Friday, September 9, 2011

Myths of being an Engineering Student





  • The biggest myth being deep rooted in the neural network of students preparing for an engineering entrance exams is that after completion of 4 years of engineering course he/she will be a proud member of the community of manufactures i.e. will be crowned an engineer. But, in reality only 6 months of industrial training suffixing the engineering is all that it takes to be an engineer. 
  •  Engineers are highly paid breed of humans. In contrast, a fresher gets a lower pay package than a diploma holder in a production plant provided you aren't from the herds of " MERE PAPA KE PASS BAHUT PAISA HAI " students.  
  • Engineering and management studies are related. In reality, engineering has nothing to do with management. A lucrative salary is what attracts people to management studies.
  • Engineers are absolute nerds and geeks who just can't do anything but study. In reality they are the ones who study the least in all their 4 years of graduation.
  • Engineering student makes lots of assignments which help them getting closer to their subjects. In reality it’s only the girls who make all the assignments on due date, boys believe in the art of copying. An assignment only helps in getting closer to the opposite sex.
  • The one who passes with maximum marks is the one who knows the concept of engineering the best. In reality such students are the one who have mastered the art of mugging. The one who actually knows the concepts finds it harder even to get grace marks.
  • Engineering has the most rigorous semester system having no loopholes. In reality, major part of the semesters is spent bunking is needs an immediate revision. 
  • 100% placements are all but a trap to get the new admissions.
  • An engineering student will know how to repair TV, radio, mobile etc. In reality engineering has a vast network of branches. You can’t expect an instrumentation engineer to debug computer software’s. 

NOTE: Students preparing for Engineering Entrance Exams please never get occupied by the stray magnetic thoughts of getting a GF once you land up in any of the engineering colleges. Better choose other degree courses instead of ruining your dreams.

31 comments:

  1. Being an ex-engineering student .......i could not agree more to this. I have always felt all the things u wrote above but never got words to describe it all, gr8 work :)

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  2. Being an engineer, I'd say that, 'agar engineering nahi kiya, to kuch nahi kiya'.

    It is where we learn many things other than engineering most of the time and when engineering concepts pop up after those 4 years in some companies, we think that we should have listened. Nevermind, we can learn it now too. It's the spirit of engineers that distinguishes them apart.

    Nice post.

    Cheers,
    Blasphemous Aesthete

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  3. hey... I completely disagree..!!!
    I am an engineering student..!!!
    I am a Computer Engineer and trust me.. if your systems stops working properly I can definitely fix it up for you... :P
    so.. you see.. I did my studies :) just because some good for nothing jerks becomes engineers.. You can point fingers at all..!!

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  4. Meh. Engineering is over-rated in most places. And out of the 60-odd in a batch, hardly ten are actually employable. Also, most people who become engineers choose to divert to some other stream of work which is not even remotely connected.
    Nevertheless, needed profession, it is.
    Nice post:)

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  5. My frnds and cousins have similar incidents to share abt engg. and being a medical student i'd just say ki atleast u get to finish ur bachelors in 4 yrs and then be place..hame dekho..10 saal tk padhte rehna hai :P


    sarah

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  6. hehe big big thumps up 4 this...
    Engineering student makes lots of assignments which help them getting closer to their subjects. In reality it’s only the girls who make all the assignments on due date, boys believe in the art of copying. An assignment only helps in getting closer to the opposite sex.
    The one who passes with maximum marks is the one who knows the concept of engineering the best. In reality such students are the one who have mastered the art of mugging. The one who actually knows the concepts finds it harder even to get grace marks....
    i seriously dont know where r we goin to use derivations of electromagnetic wave theory or sns 4 tat matter....hmm u seriously learn everythin in engineerin apart 4m wat u should have actually...enjoyed readin it...:)

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  7. Ashish: Welcome to Weakest LINK, explore the site map for more such intriguing posts. Thanks :) Keep coming back.

    Anshul: YEah, its the never ending fighting spirit which keeps us going after everything goes against us. Thanks :)

    Madhulika: Read the post again.. its about the same thing I wrote.. being a computer science engg you can fix the computer but can't control a production line in an industry.. same is true for engg.'s like me.. I can do the latter but former is quite difficult for me. Keep coming back :)

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  8. Priyanka: quite true.. and it isn't over-rated.. we are the people who make the world going but still people have lots of misconceptions about it. Keep coming back :)

    Sarah: AB woh toh hai.. doctors have to study through out the best phase of their life.. My sympathy with all of you :D

    Vaiskahi: Actually the things we learn in engineering are all outdated. Technology keeps on changing frequently but it takes more then a decade to revise the course. Thanks :) Keep coming back .

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  9. Couldn't agree more. You have brilliantly clarified all the rumours people have about engineering with so much of fun....I actually laughed on so many points while reading this :) Keep going Engineer! :)

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  10. Being the mother of two engineers I can endorse the post in toto. :)

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  11. Hi Rachit, interesting post, as i had also been an engineering student, i could almost relate to your post.. yeah, its absolutely true abt placements :)

    @The one who passes with maximum marks is the one who knows the concept of engineering the best. In reality such students are the one who have mastered the art of mugging. The one who actually knows the concepts finds it harder even to get grace marks.

    Very right catch too..:)

    ANd yeah, mugging is what felt like precious at that age, but that never matters later..

    ENjoy your days..:)

    PS: Thanks for ur visits at my blog, makes me happy and want to write more.. pls keep coming..;)

    Good day, Pramoda

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  12. So true. Couldn't agree more with you. Being an engineering student myself, luved the part about mugging, assignments and about fixing tv and stuff. Very true

    Great post :)

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  13. Only when you get in a system and come out winning you can afford to be honest and see its weak points. The view from the other side of the fence, mixed with dreams can't see that! :)

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  14. Hey great post. You are a master of words. Every word u say is so very true(though i'm not an engineering student but my boyfriend is). I love to read your intriguing posts.

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  15. LOL....that clears some myth :)

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  16. Gargi: Thanks:) its always great to see people like you commenting over here. Keep coming back :)

    zephyr: Ohh, the engineering family :) Thanks :)

    BP: Welcome to Weakest LINK, and thanks for commenting over here. Visit the site map and explore the blog. And you are such a wonderful blogger. :)

    Ashwini: yups half the time is spend bunking and the rest mugging :D thanks :)

    Sunil: Thanks for commenting over here.. will love to see more of you here.. and yeah you can't have the pearls until you plunge deep.. :)

    Realms OF: Thanks for being so motivating:) Explore site map for more such posts.

    Sub: is it?? mission accomplished :)

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  17. Well, i would agree to most of the 'facts' stated there, however some of them were just way too typical. Take for an instance, the one saying students who score the highest are the true cases of mugging. Indeed its a fact as long as we keep on believing what 3Idiots presented infront of us. Truly, engineering is a field where GPA is hardly a thing that matters.
    Highest or be it the lowest, as long as you've got skills, you'll accomplish. :)

    Good one.

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  18. KN: Welcome to weakest link.. I haven't written it 'coz I saw 3 idiots but only coz I'm living it for 3.5 years now. Ans you believe me or not.. the toppers are mostly the fun who mugged, never bunked, no CS game for them, no girls.. just the boring books.

    Keep coming back :)

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  19. Lol-the last point is so super cute!
    :-)
    made me wonder who made you come to such a conclusion:-)

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  20. Suruchi: sometimes life teaches you a lot.. thanks for appreciating it :)

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  21. My brother was an engineering student and I must say that the course is pretty hard and needs extensive effort.

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  22. very well summed up...
    each point was depicting the reality of the engg students, but exceptions r always there.
    Nice read !!

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  23. One more point

    Anyone who is studying engineering, took admission in college by his/her choice. Well, most kids didn't want to study engineering at all but had to because of family pressure

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  24. Jyoti: I do agree .. exceptions are there.. :) Thanks :)

    Shashank: that's the plight of Indian education.. children are forced to take up the subject they aren't interested in. Thanks for reading :)

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  25. hii

    i liked this post and i agree with the last point (though m not an enggr) people expect engineers to repair every faulty gadget... :P

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  26. AS: thanks for understanding the plight of engineers. :) Keep coming back :)

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  27. I am an engineer. And I have one word for the post.
    Perfect.

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  28. lumuhuku: Welcome to weakest Link and thanks for the comment; I understand !

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  29. Nice sharing.
    My friends and cousins have similar incidents to share about engineering.

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