Certain things do happen in life against our will and wish. Disappointment, depression and gradual compromise is the routine followed for those happenings. Then there are certain other things which are results of our own efforts and sweat; but at the end they neither satisfy us nor soothe our lives. More often or not it will be the insecurity feeling which motivates us to strive for the things we don’t desire, we don’t have a passion for.
Campus placements has become one and only selling point of engineering colleges nowadays. You don’t find a parent to be bothered about staff to student ratio, lab facilities and accreditation; once they are convinced that their ward will get a job in either of 3 software giants after 4 year of investment [i.e. fees].It is not only the short sightedness of parents but the equal apathy of the students towards quality education which has turned engineering colleges to employee manufacturing hub.
Most of the students have short term goal of scoring high marks and long term goal of getting placed.
I have no issues with companies coming for recruitment in campus and it is not wrong on students’ part to desire to be placed. However in this mice race, we do forget what this placement mania has done to a 20 odd year youth. We are more worried about Obama’s statements to discourage growth of Bangalore than the fact that China has made repeated intrusions on our border. We can recite cutoff and pay package of any company visiting our campus but surely find it hard to recall our own parent’s age .At the end of the day all we wish is to get placed to prove our worth. We start believing in god, karma, destiny etc if we are not placed or else we become narcissist, just for the reason a bunch of people recruited us. We are rebels if our aggregate is below cutoff .If we are eligible we conclude company is good enough.
Somehow we tend to forget that we are born for greater purpose and one’s life is not limited to what he does in couple of years after graduation. All I wish to say is that let us give our best but not limit ourselves just to be placed.