How do I know if the engineering field is not right for me?

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    Surabhi Chaudhary Engineer at Honda Cars India Limited | Guide-Level 11

    4 years ago
    This is "THE" right question to ask. All your family, friends and everyone you meet will keep telling you to take up a professional career. But which one, you'll ask? Then they'll tell you to go for whatever you have interest in. But how on earth will you know if you have interest in Medical, Social Sciences or Engineering?Now, people will say that you should decide based on career opportunities you will get after pursuing a field and your interest based on the 9th-10th science chapters. While this is not entirely wrong, this will not really give you a clear picture of things. The science of 9th and 10th is a lot different from that of 11th a... view more
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    Aditya Doiphode Current Student- NIT, Trichy | Guide-Level 11

    4 years ago
    Hey there.It is a question that many students face now a days. So let's start.Firstly, see if you have interest in physics, maths or chemistry as such. If you hate all these subjects you surely won't love engineering. This is because physics and maths are a foundation for many subjects in engineering. If you find these subjects too hard or too boring you shouldn't go for engineering. Secondly, if after 10th you feel a strong urge to join commerce or art then don't go for engineering under society's pressure. You will regret your choice for your entire life. Forget what people say about jobs and pay, if you are good at what you do you can sure... view more
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    Piyush Singh | Contributor-Level 8

    4 years ago
    Most Indian engineers today are unemployable, and the sole reason behind this is that they have no clue about what they want to pursue, and therefore, they take up engineering, which provides immediate employment. Employment in this sector is however, limited to the IT industry, in most colleges, Then comes your interest. Would you be fine with doing what everyone else is doing, or would you rather make your own way ? Would you be content with a low paying IT job, or would you be happy with what you do, because you experience a sense of fulfillment at work ? Ask yourself this. This goes beyond marks,because your board exams might be the last ... view more
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    Debajit Chandra | Guide-Level 14

    4 years ago
    Hi,
    This is only you who can answer well and it's all about your interest and choice how you would like to give a shape to your career. If you love science and Physics, Chemistry and Maths as subjects. In your engineering, most of the time, you are going to live with them.
    It's vitally your choice and passion which dominates if you would like to grab for your career and it's applicable for everybody who really wants a success.
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    Pravin Javheri Process Engineer | Mentor | IIT Bombay | Guide-Level 11

    4 years ago
    Hi,
    It starts happening in 9th or 10th standard only if you just observe your interest in studying specific subjects.
    If you love studying tissues, cells, bones - in short biology, then probably you would want to pursue a degree in the medical field. The same continues to happen in 11th and 12th as well. You hate or dislike mathematics in your junior college, then you omit the maths.
    These are some of the symptoms of knowing the fact that engineering is not a right field for you.
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    Viraj Patil Just follow Me! I will be there for you! | Contributor-Level 7

    4 years ago
    First of all, mathematics is the base of all parts of engineering. If you are weak in mathematics, then you must think once before opting engineering. Engineering is the field where you apply your knowledge and studied theories. Nowadays, the quality of engineering has been deleting as the students get good grades easily without study. So, if you are sincere student and studies regularly your habits will change automatically if you come in flow of engineering. Some good job opportunities are available if you go through IITs and NITs. These employment as well as involved studies will make you take your decision in right way. Engineering always... view more
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    Nikhil Bhusari Knows about lot of Things..!! | Guide-Level 11

    4 years ago
    Take the aptitude test, it is one of the best test to find out one's interest and strength and weakness and IQ. After taking that you can evaluate yourself. Also, think from your core what you really like or have interest. See, liking is different and passion is different. If you are passionate about engineering then go for it, if not then don't do it. Don't listen to people. Listen to yourself and what you really want to do. You will automatically get answers for whether engineering field is right or wrong. Liking and interest are there but if you can convert it into career depends on your ability to do that. For example, I like photography.... view more
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    Archana

    a year ago
    Factors that affect your career choices, peer pressure, friends and family. Do not become a victim of wrong career selection. Take a scientific career assessment to know what’s the right career path for you.
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    Vaishakh Iyer | Guide-Level 12

    4 years ago
    There are lot of engineering courses apart from the common ones which you might not even heard of like:Design EngineeringDevelopment EngineeringManufacturing EngineeringNetwork EngineeringAerospace EngineeringNuclear EngineeringFood Science EngineeringMaterials Science EngineeringIndustrial EngineeringWhat should be clear to you from looking at this list is that there are a lot of different ways to be an engineer. There is a spectrum, and the daily life of a Biological Engineer working on Development has nothing in common with the daily life of a Mechanical Engineer working in Manufacturing. I can't claim to be an expert on what separates and... view more
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    Pratham Diwan | Contributor-Level 6

    4 years ago
    The succeeding characteristics make it likely that engineering is a decent choice for you You like maths.No way around this, in high school you should relish algebra, trigonometry, geometry, and calculus. This doesn't mean you have to like it or discover all of it (I have certainly not used a Taylor Series Polynomial outside of the classroom), but you should feel relaxed with it and have some kind of affinity.You should be able to read the graphs.Related to above, some people seem to have a hard time with this, engineers shouldn't.You need to pay attention to details:Design is in the details. An engineer who doesn't devote attention to the de... view more

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