Register for ACM India Student Webinar on 19 May with Navin Kabra: “Common Mistakes in Campus Tests and Job Interviews”

May 13, 2020

The fourth session of the ACM India special miniseries of student-oriented webinars is on an equally interesting topic. Register now for "Common Mistakes in Campus Tests and Job Interviews", to be presented on Tuesday 19 May 2020 at 11 am IST by Navin Kabra, co-founder and CTO of ReliScore. Chandrashekhar Sahasrabudhe, COO of ACM India Council, will host the session.

Registrations are limited, so please register early and secure your spot. Although this is a student-oriented initiative, all students, faculty and industry professionals are welcome to attend the webinar. Feel free to forward this communication to those who would be interested.

Note : You can also stream this webinar on your mobile device, including smartphone and tablet.

Abstract: Most companies find that engineering students (BE CS/IT) are surprising unprepared for campus tests and job interviews. This includes many students with good academic performance. In this talk, I will cover some of the most important areas where students commonly fall short, including practical aspects of writing programs, writing good SQL queries, using the right data-structures in different situations, and other such issues. In the later part of the talk I will also cover the major differences between student programmers and professional programmers, and what students need to do to quickly bridge the gap.

Duration : 60 minutes (including audience Q&A)

Dr. Navin Kabra is a co-founder and CTO at ReliScore, a startup focused on helping companies filter job candidates based on evaluation of actual job-related skills. He is also one of the creators of, a portal for the tech community in Pune, India, and, one of the largest startup showcases in Pune. He is on the Advisory Board of Innoviti (a Fintech company in the payments processing space), the Advisory Committee of NIDHI-EIR-PEP and NIDHI-PRAYAS-PC (Govt. of India initiatives in the innovation/incubation space) and a technology consultant at FinIQ (specializing in derivatives and other structured products).

In the past he has worked for large companies and small; worked in India and in the US; seen a successful exit and a dotcom failure; done product development and research; has written consumer software and enterprise software; and has been a developer, an architect, and a manager (but hated it).

Navin has done PhD with David DeWitt in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin in 1999, and a B.Tech. in Computer Science from IIT-Bombay before that. He is an inventor on 18 US patents, 2 European patents, and 1 Japanese patent, filed as part of the work for 3 different companies. He is interested in a number of areas of computer science, including highly scalable systems, distributed and fault-tolerant software systems, text search, information retrieval, and analysis of unstructured information. His latest interest is the understanding of what drives online communities.

Shekhar Sahasrabudhe, Chief Operating Officer of ACM India Council