Indians advised to change mindset and rethink field of study
KUALA LUMPUR: The Indian community should change its mindset of having a doctor in every household, said MIC vice-president Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam.
Dr Subramaniam who is also the Human Resource Minister advised Indian students to rethink about their field of study.
“Our community has a perception that each Indian family should at least have a doctor in a family.
“However, we must have the right mind to decide which field offers a higher demand and supply in order to help us grow,” he told the 150 Indian students who attended the Public Services Department (PSD) scholarship recognition ceremony organised by MIC yesterday.
He said parents should not be spending so much money and time in order to send their kids to be doctors only to find out later that there was no job demand.
“Everyone must understand the supply and demand scenario in any profession,” he added.
He said out of 1,810 Indian students who applied for PSD scholarship, only 1,011 were called for first interview and only 361 managed to obtained the scholarship.
Dr Subramaniam also said the PSD scholarship was a fair system as it was based on merit, racial quota and background of students.
Also present was MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu who told the students to appreciate their parents and not forget to fulfil their responsibility once they graduated.