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8 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Do Engineering

Updated on September 23, 2017

Engineering is one of the most sought after career options nowadays. That is the reason why tens of thousands of school pass-outs prepare like nuts for engineering entrance exams and even screw up their high school result for that! (I never did that *wink*)

So, I'll just try to give some insight about things you may not know before you head into the murky water's of Engineering Life!

Yeah! This will happen to you!
Yeah! This will happen to you!

Starting with the most important reasons!


Firstly, let me assure you, engineering colleges aren’t like what they depict in the movies. No hanging around in the canteen while bunking lectures man! Your H.O.D will bite your behind as soon as your name comes in the short attendance list. And short attendance means “screwed internal marks!”


*A previous version of this article contained this very sexist and somewhat homophobic section. With five years of hindsight and growing up, I've chosen to remove it.


This one is for the lazy ones. If you love sleep (like me), can’t write continuously for an hour (again like me) and are used to passing exams by studying at the last time (not like me, I never passed) then dear oh dear, engineering isn’t for you. 48 theory subjects, 25+ practical subjects, 96 mid-terms, 48 end-terms, plus practical’s, assignments(lot’s of them), seniors’ assignments(details later :D) and many more things will eat the life out of you. So my dear procrastinator, keep your hands off those admission forms.

The famous ragging scene from 3 IDIOTS
The famous ragging scene from 3 IDIOTS

Now, the more serious stuff!


The picture in the right is a scene from a famous bollywood movie and pretty much demonstrates my next point. Yeah, ragging happens in other colleges too. But when people frustrated with their studies, their backs, their H.O.D, their assignments, their life, start ragging you..well God save you from their angst. And yeah, sometimes you have to write your senior's assignments too. And trust me, writing 25 pages in one night for someone else isn't a pleasant experience!


*A previous version of this article contained this very sexist section. With five years of hindsight, I've chosen to remove it.


Does a software engineer needs to know how many types of hammers are there? NO!

Does an automobile engineer needs to cin and cout his engine parts? NO!

And does an electronics engineer needs to know what happens when we add NITRIC ACID to GOD KNOWS WHAT? .......NO!!

Unnecessary subjects add up to the study pressure and provide us ZERO help during our jobs. To be honest, calling all this unusable info "crap" isn't wrong on my part.


Oh I did! Keep reading..


In college, many of us get familiar with a new term called "Back". It's a circumstance that occurs when a student fails in a subject. The horrified student who never failed in a subject in high school quickly fills up the forms for reappearing and revaluation. Most of the times, reval doesn't work and the poor guy gives the exam again. By then, the next semester exams have arrived and the poor guy again gives a not-so-great performance. He gets a back again and he fills up back, reback and reval forms again. This is the vicious cycle most of the not-so-good-at-studying-day-and-night group gets caught in. Do I need to write more?


So people, this is pretty much i can come up with right now.

Hope you liked my first ever hub! And by "like", I mean hitting the like button!

Thank You!

And also try reading my next hub at


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    • sharma92tushar profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from Jaipur, India

      Wow, I wrote this article as a stupid college student five years ago. I logged into my hubpages account after years and saw that this article gets a lot of traffic monthly.

      Since this article gets a lot of views from young people, I have chosen to edit out some very problematic sections.

      Leaving out the rest as it is as a reminder of what my writing was at that stage of life.

      Finally, this is a very uninformed take on engineering education and shouldn't be taken seriously.

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      female person 

      3 years ago

      "But if you don't fulfill the above requirements, try doing something else(cooking course, maybe :D)."


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      4 years ago

      awesome article.Your quirky style of writing is impressive

    • lobobrandon profile image

      Brandon Lobo 

      5 years ago

      3 years later, in my final year now. I study what one week before the finals and a day before the internals... I play Tribal Wars 24X7 when Im home (You'll know why if you've played it, it requires constant attention). I do freelance writing and on-site SEO (coding aspects) for clients and still have one of the best GPA's in my college.

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      5 years ago

      No Cute Girls???

      better to be an auto driver .

      atleast girls will sit in that auto :D

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      5 years ago

      hahahaha Great article...cant stop laughing over the facts! TRUE one! my friends experienced the thing u have said! :D

    • sharma92tushar profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Jaipur, India

      I +1 that Brandon.

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      Brandon Lobo 

      8 years ago

      I'm studying to become an enginner and if you have in in you; you don't need to study like crazy as its inbuilt within you. I find it great

    • sharma92tushar profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Jaipur, India

      I'll try to keep up to your expectations!

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      Nimra Aijaz 

      8 years ago from Steel Town

      Anytime buddy, as far as you keep producing quality (or whatever as far as it is funny:P) hubs!

      And by the way i so SOLIDLY relate to point#6!

    • sharma92tushar profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Jaipur, India

      Well! Thank you mate! Your comment really made my day.

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      Nimra Aijaz 

      8 years ago from Steel Town

      Whoa!! Hahaha you literally sound so ...what i would call in my language..."tarsay huey"! ;P Buddy no matter how much the currently enrolled students try to induce fear of the higher studies into the generation behind them, it's just an inevitable stage everyone just HAVE to cross! But whatever the reality maybe, however the perspectives may differ, YOUR PIECE OF WRITING IS REALLY ENTERTAINING! Natural and Crisp!


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