Through your esteemed daily, I would like to express resentment on behalf of the unemployed civil engineers with reference to the result of the recently concluded AE (civil) examination conducted by the APPSC.
It has been seen that most of the posts in the WRD and the RWD have been taken by agricultural engineering students. How can two different disciplines compete for the same posts with different subjects? While the civil engineering aspirants study their departmental subject throughout their semesters, agriculture engineering covers different departments, including electronic, mechanical, electrical, civil and what not, with only a basic approach. It takes at least three semesters to cover a subject for a common civil engineering student while the agriculture engineering students finish it in a single semester.
If this kind of practice makes agriculture engineering students eligible for civil engineering jobs, why waste so much time of the civil engineering students?
The civil engineering course is a professional course, and to hold a post which is a representation of civil engineering one should be competent enough to justify their expertise. Moreover, how can someone without a civil engineering degree get a civil engineering job?
If agricultural engineers are allowed to hold civil engineering jobs, why are they not eligible for IES civil engineering jobs? If they are not allowed in central civil engineering jobs, how can they be allowed in the state civil engineering jobs?
Even in the current scenario, if any other department is allowed to compete with civil engineers, they, too, should have the same syllabus for the exam and should have the same paper; only then would the competition be fair for the civil engineers, since a civil engineering job is not civil service, where a candidate from a different discipline can compete for the same post, choosing their own subject as optional. Otherwise, it would be justified for BDS and BSc nursing students to compete with MBBS students, since they do cover the topic of basic anatomy, too.
If the current trend continues, in the near future most of the engineering posts in said departments would be occupied and run by non-civil engineers, which would be an injustice to thousands of competent unemployed civil engineers. We ask the authority concerned to justify this practice.