‘Engineering padicha nalla future – If you study
engineering, you will have a good future.’ This is a claim often repeated to
children and teenagers by parents and teachers in many parts of India. But only
those who have gone through an engineering college life know that it’s not
There is a difference between calling yourself as an engineering
graduate and an engineer. India produces millions of engineering graduates like
you and me but only very few of us are actual engineers. Many of us just
graduate with an engineering degree, with an artistic dream in mind.
What do you think is the difference between engineers in
many countries around the world and engineers from India? In other countries,
if David Pascal studied electrical engineering in college, few years later you
can find him working as an electrical engineer. In India, if Ram Krishnamurthy
studied electrical engineering, few years later you can find him working in a
completely irrelevant field like software coding, banking, photography and even
This book is not about the few engineering students in your class who love
engineering. I don’t hate them. In fact, I am very jealous that they study what
they love. This book is about the majority of engineering graduates whose lives
are wasted in engineering and is intended to tell you why you should make an
attempt in pursuing your real passion, instead of being suffocated under the
weight of an engineering degree.
This is a story of India’s Youth. Welcome to India, the
land of Wasted Engineers.