Big Pay, Fame: How Students Rushing for IT Jobs is Taking Shine Off Core Engineering Roles

who will solve the grassroots problems?” A former IIT director had recently asked this question while highlighting that all the top-ranking students are opting for computer science and allied fields. According to the data shared by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA), out of the top 100 rank holders in JEE, as many as 97 have opted for a course in computer science.

Those who select non-CSE engineering fields also tend to take up IT jobs as they relatively pay higher salaries. “Organisations in the IT services sector are the major employers for students in core engineering branches as well. They consider this to be a trainable pool to do some tech jobs at the lower end. This makes every student enrolled for engineering aspiring for an IT job,” said S Pasupathi, Chief Operating Officer, HirePro.

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