In literal sense engineering means ‘the action of working artfully to bring something about’. But if we talk about engineering as a career it is defined as the branch of science and technology concerned with the design building and use of engines machines and structures.
It’s been quite a time since engineering is considered as a safer option to choose for career. The conventional mindset of parents in most cases lead thechildren choose either medical or engineering. People have narrowed their horizon of thinking. Instead of exploring and getting to know what their real quest or calling is, we choose to rely on something which is guaranteed in a better way; we can say they have started to compromising with their real aspirations and are afraid of taking chances and fall.
People choose engineering because their parents want them to or because they have a sibling who is earning good in that field etc. One of the main reasons for which students choose engineering as a career is because they are good at Mathematics.I agree most of us do not have the idea at the point when we have to choose a career or we can simply say that it’s our very own education system which has compelled us to mug up and vomit till the time we actually have to decide something of relevance, something which we have to be involved into for our entire lifetime.
I can vouch many of us must have had experienced a blank state of mind at that very moment when we were required to choose. If not then we would have taken commerce based on our grades and would have choosing between Mathematics and Biology just because we like the subject or because our best friends are taking a particular stream.
I would like to request all the parents reading out there to inculcate the habit of exploring things from beginning and not just simply ask them to choose engineering because the world is choosing or because it’s in demand.
If we talk about engineering yes, definitely is an interesting profession to be in. There are so many colleges out there where you can pursue this degree from IITs, NITs, government colleges to private ones. There are very wide variety of branches computer science, mechanical engineering, civil-engineering, chemical engineering, aeronautical engineering, bio-engineering, and some more. Along with these,there are several post-graduation courses which go very well along with.
Engineering has so much to offer and so much to learn from. In a true sense it is in an art, it is a way in which we can apply our little own inventions and discoveries to simply bless mankind with something new or something which we never expected or which we could have just wished for. Imagine the time when Wright brothers would have given the world the basic plane structure for the very first time or when the first code would have been written which performed the tasks of human ,imagine the time when the first time our satellite would have landed on moon or when someone would have communicated for the first time using telephones etc.
Engineering is filled with miracles only if we have true passion for it. But what’s distressing these days is how people are considering it. They have started considering it as a way to have secure 9 to 5 job with a basic starting salary of minimum 30000. On a personal level it’s good to secure ourselves but along with it we are maligning the profession. Not just that, we are putting ourselves in a box whereas engineering truly can be defined as something thinking outside the box.