Why are 96.7 % of Indians studying engineering?

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  1. PredictablyMalicious

    PredictablyMalicious Punjabi Senior Member

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    Indians seem enamored with engineering so much so that it seems, almost all of them are either studying to be engineers or are already engineers. [Disgraceful expletives purged!] Can a will willed Indian engineer shed some light on this matter? Thanks.
     
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    Where did you get the figure of 96.7% from, your posterior?

    Most Indians do either engineering or medicine because those are the best-paying jobs and come with the highest social prestige. And Indians are obsessed with money and social prestige.

    On the other hand, people who study useless subjects like Philosophy will remain unemployable for the rest of their lives, save for menial jobs in fast food restaurants.
     
  4. PredictablyMalicious

    PredictablyMalicious Punjabi Senior Member

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    Keep this kind of commentary to yourself. Most Indians are sheep and live like the sheep their whole life. Why would I want that kind of life? No thanks.
    You did answer my question though. It is true that Indians are obsessed with prestige but engineering is not prestigious, especially not when every one else is doing it too.
     
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    For most of the middle class Indian parents, it has become a perception that, only Engineers or Doctors can get better job than others. So they insist their children to chose between Engineering or Mediscinal studies in the first place.


    Overall Indian literacy rate is around 74 % per se !

    96.7 % Indians Studying Engineering :shocked: :fp: where did you get that figure ? :confused:
     
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    PredictablyMalicious Punjabi Senior Member

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    I made it up. I know, shocking right.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    You said this to your parents?

    You indeed indicate an interesting grooming.
     
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    Hmmm !

    BTW, what are you studying now ?
     
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    PredictablyMalicious Punjabi Senior Member

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    Sometimes one has to take drastic measures to lay down the law, so to speak.
     
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  10. PredictablyMalicious

    PredictablyMalicious Punjabi Senior Member

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    Philosophy as that uncultured brute civfanatic implied.
     
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    Wow ! a Philosopher on DFI ! :clap:

    Well, what inspired you to ask this question about Indian engineers ?
     
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    PredictablyMalicious Punjabi Senior Member

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    Most of my extended family in india are pursuing engineering/ working as engineers even though it's clear that most of them have neither the aptitude nor the interest for it.
     
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    That sums it up pretty much. :lol:
     
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    PredictablyMalicious Punjabi Senior Member

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    I hate most of them tbh. They are narrow minded idiots. No one in my immediate family studies engineering.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Interesting is all that I can say.

    I don't think it is correct to use foul words to your parents, no matter in which societal norms one has been brought up.

    But you are entitled to your way of addressing your parents.

    After all, if they accept such language, who are others to advise?

    Not to criticise or otherwise, but it is true that I was a bit taken aback; and so I wondered.
     
  16. PredictablyMalicious

    PredictablyMalicious Punjabi Senior Member

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    Well I didn't tell them to F off at least not in those exact terms. But that is the no bullshit essence of what I said.
     
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    Interesting. Then I wish you luck in your career of working in restaurants. :p
     
  18. PredictablyMalicious

    PredictablyMalicious Punjabi Senior Member

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    I'll go to law/grad school and make fun of low class engineers instead. And for those who think it's because I couldn't handle the math, I'll have you know that I am a natural in math.
     
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    US Visa, that's why :dude:

    India is shitting out B.Tech + MBA robots by the minute.
     
  20. jackprince

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    Another kid with a bad attitude and identity crisis.

    And a narrow minded philosopher too.

    Just make sure that you don't chose to come to Gpvt. service please!!!! There're already an abundance of guys like you
     
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    Known_Unknown Devil's Advocate Stars and Ambassadors

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    Here's a reality check for you, especially relevant given where you're located.



    Of course, might be too late now, so sorry....and good luck with your "professional" :)pound:) degree.

    Here's another:

     
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