Stories of Indian students and professionals thronging distant shores in search of greener pastures and better education opportunities are now all too common. Every year more than 100,0000 students from India travel to United States alone to get higher education. Here is the story of an American inventor who traveled not less than 14,000 kilometers from Chicago, USA to Nagpur, India to learn C Programming from the true master of the art – Yashavant Kanetkar. His name is CLINTON EVGENE CRAWFORD. At first glance he appears to be a normal American – always smiling, eager to speak to people and willing to adjust to whatever foreign countries might have to offer to them.
Mr. Clinton came to India with a dream of productising more than 10 inventions – small and large (by his own admission). He plans to hire several programmers to give shape to his ideas. He says that he plans to learn programming because he wants to be able to tell who is really a good programmer.
On landing at Nagpur airport he came straight to our Ramnagar office. On the airport one of the Taxi drivers told his friends to cheat the “foreigner”. But thankfully he was not cheated and he came here safely. On arriving here, Mr. Sharmaji a guard at our office who doesn’t know a word in english managed to communicate with him and found him a AC room nearby. He is quite happy to be here and loves the “hot” climate of orange city.
Let us hope that this reverse flow of students and ideas continues and opens our own minds to broader world and makes us accept the global talent more freely.
Posted: June 12th, 2009 by Asang Dani under Default, General, News.
क्वेस्ट – C प्रोग्रामिंग का हिन्दी संस्करण आपतक पहुचाने का हमारा सपना साकार हुआ है. निश्चय ही वह आपको पसंद आएगा. और जानकारी के लिए निचे दिए लिंक के ऊपर क्लिक करे.
Posted: December 3rd, 2008 by Asang Dani under Default, General, News.
बहोत जल्द क्वेस्ट – C प्रोग्रामिंग का हिन्दी संस्करण आपतक पहुचाने का हमारा सपना साकार होनेवाला है. हमें आशा है की आप उसे उतनाही प्यार देंगे जितना अंग्रेजी क्वेस्ट को दिया.
Posted: November 28th, 2008 by Asang Dani under Default, General, News.
With plethora of educational and professional opportunities in IT sector, confusion prevails in minds of most youngsters when it comes to making a career in this industry. They rarely find someone accessible who can guide them in matters as simple as creating a good resume or choosing what subjects to study. If you want to succeed and make it big in computing and make it a lifelong passion, this course is for you. In this course we have packed all the experience that we have gathered while working with Indian and global IT companies for more than 15 years. For details click here:
Posted: November 16th, 2008 by Asang Dani under Default, General, News.
As most of you are aware, the road to a successful career in software starts with a series of Written Technical Tests conducted by most IT companies in India. These companies test your fundamental skills in programming and design in three major areas – C Programming, Data Structures and C++ Programming. Most of you may have prepared for that “dream test” without knowing the exact pattern, the level and the difficulty of questions that appear in such tests. As a result, you are not able to give your best performance in these tests.<br />This “Interview Questions” series addresses these concerns and is aimed at giving you the necessary practice and confidence to help you crack these tests. This series presents a whole gamut on questions on different topics in each of these three subjects—C, DS and C++. For more information about Interview Questions in C++ book, please visit:
Posted: November 12th, 2008 by Asang Dani under Default, General, News.
As most of you are aware, the road to a successful career in software starts with a series of Written Technical Tests conducted by most IT companies in India. These companies test your fundamental skills in programming and design in three major areas – C Programming, Data Structures and C++ Programming. Most of you may have prepared for that “dream test” without knowing the exact pattern, the level and the difficulty of questions that appear in such tests. As a result, you are not able to give your best performance in these tests.<br />This “Interview Questions” series addresses these concerns and is aimed at giving you the necessary practice and confidence to help you crack these tests. This series presents a whole gamut on questions on different topics in each of these three subjects—C, DS and C++. For more information, please visit:http://quest.ksetindia.com/product_info.php/Product/Interview_Questions_In_C_Programming
Posted: October 28th, 2008 by Asang Dani under Default, Events, General, News.
We went to Japan this May on a trip that spanned 50% of the country. I had done fair bit of reading on Japan – it’s culture, people a little bit of history etc. We landed at Osaka Airport late in the evening. Osaka airport is built on an artificial island. Starting with the queues at the immigration counter, silent nature of Japanese people was in stark contrast with my fellow Indians – no offense meant! Compared to America, one of the best things I felt immediately after getting there was abundance of public transportation – both ground and rail. Roads are as good as they are in the US – better in many cases. Road signs are bi-lingual. So getting lost is not that easy. Fascination of Japanese with machines is remarkable – be it a vending machine, coin-changers, bus station, train station, toilets automation and machines are omnipresent. Density of population is quite high in most metro cities but commute doesn’t take a toll on you as it does in Indian metros or even most American metropolitan areas. Our colleague in Japan told us that most people in Japan believe that there is too must of infrastructure there.
Indians are held in quite high esteem by most Japanese and they feel that if India has achieved what it has without much government support and infrastructure; imagine what they would do if “they” had the right infrastructure. Most of them believe that we Indians are really good at mathematics and science — I won’t say anything about that, otherwise my countrymen will pelt me with stones.
Overall my first impression was that Japan is a very nice country without xenophobia – at least about Indians. They are a country which has achieved a lot but as individuals most people are polite and do not exude the confidence that is so typical of most Indians. Learning Japanese is a key to success in Japan. It’s not easy – but it’s about time that we as a nation thrive on doing things that are not necessarily easy. I think that there is a lot of potential for business between India and Japan, provided we understand each other’s cultures and young Indians seize the opportunities that are available in IT and other sectors in Japan.
Shitsurishimasu (Good Bye)!
Posted: June 1st, 2008 by Asang Dani under Default, General, News.
There are two steps involved in mastering C#.NET – first imbibe the language elements of C#.NET and then use them to harness the power of .NET technology. Part I is about the Language Elements of C#, whereas Part II is about the Technology Skills of C#.NET. These books will help two categories of readers – those who wish to find out how good C#.NET programmers they are and those who wish to find out how good are the candidates who claim to know C#.NET. These books will help you test your skills in C# language as well as technology areas. They are very helpful for job interviews, vivas, examination etc. You can purchase them online at our KSET Quest Store.
Posted: April 21st, 2008 by Asang Dani under .NET, Default, General, Networking, News.
Most of us lead a life running about our daily chores with little or no excitement. Same cannot be said about peopl working on creating world’s largest particle accelerator - The Large Hadron Collider being built more than 100 meters underground at border between France and Switzerland. The goal of this effort – which is global in nature is about unravelling the mystery of elusive subatomic particle – Boson with an ultimate aim to unravel the secrets of origin of universe, Grand Unified Theory, and many other unanswered questions about the universe as we know it.
Today there was a article on this in local Marathi newspaper by eminent science writer Dr. Bal Phondke. Wikipedia contains very good information on the same. For all those who have a scientific bent of mind, take a look at:
The experiments are expected to being in just a few months so stay tuned for more updates!
Posted: April 20th, 2008 by Asang Dani under Default, General, News.
We are glad to announce the launch of two new Quest courses
- ASP.NET Programming Through C#
- ASP.NET Programming Through VB.NET
Based on pre-orders we can clearly see that these were the most eagerly awaited
Quest titles. We have made every attempt to make it useful for beginners and professionals alike. ASP.NET Programming is Microsoft’s flagship techonlogy that has become immensely popular over last 7-8 years. It exploits the true power of .NET languages – C# and VB.NET and makes it fun to build professional web applications. We are sure you will find these courses useful and enjoyable.
Posted: March 10th, 2008 by Asang Dani under .NET, Default, Events, General, Networking, News.
C programming language was instrumental in taking the art of programming to masses. More than 35 years later, Web Services are transforming the way we do programming, in an equally, if not more, dramatic manner. Procedural programming gave rise to Object Oriented Programming. With the spread of TCP/IP networking, Web Services now enable you to build software in truly distributed and reusable manner. In short, they represent libraries on the network. In this journey, we will show you how the web allows companies and individuals as diverse as people on this planet to create software for the coming decades.
Posted: February 18th, 2008 by Asang Dani under .NET, Default, General, Networking, News.
KSET Pvt. Ltd. is proud to annouce Detailed Technical Training eBook for Microsoft Windows CE ( Compact Edition ) 5.0/6.0 – better known as WinCE. WinCE is Microsoft’s flagship embedded and mobile OS. We have created this training material through years of experience and actual WinCE work. This content will address lack of good quality learning material in this important technology area.
Posted: February 14th, 2008 by Asang Dani under Default, Embedded Systems, Events, News, WinCE.
After a long wait, long promised book – Go Embedded! will be available for sale in a bookstore near you. It includes in-depth coverage of following topics:
- Embedded C Programming
- Operations On Bits
- Introduction to Embedded Systems
- Embedded System Boards
- First Embedded System Program
- Blinking LEDs
- EEPROM Programming
- Flash Programming
- Programming With Sensors
- Interrupts & Timers
- Serial Communication
- Serial Communication Using Interrupts
- Building Interactive Embedded Systems
- Working With RTC Using I2C Bus
- Build Process Internals
- Working With Makefiles
Buy it online at http://quest.ksetindia.com/product_info.php/Product/Book_Go_Embedded
Posted: December 21st, 2007 by Asang Dani under AVR, Default, Embedded Systems, Events, General, News.
Quest Team is proud to announce launch of one more course to it’s Foundations of Computer Science series – Quest – Data Structures Through C++.
It includes in-depth coverage of Data Structures and necessary C++ topics like:
- Linked Lists – Singly, Doubly, Circular
- Binary Trees
- Tree Traversal
- Depth & Breadth First Search
We are sure that you will find this course very useful. If you wish, you can order it online at:
With Warm Regards,
Posted: November 16th, 2007 by Asang Dani under Default, Events, General, News.
KSET Pvt Ltd is proud to announce launch of two more courses to it’s growing list of titles
- Quest – Java Programming
- Quest – C# Programming
Both these courses include in-depth coverage of Java and .NET platforms with topics like:
- OO Programming
- Web Services
- Network Programming
- Stream I/O
- Annotations and Attributes
- Using XML etc…
We are sure that you will find these titles useful. If you wish, you can order them online at:
Posted: November 11th, 2007 by Asang Dani under .NET, Default, Events, General, News.
This was announced by Mr. Kiouchi Nakamura Vice President, Innosoft Japan at a glittering ceremony on Sunday. This courseware has been conceived and created by KSET Pvt. Ltd. under the leadership of renowned IT authors from city Mr. Yashavant Kanetkar and Mr. Asang Dani. This courseware is a unique combination of audio, video and PowerPoint presentations delivered through a state of the art content delivery platform developed by KSET. Once installed on the PC, this courseware gives the user a live class-room experience on his home PC.
“Japan is a product centric country, and this unique way of disseminating top quality knowledge would have tremendous appeal in Japan”, said Mr. Andrew Larson, President, Innosoft Japan while addressing the gathering.
They were full of praise for this novel way of reaching the masses with top-quality educational content at a very reasonable cost. In the very first year of its launch the “Quest” products have won accolades in countries like Ireland, United Kingdom, Philippines, Albania, Saudi Arabia, USA and Austria. In India too, Quest courseware is being used by several IT companies for their in-house training requirements. Very shortly, the product is also going to be launched in Germany informed a company source.
The best seller book “Let Us C” by Yashavant Kanetkar which explains C Programming in most simple form which have made all its previous seven editions immensely popular all over the world is now going to be published in Japanese, along with two more titles by the same author. These books don’t assume any programming background. They begin with the basics and steadily build the pace so that reader finds it easy to handle complicated topics towards the end.
During their visit they also announced plans to convert the same content into “ebooks” and “Live Streaming”, which are very popular learning mediums in modern economies of the world.
The function was attended by Mr Manish Jain from BPB Publications New Delhi along with Mr Andrew Larson Vice President Innosoft Tokyo Japan and Mr Kiouchi Nakamura Vice President of Innosoft. The function was attended by large number of IT enthusiasts from the city.
Posted: September 9th, 2007 by Asang Dani under Default, Embedded Systems, Events, News.
We are happy to announce that after the resounding success of earlier Quest courses we have launched this week the “Embedded Systems Programming” Quest course. As an add-on, those who wish to try the programs in the course on a Embedded Systems board can also use the board that we have created. This hands-on approach will go a long way in spreading the knowledge of Embedded Systems in the student and the software community.
Posted: February 13th, 2007 by kanetkar under AVR, Default, Embedded Systems, News.
We have launched a movement called Quest. The goal is simple – Every person should have a right to learn from a subject from a person who has sound credentials and a proven track record in the subject. Time and again we see that though the technology is in place, it is the lack of motivation that prevents even good teachers of the subject to make available their talent and knowledge to others in the field. People have already tried mediums like books, articles, webcasts, podcasts, streaming, CBTs, etc. with varying degrees of scucess. What was missing was a good but simple Content Delivery Platform that can deliver the lectures in a Audio + Video + PowerPoint format, at a reasonable cost with minimum infrastructure requirements and with a guaranteed IP protection for the content creator. With this in mind we have developed the Quest Content Delivery Platform. We have also recorded 60 lectures apiece on C Programming, C++ Programming, VC++ Programming, Data Structues, VB.NET Programming, Embedded Systems Programming. More details of these are available at http://quest.ksetindia.com
We are continuously developing more content on variety of IT subjects like ASP.NET, DirectX Game Programming, C# and Java.
Anybody wanting to participate in this movement are welcome to send a mail.
Posted: February 12th, 2007 by kanetkar under Default, Embedded Systems, News.
It was indeed nice to see a crowd of close to 650 persons listening intently to our talk titled “Go Embedded!”. This is in contrast with many colleges where after getting a job in prefinal / final year the learning almost stops and the students are just running through the motions to complete the balance semesters, get a degree and get on with the job. It is often found that the keenness for “learning” is gone in most such cases.
NIT Rourkela experience was quite in contrast with this. The students were very keen to learn and see all the demos on COM, DirectX, Bluetooth and Device Drivers. I am sure, with this “attitude” towards learning many of them will make a mark for themselves in future professional life. Buck up NIT Rourkela, we need more colleges and Institution with your mindset.
Posted: February 12th, 2007 by kanetkar under Default, Embedded Systems, Events, News.
We will be there for a seminar at Confluence 2007 on 10th Feb. 2007. See you there.
Posted: February 10th, 2007 by Asang Dani under Embedded Systems, Events, News.
We will be in Chennai on 27th Jan. to inaugarate our partnership with Ameex Pvt. Ltd. Chennai – our exclusive partner for the state of Tamilnadu.
Chennai event was a great success. It was our first visit to the historic Guindy College known elsewhere as Anna University. The enormous college grounds and campus and list of greats like Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam who have been at this great college easily overcomes you. The event was organized at Vivekananda Auditorium and more than 500 students, teachers and technology enthusiasts were present.
Posted: January 27th, 2007 by Asang Dani under Embedded Systems, Events, News.
We spoke at NSIT InnoVision 06-07 yesterday afternoon. The event was a mixed bag. We met some good people at NSIT like Dr. M.P.S. Bhatia and Prof. Dhananjay Gadre. Both were quite energetic and enthusiastic about what they were doing. Prof. Gadre was quite blunt in his criticism of Services companies, esp. the leaders in India. In his opinion they are primarily responsible for degradation of science education in this country. There was a gentleman from TCS who countered his views and said that if it wasn’t for these companies there wouldn’t be any jobs for lakhs of young middle class students in this country.
I agree with both these views. In fact the abundance of jobs in present times has definitely led to frivoulous standards of education. However, if it wasn’t for these jobs millions of average students wouldn’t have had high paying jobs that they have today – let alone careers. Although IT revolution of last 15 years have changed the face of the country in short term and brought much needed properity in bigger cities, it’s imperative that unless we raise the standards in our educational institutions – other than just give autonomy, we have serious troubles in medium to long term. Engineers in this country have unfairly smooth roads to tread upon right now. They shouldn’t forget however that unless they raise their standards through lifelong learning the roads will be full of potholes in coming years.
Posted: October 15th, 2006 by Asang Dani under General, News.
The dates have been announced. It will be launched on 1st November 2006. If you want to get it all from horse’s mouth, the virtual launch will be available at:
Do expect that all microsoft marketing and other channels will be full or this and other Windows CE related buzz.
Posted: September 24th, 2006 by Asang Dani under Embedded Systems, News, WinCE.
Yashavant Kanetkar and Asang Dani are in the middle of the book titled “Art of Device Driver Programming”. This book would teach a novice how to write Device Drivers for Windows environment. It does not expect any OS or hardware background. However, it does expect you to know C programming. We hope that it will play the same role that “Let Us C” played in building software careers of lacs of students. It will help students / professional to take their understanding / knowledge of device driver to the next level. After all, it makes a whole lot of difference when you are able to move up the value chain.
Posted: September 10th, 2006 by kanetkar under Default, News.
INAST-4C launch aboard India’s GSLV-F02, failed. It’s a bad feeling for Indians in general and professionals like us in particular. In last 10 years ISRO had a clean slate with all successful launches to it’s credit. However, this is “rocket science” after all and things can and do go wrong. I feel bad for those engineers and scientists whose years of efforts have gone down in a failed mission like this. I hope that India’s press does a bit more than just reporting “307 crores went down the drain”. In such times, I think we should strengthen the spirits and morale of our great team at ISRO.
Posted: July 12th, 2006 by Asang Dani under Events, General, News.
This one is really nice XScale 520MHz PXA270 SBC with WinCE 5.0 BSP. Has one USB Host and one function, builtin LCD controller. Manufactured by Applied Data Systems:
Posted: April 9th, 2006 by Asang Dani under Embedded Systems, News, WinCE.
Unlike Simputer which failed to deliver on it’s promise, and is limited to small form-factor, this one appears to be for real and it’s not pipedreaming. Wonderful effort and vision on part of MIT Media Lab. Following is the interview by Nicholas Negroponte – MIT Media Lab Director.
Best of all, this laptop proposes to run on human power i.e. powered by motion of arms and feet and targeted for use in schools. Surely does seem possible with school kids being as active as they are! They have a stated goal of One Laptop Per Child (OLPC).
- MIT Media Lab
- Homepage of Nicholas Negroponte (Director Media Lab at MIT)
- MIT Media Lab and 100$ laptop
- OLPC website
Posted: April 8th, 2006 by Asang Dani under Default, News.
The event was held at Targore Auditorium in Osmania University. It was nice to see hundreds of students throng the hallways to hear about latest in C/C++ and embedded systems. The demos were very well received and DirectX based games and Bluetooth based remote keyboard were seen to have stirred those present. It is our sincere hope that students grab the opportunities and make most of it by learning new things and building products of tomorrow. That completes our tour for VS Express Editions in 2005. We want to thank the student community across the country, especially Delhi, Hyderabad and Bangalore for their love and support.
Posted: March 11th, 2006 by Asang Dani under .NET, Default, Embedded Systems, Events, News.
Embedded World 2006 was organized at Nurnberg, Messe. Getting there via German public transportation system was really easy. The exhibition and technical events were hosted in a series of halls. Keynote address on 14th February by Jerry McGuire of Analog Devices stressed on need for convergence of MCU and DSP worlds. He touted that their Blackfin architecture fits the bill.
Most technical talks were dominated by German and French speakers. Communicating their thoughts across to the world audience was obviously not very easy for them. Sessions by Hitex on their debugger for ARM based MCUs (HiTop5) was particularly interesting. One of their architects nicely explained how conditional execution of each ARM instruction posed a problem while deubgging optimized code.
Another very nice talk was given by Markus Levy, President EEMBC (http://www.eembc.org/About/ConsortiumLeadership.asp). He very candidly explained that some of the benchmarks were in need of rework and also explained the need for doing apple-to-apple comparion while evaluating various Embedded Systems development choices.
Linux was big at the show. Everyone was trying to showcase linux in their products. Windows CE was present (they had few booths in the exhibition), but had much smaller coverage.
Very few Indians were present at the event. Organization of the event was ok, but events in Singapore are much better managed both in terms of quality and logistics.
Posted: February 27th, 2006 by Asang Dani under Default, Embedded Systems, News.
Yashavant Kanetkar and Asang Dani would be in Delhi to speak at MS Academic days at Delhi University on 28 Jan, 2006.
The venue is:
Opposite Department of Botany, Delhi University
We reached the venue about 1 hour late. Thanks to Delhi traffic which two hours to reach DU North Campus from Dwaraka. On getting there, Pratibha was speaking about .Net Technologies and how it’s really use it with various Visual Studio Express Editions. The hall was jam packed – 500+ attendance. When I and Yashvant got on the stage, it was 3:45 p.m. The crowd was very receptive and our presentation was very well received by faculty and students alike. The event was also endorsed by CSI (Computer Society of India), Delhi Chapter. Next one is in Chennai at Anna University.
Posted: January 28th, 2006 by kanetkar under Default, Embedded Systems, Events, News.