India set to produce world’s largest number of engineers
LONDON: India is all set to produce the world’s largest number of engineers.
The first ever global report commissioned by the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering and to be made public on Monday has revealed that while just 20% of 16 to 17 year-olds from the UK and 30% from the USA are interested in an engineering career, in India the rate is as high as 80% – the highest in the world.
The report will also unveil another interesting finding – India has closed the gender gap in engineering to an all-time low of 14% in 2015.
Around 66% men in the world are interested in engineering while the figure stands as low as 43% for women globally. However when it comes to India, both men and women have shown great interest in engineering – the highest percentage in the world.
While 85% Indian men have shown interest in engineering, the number stands at a close 79% among women in India.
In comparison, 62% women in China are interested in taking up engineering as a career, 55% in Brazil, 48% in Turkey, as low as 35% in US, 33% in Germany, 28% in UK and 27% in Japan.
We produce donkeys, who can follow a standard procedure of work… nothing more nothing less… that’s all! We can’t work without overtime. We find it difficult to leave our desk on time and go home to family and friends. For few dollars more all ready the screwww there own family life! More than 90 per cent of our engineers come under this category!
Indian trained “engineers” are only considered low-end technicians in the west due to low quality training (if they weren’t fake diplomas).
I was on a flight in the US recently and saw an Indian engineer, who looked Gujurati. The guy was consuming black bean burger for lunch. After he was done, the guy burps loudly 4-5 times to the amusement of other passengers, like its okay to burp in front of everyone. Being Indian I had to distance myself from this person for lack of a better word than ‘shame’. This is the quality of our engineers. Degrees dont make you the most developed nation in the world. Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Character and Discipline develop communities and countires. We do not posses any of that.
OMG … how come Apna Bharat cannot build high speed railways like the Chinese … or how come the manufacturing sector is not as progressive as China … numbers have no meaning .. it is the quality that counts man !!!
Unfortunately most of them are from third rate institutes, and largely unemployable. My own nephew is a graduate of such an institute and was unemployed for 4 years till his father hot him a job as a teacher at another useless institution through bribery
Yes, we produce a lot of them …… Quatity …. Yes ….
As far as quality is concerned, excepting a few institutes only hell knows of it …..
Going chinese way ….. Only quantity mo quality …
Then why do we lack good roads, good rail tracks, good trains, good hybrid cars??