There is this issue that always i regret about. The sorry state of the education system these days- especially the field of engineering. I as a lecturer feel very depressed to say that we are generating custom made engineers who fit into either Infosys or TCS or Wipro. The whole meaning of engineering is getting defeated. My perspective of a BE course is where all the basics of a particular field of engineering is taught reinforced with other related core fields like physics, chemistry, mathematics. Students are supposed to use this knowledge to decide upon their field of interest and go with it.
But what’s happening in the name of placements in the engineering colleges is truly cheating the students, making them puppets. The various avenues available are completely closed down and just one option is given to them i.e to become a software engineer in one of these reputed companies. Students are not allowed to think in any other dimension at all. The individuality of the students is killed in the name of HR training. Its so funny to see that all the students talk, walk, smile, think in the same way. These ridiculous HR trainings turn students into robots. They just take instructions and execute it all in the same way.
Why are we blocking the various other options for the students? Meaning of BE is not to send students out with an offer letter but to send them out with ample knowledge so that they can mould their own future and also contribute to the world.The knowledge of engineering can be applied not only in the field of software but in so many others like teaching, farming, administration, defense. Students should be allowed to choose their interest and not dictated that this is what you should do.Parents also play a role in it by pushing them to enter the same field what their neighbours son or cousin’s daughter is into.
I think things should change and some strong action needs to be taken against this nuisance.I would appreciate some thoughts about this by the students..