Originally posted by me on Medium: https://medium.com/@mukil094/engineering-in-india-ed17957839f3
India is a country with humongous youth population. The youth who hold immense potential eventually needs to contribute to the workforce of this huge economy. But, are they groomed to face the corporate world?
Let’s take the case of Engineering in India. More than 1.5 Million engineers churn out of the institutions spread across India. But, it’s a sad truth that almost 60% of our engineering graduates are not fit for employment. There are a lot of articles on “engineers-unemployment” which would give you the exact numbers to understand this pathetic situation. In this post, let me touch upon the various issues which I’ve personally faced (Yes, I’m an engineer too).
Human beings are extraordinary creatures. I say this because, in the 4.5 billion-year-old history of the Earth, no other living organism has come close to what we have been able to achieve as a species. Now, I’m not talking about going into space or creating artificial intelligence; although these are as staggering an achievement as any. As a species, we have done some pretty amazing things at the ecological level as well.
As I scroll through my Facebook wall, I see an image of a boy tagged with the text “engineering student suicides”. Later that day my phone is flooding with messages saying “It may be a murder”.
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” says Walt Disney.
Yes, this is happening in the minds of the upcoming students and fresh graduates. They dream. They do the impossible!