Why do most Indian parents seem intent on persuading their kids to take up engineering or medicine?
I think it's because the image created long back for Engg and Medicine profession. Those days before 1980s only few Engineers and Doctors in India. They were highly respected and successful at those days.
And by the time people started understanding the value of education. And created a craze over Engg and Medicine field. Since now it has been a choice to choose by anyone ,I think parents are going for that option....
I think in both the fields,Engineering had become a simple and easier choice than Medicine. Now that as well losing its attraction due to unemployment.