This is a thought provoking article, and is not contained within the boundaries of Sri Lanka alone. Most South Asian countries face the same problem. Unlike the developed countries where many undergraduate programs have compulsory internship periods during the course, the approach to value-addition to our knowledge or practical experience is very laid back. So, the students themselves have to take up all the initiative if they wish to broaden their horizons. Also, even though the scenario has been changing in the last few years, the scope of alternative careers is very low. Parents still prefer engineers and doctors, and social sciences are rather neglected. The education system needs a massive change, and quick one at that.