When in Indian society there are barely a few professions that actually matter to Indian parents and students alike. The rest are considered to be inferior or chosen by poor students. One such major stream of education is engineering. It is every Indian parent’s dream to see their child as an Indian engineer even if they themselves are living the life or no. Due to this the child has to succumb to various kinds of pressure from both the family But is it all worth it? In a country where science engineering as a degree is over saturated, is there anyone left who wants to pursue this only due to true sense of passion?
Now when it comes to education and making a career in any field of work. There is one major question that arises. Is this your passion or are you just doing it to earn a living? This one fundamental and for many a baseless question has changed. The way people perceive their own lives. It is now only about doing something if you love doing it and are extremely passionate about it. Otherwise what’s the point of doing something that your heart doesn’t feel for. And then later in life have regrets of not choosing the path of passion.
However this path is always somehow linked to occupations and tasks that are more artistic in nature. People these days are so fed up with the mundane routine of living in this society. That everyone searches for a escape in the name of passion. They all want to be travel journalists, photographers, musicians, artists. Because they feel that this life offers a little more liberty. And if done well then perhaps a good living. Alas! People are so wrong about certain fields of work. They do not realise that anything worth doing requires hours, days and even months of hard work so that it can be done right towards the path of passion.
Especially when we come to the Indian society. Where children being oppressed by their parents into doing what is told is a common thing. Hence once they grow up and get some decent amount of liberty they tend to break free. And do things that they have desired to do their entire lives. Lack of exposure to various things ignites the thirst for adventure and taking risks. That’s when they are actually not required and are not derived out of true feelings of passion about out of rebellion anger and frustration.
Students in Indian schools are taught only out of science and maths and social studies textbooks in the name of education. They are not exposed to various art forms. And other extra curricular or rather educational things that can change their world view. Engineering, medical and commerce are the only three streams in the name of complete education. These also include building the character of a child. Hence the kids are forced to study just within these boundaries. Therefor as an aftermath many kids grow out of it and do not really like studying these subjects.
In our country now engineering as a field has reached its threshold and people are still striving for it. Not many come out successful or innovative out of this field. That is because no one likes doing it, the only binding factor is a job stability and financial independence. But what about those rare breed of people who get into the engineering field because they genuinely want to do something extraordinary in this field? There are very few people like that but yes, they do exist. And they are the ones who make it big in their field of work as they have always wanted to excel in that line and make a name for themselves so that people till eternity associate their names with their profession.
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So today we shall mention those Indian engineers who aspired to make it big in this line of work and excelled to such a degree that they have made their country proud by living overseas.
THE TOP 5 ACHIEVERS:
- Sundar Pichai: He is the Chief executive Officer (CEO) of Google, which is indeed one of the largest tech companies in the world. Sundar Pichai was born in Chennai and received his engineering degree from IIT Kharagpur in Metallurgical Engineering. He then later went to Stanford for his Masters and later on to Wharton school of Pennsylvania to receive a degree in MBA. By running a huge MNC at an international level. He is considered to be one of the most young successful Indians in the world.
- N R Narayan Murthy: This man can be credited to have initiated the start up culture in India. He brought in a new wave of IT development (Information Technology) i.e. the value of software development in this country. He is the founder of the software development company, Infosys which has an international reputation of creating international grade software. However he had done his engineering in electrical engineering from University of Mysore but later on completed his M.Tech from IIT Kanpur.
- Satya Nadella: The current CEO of Microsoft, Nadella hails from Hyderabad. He graduated from the Manipal Institute of Technology in 1988. He later went on to complete MS Computer Science from Wisconsin University and an MBA from Chicago University.
- Sachin & Binny Bansal: In the modern age of apps and advanced softwares there are these two people who made India proud at a global level by working in India and not for any MultiNational Company. They are the ones who founded the Indian e-commerce retail giant, Flipkart and they themselves are from IIT Delhi. Binny was working in Sarnoff Corporation. And Sachin was working in Amazon. They both quit their jobs in 2007 and co-founded the online shopping portal which brought about a revolution in e-commerce in India. The two hail from Chandigarh.
- Vinod Khosla: The co-founder of Sun Microsystems, Khosla is an IIT Delhi product. He founded Khosla Ventures in 2004, which is a venture capital firm handling about one billion dollars worth of investment capital. He honed his business acumen with an MBA from Stanford University.
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