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Dear All,
I am posting this for my brother. He studied Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy (popularly known as Anna University) and has 7 arrears.
(just to let you know abt him, he is not a bad student at all... he was the topper in school in his higher secondary exams and had district ranks too... and he is very good in his Logical & Analytical, and Managerial Skills)
He is working for a small company in Chennai that operates on Molding but does not seem to gain much experience there.
Now my concerns are...
1. Is it mandatory for him to complete his arrears for placement?
2. If he does a certificate course in Pieline Engineering/ Airconditioning Engineering or other related courses, can he get placed before completing his arrears?
3. If yes, what are all the courses that has good scope now?
Please suggest the career path for him.
Thank You
Madhu

From United States, Fairfax
Hello Madhu,

You haven't mentioned why your brother got into this situation, being 'not a bad student'.

Also, since he studied in one of the prestigious Engg colleges of the country, I don't understand his hesitation for completing the course [somehow your wording :Is it mandatory...... belies a sense of hesitation].

Coming to your queries:

1. Is it mandatory for him to complete his arrears for placement?

ANS: If you are looking for placement as an Engineer, the answer is YES. But if you are looking for just any placement, the answer is NO.

2. If he does a certificate course in Pieline Engineering/ Airconditioning Engineering or other related courses, can he get placed before completing his arrears?

ANS: He can get placed, but with the qualifications he has acquired COMPLETELY. But he may need to do some amount of explaining for the arrears.

3. If yes, what are all the courses that has good scope now?

ANS: I would suggest that he focuses on completing his Engg, rather than looking for a job--unless of course he has any financial compulsions to do a job. Even though many companies prefer candidates who complete their Engg in the first attempt, there are quite a few who consider those who complete in a max of 2-3 attempts too.

At the end of the day, an Engg Degree is always superior than any courses/diplomas.

Rgds,

TS

From India, Hyderabad
Madhu,
When he is ready to pursue certificate courses in engg, what prevents him to attempt in clearing the arrears. The BE qualification plays more role than the certificate courses. In particular, the degree from Guindy Engg College has got more takers. Ask him to prepare for clearing the arrears.
pon

From India, Lucknow
Thank you Pon & Sathish.
To reply Mr. Sathis, it is been a wonder why he got into this situation... He has not developed any "bad-habits" to distract him and all that... He says he is not able to focus certain papers - which are theory-based.
It is not that he cannot clear it but wanted to explore if there are other opportunities also...
Thanks once again

From United States, Fairfax
Hello Madhu,

Based on what you say, looks like your brother COULD be in a state of mental turmoil--which is effecting his concentration & consequently his career/studies.

Could be family-related issues or very personal issues or maybe a failed affair--suggest don't rule out anything at this stage.

Having handled kids [not just mine] from close quarters, I feel this could be the most-likely reason.

I am not sure how 'close' you are to him--if you are close enough that he 'confides' in you without any hesitation & without the fear of rebuke/reproach/publicity, then suggest have a pep-talk to find the exact cause for his situation. Only then can any suggestion be implementable.

The key to such talks is to AVOID asking: what's wrong with you...or anything even remotely coming close that meaning. Just focus on the angles where you want to touch-upon & then make YOUR OWN conclusions. And such sessions very rarely bring results in just one sitting.

Though it may be very premature to suggest now, if the situation so demands, pl don't rule out professional help too at a later stage.

Rgds,

TS

From India, Hyderabad
Hi Madhu,
I also endorse the same point of view as suggested by TS here, If at this point he will take up other courses his mind will surely be diverted and studying two different courses will actually hamper his growth...
Rest you can actually look into factors causing the mental turmoil or deviation at this stage...as suggested by TS nothing can be ruled out here...
And plz don't put pressure on him to start working....let him concentrate on clearing his arrears as of now and then think about the rest later...
Regards,

From India, Delhi
Hi i’m studying mechanical engineering 6th sem and my question is i have 4 backlogs did i will get job in mechanical stream
From India, Bangalore
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