Talent is hidden everyone and there should be someone to groom it. The rural India has abundance of talent but does not have the know how of channelizing the talents one has. A son of a poor coolie who earns only so much that he can feed his family once, his son never dreamt that he would be sitting infront of computers and sending a mail to his chief trainer who has gone for a visit to the US regarding a query about the micro chip he has designed. But this is a fact and all this has been made possible by Karmic Training School and Research Centre Nesargi (Bailhongal taluk).
The Karmic center in Nesargi trains such students who have passed their SSLC but cannot afford to study further and trains them to make micro chips for a US based company.
Karmic center was established in 2008 provides VLSI training course for three years after which they are absorbed by Karmic Manipal or anywhere else. They make micro chips which used in mobile phones and other electronic gadgets.
Karmic Training School and Research Centre is not only a training center but also provides food, shelter, clothes and even pocket money is given by the Karmic Training School and Research Centre till they start earning. As these kids are from the rural areas special courses on English and communication skills are taken. The health insurance of their families is also borne by the Karmic.
The man behind this exciting venture is Dr Shivaling Mahanshetti who is also Director of KarMic Company. Dr. Shivaling S Mahant-shetti envisioned a new world where every thing is natural, sophisticated, free yet controlled, peaceful yet powerful, innovative, productive and constructive in all a committed garden of rosy success reserver of knowledge in harmony with social responsibility enterprise of enterprises called “KarMic”.
Dr S S Mahant-Shetti from Bailhongal, with rich experience in research laboratories of Texas Instruments and in TestChip Technologies conducts the course and manages the Design Centre activities. He holds 67 patents to his name and an experience of over 25 years in chip design.
He founded Karnataka Microelectronic Design Centre Pvt Ltd (KARMIC) in Manipal which has 250 engineers designing chips. He has emerged as a team with in-depth acumen in Memory, High Performance Digital, Analog, RF and Mixed Signal domains. A unique feature of the Design Centre is that its members are drawn exclusively from KarMic Training Centre Pvt. Ltd., after a year of postgraduate training emphasizing strong team spirit as well as practical aspects of IC design.
Dr. Mahant-Shetti received the B. Tech (Hons) in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, in 1972. He earned Sc.M and Ph.D. degrees from Electrical Sciences from Brown University in 1975 and 1977 respectively. He worked in Astro-Med Division of Atlan Tol Industries, Warwick, RI. For five years. He joined the research laboratories at Texas Instruments, Dallas and worked for 16 years. He started the LinAsic design centre in Texas Instruments India, Bangalore in 1988-89, the first commercial chip design activity in India. Chip designing was not done those days. He learnt it the hard way. He did his schooling from Belgaum Military school.
Dr.Mahant-Shetti told this blog, “One needs to earn for himself then his family and then one needs to replay to the society, and I am only doing that.”
Pranjal Rural Power Private Limited, Bailhongal has also joined hands with Mahanshetti to work for the
social cause. Students designing solar products at the centre will be absorbed into a new company which will manufacture solar products.
The students who have passed out and start earning give Rs.2000 monthly towards the school from their salaries.
In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna says:
Therefore, without being attached to the fruits of activities, one should act as a matter of duty, for by working without attachment one attains the Supreme.
Dr Shivaling Mahanshetti in a true sense is a Karmyogi who is building a nation from where it needs to be built.
AAB was the first one to cover KarMic way back on 09 December 2009.