Hi...
Tuesday was the real first of training. The notice board at GEC displayed the name of the class and the number of PC assigned to us according to our employee number. The lecture was mainly about how to approach a problem and what methods to apply. Nothing worth querying about for you people. Then we used a small software called Raptor which makes flowcharts and executes them. We had to make some silly flowcharts like adding first 10 even and odd numbers, find whether a number is prime or not, etc etc. We did not have to submit the assignment and it was not to be evaluated.

We were also given our login IDs and passwords. I started entering all kinds of passwords before it was made known to us and ended up locking my account.(Your account gets locked if you enter a wrong password for 3 times). Thats no big deal, actually. I just had to call extension 5555 and tell my employee number and it was unlocked within 30 seconds.

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Today also we had to make some slightly complex flowcharts with Raptor and had to give feedbacks about the faculty yesterday. Its an online system and you will get a mail about it on your infy mail account. The infy mail account is the way company communicates officially to you. You get all types of mail from infosys on it. Like today, there was a mail telling Cochin Bakery has opened today in GEC-2. You can also register for any contests through it like there was a mail about registrations for bowling competition.

And ya, i forgot to tell you one thing that Indian Women's Cricket team is practicing on the cricket ground here. They are here since 10 days now. And Anil Kumble also comes sometimes to practice at the nets here. (As told by HR in the first week.)

71 reactions, what do you say?

  1. Anonymous  

    great job buddy..and all the best for ur training..

    please tell me if one is not having a passport at the time of joining ..does it going to affect..as i am sure i will not get my passport at time..

    thanks..
    waiting for ur reply.

  2. Chintan Patel  

    Passport is not necessary. If you dont have it then bring the receipt of having applied for passport.. Take one zerox of it also.. And that is necessary to show and submit the zerox.


    Even i dont have passport and have that receipt only...

  3. Unknown  

    great job yaar,helps a lot
    is driving licence realy not important?????????
    if it is wat impact wil it have??
    should i go for driving classes??????????

  4. Chintan Patel  

    @Cozzy..

    no its not needed at all...

    but you can learn driving by yourself if you want. otherwise not necessary for infosys.

  5. Vineeth Vijayakumar  

    Hallo Chintan, I would like to know How do you get Internet Facility? Is it true all hostel rooms now have a PC? Are Laptops allowed?

  6. Chintan Patel  

    @Vineeth...

    Hehe... who told you this joke about hostel rooms having PCs??

    You will get one in your class only. Laptops are allowed.

    You can surf net at Reliance cafe there. On Infy PCs you wont be able to access any of the sites you want to. Or you can get a USB modem on your laptop as i did.

  7. Unknown  

    hi...chintan...my date of joining is 8th feb,2010..so wat shud I do uptil jan..
    lpizz suggest..I m from IT branch

  8. Unknown  

    hi..chintan,this is swati..my date of joining is 8th feb 2010,n I m frm IT branch...plizz suggest me wat I shud do uptil jan,plizz suggest

  9. Chintan Patel  

    @Swati....

    You can go for certifications like Sun Certified Java Programmer or similar microsoft certifications for .NET. They have great value in the industry.

  10. Unknown  

    hey chintan

  11. Unknown  

    my joinn is in june 8 kindly suggest wat to study

  12. Chintan Patel  

    @Chandrashekhar...

    Study C language very well.

  13. renuka  

    Hi chinthan , my date of joining is on Nov,2nd,2009, and iam from ece, can u suggest what to learn in this big gap, like any computer courses.

  14. Naresh  

    hi chinthan ,u doing a gr8 job dude ,my date of joining is on nov 2nd ,iam from ece. my seniors told that the trainning module has been changed for 2009 batch..can u explian me briefly abt this new trainning. i hav to prepare anything for trainning period???
    can u suggest me wat r all the area i should cover before joining....

  15. Chintan Patel  

    @Renuka...

    Study C language and Java very well.

    @Naresh...

    The details are explained in a post titled "Full Details About the New Training Program".

    Study C language and Java very well.

  16. The Rebel  

    hey chintan.. thnx4 al the info man... one thing - i now its been asked a hundred times bt i heard 4m my frndz who've joined on 8th june tht laptops arent allowed at al. they're blocked at the gates by the guards themselves!! ny of these new rules tht u'r aware of??

  17. Chintan Patel  

    @The Rebel...

    Yaa, laptops are now not allowed. Its old news now.

  18. Unknown  

    what abt CD???
    if i take all the ebooks in CD
    then can i insert the CD and access them??

    and as u said they would scan pen drive for 2 days. so its better not to take pen drive there

  19. Chintan Patel  

    @Sriram...

    LOL.... That is all i can say. :)

    They will rip you off, man...

    I think you may not be aware of the rule that no IT company no matter how big or small, whether has 100 employees or 1 lakh employees will not allow anyone to bring pen drives, CDs, hard disks to the office area.

    Anyways, all books that you will ever need are available from the library.

  20. Anirban  

    Hey Chintan , Thanks for this great blog u have here.
    Could u plz tell me how u could access the mails that Infosys sent u when u said that they did not have any Internet facility ? Did u use ur USB modem ?

  21. Chintan Patel  

    @Anirban...

    OHhhh... You cant have your own internet connection that i what i meant...

    You can access your official mail anytime from any PC in infosys.

  22. Anirban  

    Thanx for the quick reply Chintan.
    Hey just out of curiosity , Could u plz tell me what kind of food is available in the Mysore campus ? Is north-indian food available there ? And could u plz tell me what r the price ranges ??? thanx in advance .........

  23. Unknown  

    hi,i hav a question regarding nsr actually. do i need to get the nsr ack printout and finish the pos work at mysore or can i do the entire work there itself?

  24. Chintan Patel  

    @Anirban...

    All kinds of food is available including North Indian. Prices are very low - about 20-40 Rs per dish depending on what you ordered.

    @Amrita...

    It is better to get it done before joining rather than worrying about it during training.

  25. Anonymous  

    Hai,this is Bharath from NON IT ,who is goin to join by 18thJan...
    I hav undergone an campus connect program at my coll..When will I hav my screening test and wat happens if I fails in it..
    can u suggest me whether I hav to undergo any course???

  26. Chintan Patel  

    @Bharath...

    As fast track batches are now cancelled, the CC test taken there is just a formality. If you fail, you will be amongst the 99.5% students that fail. :)

    Less than 10 people pass the screen test from a batch of 1000 on a DOJ which would consist of about 300-400 CC test eligible candidates.

    The reward for passing is nothing but if you score more than 80%, you will get 5000 Rs. which i have never seen happening in my 5 months of training.

  27. Anonymous  

    HAI Chintan,
    What are the streams(programming languages) they are giving away for the NON-IT stream students?
    Is it necessary to Know JAVA and other prog languages??

  28. Chintan Patel  

    @Bharath...

    There is no differentiation in allocating streams between IT nad non-IT students.

    You should study C language and Java before joining.

  29. Anonymous  

    thank U ....Ur word is really indeed for all of us...What is ur position now in INFOSYS??

  30. Chintan Patel  

    @Bharath...

    I guess you have not read all the posts of this blog.

    I am not with infosys since 10 months now. Could not clear training.

  31. Anonymous  

    Sorry yar ,I am new to this blogspot,so that only asked so....once again sorry ...Wat happen to u actually...

  32. Chintan Patel  

    @Bharath...

    I could not clear training, thats all. My CGPA was 3.95 at the end of training.

  33. Anonymous  

    How much CGPA we should get to clear the training???

  34. Chintan Patel  

    @Bharath...

    You have to score 4 out of 5 CGPA to clear the training.

  35. alester_linx  

    Can we take our laptop there??.....please reply ..waiting 4 ur reply [Alester]

  36. Chintan Patel  

    @Alester...

    I have already answered your question on some other post. Now go find that post.

  37. Unknown  

    Hi,chintan you are doing a great job,could you tell me after joining infosys how many days does they takes to verify the documents and also if there is some difference in the marks we provided and the actual marks although the candidate is satisfying the criteria easily,then what will happen will they ask him to leave or will not do anything.

  38. Chintan Patel  

    @Sachin...

    It only takes 2 weeks to verify the documents and if there is any problem, they will call you to clarify it.

  39. Unknown  

    Hi chintan one more query mate,is there any procedure by which we can extend our date of joining to the date we want by providing any valid reason for example our date of joining is say 17 september 2010 and we want to extend it to june 2011 is it possible if we provide them any valid reason.

  40. Chintan Patel  

    @Sachin...

    You just cannot do that. However, you can talk with them about it but i have never seen that happen.

    Mostly, all extension candidates are called together in a batch in March.

  41. Gaurav Sharma  

    hello chintan sir...it is a very nice blog and i've already mailed the link to all my frnz who got placed in infosys...sir my question is :can we bring our musical instruments to the campus..i m very fond of playing musical instruments and play many..but at least i wanna keep my guitar with me...r we allowed?whether they allow it or not..cause other may be disturbed in their studies due to any noise?

  42. Chintan Patel  

    @Gaurav Sharma...

    Yes, you can bring your musical instruments. I have seen other guys with guitars there.

    If you make too much noise and if someone complains, then you may be asked to not play it but it is not a big issue. You may play it somewhere else. The campus is big enough to find other places. Also, mostly people dont study in their hostel rooms at infosys, mysore and so it will not disturb too many people.

  43. Unknown  

    hi chinthan... heard that the campus has a good gym, swimming pool etc.. do we really get some time to utilize them during training period?

  44. Chintan Patel  

    @Bhavya...

    Of course you will get time. Dont think you will be spending every waking minute studying. There is a lot of time for everything.

  45. Unknown  

    hi chintan,
    After marriage , my wife applied transfer from hyderabad to bangalore in the month of April 09 still she didn't get ,what is the process for getting transfer to from hyderabad to bangalore.please advise.

  46. Chintan Patel  

    @Krishna...

    She can reapply now and see what happens. It is not guaranteed that once you apply for a transfer, you will surely get it although generally, they are more likely to grant a posting of your choice if you are married but from your case it seems that it applies only if both people are working for Infosys.

  47. Anonymous  

    hey laptops are allowed......
    we came to know that they r not allowed,

  48. Chintan Patel  

    @Suyash...

    I am assuming your sentence is incomplete.

  49. Asheesh Shukla  

    Hey Is it sufficient to study only the ppt they teach during training to clear the tests ....

  50. Chintan Patel  

    @Asheesh...

    Yes.

  51. Asheesh Shukla  

    I dont have a credit/debit card ...Is it necessary to have a credit or debit card for food and other facilities ...... What if we dont have it ...is cash allowed .....

  52. Chintan Patel  

    @Asheesh...

    For food, card is not needed but for laundry coupons they only accept cards and no cash. However, Infosys Technologies will provide you with your debit card of ICICI Bank Salary Account within 1-2 weeks. So you can use your friends' card till that time.

  53. Unknown  

    hi chintan

    i want to ask tht ds tme infy gave some material to us containg 3 generics prior 2 our joing so wil thy tke some test or al dat wld be taught 2 us during traing?

  54. Chintan Patel  

    @Bhavna...

    That will be taught again during training so dont worry.

  55. Unknown  

    Thanx for ur reply sir u r realy doin a job..

    i hv another query tht if laptops r nt allowd n dey dnt provide u pc thn hw we wld study slides n al material?
    nd 1 more thng tht if we dnt clr d traing is thr ny thng lke we cant join ny other company for 6 months or nythng else??

  56. Chintan Patel  

    @Bhavna...

    Who said they dont provide you with PC? You will be allotted a PC but it will only be in a class and not in your hostel room.

    No. That rule was never there for trainees and i think its now not there for even people working in production.

  57. Unknown  

    after coming back to hostel...how to go through slides r any soft material...as they wont provide any PC in hostel

  58. Chintan Patel  

    @Santhosh...

    There would be books of the course material for the generic part and you can study for the stream training from books available in the library.

  59. Unknown  

    will they send offer letter by post?

  60. Chintan Patel  

    @Santhosh...

    Yes. But it will arrive at your college and not your house. It was like that for us and i think it will be the same for you too.

  61. ashutosh  

    hi chintan
    i hv done my btech in a non cs stream
    n i m placed in infy n tcs both .according 2 u which 1 shld i join ?????
    pls mind tht package is near abt same 4 both f them n i hv gt my joining date f infosys bt tht of tcs is still 2 come.........

  62. Unknown  

    @ashutosh: why are u asking this question to Chintan, i wud not allow you to join TCS. u r coming in infosys with me.

    @Chintan: hey Chintan im regular visitor of your blog. i have another query:

    i got mail for medical check up. i have done my medical check up as per given instructions in the mail. but there is also written that who dont have vaccination against Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A (Jaundice), Chickenpox, Typhoid, etc. before joining they are adviced to get vaccined.

    is it compulsory????????
    i hve got medical certificate that im 100% fit to join infosys.



    and pls dont mind ashutosh is my frnd thats why i m replying to him
    hope for soon response

  63. Unknown  

    Hey Chintan....it's almost 2 months now and I am still waiting for the mail.

    People on other forum told that rejection mails were sent on 12t october.

    Is there any chance of getting more rejections again????

    Can u give me any HR's no. in Bangalore so that I can contact him.....:-)

  64. Chintan Patel  

    @Ashutosh...

    Infosys training is the best in India and so Infosys is also the best company to start your career with in India. After training, there is not much difference between Infosys, TCS and Wipro because it all depends on the job profile you get after training.

    @Devraj...

    Those medical certificates are not given so much importance. As you can see, the language they have used is "advised to get vaccinated" so its not compulsory to get vaccinated. I have not seen any trainee join with all those medical certificates including myself.

    @Hrishi...

    Dont worry if it takes even more time. It will surely come. They do not publish any phone numbers because there would be so many people calling them everyday to know their status.

    There is a chance that as you did not get rejection mail, you are selected but dont worry, in either case, they will surely inform you. The sending of rejection mails is proof that they are working on it. They would be busy as they are planning to recruit 40k people this year.

  65. Unknown  

    wht are the different stages of campus interview?I am studying Bsc-IT T.Y.. wht are the techniques to clear aptitude test?

  66. Chintan Patel  

    @Fatema...

    There are 2 stages in an infosys campus interview:
    1. Written test.
    2. Personal interview.

    There is no group discussion.

    For clearing aptitude test, you need to prepare english and reasoning well.

  67. Unknown  

    hey Chintan,
    once again im here to disturb u.
    tell me if there is any direct bus from banglore airport to infosys campus in mysore. if there is such bus then how much time it takes to reach mysore campus. and if there is no such direct bus then tell me the best route to choose




    i know this question is away from the topic , but i found no one better than you to consult with....hope u dont mind in giving response

    thanks and regards

  68. Chintan Patel  

    @Devraj...

    I dont think there is any such bus. You should first go to KSRTC bus station in Bangalore and you can get a volvo bus to mysore every hour from there.

    You can know more by reading the post "Day 0 at Infosys".

  69. Unknown  

    hey its naveed.is there any provision to work at pc's provided by infy at night also.

  70. Chintan Patel  

    @Naveed...

    Please post all your questions in one post so that i dont have to reply on 3 different posts.

    You can work till 12 at night on your PCs. GECs used to be open 24 hours but that has changed now.

  71. Ankit Nagpal  

    Can I resign before the completion of training to pursue my higher studies?

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