I’m convinced that Indian Engineering students (and others also) have lost their ability to think. I’ve enough examples to prove my point and it disheartens me. I’ve had following conversation with a girl who is in 3rd or 2nd year of engineering (Computer Engineering) :-
G: hi….i wnt sum advice rel8ed 2 my sem subj8s…
K: Ok, how may I help?
G: there are two grp Ist grp have datamining and datawarehouse,artificial intellingenceand neural and fuzzy logic and 2nd grp has software testing and design and analysis in compiter network
K: I see.
G: so which sub should I choose 1 sub from eaxh grp and why help
K: You should go with the subjects you are interested in.
G: I want to what future demand
K: Frankly speaking, no one can tell that.
G: Tell me about software testing
K: An integral part of SDLC, will always be in demand, I think.
G: means Its like a software eng.
K: Not sure. I’m not a computer engineer.
G: So who are you?
K: I’m an Electrical engineer.
G: Ok fine bye.
I think I was expected to answer like this:
“You should definitely go with Group I because it is the future!”. Instead, I advised to go with the subject that interests you more. That was an unexpected answer.
I wished the student had spend some time reading about the subjects, course contents, getting information on software testing etc. and decide for herself. Instead she chose to get ready-made answer like all our Indian engineering students do, normally. Engineers are the creators of technology and they define the world. But I believe Indian engineers have convinced themselves that the writing 100 lines of code in JAVA is the best thing they can do.
Or worse; most of them have no fire to create something new and guts/desire to take necessary steps.
–The Big K–