Engineering Students are wasting their Time in Management Studies; they have Another Way to go

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Ayesha said: (Sun, Apr 24, 2016 10:00:13 AM)    
Firstly, learning or educating oneself in any given course can never be a waste of time. And also gone are the days of "conventional" education where people simply stick to one specified genre or area of employment. So here the question of engineering students to not opt for an MBA is very vague and undermines the very idea of education. Anyone who is interested in taking up a course should be encouraged. Also, with the new and more technical subjects of MBA courses coming up nowadays, it's always good to have a technical mind in action.

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Sandeep said: (Thu, Dec 10, 2015 02:27:40 PM)    
Nowadays engineering which is a common stream which should be chosen by the students after their completion of school days. So engineering has been their even in the tip of a dogs tail.

Just make a count on about how many peoples works as a engineer or in an reputed post after the completion of the course.

Engineering knowledge help us to apply the technologies and management able roles helps to manage the technologies which is necessary.

So it is better to take MBA after engineering helps to explore both fields. Even the opportunity of one got decrease in future. And it leads more chances in both the sectors.

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P.M.Sai Sricharan said: (Wed, Dec 2, 2015 09:53:33 PM)    
It depends on the mentality of the person and his/her interest towards engineering or medicine after 10th class. It's not that parents will allow you to any course but they also have got some faith in you in doing a particular course which would fetch you money clothing & other expenses in your job life.

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Achu Avaravind said: (Mon, Jul 13, 2015 03:55:39 PM)    
Hi every one.

I am not a expert to explain about what you should do after your B-Tech degree, but I wish to say select your future as your mind says, once you have selected you have no turn backs, don't hallucinate in fairs of life.

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Harshvardhan Matta said: (Mon, Jul 13, 2015 12:57:51 AM)    
I am doing my Masters in Engineering after completing my bachelors and I personally believe it totally depends on your talent. I have also worked in companies during my two internships and I found even the diploma holders and the people with the bachelors degree are on the managerial post.

If you are talented and dedicated and can impress your bosses than you definitely be promoted higher in a company without even a managerial degree with a very good pay scale. Its just helpful when you entered as a fresher or with 2 years of experience. Rest all your growth depends upon your efforts you show in your company. Do that what your mind says doing some research work or a small invention can lead you at a very good position in a company even without a managerial degree.

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Abhishek said: (Thu, Jul 9, 2015 06:05:01 PM)    
Okay, now I want to share my view A/c to me if a person do MBA after BE, this is the best option because if you will not get success in MBA than there is some think that can lead you to the technical field and after 2 to 3 years you will reach to the good paying scale. And your life will be secured, and if you get success in MBA then also your life is secured.

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Bala said: (Sun, Jun 28, 2015 03:50:18 PM)    
According to me Engineering is total waste of money, no one were happy in their respective jobs life is to live happy, freely.

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Tirth said: (Tue, Jun 23, 2015 05:00:33 PM)    

According to me, we should live our life like a bird, which can fly anywhere same way its all up to you and your way of thinking, rather I would like to say our own way of positive thinking if you feel internally that I would go with MBA after BE/B.TECH then its totally your choice.

Doing anything after any course will be preferable either you go for further studies or for a job, there's only one thing to make sure is your dedication towards it so go for things what you like not what your parents/friends, set goals within yourself for what to do after BE/B.TECH whether MBA/ME/MCA/LLB/JOB or anything else ask yourself and choose the field of your INTEREST believe me you will feel that you the only happiest person in the world if an only you will choose what your heart says.

Note:- Please do not follow the stream blindly in which your friend is going like goats and sheep's try to use your brains even after reading all this comments also and at last do what you have to be?

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Palnivelrajan said: (Fri, Jun 12, 2015 05:02:29 PM)    
Engineering students are wasting their time in management studies; they have another way to go.

First, we should understand that education is gaining knowledge in the profession, we like let it be an MBA or Engineering.

Secondly, management skill is most important to all engineers, engineering teaches us the way to innovate, but management teaches us the way to make money and fame out of the invention.

Not only for marketing, but a good operation manager can make a failure manufacturing process into a successful one, but this possible only when he has some knowledge in engineering with management skills (leadership, communication, collaboration, business management etc).

If you have the skill to understand and gain knowledge, other than studying it like a course, you can be a more successful in the field you have chosen to grow for future.

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Suprity Paul said: (Wed, Jun 10, 2015 12:08:06 PM)    
For engineering I will not say that it is a waste of time but still there are a huge number of students studying engineering so it has became very very much common. If suppose there are 200 house in a locality then at least 100 of them must have boys or girls studying engineering.

That's why something new something unique should be tried of course of their own stream subjects. Then it will also increase the student's interest if he/she starts liking that particular subject. Last of all always listen to what your mind says.

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Neelabh said: (Sat, Jun 6, 2015 03:56:00 PM)    
I strongly disagree with the mentioned topic, as post graduation in management surely offers vast expertise and also more salary offers. More often than not the students who don't qualify for top notch schools for graduation (IITs ot NITs) don't get satisfactory job options. And not all students can qualify GATE or go for research and PhD courses.

MBA seems a fair and opportunistic option for those willing to earn better and gain experience. It also widens the knowledge base of an engineer.

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Manju said: (Thu, May 21, 2015 04:11:33 PM)    
Most of the people are living with wrong perception that doing an MBA after engineer will make their career better which is no way relevant. Barring some 5% job profiles where an MBA with the B-Tech is desired for growth, in most of the cases a guy studies Computer Science engineering and then peruse MBA because his cousin/friends are doing and then finally land up in a banking job or any FMCG sector job. i.e. he just wasted his engineering degree.

As far as money is considered, a Software Engineer working with a good IT company makes more money than a so called MBA from any X/Y/Z college. An engineering degree is more powerful degree then MBA. If at all any one wants to go for MBA after engineering, he/she should do it only from a Tier-I college otherwise its just waste. I have 8 years experience in the industry and I have seen it.

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Garison said: (Thu, May 21, 2015 09:37:27 AM)    
Well I think most engineering graduates in technical fields like chemical and petrochemical choose MBA just because they are fed up of their work in field. Too much exposure to chemicals and sunlight will make you hate this job in ones early years. I am a B-Tech in Instrumentation and was just googling for MBA courses when I found this discussion.

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Rajat Kumar said: (Tue, Apr 7, 2015 08:15:08 AM)    
Let's think about logically and statically. Students are in trouble what can be do after B-Tech?Except good colleges students (IIT's, NIT's, DEEMED & Gov's college) many students are facing problem due to lack of exposure and chances to go further for their bright future in technical line, and at the end also money comes with a big problem.

Like a big exam GATE, chances of getting in to PSU's & GOV's company someone have to score more then 90 percentile. Here is no chances for getting through in with less percentile. After that students are become more trouble about of their career. Hell can be optimized if job related any good exam will be conducted like GATE & CAT. In future we can see the choice of balance for TECHNICAL & MANAGEMENT studies in among all student throughout India.

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Dhanusha said: (Sun, Apr 5, 2015 02:01:16 PM)    
Hi every one,

First of all happy to see that many are sharing their thoughts which will be very useful for a student to shape his career. From my perspective it all depends on individual how he want to shape his career his interests curiosity to learn what and what not. Because it is you who knows well about you and none others. So follow what your mind says good to you and to the society if possible.

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Varun Rao said: (Tue, Mar 31, 2015 09:13:17 PM)    
Dear guys,

According to me interest is really a foolish thing to believe in. Only ability matters not interest. Ultimately money matters. What kind of life you want? How much luxury it should be? depending on this choose your field.

While doing engineering I was more passionate about technical things later it changed entirely. Now for me family matters. I want to spend more time with my family. I am ok with the job which gives me time to spend with family. I can compromise money for that.

That's why I chooses to do M.Tech and Ph.D and teaching line.

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Sruthi said: (Thu, Mar 19, 2015 08:55:29 PM)    
Very interesting topic. Management studies should be a part of every ones life. Managing doesn't deal only with business it helps lot in their personal life. Managing people, family are very important than performing job in top companies. Management studies helps in improving their personality.

Knowing concepts and being best in that is not enough. Individuals should know how to bring out their talent, mingling with people, how to get the jobs done easily. Should be a smart worker. Engineering people should go for management studies.

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Mufeed Km said: (Sun, Mar 15, 2015 09:21:31 PM)    
I also agree with the topic. Most of the engineering graduates think that doing MBA after their engineering is a better way to lift their Careers. There are a lot of things to do after B-tech. One who has a better Management skills always shine.

Although, It is one's personal interest. Engineers are those who lead the society. The leadership and management skills are to be practiced and adopted in their day-to-day life. So let me conclude by saying that before taking every step in life, think twice.

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Fazal said: (Tue, Feb 17, 2015 10:44:05 PM)    
A pretty amazing conversation here, its one of the hot topics in the world today!

1st of all you need to ask yourself why are you doing MBA, if its for monetary reasons, forget it. But if you feel its going to uplift your career and you are good at it, go for it!

Human beings have a very usual tendency that they look at higher accomplishments for the future before stepping in the ground. Engineers must learn to learn from any big or small companies at the start of the career for 1-2 years, on how things work!? how does an organisation work, learn the tricks and tactics, get aware of the politics being played, how matters are dealt with, what is the process of manufacture right from market search to dispatching of goods.

The grass is always greener at the other side, after 1-2 years of excelling in your field you will hold responsibilities, now what changes do you make in your work space to optimize results? How do you manage your work 1st? what suggestions can you give to your superiors about the current issues? for the next two years you modify your responsibilities and make things happen!. Now in the 5th year you report to higher management on general managing, learn from the mistakes of your managers so you don't make it.

When you go through this 5-6 years experience you have covered a part of MBA and you are now ready to pursue MBA studies.

During this 5-6 years you need to always look out for better challenging opportunities, keep your basic math skills updated, gel into your profession.

You need to understand the pros and cons of a manager and use it to make you a better one. And this process requires 5-6 years. Bear in mind during this period excel in whatever you do intellectually as well.

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Ashwin Ravi said: (Tue, Feb 10, 2015 11:11:00 AM)    
Hello friends,

Its really great to get to know about different people's opinion, but according to me, whether it is engineering or management studies, all depends upon the student individual interest. They should completely study about them. They should get a clear views and ideas about their carrier. They should not go for MBA for their self respect or for an entertaining environment, why because money of parents matters a lot guys. Please realize about your passion, desire and choose your MBA guys. Good luck.

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Rakesh said: (Sat, Feb 7, 2015 08:11:17 PM)    
Actually the majority of MBA students hold bachelors degrees in non-business fields. In fact, undergraduates from other fields like the natural sciences (engineering) or economics are preferred any time to a simple BBA chap.

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Archana said: (Sat, Jan 31, 2015 10:21:06 AM)    
Hello everybody.

My opinion on this statement is a different one. I feel that technical knowledge with the right management skills is a perfect combination. Skills, knowledge as well as abilities are all the underlying factors behind a person's successful career. A management degree is another feather to the hat of an engineer who wishes to have a bright future. Above all it is a personal opinion of a person regarding his or her education interest. Its a matter of fact that education will only only brighten our chances of success and so does the management studies that enhance the managing skills and abilities of any person who belongs to any domain. Yes, an MBA after engineering has become one of the highest salary grossers.

Thank you everyone.

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Sankalp said: (Fri, Jan 30, 2015 02:14:19 PM)    
Hello everyone!

I think its a matter of personal opinions and aims in life.

People who just want to involve themselves to the technical part can be satisfied with a bachelors or masters engineering degree. Yes, it is true that the growth will stop after a certain point and so will the salary increment rate but this option is good for the people who really enjoy the work and anything apart from that won't matter to them.

For the people who aim at limitless growth in a company need to accept the fact that they need both the technical as well as management skills. To add, an MBA degree after a bachelors or masters degree in engineering will be a great option. Following this path will actually open variety of fields and widen the scope.

Many don't consider degrees important, but the bitter fact is that it is important to the person hiring or promoting you as it is the only thing that will add value to your experience after your performance. It is just a certificate or a proof to show that you have the required skills and people use this proof to compare one with the other.

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Abhi said: (Tue, Jan 27, 2015 06:59:25 PM)    
Hello guys!

I am a B.Tech mechanical from a well reputed university. What I saw in the people's mind nowadays, is to get a good job and handsome salary package so in the direction of getting these, they opt for MBA after their B.Tech courses.

What my point to tell you all is to introspect yourself first and realize your interest and potential rather than going with the people views and opting for MBA after B.Tech is not a bad option though as it must be done to get yourself promoted to the managerial positions in the company you are working in.

Thank you all.

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Aishwarya said: (Sun, Jan 18, 2015 10:14:33 PM)    
Greetings to all the participants of this discussion.

This is Aishwarya.

Well, I am a B.Tech, and to give a clear opinion of what I want say, I'd just like to give two prominent examples to all of you,

1. The CEO of the most popular search engine-Google, Larry Page, is NOT an MBA degree holder.

2. The CEO of the most popular sms-Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, is NOT even a graduate, leave alone being an MBA.

Thus, this proves that MBA is not the main requirement of a B.Tech graduate, neither should it be, only talent and real skills should be considered, 'Because degrees do not do work for any firm.

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Varun said: (Fri, Jan 9, 2015 04:20:59 PM)    
Hi Good evening to one and all.

This is the most ongoing topic in today's world. I think for overall personality development Technical and Management skill both are required. Your progress is decided by 75%of management and 25%of technical skills you possess. After doing BE/BTECH we have technical skills so we should strive for management skill which is need of hour.

But it always depend upon individual to choose. I more point I want to say knowledge never goes useless and whatever we have studies we can use all. We all have studied chemistry, history etc, you can't say it was waste. But there are some social factors which need to be considered. One should work hard in whatever field he choose.

All the best.

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Devender Arya said: (Tue, Dec 30, 2014 01:02:17 PM)    
Hello friends. This is Devender Arya.

Yes I am agree with this. Without technology and management skill. We can not go for to start our firm. So according to me which students have done the B.Tech they can go for MBA after that those wants to start our organization. Because without going these two courses we can't build a company because a company is deal with technology and management.

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Garima said: (Thu, Dec 11, 2014 12:42:01 AM)    
Gaining any kind of knowledge is never a waste of time. A good engineering degree topped with MBA degree is great success mantra, which is also opted by many CEO's. Because anyone who has knowledge of both the stream definitely has upper hand when its comes for selection for higher post.

It is always beneficial to manage what you actually know rather than to manage just random something you have no idea about. For those who are saying that any one can get basically technical knowledge and there is no need for a engineer MBA student, well knowing just basics of any thing is different and knowing its core is different one ought to know how to manipulate it when time comes.

Nevertheless what to opt and what not is always matter of interest. MBA is when you know something thoroughly and you know you can manage it well. M.Tech is when you know something by heart and you know you can make it better. Choice is yours not of Some '3 idiots'.

Thank you.

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Anonymous said: (Sat, Nov 15, 2014 09:25:21 AM)    
Hello guys,

First of all, I appreciate all of you for sharing your wonderful experience with us, which will really help many of us to shape our future.

Some of you believe that (B.Tech + MBA) or (B.Tech + M.Tech) is good option and indeed, it is to cast a better future.

But, I think, to be a true leader or expert in your field, you don't need degree, you just need a burning desire, curiosity, and a solid reason.

Just go get throw yourself in that only.

And say I don't know anything else, but it is my field no one can beat me in it.

A diversified person will never be successful in his life, no matter how intelligent he is.

So do hard work which will pave your career toward a best tomorrow.

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Anonymous said: (Fri, Oct 10, 2014 01:07:38 PM)    
I want to ask that is doing MBA after B-Tech in EE a good option? What are the placement opportunities and is their going to be any link between what I am the stuffs taught in B-Tech and MBA. If yes, from when shall I start preparing for it? I am a 2nd year student.

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Ankush Mundhada said: (Fri, Jul 18, 2014 02:20:33 AM)    
Hi this is Ankush I am an Engineer by Qualification (E and TC) , I want to share my view.

MBA is a universal masters degree and any graduate can go for MBA in order to improve his/her Managerial skills.

Its like taking a step ahead in your career. Today there is no business in this world run without technology, so isn't it nice to upgrade your learning and knowledge in terms of management as well so that we can represent ourselves as the complete package of what the businesses around the world require in today's date.

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Sachin said: (Mon, Jun 16, 2014 03:54:54 PM)    
Everyone want to know what is good after engineering but doing MBA should be of Symbiosis not of any afflicted university then there is much useful and can be placed in good post otherwise there is no use of doing only waste of money. Instead of this masters is really good especially in US or M-Tech in India. By this we can get good post and salary.

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Dhanesh Rathinasamy said: (Sun, Jun 15, 2014 10:36:29 AM)    
Good day guys. I think its all matter of your interest. What I have learnt in my life is the education system here is not complete and degrees are worthless but at the same time you are considered worthless by the most if you don't have a degree! All I would advice from a middle class guy's view is choose wise, live wise, save some money. Invest in education/future business that is worth for spending and do it only when you're able to carry it out successfully.

MBA along with BE/B-Tech is one of the choice. No bad about it! But in my view - any UG is better than BE for pursuing MBA. It is not difficult for an MBA holder to learn basics of engineering to understand technical functions taking place. Only invest in higher studies if you are clear on your plans and you are strong that you won't step back. Spend only for things that are worth for and only if your affordable!

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Amit said: (Thu, Jun 12, 2014 03:27:37 PM)    
Hey guys, I am a working professional around 4 years of experience in embedded domain. To me and MBA is definitely not going to harm you. It will add value. For example an engineer never does a development job for whole his life. Those who do stagnates there career. After a certain level definitely organization starts looking for your managerial skills as well. So don't fall prey to the three idiot thought that an MBA after B-Tech is a waste of your talent. Anything that adds value to your life and lifestyle is precious.

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Pari said: (Thu, May 15, 2014 07:06:50 PM)    
Knowledge never goes waste. Learning a new thing won't dampen your ability or skills. I am an engineer myself and I want to pursue management studies. I realised during engineering that my managerial skills are better than my technical ones. I believe that once done with my MBA I will be wiser and deal with things in a broader way. Technical and management skills hand in hand will make my profile look better and invoke confidence in me.

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Vivek said: (Fri, May 2, 2014 07:27:39 PM)    
Hi, here some reason to opt for MBA after BE/B-Tech:.

1. "BE has enhanced my logical and analytic abilities. MBA gives me the whole picture of how an organization works. MBA is a practitioners degree and BE gives me a sound base to adapt, adopt and understand domain knowledge quickly to apply the same for Corporate Growth".

2. With MBA along with BE you can reach the top level management in a shorter period of time.

3. What I wanted to do was cultivate more of the functional side of a business; I wanted to know, Why are we implementing a system?If you present the same problem to an engineer and an MBA, both of them look at two different things. An engineer only looks at the data and the MBA looks at it in a higher perspective; he catches different things. No approach is wrong, the technical or the functional approach.

4. This ability to utilize both technical and business skills to provide solutions is a valuable asset: engineering undergraduates with an MBA are quickly snatched up in the workforce, an Intel talent recruiter told BusinessBecause.

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Amit Bhat said: (Fri, May 2, 2014 04:30:30 PM)    
I strongly feel that doing MBA after Engineering is a good choice, provided we get admission to one of the top MBA schools else we should consider some other professional courses that add skills and value to our engineering degree. I came across one such course in field of Patent Law.

This is what I read on the website.

"Patent Law is a fascinating, profitable career field for many engineers and scientists looking for something other than the traditional career pathway. Being a part of this field will secure you a front row position on the cutting edge of science and technology.

From genetic engineering to computer software to light bulbs and even new engine components, people will always invent new things. Even more so, these inventions will always be labelled and traded as Intellectual Property (IP).

The field of patent law is wide open to biologists, chemists, engineers, computer scientists and many other science and technology professionals. You don't need a law degree to be successful in this legal area".

In India, I think if we wish to put our technical skills to good use, patents can be a good field for us.

Thank you.

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Pratik said: (Sat, Apr 26, 2014 07:55:40 PM)    
Hello to all.

I respect all the person who have spoken their mind here.

Some say opting for MBA after BE/B-Tech is waste while some say it fruitful.

My point is it worthy enough to go for MBA after BE/B-Tech.

Let me prove my point with an example.

Suppose there are two factories which produce an automobile engine. The manager of one factory is a BE/B-Tech + MBA while that of other is any graduate+mba. Now manager of 1st factory, being BE/B-Tech, can understand the problems of technical department they face while manufacturing the goods. Moreover he can also be cost efficient as he knows what all materials can be used alternative to costly materials which will provide same quality to engine produced. And being a MBA he can decide the marketing strategy, pay scale of workers and profitable deals.

On the other hand manager who has done MBA only cannot understand the technical section of production. He can only understand marketing, sales and profits.

Conclusion of my example us that for handling the technical companies BE/B-Tech + MBA professional are preferably more suitable because only MBA professional cannot understand the whole working. Therefore opting for MBA after BE/B-Tech is not at all a waste.

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Deepthi said: (Fri, Mar 7, 2014 06:35:54 PM)    
Engineers joining management give multitasking ability for engineers. For example if an engineer has done MBA for acquire management skills, get job in technical department of any company. That engineer can also handle management responsibility as well. This helps to increase their salary package, so national economy as well. In the competitive market scenario companies require multitasking employees.

This is one of the reasons for engineers joining management. After joining management, engineer's technical skills leaved behind, it is a myth. Engineers joining management are not a national waste. It is an advantage for our nation. Management is very important part of professional life of engineer. Most of the engineers joint management courses for getting jobs in bank. Joining management after doing engineering shows disliking or less interest toward engineering. So living engineering is better option than doing it with less interest.

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Gaurav Rana said: (Sun, Feb 2, 2014 08:19:42 PM)    
Well first of all there is a huge differences and shortcomings lies in the education system. There is a hype of some professions and institutes against child's interest. Students are not counselled according to their wishes means they are unwillingly made to join competition and be a part of race usually in engineering colleges (many of them) for graduation and engineering seeks core knowledge of the subject. By the time a student could be of acquiring different tastes not mainly in finance and marketing but in any other desired field he/she wishes to be because money is not always the thing.

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Showri said: (Wed, Jan 29, 2014 10:27:07 AM)    
I think management degree helps you a lot in the future not at the entry level. Everyone is thinking that doing MBA will develop managerial skills. As a graduate you are not given a role to manage people in a company. It is the passion which drive us. So my concern is do MBA from a premiere Bschool will land you in a good place in this field.

Coming to MTech- it is designed for the people who are intelligent's unlike MBA. The people who are more interested in technology and for the people who want to do research it will be helpful. Think twice before taking a decision. It will decide your future.

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Komal Gupta said: (Tue, Jan 21, 2014 07:07:45 PM)    
Hi to all,

Now this is really a very genuine thing happening around. According to me btech is done mainly by the student who are interested in engineering but for increment of salary they simply wanted to go for management.

And this well known that btech after MBA does not yield the same kind of job as after btech. So its not at all advantage for doing and then MBA. Engineer students should contribute their technical skill which is required. For ex a mechanical engineer should contribute in mechanic world rather in the business world. And if is this so then its totally a bullshits. Thats my thought thank you everyone.

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Prasanna said: (Sun, Jan 12, 2014 08:30:46 AM)    
Hi friends. In my point of view, what does the engineering people do after education ?, they don't apply what they have learn anyway they are going to learn new tech in training and many study core engineering and move to IT. It is not the degree we choice it is the carrier to keep in mind.

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Mritunjay Singh said: (Wed, Dec 11, 2013 11:07:25 PM)    
Yes it is right that today most of the students after doing M-Tech, are doing MBA. It is too good because Management studies improves our skill, leadership as well as Engineering improves our thinking skills and invent new gadgets and many other daily useful things. So I think that doing MBA after M-Tech. Is a good option.

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Neha said: (Tue, Nov 5, 2013 10:35:14 PM)    
I think it depends on the person whether he wants to go for MBA or m. Tech or whatever, so I won't say that the engineers are wasting their time. But I would like to add that the students from IITs or other government colleges are wasting governments resources by doing MBA after B-Tech. Government spends more than 1000 billion on each IIT every year so that the students those who have strong technical knowledge can contribute to the technical growth of the country but the students go and work in the banks. So they are wasting government's resources.

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Hiren said: (Mon, Oct 28, 2013 05:58:01 PM)    
Hello dear friends! This is very good topic for discussion and it will help many confusing guys. I want to say that from ENGINEERING course we can get good technical knowledge and from MBA course we can get proper managerial skills. For starting the good industry in market its must to know both of these, technical knowledge as well as managerial skill. So as per my view its not time wasting to do MBA after doing B-Tech.

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Hardik Soni said: (Thu, Oct 24, 2013 09:49:44 PM)    
Good morning, afternoon, evening what is it.

Now just frankly speaking in engineering students are not getting enough salary as they desire. So then after spoiling 4 years of life they decide to do MBA. I agree that they have great knowledge but what is use of that knowledge in MBA. In in INDIA approx. 80% of MBA seats is occupied by engineering student and according to survey 70% placement are in banking, consulting companies so now you tell what is use of technical mind in engineering. So I give my opinion that select only one field and do concentrate your mind on only that thing and do hard work as much as possible. I am sure you will definitely get success in your life.

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Abhilash Dixit said: (Wed, Oct 9, 2013 06:44:08 PM)    
I want to express my point of view, I think management is what comes naturally and technical thinking comes with deep learning. So by selecting MBA studies as a engineering student is to ignore the basic definition of engineering.

Specially for earning good money students get attracted towards management studies but reality is that technical thinking of engineers are wasted by management studies.

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Rajesh said: (Mon, Oct 7, 2013 12:26:50 AM)    
Hello! Myself Rajesh.

After your 10th class one has no idea of engineering or any other studies. But start to prepare for the entrance exams iit, aieee. But after completion of the intermediate one should have some idea of his future studies. First if he is interested in technical side he can go for engineering. Second if he is interested in management side he can simply do BA/BBA/BCOM etc. Saving 1 year of time and much money. And also they can concentrate on the MBA entrance exams and get seat in great MBA institutes.

Now we shall talk about the one who joins the engineering feeling interest in engineering first. And then he changes his min to MBA due to some reasons that some one says that much more money could be earned by doing MBA etc. To those people I would like to say that you have two options to continue to your higher studies.

One is M TECH/M. S the other is MBA. Going to MBA completely changes your atmosphere of study and analyzing view. But m tech provides you to improve your b tech knowledge with same atmosphere. Also you should face some pressure preparing for MBA entrance exams and engineering things simultaneously. Also you may face troubles coping after going to MBA college.

So it is better to decide first to go to which side technical or management. And then to continue. I would say that doing MBA after doing engineering is not at all bad unless and until you decide to waste 1 year and money you spend for engineering, and finally all the skills you learn from 4 years of your engineering.

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Nikhil Agarwal said: (Wed, Sep 4, 2013 11:41:00 AM)    
Greetings ! I am a Engineering student (BE Electrical) from one of the best colleges in India and in my opinion pursuing MBA is not a bad idea. For those who think that this is a wastage of your 4 years of college then think of some brilliant personalities like Bill Gates, Steve jobs, Mark Zuckerberg who didn't complete their Engineering degrees either, So don't kid yourself by saying that we are great technicians. As a matter of fact Engineering in India is taught in it's theoretical aspect and student lacks innovative ideas. Ironically, we wasted 4 years in engineering as the same knowledge could be achieved by pursuing diploma.

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Santhosh said: (Mon, Jul 22, 2013 10:06:44 AM)    
Hello Buddies.

The opinions which is shared above is correct for someone and its not correct for some other. What I would like to tell you is one can opt for any higher degree its only based on their interest and skills. Because they are the one who has to work in their position and get excelled. If one does not posses any kind of skills in Management and still if he does MBA. Where does he will lead finally. Finally one has to asses their own skills and ideas and need to take proper step after their graduate degree.

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Santhosh said: (Sat, Jul 20, 2013 12:33:52 PM)    
Hi everyone. It was nice to know all the students opinion. Actually all the persons who gave their opinions here are correct according to their perspective. The thing is this.

We have many MBA courses. Say if one has to for MBA in Accounting the obviously a guy with accounts background say CA guys can survive very nicely and can go for a very good job. Or at-least get a decent job for sure.

For MBA finance person having a commerce or economics background can do.

So if an engineer has to do MBA then he/she too has lot of options.

1. MBA in supply chain management.
2. MBA in marketing.
3. MBA in operations.

These are fields which I assure that engineering students have upper hand.

So its all up to individuals and they have to be wise in selecting their MBA.

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Abhi said: (Fri, Jul 19, 2013 09:14:41 PM)    
Good evening friends most of my friends here think that pursuing MBA after B-Tech is good, some corporate CEO's have also done the same thing, but the question should we follow others or should we set a new trend, why do we opt for MBA, cause it will give us a job, good salary anything else? but again the question arises is that why we did B.Tech then? Why waste 4 years of our life? we need to graduate then we could have done that simply by pursuing B.Com/B.A. /BBA etc.

If we would have pursued any of this subject except B. Tech then it would have costed us 1 year less of our life or in other words we would have saved 1 year of our life, but this is not what we wanted, what we wanted was that to be a successful engineer, working in some good reputed company, with high salary, but now a days our if we go searching for an engineer we don't have to go very far, we may find him sitting beside us, I mean today the number of engineer s are increasing but the job remains constant, but this does not mean that we should change our line.

We should keep on trying harder and harder and I am sure it will bear sweet fruits.

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Richa Mishra said: (Mon, Jul 8, 2013 09:44:30 PM)    
Hello friends,

Myself Richa. Even I have done BE but I totally disagree that its a waste of time. Though I have given my 4 years for BE. But even for B.Sc or any graduate who has given 3 years for the course do not have any subjects or course as there is in MBA. So it totally depends on a person who want to opt for MBA because its totally new for both. If you have skills and interest you can opt it at any age.

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Sravya said: (Fri, Jul 5, 2013 04:23:27 PM)    
Good Evening All. I was in vague mind before I visited to this site and read all your opinions. It feels very happy that all you people gathered such a valuable opinions which really helps many students specifically grads who are in confusion what should be the continuity if there is no job in hand. If we opt higher studies what could be the choice MBA which fascinates for jobs or M.Tech /M.S.

I was thinking to take up MBA am a B-Tech graduate (aeronautical) and couldn't get job over a year. But changing the stream or deviating from it completely without prior experience really lands many students in trouble. As the work atmosphere and the learned concepts really differ in practicality. Now I changed my opinion for pursuing MBA straight away without any prior experience every graduate should go for job and gain experience and should know the company atmosphere and standards depending on the requirement taking the decision for doing MBA or M.Tech really helps him/her to mold their path. I feel that before taking up higher studies student (graduate) should have experience of practicality it really helps.

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Jaya Prakash said: (Thu, Jul 4, 2013 11:18:15 AM)    
Hi friends.

Engineering students doesn't wasting their time and management. They choose MBA after B.TECH because of their interests on that field. M.B.A or B.TECH doesn't matters KNOWLEDGE IS DIVINE. The one who has more knowledge in one particular field they can handle any situations in that.

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Rajshri Ingle said: (Sat, Jun 29, 2013 06:53:36 PM)    
After engineering, taking option of MBA is quite senseless as you are not utilizing what you earned in your 4 years engineering. You are entering to totally different stream. You Should prefer a option which give you a better option to utilize what you learned.

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Akshay Nalawade said: (Thu, Jun 27, 2013 10:22:07 PM)    
What if you are not able to select the specialization after getting a degree?

I have knowledge of my field but I am not able to decide where I fit. And management is altogether a different thing and its there in me. So basically an engineer can do anything is what I feel but what is the most or close to the most appropriate thing an engineer should do ?

And yes further studies is obviously an option and you have all the time in this world to continue your studies but still I feel stuck up at this point even after completing my degree with first class.

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Karthik Raju said: (Thu, Jun 27, 2013 07:48:13 PM)    
Hey Hi I'm a[chemical] Grad 2012 pass out. I want to do MBA after gaining some good work experience as it always helps me in MBA . From last one year I failed getting a good job as I'm technically weak and I think I'm good at managerial skills. So thing is now whether i should start preparing for GMAT now as Couldn't get a job from last year or should take up some course like SAP and start working on it and later after couple of years should I do MBA ?
I'm pretty confused guys . Could you suggest me what to do ?

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Kapil Shendge said: (Thu, Jun 27, 2013 01:27:36 AM)    
Get an engineering degree and top it up with an MBA from a premier B-School. That's the classic recipe for corporate success. Not surprisingly then, a majority of Indian CEOs have taken this predictable route to the echelons of corporate power.

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Chaitu said: (Sat, Jun 22, 2013 03:03:53 PM)    

What generally you think of this reviews. I think and to say frankly I always doubted what to do after my graduation. Even now I am not yet concluded. But to say frankly both these M.Tech and MBA are the only choices for us to get professionalized. The world is updating day by day and why isn't our study courses. I think one new course should be developed to us in order to be professionalized.

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Rishu Raj said: (Tue, Jun 18, 2013 02:07:46 AM)    
There is lot of conversation on the techie guy and MBA graduates, I would like to add a point being a technical graduate one have the good knowledge of technical things and we know that operation is involved in in every field. So after MBA it would be easy to know the whole operation of business and if we are connecting the operation with the technical stuffs then it provide an edge. Moreover it helps one to know the business world and the technical part of it.

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Renjith said: (Wed, Jun 12, 2013 11:10:08 PM)    
Hai I m here to share my views about the topic. If one choose engineering as his/her profession, then why should he goes to MBA? its really a foolishness. After engineering the person is ready for his specialisation and no need to get any managerial skills from any institutes, it comes to him without any practice.

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Neetu Rawat said: (Thu, May 16, 2013 04:27:14 PM)    
Hello all I feel it also depends on the person's interest, there are times when a student in engineering college while managing college festivals and other events realizes that his managerial skills are better than his technical interest which can make him to choose MBA as his masters degree rather than M.Tech.

Person would have chosen M.Tech if he would have found himself interested in technical things more and want to be more technically strong.

Frankly degree does not matter whether its MBA or M.Tech but our interest and hard work in that field matters the most.

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Dev Khan said: (Tue, May 7, 2013 03:21:58 PM)    
Hello friends, you are having different prospect & good thinking. Here I am sharing my view.

According to my opinion both may seem different field, but both are mutually correlated as interpreted. The students doing engineering are sharpened by their skills (obviously I am talking about the laboring students who have learned their subject) , but when leaving college when you join any company, you will expect there different scenario, where lot of people are involved in doing a task. There require a managerial skill which can be polished through management studies. Also doing management you will get extra skills as well as you will add some more advantage in your organisation. So doing management is a must if you want to really see yourself up in your career ladder and to survive in the competitive environment as well.

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Sagar Kedar said: (Mon, Apr 29, 2013 06:14:33 PM)    
First of all I want to make one point is whatever we study it never goes wasted, with this point I want to say as doing MBA degree after engineering is just sharpening the managerial skills in someone after his/her technical education. And most of the MNCs today run on engineers and to tackle this crowd person with technical background along with MBA degree is the best choice. The fact is person who completed his/her engineering is comfortable with aptitude which brings him/her on the way of MBA so easily that's why today 80% of management seats in Management institutes are occupied by engineering students. To deal with engineers and engineering work in MNCs Manager with technical background is always a preferable option for MNCs.

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Gururaj Kulkarni said: (Mon, Apr 29, 2013 05:10:12 PM)    
First, understand that there is no point comparing M.Tech and MBA. Both are specialised degrees and have value in their respective fields. Both M. Tech and MBA provide excellent career options and have gained importance in last few years. M.Tech or MBA is always an additional advantage to an engineer whether it is in terms of knowledge, experience or seniority.

Whether it be a manufacturing, IT or R&D driven organisation, there would be requirements for both M.Techs and MBAs. The former would be more of a subject matter specialist, while the latter would handle product marketing, sales, project management, human resources, IT process, consulting or customer service management.

Doing M.Tech in a particular field will definitely make you more valuable to a company that has business profile of that field. MBA, on other hand, will give you a totally different business perspective and is broader in scope.

Choice is entirely up to you.

Ideally, you should make the choice on the basis of your capabilities, career goals and interests. If you want to continue your career in technical field, M. Tech is the right choice for you. You can even switch to teaching or research. But if you want to work in the industry, MBA is the way to go. MBA is a management course that will enhance your managerial, communication and presentation skills.

After MBA, you get the entry to the field of business and administration where you can go in for options like marketing, sales, human resources and operation management.

Specifically, M.Tech is suitable for a product-based industry where technical skills are required. MBA is more suitable for a service- and customer-oriented industry. Engineering graduates having a management degree are perfect for front-end sales, field applications and customer facing jobs. However, if an organisation is innovation hungry, pure engineering with master's specialisation is a lethal combination.

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Akshaya said: (Wed, Apr 24, 2013 11:02:35 PM)    
Hello friends.

I have just read all your opinions and comments of this interesting topic. In my opinion when an engineering student finishes their studies and attends a placement in that interview selecting a good engineering student is given only to those MBA graduates HR. Either that MBA HR may completed Eng/Arts it does not matter. Even though an engineering student works mostly nowadays in most of the MNC companies they can give a chance to that engineering candidates also know to choose a same engineering student as a fresher to his/her company.

Why they are giving those work to an MBA graduates to select right person. Because after completing MBA they will able to improve their skills like taking proper decisions, judging a right person for their company, handling and efficiently solving the problems. But these skills can be improved only if a student puts a complete interest in MBA. Because this MBA is not only business and admin but also helps to improve the creative skills, logical thinking etc. You have to manage the studies as well as you have to attend many interesting programs (extra curricular activities). So here itself you are able to manage both. So surely you will able to manage and tackle the problems in a company or in any bank sectors.

So it not depends on Arts /Engineering student will perform well while doing MBA course. Mainly for engineers who are going to pursue MBA course, while doing engineering itself that person will have some skills like logical, analytic, specially TIME MANAGEMENT and also have participated in many symposium functions. This is more than enough. But to gain more salary those candidates can have some years of experience in their fields such as core/software companies. After gaining some knowledge if they pursue MBA it is very value and also puts more interest in their studies.

They can easily manage the problems when they are facing during those MBA period of time. So friends be cool, Don't dump all in your mind, Any thing we learn it will not go waste. Even though if we not get a proper job now, but one day those things we learnt will surely help us in future. Hope for the BEST always in our life.

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Namasya Das said: (Tue, Apr 16, 2013 06:14:07 PM)    
Hii. I m Mr Namasya das. I totally agree with the topic that engineering students are wasting their time in management studies. If someone will study MBA after engineering, then definitely he will get the job as a manager or anything related to management. Then why he did engineering?what is the use of the techniques that he learned during 4 year engineering. If everybody will do MBA after engineering then who will be S/W developer, S/W tester, maintenance engineer, civil engineer etc etc. There is number of post for engineers in MNCs & Indian companies. Good future also there for engineers and good salary is there.

But I think if you want to do a MBA after engineering then do it after 3 to 4 years experience in your domain. It may help you for your hike in position as well as salary. Thats it.

Thanks to All for their opinion.

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Ravi said: (Sat, Mar 23, 2013 02:27:38 AM)    
No I don't agree at all. Management is a different chalk and cheese than engineering. Also in India most B schools are providing MBA degree to freshers which is a very wrong trend. Infact Management requires you to have some skill set and practical understanding of organization and organizational behavior.

Most Engineer have a technical job involving to complete certain task with a deadline. Involvement is with task and focus is on getting work done perfectly. But management is more to getting the task done within time, cost and manpower and getting a profit out of it you have to make decision for a group and make profit for the firm. Infact this is the reason why most career counselled recommend an Executive MBA degree where people have some work experience.

Engineering firms are the major shareholders of the economic world and these are dominated of course by Engineers so a engineer with few years of work ex and a MBA degree is prone to get better result.

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Shubhrans Kukareti said: (Mon, Mar 11, 2013 05:31:45 PM)    
According to me engineering and management are analogous. Engineering is defined as the field which applies practical and scientific knowledge in building, construction of different machines with effective time utilization. On the other hand in management we apply the basic principles of management that are practical and scientific for building an effective organizational structure. So the basic idea is the same. So engineers have an edge above all others in management field also.

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Farha said: (Tue, Feb 26, 2013 04:09:09 PM)    
Hi friends! This issue is important because so many students get their doubts clear through this discussion. So every course is important in its way no course is bad or good. From every course we get to learn something new and different. It gives you more knowledge so there is no point in telling "waste of time". Its the choice you make.

Have belief in what you do and make correct decisions. Do not think you have made any wrong decision. Might be that decision is for your own good.

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Vinod Sarathy said: (Wed, Jan 30, 2013 01:46:20 PM)    
Yes. Anyone can learn any subject. There is no denying that. But in the recent times, Engineering students opt for MBA's from top institutes just to be in sync with the vogue. Admitted, engineering students need management skills as well. But how many engineers go back to Core Engineering fields to implement the skills they learnt in MBA colleges?

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Shubham said: (Thu, Jan 24, 2013 11:58:44 AM)    
Hi friends this is a very hot topic nowadays as IIM and others institutes also started giving additional points to non engineers to maintain diversity. This directly shows that engineers are doing better while getting admission in MBA courses. Now use of engineering. I think nowadays companies are not traditional one people need different approach to understand it, and I think technical approach is what makes a company efficient which quality lacks in non engineer. If you can think a better approach for a problem then you truly deserve to be a manager. Moreover to understand and grasp the true meaning of all the engineers and other employee working in a company its always better to be a technical engineer.

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Aman said: (Wed, Jan 2, 2013 10:31:48 PM)    
I am not in favor of this that management studies is not for engineering students. As we know that management studies helps in developing analytic skills, thinking skills and communication skills so it is better for Eng student to go management study because in Eng a person got practical skills and after that if he got management skills then he got good success in life because most of the Eng companies want management persons with Eng background so that a person can able to handle engineers.

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Saket Kumar said: (Fri, Dec 28, 2012 02:28:53 PM)    
Engineering is not only studying heavy books and applying complex formulas in examination. Engineering teaches a lot of things. One of them is how to manage time and resources. During a period of small time we have to read a lot of stuff and at the same time students were also involved in extracurricular activities. As the statistics suggest almost every examination like UPSC, CAT is rocked by engineers. The topper of CAT-2009 (100% ile) was an engineer from IIT Bombay. As you must have heard of last night studies in which we read almost entire syllabus in one night which show that at the time of need we can push the boundaries and get the job done. A good manager is also a person who can manage the things according to the constraints of time and resources which goes in favour of engineers.

In engineering career we are also given responsibilities like represent the class, organize several kinds of events and hold meaningful posts which not only enhance the personality but also develop a unique trade of managing people around.

Engineers have been employed in several domains ranging from core sectors to IT sectors to business firms which reflect the capability to blend in any environment which is the biggest virtue and requirement to be a good manager.

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Suresh Balaji said: (Thu, Nov 29, 2012 01:22:46 PM)    
Hello everybody suggests me an idea, I have completed engineering this year and I am a job seeker. I am in total confusion whether do an MBA or to do course in related to my degree or to continue my fathers business (he is running in an hardware shop). Because of all these my mind got totally blank.

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Yash Parikh said: (Sat, Nov 10, 2012 12:15:23 AM)    
Hello everybody.

MBA vs Engg topic never actually has an end because d non engineering people always feel why are the engineering students taking away what they have rights on ! The word "Management" makes it obvious that it is meant for a commerce student who is presumed to be good with all skills required for an MBA.

But see the other side, engineers can't say they have an edge over the commerce people because some skills they gain, some skills they lack too (and also the vice versa, of course!).

A student realizes after joining an engineering college that it is not fit for him, he leaves it mid way, or finishes it somehow.

It doesn't mean doing a course in management is a get-away decision.

What if he had realized mid way in the course he has those skills to excel in leadership, communication skills, the most importantly the adequate skills required for doing M. B. A (I said adequate and not all the skills required).

He will obviously opt for management for his rest of the career option, without keeping salary boosts and missing an engineering degree placement in mind, he would look forward to work, where he excels and exceeds, and not where he has to work as a machine on a machine.

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Premendra Tiwari said: (Sat, Oct 20, 2012 01:11:49 AM)    
Hello! as this topic is debating hard. I want to ask a question to all the management students. Be true. Are the technical skills really helpful in management studies?

An engineering student deals with all mathematical and technical studies. What the shit he will use them in marketing and finance? You may give me one or two satisfactory reason of doing MBA after engineering, but it won't make any difference as everything have both positive and negative aspects. Most of the times they are present in unequal proportion. If you are tall, skinny, fat etc you have some advantages as well as disadvantages but you convince yourself by pointing only the positive sides. So don't give me some reasons that depicts the use of technology in this management world. Don't forget you can sort out good qualities even from your wife too. I think a person doing MBA after BBA is quite good than that of doing MBA after engineering. What's the use of learning damn headache subjects of engineering for learning economics? just a long-cut method to reach your goal. I'm excluding people who are goalless. And the debating topic is over if you are only interested in making money.

Ultimately it's useless to choose engineering for graduation if you are planned to opt for management.

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Amit said: (Thu, Oct 11, 2012 09:55:56 AM)    
In my opinion Engineers do MBA only after having 2 years of experiences. As Engineers are good at analytic and they have technical knowledge. So, they better understand the problems of the management. Engineers are inspirable manager who not only motivates the employees but also a leader. While in the case of Commerce student they may or may be a good motivator and decision taker. Because they don't have technical skills and analytic skills as that of an Engineer. So, don't compare an Engineer with commerce graduates.

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Saumya Ranjan Dash said: (Sun, Oct 7, 2012 02:11:59 PM)    
Hello friend, this is really a good topic. According to me every person must have the good quality of leadership and managing capability they may be engineering student or else. In my opinion they should go for managing study which is very much necessary in every field and also they will get more prefer in any companies and also get more money.

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Chris said: (Sat, Oct 6, 2012 06:57:11 AM)    
My point here would be, you are all talking about working for someone else. To me that's what really sucks. After working through all the math and science - is it possible to support yourself in engineering without working for someone else? When can YOU be the manager/engineer? It just kills me when I see friends of mine running a pizza place or landscaping company making the same money as I do! Here "WE" have MBA's and Engineering degrees and possess knowledge which far surpasses the pizza owner, but yet with all the tax deductions probably kills "US" in overall income. Just unbelievable. Don't get me wrong I make a good salary and enjoy what I do, but pay should be much higher.

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Anisha Ns said: (Thu, Oct 4, 2012 11:16:25 AM)    
All your comments are appreciative. I will share my view point. Management and technology are the two parts of a coin. A person should have both knowledge of technology as well as management for developing into a well developed managerial person. As both this should go hand in hand for the success of the company. Remember a engineer can become a MBA person. But not a MBA person can become a engineer. Both the type of people are working for money. The technical people starve to get information about the management side for doing their part successfully.

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A K Singh said: (Thu, Sep 27, 2012 07:37:00 PM)    
Hi every-one,

It is quite interesting to read and go through the whole discussion about engineering vs management. And it would be of worth to mention about the professional prejudice amid different professional groups; favoring for self profession while rued others. But it is also understood that finally the boll goes in favor of engineering profession as a matter of fact that management can't stand without the add of engineering skills while on the other hand engineering can have it's individual surveillance independent of management as is evident from the fact that B-Tech/B. E + MBA is more widely accepted compared to other professional combination provided that commerce/economic student can also seek a marked position in the race but ultimately it is the sound engineering skills which adds to the economy and efficacy of the system and in the absence of good engineering skills the whole quantum of management and economy (though take time but) ultimately comes to the ground. Never forget it is the engineering which gives the birth to the green revolution adding incredible worth to agricultural economy which is still the single most important contributing factor to our domestic GDP.

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Ananth said: (Thu, Sep 27, 2012 11:26:44 AM)    
Not all engineering graduates opting to do MBA have the same reasoning.

Some recognize midway through their engineering course that they are climbing up the wrong tree - switching over to management stream after completing the graduation is an escape route for them.

Some others look far beyond the entry level to the industry and dream of the top slots that they want to reach before they retire - for them doing an mba is a shortcut to realize their dream - many of these may not straightaway go for MBA after graduation but after going through the mill say two or three years would be ideal.

In either case it is not a waste of time - in the first case industry is spared of some bad engineers and in the other case they get managers with some value addition !

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Sneha Bhalerao said: (Thu, Aug 30, 2012 12:29:40 PM)    
guys hang on.. you Mgt. people are having too much of ego too, it seems so from above discussion.

Mgt has nothing to do with the type of course you have gone through ,it is an inbuilt or developed ability, every engineer perhaps every field every person has the ability it depends on you if you want to take it as your profession or not.. n as far as the terms like finance etc etc are concerned you are relating please read the books who wrote the first book on Mgt.. who brought the concept as a profession.. its an engineer as far i have read in my knowlegde.. And Importance of mgt then let me state do Mgt where theirs no institute no engg. to built n create things beyond your imagination.. n only mgt dept.. what are u gonna manage??!!!

So please dont get bothered by who want to turn towards mgt. after Engg. degree.. stop discouraging them instead increase your skills.. because you only want to discourage someone if you think he mught outwit you right??!!!

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Aditya Singh said: (Sun, Jul 15, 2012 09:29:01 AM)    
I have read all opinion and I want to ask a question from engineering student that what they understand themselves only they have a better and good analytical knowledge. For your information a C.A. is a most preferred course by a commerce student and the course is one of the toughest course in the world, if have some doubt go on Wikipedia and make your mind clear, a C.A. has a tremendous analytical knowledge because he is lonely responsible for the whole accounting and finance system in a firm, there is a lot of principles have to be taught in the subject of accounts.

Now comes on the subject economics, an economy is the backbone of a nation, the whole system works under this economy, no any body remains untouchable from this even you engineers and also all of us, an economy influence each and every section of society. It is more clear by this sentence when a country suffer from huge economical crisis then the economist are the only persons who looks for it and make every thing stable by their great skills. In economics we study about the rational management of scarce resources that is very essential for any country and data analysis is the core of economics.

The value of economics in management is too high as you can see the subject economics is taught in all MBA institutions all over the world not physics and chemistry. If a student of science stream wants to do management he/she will have to study economics, finance and business relating subject. So, how can you arise your finger on a commerce student that they have a lack of analytical knowledge? Stop your ego and think again!

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Shruti Tiwari said: (Wed, Jul 11, 2012 12:40:26 PM)    
Hi, students I have gone through all comments. Really appreciable, as doing my Ph.D on different problems (i.e educational, vocational and personal) of students of professional courses. It has been coming in my results that changing a streams is because of two reasons.

1. Not getting a good job opportunity because of lack of attitude to the selected profession.

2. Want to run in race of making money.

3. Course at the time of its selection was not selected by you as per choice.

All if you agree please arrange the reasons as per your view. Thanks.

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Pravat said: (Wed, Jun 27, 2012 12:02:49 PM)    
You can say. Freedom of learning. You can say. Knowledge never wastes. Anything you can say. But my friend the real engineers have never change their profession, only for the seek of earning money in Management, they know they are built for the design, development, construction, maintenance etc etc. Not for banking/ finance etc.

And behind every IITan the Government expenses Rs. 10.00 lac during his B.Tech. So is it justified that a student betrays his profession only for Money. ?

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Koundinya Deshik said: (Sat, Jun 16, 2012 12:54:33 PM)    
Hello everyone! Engineering is the study that depicts a person to construct to maintain and to deliver something!one must go four years of Engineering course in any of the specialization either may be of computers or electronics or civil etc etc!Here The point to be noted is, through engineering we can only develop or design something either of software or some skyscraper or some bio chips whatever!Hence The students who undergone graduation can be assigned only these areas of interest and earns income!

But in the real world scenario, Any Organisation needs a perfect MANAGEMENT STRATEGY and some financial policies to kick start its economic income!Hence Any companies needs the candidates with profiles adding Technical with managerial skills and if needed financial analytic skills put forth the results inclined sharply!

As discussed earlier the role of development needed for the company for their repository benefits and management role needed for income benefit hence so as observably the students must attract to management studies after graduation degree!

In this context I day one must prefer management after working as a developer for some years of experience gained and then for out -of -the box thinking they must prefer management !

So, students are not wasting time in Management studies, they have other ways to go get .

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Roule said: (Mon, May 28, 2012 12:12:17 PM)    
Hi all,
Every person in the world has got the equal brain. There is no such engineering vs commerce grad. Exists. There are different view points to look at the scenario. All the type of people are dependent on each other. Without engineer best financial systems, online banking, online transaction etc. For that Engineers also require finance knowledge, laws, rules and regulations etc. Even for betterment of this process, I believe, Engineers after MBA can manage such activities better way with the technology add-on. Commerce grad. has plus point of their commerce background, as they know certain details from the graduation itself. And finally all games runs behind the money, such as pay pal, online payment, security, etc. Sometimes, Definitely Engineering grad. with experience and MBA can boost the activities technically and management perspective. :).

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Hemanth said: (Thu, May 3, 2012 04:16:10 PM)    
According to me management and engineering are not two diverse fields. Both require mutual cooperation to be productive. Engineers and mangers are both problem solvers. And both need analytical skills to solve the problems. And in one angle engineering involves management and management involves engineering with one thing in common "getting things done in easier way". Engineers does it technically and mangers does it economically. Now a days there is no room for ignorance especially in the era of fast flowing information. There is no point saying why an engineer can't excel in management with greater edge of problem solving capabilities than others, because application of technical knowledge involves great deal of analysis and logical deductions manipulating every possibility of outcome with customer requirements. So a good engineer is always a good manager of resources. So engineering students are not wasting their time in management, in fact managerial skills are inbuilt in them and they expect to take it to next level with advanced study of management.

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John said: (Tue, Apr 17, 2012 06:15:29 PM)    
Hello everyone.

I appreciate the efforts put in by engineers to get into best MBA institutions. But I am not able to understand one thing that why engineers get job in the finance industry. If we look at all the best mba institutes, maximum number of jobs are offered in either consulting or banking/finance. I don't understand how an engineer is in a better position to do equity market analysis, analyse macro and micro economic situation etc. Than a commerce graduate. Doesnt anybody think there is something really wrong with our education system ? The format of the entrance tests itself gives an advantage to all engineering students.

Do you really think that an engineering grad can analyse balance sheet as well as a commerce grad ? They don't know anything about accounts and still they are able to bag roles in investment banking/treasury/risk advisory etc. I mean I don't doubt their calibre but I really think that if business schools take commerce grads and groom them then they will be anytime better than engineering grads. Please don't tell me that engineering students are smarter than commerce grads because if they were really smart they should have known their interest before choosing engineering as a career.

P. S. - I am obviously talking about mba in finance which is highly preferred by mba aspirants. My intention is not to start any "commerce vs engineer" topic but I am really appalled by the way our education system works.

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Kapil Kashyap said: (Mon, Apr 9, 2012 12:46:59 PM)    
Hi, Everybody. I have gone through the comments from all of you.

In my opinion, choosing B-Tech + MBA is the best combination. Only thing one must do is to pursue MBA after having some work experience in engineering domain, if you really want to become a real business admin. Its quiet simple, how can one manage the process when he has no root level knowledge of the same. No doubt people doing B. Tech. + MBA in continuity and are being offered lucrative packages. That is good. But what makes you best is practice, as it is the only way to perfection. Their is big differences b/w Practical & theoretical knowledge. Imagine, if you have been given notes to fly a boeing without having any base practices and all. Its not that much difficult, though its not that much easier.

I hope all of you can grasp my ideology behind all this. No job can be compared because nowadays Engineering professionals are getting almost equivalent salaries that of MBA. What really matters where you have found your interests.

So in whole, I would say one must pursue MBA after having some work experience as an engineer. Only than individual acting as a manager would be able to understand the mind, capabilities of his down team.

Well, this is my opinion. Rest depends on individuals.

Best of luck everybody.

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Jonn Five said: (Thu, Apr 5, 2012 11:29:11 AM)    
An MBA is an excellent addition to an engineering degree, and is never a bad decision. Most engineers will find themselves in a position where advancement is difficult without a graduate degree, whether it be an MBA or engineering. I strongly disagree with the comments about wasting time focusing on MBA after an engineering degree. The experience, technical knowledge and critical thinking skills developed throughout the engineering curriculum combined with business and management aspects of the MBA pave the road for a very successful career(with much hard work of course).

As for getting into finance or non-engineering related careers after that I say go for it if you find the right position, but most post Engg. to MBA graduates stay in the engineering field in upper management positions, usually well compensated ones. If your looking to be working directly with new product design and actual engineering concepts I would reccomend sticking with graduate studies in engineering.

On another note, I have friends that have went into law, medical, business and consulting after their engineering degrees. There are so many different roads you can take. So make sure to do your research and choose one that will be the best fit for you.

P.S. Knowledge is never "wasted", no matter what path you've taken!

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Payal said: (Sun, Mar 11, 2012 10:12:37 AM)    
According to me management studies is not for commerce students it is not compulsion that only commerce background person can do an MBA. Management is that subject that I think is very necessary in every field it is engineering or whatever else. Management teaches us how to manage the things now a days in engineering their are various technology invented which I think is not possible to apply in engineering if the engineer don't know how to manage the new technology.

Thus, after engineering doing MBA is beneficial for engineers.

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Swapnil said: (Mon, Mar 5, 2012 04:18:06 PM)    
Engineering studend are diverting to MBA.I think is good decision becouse studend learn technical issue in engineering but if they want to know about management issue they should go for MBA.after all master degree is also important.for example Computer engineer can go for. IT management feild.becouse of strong logic power engineering studend definately do well in MBA.

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Harshita Jain said: (Mon, Feb 6, 2012 09:27:07 PM)    
Hello evry1!

For me, if sm1 is intrstd in becoming a good manager thn an engineer thn he or she should nt waste 4yrs in graduation, money n min available seats in good instiz, which cn b worthy for sm aspiring future engineers, infct dese kind of studnts should do plain graduatn, which also built a technically sound graduates, now a dz. Dnt underestimate them.

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Ravi Kumar Singh said: (Mon, Feb 6, 2012 08:58:34 AM)    
In my opinion the technical and management aspects of life go hand in hand. The decision of whether an engineer should go for an MBA or not depends entirely on the interests and capability of the person. An engineer can excel in his field and may earn more than what a manager does but the vice versa is also true so salary should not be the deciding factor in this case. The engineer should take his decision based on what he really wishes to be doing in his life. If your interest is hardcore technical you might end up not even finishing your MBA and bail out in midway of the course.

Be a good engineer rather than a bad manager. On the other hand if you are genuinely interested in management and see yourself as a better manager than go for an mba. Even though an mba doesnt guarantee you success nor is it essentially required to be a good manager but you can gain structured learning from an mba program, try out your skills in a safe environment before you actually jump in the corporate world, learn from your peers, gain from their experiences from different fields and make excellent connections that will help you in your future endeavours. So to sum it up I will say the decision is on an individual basis and you can just give a simple yes/no answer for each engineer.

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Joseph Thomas said: (Wed, Jan 18, 2012 10:37:12 AM)    
Hello friends.

This fact usually depend upon ones intrest, in 90's engg graduates are limited and most of them get placed, but now the scenario have changed, booming of engg colleges lead more unwanted engineers, and the industries need not need them, at this chance most of them prefer MBA and Mtecs or MS (MS is not popular but within 3 years MBA aspirants should decrease and MS will conquer) , after taking MBA the engg graduates are placed with a good amount of salary package, because he is an engineer+manager, thus experience increase and a huge salary package is offered. If he/she takes MTech he is not able to get this much salary only qualification and he/she must attend many examinations to get deviation from teaching field such as research centers.

Therefore those who completed engineering from good universities such as IIT must go to Mtechs and you are in need of our countrys development, others may prefer MBA, engineering graduates from poor universities will not crack MBA exams easily, they are equal to other graduates, if you are going for MBA or Mtech please prefer good universities, getting admission to IIM's are little difficult or you may try MAT/their are also colleges offering MBA for experienced professionals and only for engg graduates, therefor the decision must be taken by YOU.

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