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India / Unemployable engineers on menial jobs

Seven years ago Raja Kumar, a butcher, did not think twice about mortgaging his land to fund his son’s engineering education. Little did he know that his son Senthil Kumar would pass out four years later learning less than enough to get a job suitable to his level of education.

After searching for a job in vain for close to a year, Senthil has now put in more than two years as a sorting agent in a courier delivery company because the moneylenders could wait no longer to get back their loan with interest. Initially, Senthil felt humiliated that an engineer was forced to do the job a Class 10 student could have easily handled. Now, he is used to it and is regular at work, but his father can rarely hide his disappointment.

Educational consultant D Nedunchezhiyan said he knows an engineering student who works as a dish TV cable installation boy. “Those who find it unpalatable to do menial jobs remain at home without work,” he said.

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor from

 Times of India

via Unemployable engineers take to menial jobs to make ends meet – The Times of India.

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