Five Point Someone fame Chetan Bhagat in a recent tweet has mentioned Infosys as a Body Shop; the tweet was indeed directed at Infosys Chairman Emeritus N.R Narayana Murthy. Recently Mr. Murthy in a ‘Pan IIT summit’ had expressed his views about the current IIT selection process. You can get to know about Murthy’s views by reading our earlier post.
It seems like Bhagat, an IIT Delhi alumni contradicts Murthy’s views and tweeted as ” It is ironic when someone who runs a body shopping company and calls it hi-tech, makes sweeping comments on the quality of IIT students.”
Well this is not the first time Chetan Bhagat had made news, earlier he was involved in a controversy with 3 Idiots a Bollywood blockbuster based on his book Five Point Someone.
Chetan Bhagat has close to 530,000 twitter followers; his controversial tweet followed with another tweet mentioning ‘All is well’ with Infosys. Original tweet is “Lovely newshour with Mohandas Pai of Infosys. We agree with each other. All is well. Any supposed ‘fight’ is media imagination.’
Mr.Murthy hasn’t pointed out any individual, wondering what made Mr. Bhagat make such serious allegations that too on a Company of such high repute. It seems like now everything is OK with Bhagat & Infosys!
So what are your views? Whom do you support Mr. Chetan or Mr. Murthy?
Why did we cover this?
Simple, it involves issue related to the selection process of IITs, which is currently in debate. IITs are planning to shelf IITJEE from 2012 and moving pawns to adopt an entrance test similar to SAT. You can read about it here. Murthy’s views are already taken into consideration.
Other side Ex IITians and few current IIT students have started a protest on government’s decision to shelf decades old IITJEE. You can read the same here.