In India, if you throw a stone up in the air, there's a high chance that it will fall on an engineer! MBBS and engineering are two professions sacred to Indian parents and the way we're conditioned usually leaves us with little room to think about an alternative career option. And with the handful of seats in MBBS, what's the next best option left? Engineering.
If you turn out to be someone who wants to do something else in life, like becoming a painter or a writer, you still cannot escape studying engineering for it's a pre-condition to be fulfilled before you desire anything else for yourself in India.
This video titled "The Great Indian Obsession", shows the exact reason behind mass-production of engineers in India. Watch it here: