Engineering is always considered as the coolest profession, being a kid. They made stuff like iron-man suites, satellites and the best of the cars. In India, every profession has the floating myth. People exaggerate it and spread it over the world. Some myths seem to linger around you for no fault of your own other than choosing a profession. There are some clear facts about engineering which proves the expectations and beliefs to be far from reality.
- Engineers are superhumans: Most of the people do not understand the reality of life. They just believe that engineers are super humans that can build robots, rockets, electric vehicles and many more. They think that engineer knows everything about the technical product or machinery. But in reality, no engineer knows the complete detail of the project he/she is working on.
- More value of engineering than science: The happening and the observation comes from science and the method of performing the task by using that application is engineering. Scientists establish facts which engineers exploit to make things useful to society. Today, with the vastness of the different fields, science and engineering have separated. Now, scientists rarely take up engineering work.
- Management studies with Engineering: In today’s time, the most sought-after combination is a degree of engineering with a degree of management. Engineering has nothing to do with management (which does not involve science).
- Our country needs more IITs: To meet the requirement of engineers, there are many IITs. But the designing and work of engineers require just a few people. We believe in producing the quality of engineers.
In the developing country, we are able to improve and maintain the quality of our institutes and retain the people graduating from them by creating ample opportunities for them to work in India with a good salary.
It is better to improve and maintain the standards of the NITs, the IITs and other government institutes than creating newer ones and diluting the existing standards.
- Foreign MNCs: The foreign multinationals offers attractive salary package that attracts students from different countries to work in. This is a case of brain drain, in which the brains are hired not to work. Though many might not accept, the basic aim of the foreign MNCs is to utilize the cheap labor in the developing countries to run their manufacturing units; product development is not their primary goal.