Wednesday, 30 May 2012

An Engineer !!!

India is a country which produces too many engineers. And the pretty disappointing thing is that most of us work in the field which we have no where studied during the course of engineering. Now lets see the state of engineer in India.

I went to attend a training program in chennai, recently. Only 10 people were there with us during the training session. 9 of them where from Tamil Nadu and 1 person was from UAE.

On the first day of the training, we all self introduced ourselves. There were nearly 8/9 engineers in that batch whereas one from UAE stated himself as a field person.

Everything went well on day 1. On day 2, due to some problem, our room Air conditioner stopped working. Hotel personnel were trying to arrange some substitute for us. Anyhow we had no alternative, except to suspend the class for one hour.

During that one hour, the guy from UAE came to me and asked - Are you an Electrical Engineer ?! I said - Yes, I am. He was filled with happiness. He pleaded me, then you please fix the problem with this Air conditioner.

I was bit annoyed. I told him, I am an engineer - not a mechanic. I have no idea of how to fix this problem. This made him red hot. He started firing at me, as if I am acting to him that I don't know to fix the problem.

Then, I explained him politely the concept behind Indian Engineering. We people are engineers, since we are good in theoretical knowledge. A person who has practical knowledge is called a mechanic, who will be the right choice to fix this problem. It made him bit more confused.

He started saying that, we have no engineers in our area. A person who works with car is known as Car mechanic. A person who fixes Air conditioner is know as AC mechanic. On the whole, we have person who has both theoretical and practical knowledge together.

It made me think here. Yes, it is what India badly need. A change.

Skilled person in India is mostly illiterate and unskilled person is a literate. Skilled person is not able to present what his work is all about and a person who is able to present about his work is not able to work on it.

Many of us (engineers) will be belonging to this category. If you accept my view, please do share about this to your friends circle. Only awareness could bring the desired change. Unless we minimise the gap between the skill and literate, reaching the status of supreme power would be a day dream.

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