Sunday, August 19, 2012

'Don Bosco'

I had already got the call to attend the interview but I was in the washroom giving final touches to myself. I was the only one left! The man in charge of sending us in one by one for the interview called 'Samrat Roy Chowdhuri'.

I got up and proceeded. In the mid-way I was confronted with a well-dressed man. He was in his early sixties, smart and confident. I knew at that very moment that it was the HR and he was going to interview me.

"Are you Samrat Chowdhuri from Don Bosco Bandel?", he asked me.

"Yes", I replied.

"Please come in", he said and guided me to the room where I was to be interviewed.

I went in and took my chair after his permission.

He started, "So you are from Don Bosco?".

I could see the gleam in his eyes and understood that he was happy to interview some one from Don Bosco.

"I have seen many Don Bosco students and you know what, they have scaled heights in life", he continued.

These very words increased my confidence. I was now sure that the job was mine and nobody could snatch it away from me.

The interview continued. It was a pretty informal one and he even asked me about my Principal and Vice-Principal at school.

Cut back to school when I used to stand in the Assembly and Father would tell us, "The name Don Bosco matters a lot. Whenever you say that you are from Don Bosco, the whole perspective changes". Most of us then had laughed his words off!

But on that very day, after my name was announced with the ones that got selected, these very words rang in my ears and it sent a shiver down my spine (it did the same now as I am writing).

Just wanted to share this experience with you all, especially with my Fathers, teachers, friends back at Don Bosco and other Bosconians. Cheers to DON BOSCO !!!


  1. I have had similar experiences out here at NIT Calicut.. Don Bosco is a familiar name even for people from abroad.. And I must say, it feels really gud..

    1. The HR told Sudipto, "If you have 3 tags in your resume you will go far". One of these tags include Don Bosco

  2. Bhaskar ChatterjeeAugust 22, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    Good for You guys! Unfortunately no such advantage here in my field...doesnt' matter which school You are from..but it does matter where you have done your Ph.D. from! IIT's do have some good reputation hopefully all is well!