Engineering dilemma

Mr.Outlaw

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Just wanted to know some opinion's of engineers and even others opinions who browse this site.Gonna take up engineering this year and I've got Electronics and Communication engineering(EC) in a college which I like but I'm gonna try to change it to Computer Science(CS) engineering in coming round.The reason is most EC guys end up in CS type of jobs itself and I like both EC and CS.Some say EC and others say CS.The plus point of EC is they can do EC jobs as well as CS jobs and can enter into the telecom and ISP sector too but CS is mainly limited to IT companies only.My interest is computers,it's hardware and all electronics things.What's your say guys?EC or CS?
 

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The plus point of EC is they can do EC jobs as well as CS jobs and can enter into the telecom and ISP sector too but CS is mainly limited to IT companies only.

My interest is computers,it's hardware and all electronics things.


What's your say guys?EC or CS?

Electronics & Telecommunication (EC). Period.
 


Mr.Outlaw

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I'm not getting E&TC but it's EC(communication in general). It includes telecommunication too I believe.Ty for the inputs guys.Hoping few more come in.
 

agantuk

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Considering you have interested in hardware and electronics, I would suggest you go for ECE. No point taking up a CS if you don't have the basic interest in it
 

Mr.Outlaw

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I've interest in CS too agantuk did CS in class XI and XII did well in it and liked the programming too.
 


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Bump, Any one else if you've done/doing engineering please put in your input.Would be very valuable for me :).
 

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I am not a big fan of our education system, because of which the IT companies randomly are willing to take non-IT folks into IT jobs as well. Well, leaving that aside - Dont want to sound cliched (Aamir from 3 Idiots), but select what you like - Did you like coding stuff or you took it as a subject (In other words will a lesser salary but happier job at IT will satisfy you or you want IT because of potential salary perks?) . The answer for that should help you select what you should choose.
 

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I liked C coding and didn't like DBMS.It was a choice between electronics,computers or biology in my XI and XII and I took computers.The thing is I don't know which I like more,cuz I liked electronic things when I was young(I still do) but took CS to see how that'd be and liked that too. The C part atleast.There are instances where big IT companies have taken other field engineers but that is quite rare.I'm happy with a moderate salary of about 4 to 5 LPA which students from the coll I'm going to join get right now.You seem to be a CS/IT engineer or maybe BCA/MCA graduate.Is the IT job very boring and repetitive?If IT companies just took CS/IT engineers then there'd be a big shortage for jobs for other fields like mech,ece,eee,civil and all.So it's a good thing that they take them all :p.
 

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If you are going to enter a service based company like TCS, CTS, Wipro etc - Then its almost like a lottery, you never know what you are going to get. Testing, Support work & what not & being a fresher one does not get to choose & its a battle to prove you are better & then get better work. So, in that sense, it all depends on where you end up. ----------------------There are so many BSc Comp Sci, BCA graduates I know who were decent in studies (IT subjects like C etc) from Arts/Science Colleges but had to choose Admin/HR/BPO jobs because these companies preferred a BE Mechanical over them and they could not stay jobless for long. These companies don't value their degrees/knowledge through those courses & its the education system I blame which creates such a situation. And I did not get your point, IT companies take other folks mech,ece,eee,civil and hence there is a shortage? Please clarify?All I am saying is its not a fair world when a person doing Mechanical is chosen over a guy in BCA for an "IT" job. System is to blame. Not the individual or the company. And the industry is to blame where in all kind of support jobs are bundled as part of IT (Software programmer) jobs. End Rant.