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# Random Thoughts on Engineering, Medicine and Sciences in India - Part I

Since all of you would have finished with most of the competitive exams I thought I would pen my thoughts .I think the entrance examination for AIIMS and JIPMER are still due .THINK OF THIS ARTICLE AS AN ATTEMPT TO KINDLE LOST INTEREST IN CORE FIELDS FOR THOSE ENTERING ENGINEERING in the wake of drifting away to consulting ,finance jobs .

Majority of our engineering colleges are useless and they don’t teach any real engineering.

Fundamentally, an engineer should be able to build things. If you don’t have the joy of breaking & building things, you are NOT an engineer. Simple.

Engineers have an unique job. We have the job of srushti - of creation. Of bringing things that never existed. Doctors and mechanics have to merely fix broken things. Lawyers and accountants have to merely keep up with rules and fineprints. We don’t get involved only when things go wrong. We can get positively involved to get things right from the start. None of this scientific revolution would have occurred without us.

Physicists and mathematicians can dream of things [this is why Sheldon, you are not as good as an engineer!] but only an engineer can bring to life. If physicists are like fathers of an idea - just bringing the sperm, engineers labour it like mothers - through all the pain to bring that kid into existence.

If you want to be employed as an engineer, you have to truly love that job of creation. You have to get to work in the morning excited about the new thing you are going to bring to life. You have to get your hands messy with experimentation. You have to constantly think how you can make your baby better and better and better.

If you are a real engineer, that creation is not a path to something. It is the destiny. The creation is not a reward for something “bigger” - say drawing strategies in thin air like a consultant or doing excel sheets like an investment banker. The reward for a real engineer is greater and better challenges to solve.

If you want to be an engineer, tell me what all are you creating. How many hours per day you are creating? How crazy are you about creating? If you create truly crazy stuff 5–8 hours every day of your 4 years of engineering, you will get into the top jobs regardless of what college you studied. If not, good luck. If you just give an excuse that you cannot spend that much time on creating every day because of some stupid college assignments or other useless distractions, you are not cut for it.

This is what Balaji Vishwanathan had to say on Quora for a question. What do you guys think?

Note by Tejas Suresh
10 months ago

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- 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Congrats yaar!!

- 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank u bhai :P

- 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Prakhar when will u give treat yaar ?? to us

- 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Well somehow i missed IISC Counselling . If i would have came to Bengaluru i would have given treat to all of you :P

- 9 months, 3 weeks ago

You can come over once again .That time donot forget

- 9 months, 3 weeks ago

kudos, i thought u live in delhi !

- 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Credit also goes to Brilliant.org for nurturing talent and providing platform for motivated youngsters .

- 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Bhai saheb ,treat dedho .Send me treat !! I will send my address in Bangalore wow .You are genius .

- 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Well written . I Need some time to think upon it . I Have nothing to do these days it will be a nice topic to ponder upon

- 10 months ago

muutth maar le kr bf dekh k :P

- 10 months ago

Guys, please be nice and respectful to each other on Brilliant. It is okay to disagree but not have an agressive conversation.

- 9 months, 3 weeks ago

was i agressive ?

- 9 months, 3 weeks ago

@shubham dhull No one understands what you write .Be clear

- 10 months ago

u would not probably like what i wrote , it was for @Prakhar Bindal

- 10 months ago

@shubham dhull I would like to say a thing to you,dont be too aggressive and always try to be receptive .In a professional course it helps

- 10 months ago

These are some interesting viewpoints you brought up. These problems about engineering education are not talked about often.

- 10 months ago

@Sumanth R Hegde Congratulations !! to you saw in the newspaper .Karnataka CET .All the best for future studies

- 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks man!

- 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Congrats....All the best for future endeavors.

- 9 months, 3 weeks ago

You topped Karnataka CET?

- 9 months, 3 weeks ago

2nd rank :p

- 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Oh congrats bhai!

- 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks man!! What are u doing these days?

- 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Getting Bored xD .

- 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Could u please come on slack if u dont mind .I need to ask u something ?Thank You

- 9 months, 3 weeks ago

There are some amazing startups like QTPI Technologies .Aerotrix which are doing real time stuff and teaching youngsters to build things that engineering colleges ideally should do .Even in IITs AFAIK ,Professors wont and dont get involevd in these ventures and its only students out of their own initiative who do it . Ofcourse with startup India things are changing .Lets see where it goes

- 9 months, 3 weeks ago

@Pranjal Jain @Prakhar Bindal @Agnishom Chattopadhyay What do u guys think ?Please share your honest thoughts .

- 10 months ago

Yes it's true..... My parents expect me to go to an iit, do CS but I don't love computers at all. I plan to do research In preferably theoritical/mathematical physics..... So your thoughts have shown light to me.... Thanks.

- 10 months ago

Hey, bro. Sorry if i speaked more as i am a junior and not qualified as you, Still,

I will say that, If you dont love CS and want to research in Physics, You must go to IISC, you will have brighter future, As after a CSE from IITB, ultimately, you will have to do the same job , everyother person does, who isnt as qualfied as you. I will ask you to go to research work, Even i am into research work. I want to study in IISC Bangalore, and want to be a theoretical Physicist..... Still I have some love towards robotic engineering.

If i dont get IISC and get IIT, will be going to IIT for Physics Hons. and not B Tech.

Dont mind if i speaked more, Sorry.

- 3 days, 4 hours ago

I will write in the near future on the issues facing science and how many people are forced to settle for engineering at the cost of basic sciences .But this focuses on the structural problems within engineering itself

- 10 months ago

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