Why do people choose branches like mechanical and electrical over CS, despite knowing the fact that their salary will be less as comparat…

Answer by Shivam Mishra:

After the ranks of JEE and scores of BITSAT were out, I had lot's of options for different branches. I chose mechanical at IITG vs CS at any other, because:

  1. I can spend nights drenched in grease, trying to perfect a suspension. I can't spend couple of hours staring at few lines of codes, searching where I missed a semicolon or where the damn segmentation error is coming from.
  2. I am not terrified of machines 10x larger than me. I am more than terrified to work in a field where my job can be swiped from under my nose, the very next day.
  3. I am more attracted by the whirring of a V8 than by Megan Fox. Or for that matter, Jessica Alba. However, Ms. Fox, working an acetylene torch in Transformers is totally different.
  4. I want to understand why the universe behaves in the way it does and what laws of thermodynamics predict what phenomenon.
  5. I want to see for myself whether or not a warp drive is possible and will we ever develop enough to see a human cross the Oort Cloud.
  6. I am more fascinated by the thought of building something physical than going to any other country.
  7. I am more interested to help my country become a superpower. Not that much about my account balance.
  8. When I built my first bot, the joy it gave me was unparalleled. I tried a lot, but that joy couldn't be replicated by any amount of complex code, compiling on the first try.

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And many more.

Why do people choose branches like mechanical and electrical over CS, despite knowing the fact that their salary will be less as comparat…

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