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Old 21st November 2007, 13:34   #31
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Hi, an oft debated topic, but interesting nonetheless...

The short answer is, of course, the relatively high remuneration that the IT industry's able to afford. Which in itself is a function of the rupee exchange rate, & the volume of work outsourced here from elsewhere.

But when people say that the IT industry's hijacking talented "engineers" away from other engineering disciplines, we're assuming that said individuals were genuinely interested in their field of study ! But, how many of the aspiring engineers are really in their respective disciplines because they wanted to be there ?

The department pecking order at universities is usually C.Sc., ECE, EEE, Mech, & Civil. And most students strive to get as high up this ladder as they can. If they can't care to choose what interests them when entering college, should we expect them to do otherwise when choosing their employer ?

I do have a dim view of this slash & burn recruiting practice though. Most "engineers" who enter this way are employed as code monkeys, rarely producing anything of quality, let alone ingenuity ! Most of the code produced today is googled, recycled - endlessly. It does not only bode doom to other disciplines, but to C.Sc. as well...

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