Making of Software Engineers in India.
“Software Engineer”, the term which itself sounds cool. I am software engineer by profession since 6 years. But I decided to make it as my profession when I watched movie Die Hard — 4. Hacking stuffs were so cool, where it was shown that America was brought down to its knee via hacking and that is where insect of Software Engineer was born inside me.
A thought was born, what if I would be able to hack one “Gramin Bank” (Very small bank) in India, I will become millionaire. It is unfortunate event that it took complete 10–15 years to Indian government to make it online completely. Today, I wait for 1 month to get salary in my account.
Well in India people become software engineer forcefully or by choice of what profession has been chosen by neighbor's son for their career. And that’s where struggle starts for poor kids who has different dream. Many photographers, adventurers, Olympians, Journalists etc die that day when profession is chosen by parents against their children’s consent.
4 years of engineering where computer science people do not understand why are they taught Engineering Drawings? Well, syllabuses were created decades ago and hardly revised every year. Engineering colleges are born like mushrooms everywhere where quality is degraded massively. 4 important years of those students are gone because they are not competitive enough with their fellow IITian batch and they are forced to take admission in C grade college.
At the time of placement many IITians don’t go for job and opt administrative jobs in India or top business schools. What is the point of doing engineering when you have different career goal? You ate an opportunity to that guy who could have become better engineer than you. And from C grade colleges most students left unplaced, Where their real struggle starts for securing one decent job.
Those who are placed in Indian IT companies, congratulations you have become certified software engineer whose job is nowhere related to their engineering studies.