September 15, 2022

Engineers changing the world for the better

“Engineers turn dreams into reality.”
– Hayao Miyazaki

Engineering is behind everything. It is the systematic application of science to utilize resources and produce value.

Be it the movable-type printing press, steam engine, harnessing of electricity, development of computer technology or exploring frontiers of space, engineers have brought innovative ideas to life. It would not be an exaggeration to say that humankind has survived and thrived because of engineering. There are many ways engineers have impacted the world –

  • The technological advances that we use every day right from manufacturing daily needs like writing tools, cooking apparatus, optical glasses, printed books, bicycles, mobile phones, etc. have allowed us to live easier and enriched lives. We can understand the world we live in and shape our lives better daily, because of technologies and equipment that engineers have created.
  • Healthcare has improved dramatically. Engineers have provided advances in medical technology that have helped the healthcare fraternity to mitigate illnesses, find cures and heal people. It has resulted in increased longevity for people and better well-being.
  • We can communicate with people at any time of the day in any part of the world and even beyond. With advances in telecommunication, there is great improvement in the way we do business, interact with loved ones and the wider community alike.
  • Before the Suez Canal opened, a journey from England to India would take 6 months. It was reduced to a little over 3 months via the Suez Canal, an amazing feat of engineering. Today we can travel to London from Mumbai or Delhi in under 10 hours, thanks to the engineering marvels in transportation.

“Manufacturing is not about a quick ‘exit.’ It is centered on long-term value creation.”
– Hamdi Ulukaya, Turkish billionaire and philanthropist.

We started in 1954 and engineers have been critical to our growth. Today the operative businesses span diverse sectors including fertilizers, petrochemicals, infrastructure services, medtech and green energy. Our aim is to generate long-term value for our stakeholders. One of our core values is innovation, and our engineers play an important role in fulfilling this value –

  • They bring ingenuity in our processes, products, and systems. For instance, Spictra offers high-end life support solutions using state-of-the-art medical technology for cardiac surgery, airway management, neurology, and transfusion.
  • They implement innovative ideas & technologies to deliver customer focused solutions.
  • Our engineering team collaborates with other teams on projects that shape the world we live in.

Engineering is critical for addressing India’s basic needs of food, health, housing, infrastructure, water, and energy management. Skilled and resourceful engineers are key to our country’s economic and technological advancement.

India observes Engineer’s Day on September 15 as a mark of remembrance and tribute to Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, the father of Indian Engineering. He is considered as one of the foremost nation-builders because of his groundbreaking work in modern irrigation techniques, flood control and mitigation, education, and manufacturing. On this day dedicated to engineers, we appreciate the efforts of engineers and how the profession tackles hard problems, while creating products and services for a brighter future.

India’s technical education infrastructure includes 2,500 engineering colleges and 1,400 polytechnics, and according to industry estimates, 15,00,000 engineers graduate in India every year. They play a crucial role in nation-building –

  • India is already well-positioned in different sectors like Information technology, space exploration, infrastructure, healthcare, agriculture, and many more on the world platform. To cement our position among leading manufacturing countries, our engineers must adapt to the rapid transformation happening in these industries due to advances in technology.
  • Engineers need to be at the forefront of developing indigenous technologies to contribute to India’s socio-economic growth and unlock opportunities for the future.
  • Our incredible talent pool with the right opportunities and skill development can realize the goal of Atmanirbhar Bharat put forward by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“No country is ever successful in the long term… without a really strong and vibrant manufacturing base.”
—Alan Mulally, former President and CEO of the Ford Motor Company.