Engineering grads asked not to run after jobs in software industry

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Jaipur, Nov 25 (UNI) National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council Chairman Dr V Krishnamurthy today counselled engineering graduates from different disciplines of technology, not to run after jobs in the software industry.

Speaking at the third convocation in the Malviya National Institute of Technology(MNIT) here, Mr Krishnamurthy said, ''Like many other institutes more and more of you are looking for a career in software development. I can understand those who have taken Computer engineering or Information Technology opting to work in software related industry.'' ''However, I am unable to appreciate those who had elected and had been trained as Mechnical Engineer, Electrical Engineer or a Civil Engineer, opting to work as software developer or in BPO office,'' Mr Krishnamurthy observed.

He said employment market in the comming years would need more and more people with domain knowledge. A Mechnical Engineer having worked in mechanical engineering related activities or Electrical Engineer having worked in his or her own domain would be in greater demand.

''Therefore, my personal advice is that all should diligently practice skills in their own respecitve hardcore engineering jobs and gain domain knowledge and then try after some years in other allied fields.'' He also suggested the upcoming engineers to opt to stay back in India and desist from tendency of running after foreign assignments.

He said India presently was one of the top two fastest growing economies in the world and young professionals and technocrats would get bright and challenging opportunities in India only.

UNI

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