Saturday, July 26, 2008

Engineerhood !!!

Sitting with eyes wide open at 2:36 A.M. That's so natural of an Engineering student, everyone will argue. Right, I say. That's so right of an Engineer. But am I one? And if I weren't one What am I? And why am I following the rules of an engineer?

This college has taught me a lot of things. It has made me more pragmatic, more matured, more directionable and oriented but it has simply failed to make me an engineer. Why, oh Why did you leave this one thing? 9 months from now I will pass out from this college as a 'Better Zahid' but not a 'B-Tech Zahid'.

Surely the close to 40 lakh population that will pass out the next year from the various engineering colleges across india are not Engineers. No country can produce so many engineers year by year. We hear in news channels and media that so many of the so called engineers are left unemployed. Issues are made out of it. Mountains out of mole-hills. But my arguement is different. The troup we hear in the media are not engineers. No engineer is left jobless. Talent finds its way somehow somewhere. And the poor graduates who are termed engineers are just koels in the crows nest.

But I wont bicker about this number and find reasons to blame the government. I hold that this elite title given to any soul would not only improve his qualification but prevent a serious famine of engineers. Imagine such a situation. With so few engineers. As in the just safe side of a famine of doctors we are presently in. Ask yourself. How many doctors are there in your locality? In your city? How many doctors per thousand people? We are managing because a part of our population cant afford a doctor and another satisfied by the chemist's diagnosis and yet another hates paying a visit to them.

Coming back to Engineers, its not as difficult to turn an engineer. They say that A talk with a wise man is much worthier than the same time spent on referring books. This adage holds true here. Speak to an Engineer and you will know he is one. And odds in favour of his inspiring you are worth betting upon. And while others are busy making mountains out of molehills you should start making machines out of the same raw material. And practising things that havent yet been preached will help too.

And yes, it would be a bad idea to cease staying late into the night. Remember, engineers stay late in the night. Maybe one such night you will strike a pot of Engineerhood !!! What say?


Lena said...

people go for what is paid more, what is more prestigeous, what will help them to get money for the family, thats natural.
We had the same situations with lawyers here few years ago. Everyone wanted to be one and after few years there were much more of them than needed... some are still jobless.

Cinderella. said...

Btw the insomniac applies to everyone these days...not just engineers..easy internet availability has caused this ruckus !

And about he shortage of docs....hadnt the seats been so less, and the fee so humungous, not forgetting the quota shit...perhaps we could have had more docs !!

I know ppl who have tried for as long as 4-5 yrs to get a medical seat...and finally gave up cz the fees got rocketting !

Completely agree with you on thetaent part though..if you have it n know how to use will never be jobless...

♥bμşγ-ŵŗϊŧēŕ♥ said...

seems like lena and cinderella already said whatever i wanted to say!
tis an engg phase, it'll pass. hopefully it'll still be there when i turn an engg. :D

btw, hola! tis been loong!

Solitaire said...

OMG!! I just wrote a post on stereotypes about an hour ago and "ENGINEER" features in that post!

Anindita said...

Hear hear!!!

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Job saturation is an issue even in the medical field these days.

And insomniacs can be anyone who blogs! :P

Knatchbulley Hughzscene said...

oyii.. m nt an engg n i stay awake whole night.. sleep at around 4am :D

Knatchbulley Hughzscene said...

i've strtd another blog.. do chck it sumtime..

Vandita said...

hmmm i agree with insomniac thing but i had even before i got in engg .. :P
oh and i'd also like u to throw more light on why u dont think u'll be an 'engineer'