I know a couple of P.U.C people. A boisterous, mischievous lot( A little less on the boisterous side though, when compared to me!!)
Each one of them wants to be a doctor or an engineer. More opt for the former than the latter, as medicine comprises long years of study. Like they cannot afford any other stream.
I suggested them to think of some other subject. Not to limit themselves to a particular thing. On the other hand, it's pretty fine to be specific. But, they refused even to think about anything apart from these two lines.
I was disappointed. I fancy my subject. The fact that i understand it, and like it made me opt for it. I can't think of myself sitting on a chair, working out a nine-to-six(/nine) job. Me being an engineer, is something not digestible.
What will happen to Pure Sciences if this opinion is mirrored by every science student. Dr. Kalam, Dr. C. N. R. Rao , they all seem anxious about it.
It's depressing to see very few turning in this direction. To see a countable number in a class of biology or chemistry.
I'm glad i've taken Biochemistry. Really!