Ever since the dawn of time, or a few years after that, the debate has been raging on about which stream is better, engineering or medicine. In India it has become an either-or option, unless you are from a business family, in which case you go for commerce, or are too dumb to do anything but arts. I am an engineer and here’s why I think that engineering is much better than medicine in India.
1. Engineering Means No Blood
If you can’t stand the sight of blood then you are like me and have no option but to go for engineering. If you choose medicine you’ll have to deal with blood, open wounds and all that gooey stuff for the rest of your life.
2. No Need to Cram Stuff
I’ve always liked physics and chemistry more than biology because you can understand these subjects and don’t have to cram too much stuff. But biology seems to me to be all about cramming impossibly long names. If you are not a crammer then engineering is definitely the way to go.
3. More Colleges for Engineering
There are a lot of engineering colleges in India and very few medical colleges. That means it is easier to get into an engineering college than a medical school. Now Indians are going to Ukraine and other such countries to get their MBBS. It’s much easier to clear IITJEE or AIEEE and get a decent engineering degree.
4. Complete Degree in 4 Years
If you choose engineering you’ll complete your degree in 4 years. But if you choose medical you’ll take at least 5 years and even after that you’ll have to study much more and do internship and compulsory service and what not before you can call yourself a doctor.
5. More Fun During 4 Years of College
Let’s be honest, you will have a lot more fun in an engineering college than a medical college. I mean who’d want to spend a decade cramming boring stuff when you can have so much more fun and get a degree in just 4 years.
6. Get a Job on Graduation
After just 4 years you’ll graduate and can get a job straight out of the college. If you get into the right college you’ll get campus placement and start earning immediately.
7. More Options After Graduation
If you want to go for higher studies there are so many options after graduation as an engineer. In medicine you have to go for higher studies almost as a compulsion if you want to get ahead in your career or you’ll just be a general practitioner.
8. Get to the Top of the Field at a Young Age
In engineering you can get to the top your field in 10 to 15 years. You’ll be in your 30s when you can be a chief engineer of some big project. But in medicine you’ll have to work hard for many years before you get to the top. You’ll be well into your 50s by then.
9. No Need to Marry Your Batchmate
Doesn’t it seem strange that so many medical students end up marrying their batchmates even before they pass out? You don’t have to worry about that as an engineer because for starters there won’t be so many girls in engineering anyways! You can get a job in 4 years and live the bachelor lifestyle for a while before you get tied to a ball and chain.
10. No Compulsory Rural Posting
It’s compulsory for MBBS students to go and serve in a rural location before they even get their degree! For a whole year! Engineers don’t have to worry about anything like that.
11. Slightly Less Busy Work Life
I won’t lie to you as today everyone has a busy work life. Even as an engineer you’ll have a busy work life. If you go for an MBA then your life will be even busier. But nothing compares to the medical student whose life gets busy from the moment they start preparing for PMT.
12. Nobody will Blame You if You Seek a Job in a Foreign Country
There are so many engineers in India that nobody cares if you go to work in America or Europe. But when a doctor goes to the first world, everybody blames them for leaving their homeland when there is such a shortage of doctors. As an engineer you won’t have to deal with that shame.