Today, I am able to write this article only because I am a biomedical engineer as we all are.
actually being a biomedical engineer is a step wise process which involves a lot of places where we have to take decision that whether we are doing right by staying in this field
All of us have the biggest problem in our life time as biomedical.We assume it as our biggest constraint in job attaining ability.
Some students give importance to branch they are being offered like wise they always going for premier branches like ECE,COMPUTERS,IT,MECHANICAL, I am calling these branches a premier branches not because they have good in them, but they are valued in job prospects when we passout.
Many of the students are aware of the fact that they would not get placements easily if they are not in one of the core or premier branches,So they prefer branch over college they aspired and often take admission in colleges which are not equivalent to their ranks only because of branch.
A live example of such a thing is my friend anupam karn author of anupamtimes.com, He also left NIT because of craze for electronics and communication even after getting good approachable rank.
Now you would be wondering why I have started all this topic and what do i want to signify.
I just basically want to highlight the other kind of people who take college up irrespective of branch, and most of them belong to the race of biomedical engineers.
All those students who take up like any branch in hope of getting promoted to other good ones in the premier college are the main sufferers or I can say like around 80-85% of engineers learn about their branch what it is when they are in second year
They never have the interest in same but had to take up as their rank in the competitive examination was not good and they were not able to get good colleges and they also not want to be the dropout’s.
This lack of interest,awareness regarding the field forms the first step of being a biomedical engineer and then the search starts…………for finding the identity what i am ?
Now as the student has taken up biomedical engineering branch in first year , He would be asked a simple yet so difficult question by every teacher they face, as in first year a students needs to learn basics of engineering which comprises the lectures by teachers from all the branches , Thus all of them are curious in Knowing
WHAT IS BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING?
WHY DID YOU TURN UP FOR THIS BRANCh?
These two questions kill the interest whatever they had in this field .
As when the fellow students answer most have a same lame reply “sir , biomedical engineeering is a combination of medicine & engineering”
Then after that the lecturer asks even if he hasnt got yet what biomedical engineering really is? He shoots his second question Why did you choose this branch?
Then all the biomedical engineers proudly reply in this fashion ” sir, actually the thing is that we weren’t able to crack the medical entrance exam and also our AIEEE(engineering entrance exam) rank was not that good , so as we had interest in medicine so we decided to take up admission in this branch which will help us keep in touch to medicine along with the engineering background”
So now we see that students are taking biomedical engineering as an alternative option or like an option in which they were unable to get admission in medical entrance exam so switched over their field as they were certain about the fact that they would not be able to get good college again,
The students who have given the above answers are still good there are some more answers to the same lame question.
Some students say” sir i took biomedical engineering coz my parent wanted to see me as a graduate engineer as this branch needs the least rank and i was not good at studies so I took up this branch”
and some say that “ sir actually mujhe toh MBA hi karni thi ,ye toh bas graduation pura karne ke liy he (i took this branch because i had to do MBA & being an engineer for that is good)”
and some say that “ they wish to change branch so they have taken this branch to shift over to some another branch in the same college”
This is how it is decided why one wants to be a biomedical engineer in most of the situation…..
THESE WERE THE STEPS 1 & 2 OF HOW BIOMEDICAL ENGINEER DEVELOPS IT IS A SERIES OF POST SO WAIT FOR THE NEXT POST.