Engineering as a Career

Engineering is the science, skill and profession of acquiring and applying scientific, economic, social and practical knowledge, in order to design and also build structures, machines, devices, systems, materials and processes. In India, every majority of students who opt for mathematics trade, aspire to become an engineer & engineering is still counted as one of the most prestigious profession in our country. Parents pile heaps of expectations on their child to get into the competition that has so many rivals and emerge out of it to the doors of renowned institute of technology. As the trend goes, most students would like to pursue professional programmes such as medicine and engineering. Since fewer seats are available for medicine, getting an MBBS seat has become extremely difficult and the majority is left with the next popular option—engineering.

Our school education system offers combinations of courses in the higher secondary level such that a student by choosing these groups can pursue engineering or medicine, even though these two streams call for entirely different aptitudes. The ideal higher secondary system would orient the student towards evaluating their aptitude and choosing to pursue one of the two streams. This would ensure that the chosen stream matches their aptitude. This is not happening now.

In the absence of proper orientation in the system, parents and their wards follow an inappropriate procedure while selecting their branch of study in the college. During counselling, we notice that the selection of a branch of study is based on the following: (1) The most sought-after branch in counselling, (2) The branch having good job opportunities as seen by the previous year placements, (3) Parental pressure and (4) Peer pressure.

Myth and reality

Having understood the education scenario, parents should free themselves of a few myths that surround them, and make a fair decision concerning the future of their ward.


1 One should be a professional such as a doctor, lawyer or engineer to be successful in life. Other degree programmes are not useful.

2 Marks scored in higher secondary are a true reflection of one’s intelligence, and the one who has scored 95 per cent is more intelligent than others.

3 Those who studied higher secondary education in vernacular medium cannot shine in professional courses taught in English.

4 Unemployment is high, so campus placement is everything.

5 An engineering degree in the most popular branch, with 8.0 CGPA and above will definitely fetch a job.

How to make the choice

There are some thumb rules to be followed in choosing an engineering education.

The interest of the candidate and his/her choice of branch should be the criteria for admission.

Every parent should orient the child towards finding out their natural interest and the aptitude for the particular subject or branch of study.

Parents should avoid deciding for the candidate.

For a strong-willed person, if the choice is made based on his/her liking and natural taste, then studying that branch will be the best thing rather than joining any other branch, for whatever reason.

It is not wise to join a branch of study because it is popular or because the job opportunities are high.

The choice of institution is also critical. The other option is for the students to take the branch of study available in a reputed college and start liking that branch, plan well and work hard.

Among all, the IIMT University, Meerut, stands in the list of Top engineering colleges in Meerut. Meerut is the Education hub of Western UP and placed among the top Education cities.

In view of the above facts, IIMT Meerut, Top engineering colleges in Meerut, provides Engineering degree in various disciplines and are held high for their glory and fame in the field of engineering & technology. IIMT has developed learner-centred pedagogy with a blend of theory and practical training in addition to class room lectures. The teaching is supplemented by practical Case Studies, Audio- Visual Presentations., Management Games, Situational Role Plays, Group Discussions, and Debates etc.

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