Every year lacs of students appear for JEE (Advanced) and compete for a woefully inadequate number of seats offered by the IITs. As a result, the dream of getting into an IIT remains a dream for a majority of engineering aspirants, making it one of the most competitive entrance exams in the world.
The task of getting through JEE (Advanced) is an uphill one; however, lack of success in the exam should not make you feel worthless. You should learn to take repudiation as a motivation to prove your worth. You should not get discouraged and brace yourself up for alternative institutes / colleges.
You can still attain success even without the tag of an IIT. What is of significance is how you follow your dream to pursue an engineering career.
FAMOUS PERSONALITIES WHO DID NOT GO TO ANY IIT BUT MADE BIG IN LIFE
There are plenty of examples worth mentioning who are not IITians but still made big in life. One such example is Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, better known as “the Missile Man of India”, who was not from any IITs but did his engineering from Madras Institute of Technology (MIT). Nonetheless, he became one of the finest engineers in the world inspiring many aspiring IITians. Another example is of Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft, who went to a very humble engineering college and not to any IITs. Famously known as “the father of the Pentium chip”, the legendary Vinod Dham was also not an IITian. It is, thus, a testament to the fact that even without the tag of an IIT, one can achieve great heights and prosperity with their skills, dedication and consistent hard work.
OPTIONS OTHER THAN IITs
There are numerous institutes such as the IIITs, NITs and BITS Pilani along with a number of private and deemed universities that are renowned for delivering first-class engineering education. Apart from that, there are also a number of private and public sector colleges that have carved a niche for themselves. Hence, you should not lose all hope and see it as a chance to turn the tide.
HOW TO SELECT AN ENGINEERING COLLEGE?
Zeroing in on a college is often a stressful experience for both students and parents. While finalising a college, you should prefer recommended university over an affiliated college that enjoys autonomy in the curriculum. Besides that, you should map your aptitude for the types of courses available. It is also imperative to keep abreast with internships and placement record of the institute/college. An in-depth analysis of the facilities provided, admission criteria, renowned faculty, class-size can help you apply wisely to the college that best meets your needs.
At the same time, parents should also motivate their children to look for alternative colleges/institutes and keep a tab on their interest and aptitude for the course. You should learn to devise an alternative plan so that they don’t have to frantically explore for options after the results are out and compromise on their choice of course. You should not develop a lax attitude and work on developing an understanding of your strengths and weaknesses. At the end of the day what is of significance is how well you do in life. In the course of time, it will be your job knowledge and professional skills that would bear fruit for you.
In other words, if you aspire to be successful in life, what matters most is your determination, dedication, and strength to get past your lack of success and find alternatives, and the will to work hard.
Author: Kama Choudhary
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