There are various factors which are leading to such problems of unemployment and lack of skilled enthusiasts.
1. The most important factor is the parenting system of this generation. There are only few parents who actually encourage undertaking what their children want from their lives. So they usually join engineering as their parents ask them to do so, and since there exists lack of interest for such students, the results are devastating and they turn out to be unskilled and unemployed engineers of our country.
Actually, such people cannot be entitled as engineers. I have read in the dgplug logs that student+degree does not mean you are an engineer.
2. The present education system which is encouraging rat race among the students. They literally put blinds around your eyes like in case of a horse and ask you to follow what they want you to. The system wants you to excel everywhere irrespective of which field you want to master.
And so the quote “Jack of all trades, master of none” has come into existence. This quote is exactly meant for the present generation. We don’t master in what we want, the system wants us to know everything, or else you will be out of the race! And you know children are still children and there is a suitable age to train them as adults.
So you see, every year “hum gadhe produce kar rhe hai, in the form of engineers” – quoted by Mast. Phunsukh Wangdu. And congratulations we could become a part of it if we stop learning, stop working hard for what we want.
3. There comes the next and the final point. The mentality of students. We want everything at the speed of light, money is what we want even faster than the speed of light. This generation can do anything for it. I have learnt while reading dgplug logs that if you write something in capitals, it means either you are stressing upon the words or you are trying to command. So again I quote, this generation can do ANYTHING for it, believe me and we cannot deny that. And so they enter engineering with a mindset that it will earn them enough money and these people usually turnout to be among the unemployed.
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