I just realised something today. Engineering is the one professional course where we can actually find people disinterested in becoming an engineer. It’s like every student’s backup plan. “If anything doesn’t go as planned, I’ll take engineering!”
Consider Medicine or Law or CA. The mentioned courses requires a lot of hardwork, focus and determination to get into one and also to continue with it. It’s not that easy if you don’t have the passion to drive you.
But it’s not the same case in Engineering. I have found many people around me having some reason for disliking their course. It’s either because they wanted to get into medicine but their credits could fetch them only engineering. Or because they do actually like engineering but stuck with the wrong department due to various reasons. Or because they simply don’t know what to do after school and engineering seemed like the safer option to choose.
And there is always my category. Their interest will be something non-professional like journalism or psychology or photography and so on… but unable to make that as their profession, they preferred engineering. Afterall majority of the students end up here. Plus after getting the degree one can get into a job. That is it, temporary goals satisfied right? 😉
Ofcourse there is always the exception. Many do like engineering and it’s subjects and choose it genuinely out of their own interest. This article is not about them. I started writing this as I found many people around me experiencing the above said in recent times. Even I am one amongst them.
Some have accepted the fact that engineering is their fate and are now in terms with it. For the other half of the crowd, let me just say something.Try turning what you think as a bane into a boon. It’s okay to have chosen the field you are in. Learning about the things around you and how they function is what engineering offers (and yes, it does vary with respect to the branch you have chosen.) You will find that helpful at some point. There is always time for you to follow your passion and learn more in the future. So quit thinking that you are stuck and that it’s a waste of your time. Instead face it with positivity that it’s always good to gain knowledge, whatsoever.
P.S. : Learning is different from studying and I know the subjects can be difficult and dry to study at times. :p But relating it to real world applications (like some training or factory visit) and doing simple projects and stuff now and then will make it interesting and even motivates you. That’s how it was for me atleast. 😀