Girls & Engineering
“A beautiful girl in engineering is nothing more than a visitor”
‘Beauty and brains don’t go together’, why has this statement been going around for generations? Somehow the case seems to be true for engineering colleges. Parents stop girls from getting into engineering saying that it’s tough, not meant for girls and ‘Engineering karke kiska bhala hua hai!’.
“Engineers can count the number of girls in their class, on one hand”
While there have been stories of Indian girls reaching the moon, doing exceedingly well as CEOs of leading corporates. Jokes of girls being a rare species in engineering, still tickle many a funny bones.
Well, even so, times are changing. Girls are breaking traditions, topping entrance exams and convincing their families that they have it in them to be a successful engineer. Just because girls do their bit in the kitchen or don’t play with cars or machines, does not make them lesser intellectual!