No doubt, all plumbers, electricians and cable tv mechanics would be all qualified Engineers. Then what do you expect to happen when you have some 190,000 engineering seats available in Tamilnadu engineering colleges alone. Over the last so many years colleges have mushroomed across the state from Tiruchengode to Tiruchendur with or without adequate infrastructure. The last 4 years of boom in the IT business also gave them a false sense of well-being when many of the engineering graduates got placed. But it cant continue like that and it is terribly worrying for me to see how these graduates are going to get employed over the years. I know many young engineers who aspire for a IT job ignoring other hardcore manufacturing industries.
I could see the glamour for the engineering courses diminishing a bit this year due to the ongoing job losses and lack of opportunities in the IT Sector. But still a good 100,000 Engineers passing out every year and what they are going to do for their livelihood is a million dollar question.