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Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare • Sep 12, 2012

Cobbler's son becomes a cobbler - 'Career Decisions' unnecessary?

If you go back in time, you will find that our system didn't need the young ones to take career decisions. For example, a cobbler's son becomes a cobbler. A teacher's son becomes a teacher. A King's son becomes a King. Right from their childhood, they got to see their fathers working and knew exactly how things are done, why they are done the way they are done - while chance of improving those skills in the process of growing up. So, by the time the child turned 16, he/she knew what his career ahead was.
Come back to the present and you will see hundreds of clueless students who have 100s of career options and no one knows what they are 'good' at. Leave alone passion. 👀

And this is why we see hundreds of thousands of engineering students passing out each year, with only handful of them of being worthy to be called 'real engineers'.

What is wrong with the system? We are giving students a hundred options, we have given them freedom of choice and still we see half-hearted people at work, doing the job 'just for the money'.
Rupam Das
Rupam Das • Sep 12, 2012
Engineering is Different. I am sure 95% of the Engineer's fathers are not engineers. They cant be because 22 years back we did not have more than some 2000 engineering seats per state!

Engineering is easy. You at least give yourself a chance for a job! 2 years in US. Good Dowry for boys , less dowry for girls if they ever managed to have come back from US/Aus.

What are the other common professions you suggest that ensures good job prospect? It will be interesting to hear from you.
Below thought defeats the purpose of Engineering, unfortunately Engineers passing out they dont know the defination of Engineer,and our socio-econimic background do not allow them to think in that direction.History suggests we have been dominated and ruled and still we are doing the same,Corporates pay us handsomely and make us human-bots.
Due to rise in population as well as change in generation does not gaurantee an Engineers child will be a fine engineer,eg Gavaskar's son didnt end-up like his Father.Only our appraoch can change this scenario.

Engineering is easy. You at least give yourself a chance for a job! 2 years in US. Good Dowry for boys , less dowry for girls if they ever managed to have come back from US/Aus.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Sep 13, 2012
Looks like we've two issues being discussed here -
  • Why our education system/ colleges fail at producing good engineers?
  • Why aren't students able to make good career decisions?
These two are entirely different issues and shouldn't be mixed (IMHO). But given the title of the thread, I'd focus on the second.
Students aren't able to decide which career path is better for them because they aren't exposed to ideas. These days, our brains are so engaged in trivial activities that there's no time to really think about 'future' or exposing minds to several career options. "Follow the heard" mentality is going up and people apparently have 'good lives' with it. It's also true that a LOT of people end up frustrated in their professional lives because of not making decisions when it mattered.
Jeffrey Arulraj
Jeffrey Arulraj • Sep 15, 2012
all engineers from any branch are forced into IT sector by the college they study cos they want to boast of having 100% placement this is killing engineers to the core

PS: my point of view no direct targets here
zaveri
zaveri • Sep 17, 2012
the word "engineering" has seem to be evolved into a brand, which stands for promised financial security.

in short it means to say , that if you choose engineering as your career, then you will never go hungry, let alone becoming rich.
For example, a cobbler's son becomes a cobbler. A teacher's son becomes a teacher. A King's son becomes a King.
Occasionally a carpenter's son becomes God as does a cowherd's son.

Choice is the individual's.
For example, a cobbler's son becomes a cobbler
Occasionally, a cobbler's daughter becomes an IITian!
See a saga of sacrifice by a father.
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Jeffrey Arulraj
Jeffrey Arulraj • Oct 11, 2012
Salute you sir you are the greatest father in this world

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