I have always have had passion to learn more and more about Microproccessors and integrated chips. I am also very good at programming. I am technically good at C#(C sharp)and .NET, data structures using C programming and also at Formal Languages and Automata theory. Can u please help me out by mailing to me at priyanov3@yahoo.com ?
Thank you.

pradeep said...

Hi, I want to know how to join the Karmic semiconductors? I mean to ask how should i apply for Karmic. Presently studyuing in Basaveshwar Engg College Bagalkot
I have an aggragate of 86.285.
pleae mail about this to me.
krishnapradeep50@gmail.com

pradeep said...

Hi, I want to know how to join the Karmic semiconductors? I mean to ask how should i apply for Karmic. Presently studyuing in Basaveshwar Engg College Bagalkot
I have an aggragate of 86.285.
pleae mail about this to me.
krishnapradeep50@gmail.com

shruthi said...

hai i'm doing my BE... will u pls tell me how should v get qualified 4 karmic's interview....Wht r the marks reqd nd stuffs lik that... thank you..

shiva said...
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shiva said...

Hi,I am currently doing my final final year BE....my final year project is based on SOC. may i know the selection procedure and the BE cutoff marks for applying for job in Karmic.

virgin said...

Hi I've completed my Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, staying in Shantinagar, Manipal. Would be great if you could guide me to get into KarMic.my contact no is +919844994636

anusha said...

hi can i please get to know the procedure to get into ur company.i am a fresher pursued my B.E degree in electrical & electronics branch completed recently in june 2010.

shiva said...

Hi Ragavendra
this is shiva prasadM from PA college of Engineering Mangalore . i want to know how did you apply for it .....? was it been arranged by your college or you yourself had applied for it . please end me the details how to join Karmic by offCampus and also their relavent contact no's.

vitthal said...

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GOPI said...

hello sir i am GOPINATH in this week Saturday morning i am having interview for your company, i am coming from Tamilnadu i completed my BE(ECE)2010 batch, my aggregate is 8.26 , please give me some interview tips and how can i face the interview which type of questions they ask please help to my interview sir my mail id is gopinath21.nkl@gmail.com
thanking you

chetana said...

kindly send some interview tips
knchethana@gmail.com

harish said...

hi raghu,we from bvbcet.. plz can u help me to get in karmic... plz send me the test pattern n sample papers.


sriram758@gmail.com
abhishekbvb@gmail.com

pravnshetty said...

Hi..... This is Praveen ... please can i get know some interview Quns

True Blogger said...

Karmic? This so called professional company is so unprofessional.
1st year they pay you 2.5k and treat you like labours (u gotta do work culture twice a week involves sweeping, painting, carpentry, drainage cleaning and worst more).
And after that u will get into some domain that too in some villages like bailahongal, nesargi which i havent even heard of. U won't get holidays. U have to take permission to even go outside and come late,for which u won't be permitted. U r given 10 days off after 6 months and suddenly called with a very short notice for some critical process which u HAVE to attend. So called 'Sir SM' hardly is professional in such matters. Atleast shud understand how NI can afford to book a flight in such a short notice.
Blogger If u are really got guts u will allow this comment to be here visible.

prasadkumar said...

my name is prasadkumar completed diploma in e&c. i want to know how ican join camic???

Anisha said...

Yo... I am selected in KarMic.... I am very happy... Same experience I got during the interview... :)