Difference between Indian and Foreign Engineering

Difference between Indian and Foreign Engineering

There’s a common saying among common men of our nation; it says – “Pelt a stone at crowd and 90% chances are that it’ll hit an engineer!” It sounds funny, but it’s alarming at the same time. Various surveys performed across the nation have revealed that engineering is the most wanted stream in India currently.

India has produced some of the greatest engineers who have brought pride to our nation. Indian youth is inspired and motivated like never before to showcase and explore their talent on global scale. However, there are certain obstacles faced by aspiring engineers in India due to various inevitable factors. Indian students are heading to foreign countries for engineering and if you believe the experts, it’s a good decision on their part!

Here are some points that’ll illustrate the main difference between Indian and foreign engineering:

  • Curriculum in most of the Indian engineering colleges is mostly theoretical and less emphasis is given on practical knowledge. Whereas in foreign countries, practical learning is given more importance, which ignites creativity in the mind of youngsters.

  • Competition is common among all the streams in India but when we talk about engineering, competition touches a new milestone every year. This surreal race forces millions of students to take a drop or compromise their talent by taking admission in a low grade engineering college. Abroad, there is no rat race of this kind.

  • In India, IITs are the epitome of engineering studies and getting selected in IIT is not a child’s play. There are very few seats and if by extreme hardwork and perseverance, a student manages to become ‘eligible’, he/she has to face the wrath of ‘reservation’. In foreign countries, there is no concept of reservation. students get selected on the basis of their aptitude and merit.

  • In India, field visits and industrial internships are considered as a mere formality by both students and faculty. It’s just a check box in to do list of a normal engineering college. In foreign colleges and universities, industrial internships are specially designed to make sure that the students get optimum exposure of their relevant industry.

  • To tap on the extreme competition and demand of engineering studies, many private bodies have opened small scale engineering colleges on a massive scale in India. There are so many small time engineering colleges in India that it is not a tough task to get admission for B.Tech or B.SC, but the quality of education is so low that when the campus drive begins, most MNCs declare the students ‘unfit’ to work in a reputed firm. In foreign engineering institutions, they ensure that their students become global players and are suitable to work in any esteemed organisation.

In India, the educational scenario is changing, there’s no doubt about that. But the revolution will take long time and the students who want to fulfil their dream of becoming world-class engineers don’t have that much time in their hands. That’s why, most career oriented students plan to go abroad to get engineering degree from a reputed institution. This not only saves their time, but also makes them eligible to get hired by any of top notch companies in the world.

If you have bigger dreams to accomplish and for that you’re planning to go abroad to study engineering from a reputed institution, get in touch with us.

About Shahina Khan

Shahina Khan has more than 16 years of experience in higher education consultancy. She is recipient of multiple awards and renowned expert for international education, visa and culture. Ms. Khan continually explores new study destinations for Indian & South Asian students, and works on promotional strategies with a number of trusted institutions of higher education in various countries.