Please dont get misguided by the title. I read a few articles from EE Times and from www.embedded.com. Instead of writing my opinions I thought I will blog the links of the articles and let your opinions flow.
According to me the article gives signals about a more serious issue at hand - our quality of education and the whole system behind it. Our colleges and universities churn out engineers every year. For the colleges, they are after the money rather than the quality. And some have some horrible rules and regulations which will stop the free thinking mind to grow and become a part of the template that college puts forth. The government does not care about any of these.
I would say 'perspective' is the missing piece of the puzzle. We never think education as an investment. Even an uneducated would know that if he/she invest some money in the bank they expect the money to grow and yield some income to them. But when it comes to education we never see it as an investment. Parents see it as a responsibility to get education to their children. What is the return on investment? Students start worrying about their life only when they reach the final year of their education. I wouldn't want to go into every little detail that contributes to this big problem.
Take your time to read these articles and throw in your 2 cents.
The following link is the source article ("State of the Engineer: The young and the restless") that has spawned a chain of responses in EE Times and embedded.com:
Here are two of the responses:-
1. "Over my dead body":
2. "Don't look at India as low-cost talent" - by a Manager in India who also has experience working in the US: