Why are students tend to avoid admission in mechanical engineering since few years ?Engineering is one of the options for making a career and it is one of the first choices for professional courses after HSC. As per the recent trend of engineering admissions in the country, the students feel that there is less or no scope in mechanical engineering. Though there are exceptions in government engineering colleges, IITs,s, and NITs. Students feel that there are no jobs for us after mechanical engineering. Also, another factor that affects is a huge trend in computer and IT field. Computer engineering and IT engineering are first priorities when selecting a branch for admission in engineering.
What are your views regarding this trend? What are the reasons behind very low admission in mechanical engineering and huge demand in computer/IT? Do you think that it is a lack of good teaching or infrastructure or low job demands in mechanical engineering particularly in private colleges?
This is my third entry (29th December) for the ongoing forum contest