Well, I was thinking about this, what will happen if every student in a country chosen to study engineering?
A country full of engineers? Sounds good! Isn’t it?
Well, here is the latest survey which says that there are 3,345 Engineering colleges in a country in which more than 1.5 million Engineers are graduating from these universities every year.
If we look at the number of engineering colleges in India and the number of engineers coming out of these colleges every year, the questions that form in most of the people’s minds are,
“Does India need so many engineers?”
“Is all these graduates gonna get their dream jobs with five digit salaries?
My answer might disappoint you. But no, most of these graduates are not going to get any jobs related to their education. 80% of engineering graduates are unfit to be engineers according to a survey conducted by a reputed organization.
Okay, then where do these graduate students go?
Where do they get a job?
The fact is, they do not get any jobs which they dreamed about. They will end up in companies which pay pathetically low salaries and high working hours, after all, they do not have any other options.
There is one famous joke about engineering is as follows
If you don’t know what to do in life, then do engineering 🙁
And recently the CEO of manpower consulting firm Randstad Mr.E.Balaji says.
“Several engineers end up working as sales executives, so there is no link between what they studied and what they do.”
Which shows the current situation of engineers and most importantly according to Aspiring minds national employability report from more than 650 colleges in India and more than 1,50,000 students, which explicitly mentioned that more than 80% students are unemployable!
And the more shocking news is Bangalore is in second place for producing unqualified engineers after Delhi.
If you want me to mention some facts of Engineering students from India
*91.82% of the students lacked in programming and failed to crack algorithm related skills.
*71.23% of the students unable to possess soft and cognitive skills.
*60% of the students lack domain skills (example civil engineering, mechanical engineering, etc.)
*97% of the students cannot speak and lack fluency in English which is required for getting an IT job
*57.96% of students were lacked in analytical and quantitative skills which are must in any work domain.
*Only 61% of students possess grammar skills which are almost equal to a primary school student.
*Only 7.1% of students can speak English fluently which is considered as presentable during an interview from companies.
*The major problem related was witnessed with the pronunciation, followed by fluency skills, also grammar and sentence construction. Understanding the spoken English and vocabulary showcased fewer problems.
Even with all these facts which are not digestible, why everyone wants to become engineers?
What are myths behind all these?
Myth1: Engineering is the only future course which fetches job, other degrees are a waste(!)
Myth2: Only in engineering campus placement is there, in other courses there will be no campus drives. Hence jobs are hard to find.
Myth 3: One should be either an engineer or a doctor to be successful in life, other courses are waste and not worthy
So, parents should remove all these myths from their mind, because these are reasons why there high unemployed students in India if you follow your passion there will always be a good job which you deserve.
The interest of the candidate and his/her choice of the branch should be the criteria for admission not their parent’s biased view on students life.
I think now you guys got a precise view on future of Indian engineers 🙁
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