Technology is evolving at a lightning speed and this leads to a progressive demand for skilled engineers. Engineers are responsible for innovations, which are of the utmost importance for the progress of any region, country and eventually for the whole world.

But how do engineers tackle the responsibility of providing solutions to endless twisted problems? What do they know that keeps them at par with the leading intellectual minds of the world? Is it just the theoretical knowledge of technologies and the advancements or practical work is equally supportive? Let’s know which one has an upper hand or seeking a better option is a far cry from reality?

Theoretical Knowledge

The answer to Your ‘Whys’

Theoretical knowledge gives answers to your ‘why’ questions. Theoretical knowledge embodies all the applied or conducted experiments and tells you how all the established theories came into existence. So, imagine you are trying to conduct an experiment, but what about the previous revisions and known facts? What about knowing all the discoveries that must be comprehended before applying your brain to an experiment? And why are you thinking of conducting the experiment after all?

Knowing the whys are important, isn’t it?

How it’s not just about cramming after all?

Many of us think that concepts can be crammed before the exams or they are meant to be remembered word by word. But that is not the case. If you do not have the theoretical knowledge of the concepts, then you cannot successfully conduct any practical as well. From starting an experiment and collecting resources or equipment to the end of the experiment, theoretical knowledge is without any doubt a ‘must’.

 A Pool of Information

Theoretical knowledge also helps in creating a deeper understanding of the concepts. The knowledge helps you to know why any research took place at the first place and why it was successful or left open for improvisations. So, you get an access to deeper and out-and-out information about the concepts.

Practical Knowledge

Thorough Understanding: You need to do it by yourself

You might have heard your friends or parents telling you “You won’t get it until you do it by yourself”. This is true in every field. In engineering as well, you will not get the hang of all the read concepts and theories till the time you try your hands on doing them on your own.

You might know how a vernier caliper looks like and how you need to use them, but in order to read the measurements, you need to set that first and hold it properly and that you can only get by doing it practically. Thus, in order to understand anything properly and with deep understanding, you need to do practically.

Be Job Ready: Develop your skills!

Today, everyone is seeking opportunities which can make them land somewhere higher in their career. Most of the industries seek individuals who are thorough with the processes involved and the related skills. Recruiters look for people who have done internships in order to get industrial hold of the work process. During internships, you get a lot of exposure to the processes by doing everything practically and with your own hands. Thus, this becomes an asset for your resume.

How Workshops Make You Leaders?

Workshops are equally important as industrial training. For instance, if you are enrolled in a B.Tech Mechanical Engineering course, then while conducting workshops, you get to do all on your own. From welding to carpentry and from electrical work to the molding process, you get to do things on your own and that is what trains you to become a leader in future. If you have not done anything on your own, you cannot lead other people in future.

Feeling confused? Thinking if you should get involved with theoretical knowledge or spend more time in labs? The only way to step out of this dilemma is getting a hold of both.

Both theoretical and practical knowledge is important for the overall understanding of the concepts. Both of them go hand in hand. If you do not know about the concept and the theory behind it, practical work seems impossible. In the same way, if you do not try to see how the theoretical concepts work in real, then you are doing nothing but cramming books. That obviously lacks substantial learning and gives a way to surface understanding of the concepts. Thus, to become a pro after Bachelors in Technology, give equal importance to theoretical and practical knowledge.