It’s sad to say this but the grade of engineering taught in our technical colleges has been on a consistent low since past 6-7 years, putting it politely. From the IITs to The NITs, from deemed universities to state government universities, each and every one of them could be found marginalising the academia from their prime concerns and targeting the profitable aspects of owning or running universities. Most of the “renowned” engineering colleges in India except few are just creating human waste out of potential researchers and developers.Being an engineering student myself, know the harsh reality of the aftermath to engineers my graduation course. In most of the colleges around mine, people are being taught outdated knowledge and information, which we as the ambassadors and innovators of the new technically equipped world, could not make any use of.
Some of the teachers have been quoted saying “We are just doing it because that’s how its been done till now and this is how we’ve learned our course.” That’s some sad words you’ll hear for the day, but I’m afraid I’m quite right about the current status of our country’s most boasted graduation course. Even the prestigious IITs have failed to bring the state the honor they were expected to yield. No big solid research have been made yet by our institutions when compared to the MIT(Massachusetts Institute of Technology), or the Harvard or Oxford. We don’t have an institution of our own in the top 15 engineering offering institutes over Asia, the list which is quite occupied by Tokyo and Seoul. We make engineers follow the shown path and do the best in that so that we can be the best worker in the firm, but we are rarely seen as the innovators in the same firm. The reason that a huge chunk of the engineering graduates opting for higher studies lies around this remark. Graduates feel that annexing only an engineering degree would land them in no more than a regular sized, dead end , low-salaried job.
But seeing the great minds of our scholars excelling abroad, like Sundar Pichhai and Satya Nadela, I feel relaxed that my country does not lack talent, all we need right now is to amend the ongoing “factory schooling” of the engineers right now and try to make the latest technologies to each and every engineering institute of the country so that each aspirant can understand the true meaning of this big league academic module of our country and set the focus upright because it desperately needs to be if our country wants to stand amidst the major league nations in technology and development. Look, there’s nothing to get depressed of by reading this article-cum-answer, there is a huge scope of improvement seeing the potential our country possess, I just hope someday, somebody in the power will realise it and align it with the leading institutes of the world by making the requisite amendments.
P.S. I know that “deshbhakts” would barge upon this answer to show the “patriotism” rooted in them, just like they do to each and every sensitive issue underlying the hurting causes and results in the nation, but guys, I’m an Indian Engineer myself, I think I need to say no more.