Dip Ranjan Das joined our MS in Computer Science Program (“ComPro”) at Maharishi International University (MIU) in the U.S. in August 2023. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Communications Engineering and an MBA from Bangladesh.
In this Q&A article, Dip tells the story of his career and how the practice of the Transcendental Meditation® (TM) technique transformed his life and made him a better software developer.
Q: Tell us about your career before MIU.
“Before joining MIU, I worked as a Chief Engineer at Samsung R&D in Bangladesh for 8 years, contributing to its technology development. After that, I spent 4 years at Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL), working in various positions, including Deputy General Manager.”
Q: Tell us about your MIU campus life.
“The MIU campus is a diverse and friendly place. I have already made friends from many countries. In the ComPro program alone, we have had students and graduates from 108 nations. The faculty, staff, and locals in Fairfield are always welcoming and supportive. The campus is surrounded by nature, with lakes, parks, and walking trails, making it a great place to study and enjoy the outdoors.”
Q: When did you learn TM?
“After applying to the ComPro program in March 2023, I learned the Transcendental Meditation® (TM) technique in Bangladesh. Since then, my awareness in life has been improving through consistent practice of the technique.”
Q: What are your thoughts on TM?
“TM is a simple technique to feel calm. Individuals dealing with stress could really benefit from learning this technique. Spreading the word about TM and making it easier for people to access it could contribute to making the world a better place. The technique is not tied to any religion, and I believe it’s okay for anyone, regardless of their religious beliefs, to practice it.”
Learn more about TM here.
Q: How is TM practice helping you with your studies?
“The practice of TM has been scientifically shown to reduce stress and anxiety, enhance focus and concentration, and improve overall mental clarity.
In my own experience, doing TM for 20 minutes twice a day has boosted my confidence and allowed me to focus on academic work. Regular TM practice has helped me maintain a lasting inner calm and balance, leading to increased self-awareness.”
Learn about the scientific research conducted on TM here.
Q: Tell us about the group meditation on campus and how you see it benefit ComPro students.
“In the mornings, before breakfast, we practice TM as a group in an auditorium in the Argiro Student Center (where the college dining hall, student lounge, and many features are situated). The regular group practice in this routine helps us to improve collective awareness and reduces stress.”
Q: How do you think the TM practice can help software developers?
“From my personal experience, I can share that practicing TM not only reduces stress but also increases productivity and enhances problem-solving skills – qualities often desired in software developer positions. Therefore, it’s clear to me that software developers, like myself, can gain significant benefits from regular TM practice.”
Q: What encouragement would you give to software developers who are considering the ComPro program?
“I highly recommend software developers around the world to apply for the ComPro program at MIU, as it is a fantastic option to advance their careers. Additionally, practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique will enhance your well-being. Joining MIU is a wise choice.”