The four years I spent obtaining my professional degree from the Visvesaraiah Technological University, Belgaum, Karnataka, India, would have been a complete waste had I actually studied only Computer Science & Engineering, which is what my parents thought they were paying for. Luckily for them as investors in my future, I was a consistently lazy child. As a result almost all of my exams were passed on a week's work. But what I did learn, besideshow to con my way into the teacher's good books, was that the worst thing you can ever do to yourself is to specialize in a given area. I do not advocate my methods, because aerobatics without a safety net is not exactly a smart thing to. However, by not limiting my specialization, I have gained considerable mileage from scenarios where most people will not
Chaos theory tells us that it is impossible to predict the behaviorof complex systems.
The insane amounts paid to enigineering graduates to work in the Great Indian IT Industry, irrespective of their specialization and particular branch of engineering, bears testimony to the fact that market value of a professional has less to do with what he knows, and more to do with what he has the ptential to learn and do in the future.