With dreams in their eyes, yet another batch of budding techies will be stepping first year of their engineering journey in 2020. My view on the reality of engineering education in Kerala. The great American novelist, James A Michenet once remarked. “Scientists dream about doing great things, Engineers do them” since ancient times, the concept of engineering has existed as humans began to construct ingenious devices in order to make their lives more comfortable. Engineering is everywhere. It plays an important rule in everything our life depends on. From building new bridges to working on special effects for movies or testing aircraft and aerospace products, there is no limit to what engineers can do. ARE YOU READY? If you have a knack of exploring new technology or are interested in technical or scientific issues, then a degree in engineering can open up a whole world of opportunities. Engineers are creative problem solvers; they create technology to make our lives easier, safer and faster. In today’s world, engineering is one of the most sought after courses among students after Class XII. If you want to pursue a career in engineering be ready to put in all your time, effort and dedication. You constantly need to upgrade your skills through experience and real life applications. Engineering students need to work hard to achieve success. Their success comes at a later stage. Initially, they need to focus hard on their subject and success will follow soon. Excellent communication, problem-solving, altitude logical thinking, strong numerical attitude will help to be successful. Courses on Offer The Physics – Chemistry – Mathematics (PCM) combine layers the foundation for engineering and it is imperative that students opt for this as early as Class X. In recent times, the Biology component in engineering is also gaining significance; hence, students need to study Biology as an additional subject in class XII. Students want to pursue a career in engineering, you can opt for B.Tech degree and then work as an engineer in private as well as in public sector. Alternately, those who are not able to go for a B.Tech degree may pursue Polytechnic courses which is three year diploma course and can be done just after Class X. After which can also go for a four year B.E(Bachelor of Engineering) course under lateral entry scheme. Both B.E and B.Tech degrees have equal recognition with equal scope and future. More precisely, it is your college and branch that matters. Practical Approach The key to designing a curriculum that is relevant to current times is to make its Updation a regular process. Nowadays the syllabus includes more project based components as well as enhanced strengths in fundamentals and inter-disciplinary aspects. Regarding the mode of teaching, there is a need to break long lectures into short capsules instead of teaching at a stretch. However, the classroom scenario is also changing. The teacher sits in the middle of the classroom surrounded by the students to give them a 360 degree attention, says principal of an engineering college. Take good notes,and keep them after your classes are over Get to know your professors Ask, questions both in class and out side Try to solve a problem before asking for help Form a study group Keep someone else Diversify your engineering classes Get a summer internship Job opportunities Engineering prospectus is bright as there will always be demand for skilled engineers in different fields. The more society evolves, greater will be the need for engineers to handle complexities. This, in turn, means no dearth of job opportunities for engineers. Career wise, the prospects of engineering are broader than mere technical jobs. They are always in demand and go onto hold a prestigious position of repute in the society. With their new ideas and innovations, they bring benefit to themselves, as well as to the society.