“What do you want to do in future?”
“MBA” ( with MBA being the “in thing” right now in Banglore)
“Because I want to do management.”
” Do you know what you want to be after MBA? Investment Banker, Entrepreuner,Product Manager,Finance”
“What do you want to do?
“Then, why are you studying engineering ?”
“Because I want to do electronic business.”
“What will happen if you get a job in a different field after your MBA? Will you join it?”
“I want to do electronic business.” ( Wonder what this one meant?)
I gave a presentation to some students in an engineering college here , at Banglore, about the various career options in the h/w industry and how it works. The college as such is not too bad as it is in the 2nd tier of colleges in Karnataka and is ranked 7 or 8. But, the students were a different story.They were electronics students and except for a couple , no one was interested in becoming an electronics graduate. None of them had a clue. I still remember my college days when we loved listening to a guest lecture . Though I would not go to the extent of saying I loved transistors, but I can say I loved electronics and still do. Wonder why these students even study engineering? Is it just pressure from parents or is it because engineering as a course has become easily available even to very mediocre students? A pity.