Today was Day 1 of my so called “industrial training” which is a pretty lame name as we arent trained at all. we just get to how stuff works at the place. So we had decided to do it these holidays. a bit sneakily planned-i wasnt incharge of that. sneaky because what was needed was a small crowd not some huge group tramping all over the building. My friends had heard that BSNL offers this “training” from some seniors and lucky for me decided to include me in the list of interested people 🙂 so finally it was 10 of us. the letter was applied for permission from the college in my neat handwriting. i can be neat when i want 😛 i was also the delivery boy for the letter to the BSNL office because its so close to my house. so all the talking was left to me.
Today we all met and reached the Pandeshwar Exchange by 11-these people dont know how to be punctual. well am not too much of a punctual puritan myself 😛 but then im late only when the places are far away from my place and nearer to the friends i have to meet up with. ok so Pandeshwar exchange.. i had the letter to be given to the Divisional Engineer. we did that and had a look at the 5 ESS and the CDMA-WLL. the former handles the switching of the landlines and the latter of the Cell phones. one is the physical optic fibre connection while the other transmits signals from towers to its subscribers. Most of the stuff that was explained went way over our heads. we havnt studied any of this stuff and what general knowledge i had of calls taking place had to be utilized to make some sense. we had to take notes.. thats what our placement incharge ma’am at college had told us. i lost interest in noting down after sometime because i couldnt understand the crazy digital details 😀 oh and we were left within 90 minutes. tomorrow is another day.
one of the things we saw today: