Parents certainly play a significant role in making decisions for their children. Reports suggest that many engineering students are being advised or forced to join engineering from their parents and family members. And at times it could be for the reason that of some economical reasons.
The selection of an engineering college or appropriate degree is highly affected by social pressure. A person is highly influenced by his parents’ or someone else’s thinking that people in IT industry have bright future and make huge money. It’s just an affair of getting our son/daughter into these industries and he/she is set for lifetime and will soon extract all the capital that is being invested. The present statistics carry this piece of information.
Most parents, on the other hand, do not understand that the concept that a graduating from a tier-3 college and graduating from a tier-1 college have their different values. They believe that an engineer is an engineer, regardless of where he/she graduates from.
And another shocking factor is the source of information, because it’s quite unreasonable at most of the times. Instead of making a proper research, they prefer asking people around them and make their decision accordingly. The information provided by these people is hardly related to the actual quality parameters.
There is a rising delusion that if a student has good interest in social networking or computer gaming, he is a good candidate of a software engineering. And more surprisingly, they think their kid can be an electronic engineer because last time he repaired your radio. And even worst, he should be an automobile engineer because he loves driving sports car, in computer games!
Though, the situation is changing now, as some engineering colleges have started offering counseling for the engineering aspirants. One such college, located in Jaipur, is Arya Group of Colleges which invites experts for student’s counseling. Though, this is quite necessary for the parents to attend these sessions to guide their pupils in a better way.
Education of Engineering in India has been under the limelight due to the hullabaloo surrounding the new admittance examination formation for the admission in IITs.
In an article, a renowned person claims that successful engineering wants a good perceptive of people and organizations. Devoid of these, engineering is useless, ensuing in poor services and high costs. When that renowned person refers to “hierarchical institutes, language dissimilarities, and profound social gulfs” troublemaking the presentation of Indian engineering, we reminded the cultural and social hurdles to the improvement. Like any other professional regulation, engineering wants to be entrenched in the social environment in which it is likely to show outcomes. Our letdown to comprise perceptive social science and humanities courses in the education of Engineering in India is proving costly undeniably.
Concerned by the common reports of poor engineering skills and unemployable engineers among the thousands of Indian engineering graduates, a well-known professor and entrepreneur commenced the Joy of Engineering, Design and Innovation (JEDI) competition few years ago. This contest is based on last year projects carried out by engineering students as part of their engineering syllabus. But we hope that at least a few of the JEDI discoveries get out of the lab and placed into the market.
An interesting report says that approximately 85 of the top 100 rankers join IIT Bombay. The report credited this to “enhanced industry experience, superior facilities and a moderate campus life.” While it’s surely good to spot superiority issues rather than natural features or language swaying student preferences, it’s not easy to evade thinking in an age of social networks and new-fangled and fine methods of peer stress. But is this only the newest sign of a need of uniqueness and sovereign thinking? If so, this does not promise as well in good health for the nation.
Still, we can feel a bit positive with emergence of some quality institutes like Arya Group of Colleges who are dedicated and willing to offer top-notch education and produce capable engineers. While unemployment has remained the biggest issue in the industry, Arya Group of Colleges has created a stream of achieving more than 90 percent placement record since last many years.