The demand for managing large scale projects required technical talent to take on the role of project managers. This eventually led to the need for management skills and people were hired for their technical knowledge coupled with management skills.
While engineers have shown an increasing preference for managerial roles, at the same time the need for technical expertise has not diminished. In fact, it has increase further as countries, including India, are realising the importance of developing innovative engineering solutions indigenously.
For this reason, engineering talent must not completely be devoted to managerial positions. "The industry requires both €“ technical and management talent. In order to encourage engineers to follow their passion for technology through a career on the technology side an eco-system needs to be established.