Ek Engineering degree ki keemat tum kya jaano XYZ babu! Honestly, does anyone care if you boast of being an engineer these days? Yes, such has been the shambolic and deteriorating unemployment condition that several engineers and post-graduates in arts and science were among the 75,000 applicants for the post of 30 peons in Directorate of Economics and Statistics of the Chhattisgarh government. What makes you nauseate more is that the eligibility criterion for the post was qualification up to Class V! Now this is what we call – desperate times call for desperate measures.Also Read - US Initial Jobless Claims Drop to New Pandemic Low Amid Labor Shortage

According to the Hindustan Times report, an exam for the for the Grade-D government post, a test for 30 posts of peons in the Directorate of Economics and Statistics of the Chhattisgarh government was to take place on August 30. But the exam was cancelled off when the officials received a massive number of around 75,000 applicants. The officials conducting the examinations found themselves not prepared to cater to this big number and cancelled the exam. Later, they officially announced that the examinations will not be held at all. Also Read - MP Woman Attempts to End Life by Standing on Rail Tracks, Brave Auto Driver Saves Her | Watch

This complete bizarre episode has once again brought up the worsening condition of employment issues of our country. The officials claimed that among many applicants, there were individuals who were engineers. Also Read - Unemployment Rate Touches 8.3 Percent in August, Says CMIE; 1.9 Million Indians Lost Jobs

The statistics highlight that around 15-20 lakh students pass out every year with engineering degrees but a small percentage of them manage to find themselves a job. It is high time, we get the basics right – be it in the much required awareness on career choices right from the beginning or following the advanced levels of teaching, in which the importance of practical goes beyond the theory.