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Finding A Job When Colour Blind

May 7, 2009

This is the second in a series of three guest posts that Tony Holden has kindly agreed to write for Same Difference on colour blindness. Tony blogs at Cynical Chatter From The Underworld. He also runs the UK Disabled Bloggers group blog. Thanks to Tony.

I’ve already described the joys of school as a colour blind person, while that could be hard work with the snide comments and stupid questions, it was nothing compared to joining the working world.

My first problems came in school careers interviews, those conducting them knew less about colour blindness than I did, and they didn’t know I was colour blind until I told them. Even though I was already planning on joining the Army and told them so, they just didn’t have a clue, I had no warning at all of what was to come.

One spring morning I wandered into the Army Careers Office at the TA centre in Holker Street, Barrow-in-Furness, I wanted to join the Army. I had grand visions of all sorts of jobs, after the tests the recruiting Sergeant told me that I could apply for anything, my results were superb. I felt great. I was already mentally applying for the  Army Air Corps, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and many other Corps that would give me a good trade. Then came the medical and those damned Ishihara tests for colour blindness. The doctor mentioned a colour blindness grade of CP4, but that I could be a CP3. The plate that was semi-legible to me, and actually shows 29, should have been the deciding factor. Now, though I didn’t realise it, my future career was hanging off that plate.


I had to go for further tests, that saw me heading for Carlisle one day soon after to see a specialist. We started with the Ishihara test again and as he worked the specialist started to tell me the things about colour blindness that I should really have been told about long ago. What causes it, what the effects are and how it can affect your life. As I was being told this, the specialist started testing me with different coloured lights through different sized holes, I was getting a sinking feeling in my gut. by about half way through there was no way for me to be certain of the colours in the test. I knew I was doing badly, for many of the later exposures I couldn’t even give a colour, all I saw was a light. The verdict by the end, that although I had better colour vision than a CP4, I didn’t qualify as a CP3.

Writing this I can still feel that mixture of emotions, feeling pissed off now that I knew this could mean the end of so many dreams, and injustice that something beyond my control would always have an effect on what I did in life. I know many people reading this will understand that mixture of emotions, and I’m sure they will also understand the other part of me that was really angry, the part that wanted to know why no one had ever told me what the diagnosis that I first got so many years ago had really meant to my life.

The next stop in my story is Harrogate, it was one of two selection centres for the Junior Leaders, the part of the Army you could join direct from school while under seventeen and a half years old. You went for two days, the first day was taken up with tests, tests and more tests. I did pretty well getting a grade one, or SSG1, the grade is designed to give a guide to which trades you should aim for, theoretically the sky should have been the limit for me, but it wasn’t. The Royal Artillery Captain who interviewed me on the second day was sympathetic and he tried to find possible ways into the career of my choice, but that damned grade CP4 was like an anchor dragging me down, nothing involving flying and nothing involving electrics or electronics. My choices were limited and I went for survey, little did I, or the Captain, realise that It wasn’t the best choice, but it was one I could, and would, deal with.

Between the selection centre and my first brush with survey came a year of training at the Junior Leader Regiment Royal Artillery (JLRRA), Gamecock Barracks, Bramcote. That started in September 1982 and ran through to August 1983. towards the end I was told that my first posting would be to a Locating Battery based at Larkhill, but I wouldn’t be going straight away, first of all I had to do another course, one that typically was of no real use for my future posting, but it did introduce me to using survey-like equipment, namely the Director, a sort of less accurate version of the theodolite.


It also brought me troubles as we started using what was one of the staples of Artillery survey, coloured flags to mark survey points.

Okay, the smaller ones had two fairly distinct blocks of colour close up, though the red/green ones were a bloody pain, but I could manage with the magnification through the director and the fact that distances would be short. Survey was a whole other ballgame as they say.

Let me introduce you to the No2 Mk4 Hilger Watts Microptic Theodolite.


A lovely piece of kit, one I thoroughly enjoyed using, okay the image was upside down and back to front, but you soon get used to that, unfortunately there were still the flags and one other device of torture at long distances.

The latest flag I would see was the flouro, a square flag made up of two triangular panels, the panels would either be fluorescent Pink, red or yellow, just great for colour blind people! !t fades right into anything green or brown at long distances, like the trees and grasslands we most often worked in.

The next item, the device of torture, was the beacon Banderol set, it sat like a very tall tee-pee with a very short cover over survey points and had a skirt made in the same colours as the flouro, a device made for being seen over long distances, 10 km or more, that just faded into the background for me at about 5km under the worst conditions. Fortunately we always worked in pairs, so I never found a problem like this to be insurmountable, but have you noticed, greens and variations of red are very popular for marking things. I’ll cover that in my next, and final, post.

260 Comments leave one →
  1. Tlou permalink
    July 28, 2009 2:43 am

    The Dr told me that I ‘m colour blind grade II… what does this mean.

  2. Tlou permalink
    July 28, 2009 3:04 am

    The doctor said i am colour blind GRADE II, I can see all the colours whether how small they are. I can see the colour wheel 100%.And on the ishihara test I can see 70% of the double numbers, some of the single numbers are difficult to distingush while practicing without the aid of anyone.

  3. Jason F. permalink
    September 2, 2009 6:58 pm

    There is a doctor in Maryland who guarantees 100% that you can pass the test with his color correction system. Check out his website http:/ . Color vision correction changed my life as I know have my dream job. I personally thinks its discrimination against color blind people. People who wear contacts lenses can’t pass a regular eye test without their lenses. So I why should be any different for color blindness!

    • Praveen permalink
      October 5, 2010 8:36 am

      i also agree with you…colour blindeness is not at all a problem those who are not working in Labs. then why this much of discrimination?… govt. provides reservation to all PWDs Ortho, hearing disabled persons… then why don’t they provide reservation to colour blinded guys in any recruitment.
      Can anybody take up this matter with our HR Ministry and find a solution?

      • ravindra sonawane permalink
        January 2, 2011 6:27 am

        dear friend i will be fight for colourblind people in bombay high cort

      • Felicia Helen Han permalink
        July 11, 2011 4:51 am

        You are right!! Shouldn’t have discrimination against colour blindness.
        Yes, the govt(army) should look into it and justify those recruits who do well in BMT and give them a chance to go OCS or SCS, may be put them in some postion that does not need normal color vision like the manpower ministry…..

    • Midhun permalink
      July 14, 2015 2:56 pm

      Iam colerblinfmdness person but i have a trick for pass ishihara test contact me im from india kerala mu number 919995618215

    • shubham permalink
      August 3, 2015 8:40 pm

      hello friend did you personally contacted the person and was your colour blindness cured…..

      • ganesh vidhate permalink
        June 14, 2017 3:00 pm

        i am colourblind person i am looking for solution on it

  4. rahul nayak permalink
    October 28, 2009 4:52 am

    i am an engineer and my dream job is research and development work in the organizations like ISRO, DRDO, HAL, BARC, BHEL. Will colour blindness will effect the job opportunity there? Please suggest where should i go?

    • Kalhan Sanyal permalink
      October 25, 2010 10:12 am

      Son, I am a retired mechanical engineer, 67 years of age.
      Please donot be upset.
      In the Govt. job youwill be screened medically, for colour-blindness also.
      Safe will be to work in the private R &D for this reason, if you are selected,
      this particular limitation may not create much difficulty.
      Even then, you should try once, for your dream R & D in the Govt.
      You have not told your particular discipline.
      In the structural engineering, architect, civil engineering, work in the field in applied mechanics ( in mechanical engineering), in the design office work, computer software
      engineering, in the IT, you should be able to work. ( In the Defence R&D, you should not
      expect, they are medically very strict).
      In essence, try more in software, management (MBA environment), design, HRD, etc. and more attempta in the private sector.
      God bless you, have no fear, you will reach satisfaction; or say, you can try to establish your
      own industry.

      • March 12, 2011 6:54 am

        i have acute color blindness.i am from computer science engineering dream is to be a good software professioal.i have got a job in cognizant technology solutions.but in the offer letter it is mentioned that i can it after being found medically fit by cognizant can i join my dream company??????are other major it companies also reject candidate on the basis of only color blind???????
        please help me!!!!!!!!!!!reply please

      • July 21, 2019 10:12 am

        I have Red-Green colour deficiency. I was selected in a company as an electrical engineer but rejected in medical test. I want to get place into MNCs or in good research institute. I dont want to go for education field. Should I go for higher studies? or Should I go for non tech field, keeping my interest besides ? Please help me, It’s very frustrating.

      • July 21, 2019 11:07 am

        My email address is :

    • Ghafir Samad permalink
      May 18, 2012 9:52 am

      i have acute color blindness.i am from science dream is to be a good enginner professioal.i am a 12th std student presently,,,,,,,,i consulted to doctor,,,,,and i was finded colour blind .so can i join my dream company??????are other major it companies also reject candidate on the basis of only color blind???????
      please help me!!!!!!!!!!!reply please,,!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!,please let me know,,,,my scope to which i am eligible!!!so that i can prepare for it!!!!!!!!

      • Kalhan permalink
        May 18, 2012 11:54 am

        1. In this Forum, most of the persons come to know about the possibility to get a job in the govt. sector, himself being CB, mainly in the technical sector; about that we try to tell that,
        naurally , in the technical side, possibility is very remote, but we never tell any one not to take the chance.

        2. Besides we try to suggest the fields where the chance may be more for them, even not in the govt. segment.

        3. For the nontecnical fields in the govt., rules may be somehow more encourging for the CB, but again, one has to take an actual chance , we pray, let every one be successful.

        4.. Besides, in the different kinds of quota systems, in the govt. sector, one has to know the actual possibility by going through the actual process.

        5. Finally, let me tell, CB or not CB , every candidate is a gem in her/his own way, and let everyone become a victor in her/his way, that is our prayer.

        6. I never claimed that I knew all the govt. rules, if it is more encouraging, very fine.

        7. My approach was in a statistical way so that one does not feel sad in the later stage.

        8. For a serious candidate, she/he should directly contact the specific govt. dept to know their specific norm, for day by day, use of technology in all the departments in the govt. are becoming more and more intensive, even, in the traditional nontechnical branches and in the later stages of the progress in the profession may require normal viewing capability.
        Anyway, let every one prosper, GOD BLESS.


        { “SANJEEVAN SCHOOL OF PERFECT EYESIGHT in MUMBAI . Dr K.K. Goyal is the doctor who gives the treatment of color blindness in 4 to 6 weeks” }

  5. Troy permalink
    December 14, 2009 1:40 pm

    I’m 25 yr old and have done my graduation in Chemistry and a PG diploma in quality control analysis. After completing my training I got a job in a MNC company as a QC analyst. After my medical test I was told that I am slightly colourblind and had to leave my job. After 5 years of studying I have to change my career and start from the begning. I’m interested in marine field and oil field
    Could you please help me?

    • October 9, 2014 3:15 pm

      Hi friend hw r u I m also colourblind n im also completed with organic chemistry. Now I what to do?

  6. shahed permalink
    January 13, 2010 8:34 pm

    i am a marine engineering cadet of marine academy ,chittagong,bangladesh.
    i know that i am a colour blind.i am not nautical cadet.i am a engine cadet.can i do job in ship.please reply.

    • Imtiaz Ali Samdani permalink
      March 10, 2010 8:15 am

      I am Bangladeshi too and wanted to pursue marine engineering or nautical profession but I was rejected for color blindness.
      I advise you to change the profession right now because after 2 years cadet course u have to face the pre-sea CDC exam. And for a marine engineer color observing is the most important factor as it involves selection of wires and you may put the lives of ship crews in danger.
      By the way, I was rejected from Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore even having 6/6 vision.

      • bijay permalink
        October 28, 2011 5:09 pm

        i am bijay.
        i completed my in marine engg. & now i am rejected as color blindness affects my life, now what should i do? other than this where should i apply for job….plz reply

      • Kalhan Sanyal permalink
        October 29, 2011 11:40 am

        Dear Bijoy,
        I feel really sorry for you, having such a good education, you are in a position of sadness.
        As I have already answered, also try in higher studies in the same discipline, teaching, research and development, with salary/fellowship/stipend etc. compensation; also may make a career in the ship management with software backing, or say, in the design work in marine machinery. God Bless.

    • Kalhan Sanyal permalink
      October 25, 2010 10:19 am

      Son, I am a retired mechanical engineer, 67 years of age.
      Please try in the private sector complany in marine engineering,
      in tea gardens engineering, in the private power plant etc., in private
      marine workshop etc.

      • Ravi kumar gupta permalink
        July 14, 2012 3:05 pm

        Sir i have colour colour blind and i was intrested in civil engineering because i have CB But after reading i am intrested in CS ENGINE.. SIR IT MAY BE CORRECT OR NOT OR SELECT (IT -ENGINEERING.

      • Kalhan Sanyal permalink
        July 15, 2012 1:38 pm

        If it is Computer Science (CS), it will allow you to work as a Software Engineer , in future, with a strong and appropriate backgroung, you may proceed like that, GOD BLESS, but,mainly you will be in the private sector, or also may be in the banking sector where lot of software job is required, that is fine.Complete your education, sincerely, God will arrange everything.

  7. avash patra permalink
    July 27, 2010 1:04 pm

    i am suffering from partial colorblindness and i want to be an architecture.
    will it create problem in my career?
    please give u’r suggestion.

    • Kalhan Sanyal permalink
      October 25, 2010 10:25 am

      In the field of Architechure, you should not find any difficulty.
      But, try for private company, and learn software engineering and try to go in the related IT.
      God bless.

  8. shekh permalink
    August 24, 2010 8:12 am

    i am dip. mechanical i have rejected after 1 yr exp. for colour blind

    • Ravi kumar Gupta permalink
      August 1, 2012 7:46 am

      I have color difficiency passed class 12th and taken cs branch .will it create problem for me in big private company.please suggest me. What are you working now.

    • Rahul singh permalink
      August 26, 2012 1:39 pm

      I kow you are a machenical eng. And what work are you doing now and that rejection.

    • Rahul singh permalink
      August 26, 2012 1:46 pm

      I kow you are a machenical eng. And what work are you doing now and that after rejection that you faced.

  9. Chi permalink
    October 3, 2010 8:21 pm

    i’m a 15 year old boy and i’m still in high school. i’m studying hard to become a doctor and i do my best, but i knew for a couple of years already that i was pretty colourblind (especially with red and green). while reading through a medical book i noticed that sometimes it’s important to distinguish colours.
    my question is: are you able to become a doctor with a partial colour blindness?

    • Kalhan Sanyal permalink
      October 25, 2010 10:31 am

      You better try for the Medical Infomatics ( computer software oriented medical science,
      related to the design of medicines).
      You may find difficulty in the in take to the medical collages…., so , go for the software related to the medical science into which you have interest.

  10. Mihir Semwal (Delhi , India) permalink
    October 27, 2010 10:36 am

    I have a mild colour vision deficiency (CP 3 (red-green category) to be exact),have got a job offer in a steel plant , will I be accepted ?

    Please someone with experience , reply soon.

    • Kalhan Sanyal permalink
      January 3, 2011 7:00 am

      No, dear son, in the steel industry, they are quite strict about colour blindness !
      Better you try for private manufacturing/fabrication/mechanical industry.
      Try to learn more computer usage, software engineering and get well-engaged in the
      profession, better not to try for govt. job.

  11. aman permalink
    January 15, 2011 6:46 pm

    I am selected in hero honda motors ltd..and recently found out that i have partial colourblindness (red colour deficiency)..i am a mechanical engg.
    is there a hope?

  12. aman permalink
    January 15, 2011 6:49 pm

    sir I am selected in hero honda motors ltd..and recently found out that i have partial colourblindness (red colour deficiency)..i am a mechanical engg.
    is there a hope?

    • ankur permalink
      April 3, 2011 9:34 pm

      hey did u got through the medicals???

  13. Kalhan Sanyal permalink
    January 18, 2011 12:14 pm

    As because that is a private organization, you can take a chance, ever for further
    experience, first hand expeience, ‘how to face the real world’.
    God bless.

  14. Chandan permalink
    January 25, 2011 4:42 am

    @ Kalhan Sir: Do you have any suggestion for a chemical engineer? I mean apart from going to IT.. How much does this affect in private R&D? Is getting a higher degree like MS or PhD any helpful?

    • Kalhan Sanyal permalink
      January 31, 2011 8:08 am

      Dear Chandan, Son,
      If you can get an entry into a private R &D enviornment, you can progress in many fields,
      more focused in the design of chemical plants/devices/systems/system design, or
      system study; try to focus on design and calculations; chemical engineering field is very extended with unlimited opportunity, do not feel sad….it is ever expanding…
      higher study will always help, in the intellectual appreciations…
      God Bless.

  15. Kumar permalink
    January 26, 2011 12:25 pm

    Recently I went for a driver’s license medical in Gurgaon (India). For the doctor, medical test required only color blind test. I could have been missing legs or arms – that would be fine. But, I could not read the Ishihara plates. Therefore he refused to OK me for a license.

    By the way, there was a tout who took money from me and bribed the doctor. I got my license. Now I am worried what I will do at the renewal time.

    Does all this mean that I can not take any job which might require driving and honesty (like not bribing the doctor) in India?

  16. amrit permalink
    February 16, 2011 7:45 pm

    sir, i am a student of electrical engineering in my final year. i will get my degree in june this wear. i am very worried about my career because i know that i am a colour blind. i am not able to differentiate between red-green, yellow-green, blue-violet and many others . the situation worsens in case of coloured lights. so please help me out. what sort of jobs can i get?

    • Kalhan Sanyal permalink
      February 17, 2011 9:19 am

      It is a great advantage that you are an electrical engineer, Dear Amrit, your natural domain
      shall be ‘software engineering’ in a private organization, the second option may be, persuing
      management studies with an orientation in decision making process or say, HRD, please donot go for industrial domain of electrical engineering….., over all, you may have to make,
      either, in teaching post, in some private college, or ‘sure’ in the software (not hardware) domain.Donot try for the govt. job.
      There is enough possibility….in the academics field, in private envioronment.
      You need not be upset…once you are able to enter into a professional career of any kind,that will give you honourable entry into any domain, govt. or private, as a guest
      expert/consultant. Continue studies in higher degree and learn a subject by heart,
      then only you can become a true consultant.
      God Bless.

    • Mohd Fadzli Ismail permalink
      February 18, 2011 3:28 am

      Dear Amrit ,

      Please contact me via my email if you happen to be free.I got a question for u.TQ

    • July 21, 2019 10:39 am

      Mr Amrit,

      I have completed my B.Tech this year. I have Red-Green colour deficiency. I was selected in company as an electrical engineer but rejected in medical test. I want to get place into MNCs or in good research institute. I dont want to go for education field. Should I go for higher studies? or Should I go for non tech field, keeping my interest besides ?

      Mr Amrit, You have been gone through all the problems, which I may be face in future. Please reply me . It would be great help.

  17. Amrit permalink
    February 17, 2011 5:25 pm

    Thank you for your expert guidance sir.

  18. Amrit permalink
    February 20, 2011 8:16 pm

    i don’t have ur e mail id.

  19. Ramesh permalink
    February 22, 2011 10:09 am

    Sir, I am a mechanical engineering student. I have recently been placed in a private MNC as a piping design engineer through campus selection. Now, last month, when I took a color blindness test, I found that I have red-green color blindness.

    Sir, do you think that this condition will impede my career? Also, kindly suggest any alternative career options for a core job in mechanical engineering.

    • vicky permalink
      March 30, 2012 12:43 pm

      Dear ramesh,i m also wish to build a career in piping designing sector. and m also suffered with partially color blindness problem. so can u tell me that this type of company perform any medical check-up before joining….?

  20. Kalhan Sanyal permalink
    February 23, 2011 9:20 am

    Dear Ramesh,Son,
    In an MNC as the Pipeing design domain, you should not get any difficulty with your colour vision difficulty…., the Company should not be very fussy about it, as far as the work is concerned, there should not be any practical difficulty. Moreover, in a comples design situation, of piping, where solid modelling may be used in the computer, it will be a team work, in the three dimensional situations with multi-coloured pipings, you will always get the support from your co-engineers; you need not discuss much about your this problem !
    Otherwise, you try to take a career in the ‘machine design’ environment/office or in a machine production workshop (guiding the machining work), you also can go for the maintenance work, donot try for govt. job, otherwise, software field related to the mechanical engineering is always available, donot try for metallurgical job where colour is important, such as foundry/forging etc. Donot go for process plant work.
    You can always make a career in teaching in so many private colleges, also you may like to thing about doing your ‘own’ factory work, please donot get upset, you are already getting your employment offers, that is your market value, for you know your subject well…., so many avenues are there for you…GOD BLESS

    • Ramesh permalink
      February 23, 2011 11:41 am

      Thanks sir, for clearing the doubt and advice. I was in fact looking forward to work in process industry since I am good at Thermal Engineering and Fluid Machines. Had I known about this condition of mine earlier, I would have prepared my mindset towards a teaching job…

      • Kalhan Sanyal permalink
        February 25, 2011 9:06 am

        Dear Ramesh,Son,
        When I suggestd you not to go for Process Plant environment, I mainly meant,
        Chemical Process Plant. If you get job in the operation/maintenance of Thermal Power Plant,Hydro Plant, in the private sector, it is alright for running the career.
        If you get job , in the private sector, in the Flow Machinery, like Pumps, Turbines, say in the manufacturing, there is likely to be no problem. Otherwise, you may always go for the Design enviornment in flow or power plant system, again to say, in the private company, MNC.
        As because you are good in the Fluid mechanics, Thermodynamics, Power Plant engineering etc. , it is a great advantage for you, that you are also good in the analytical domain, and that leads to become a good software engineer of great value; you absolutely have no doubt to find a profession of your choice, and , as I said, teaching profession is always available for you, ofcourse, if you continue, your post graduate studies, say, in the path of fluid machinery/mechanics. My only point is , donot try for govt. job where medical clearence is quite rigid. Never think that you have to change your liking/aptitude for flow-system-engineering, actually, half of mechanical engineering is , in some way, extends in energy and flow engineering, into which, ‘you are strong’.

  21. Ramesh permalink
    February 26, 2011 5:26 am

    Thanks very much, sir for your advice, I will definitely keep this in mind…

  22. Adam, permalink
    March 11, 2011 5:57 am

    Hi Im color blind with red and green. I’m not sure about the degree of it but I believe I am CP3. Just recently I have been doing the medical for a train driving job. I will have to do the lantern test in the next week. Do you what level of color blindness do they accept?

    Also are there any jobs apart from being a sniper in the army that color blind people will excel at? I have a degree in Accounting but in my region it is a small town and competition is very high…

    • Kalhan Sanyal permalink
      March 11, 2011 7:06 am

      With your Accounts background try something in the same discipline, via, Internet-search,
      in other towns also, in the business-world of different kinds; you have a good chance to utilize your knowledge of accountency, this is a good back ground with the nature of your opthalmic problem, to donot try anything technical where use of eye is more important. To start with, you may try in the field of book-keeping, in a humble way, in your town, say , as a trainee first, then, you may try to develop your further education in costing/CA etc., try to learn further, while working and earning, in the use of more and more commercial software, in business related, banking related, to add to your own market value. But, first of all , you need a job, say, in your town itself, to support your self-confidence, even, in the office of a church, or, say, in a club, or, say, in a business outlet. All of them need to keep the ‘book-keeping’ as a compulsion, try this route, to start with. God Bless.

  23. Kalhan Sanyal permalink
    March 13, 2011 6:26 am

    Dear Aviroop,
    Swami Vivekananda told, ‘Face the devil, face the brute’, that is face the reality of the hurdles in life. You must face the medical test this time, and shall know your own prospect,
    yourself, to chart your career for the correct port of destination. Whereever you go the , the entry medical will be only once, in life, face such test once in the profession, then decide suitably. God Bless. you are sure to find your own success.

  24. March 13, 2011 6:55 am

    @Kalhan sir
    thank u for ur information.sir i am ready to face the medical check up and i also know that i can’t pass the colorblind test.sir,would u kindly tell either any chance is present to get in that software company???actually i thought that software line will be perfect for me.was i wrong???????would u tell me spcfically that whether i can opt for CTS,TCS,IBM etc IT major despite my colorblindness?????

    • Kalhan Sanyal permalink
      March 14, 2011 9:44 am

      Dear Aviroop,
      You have been absolutely correct, in my ability to understand, ‘software’ is naturally your line of activity, with the background and with the medical limitation; but, if even for such field, logically, the major IT organizations are not in a mind to appreciate the talent and the service-ability, then it will be really unfortunate , for the both sides. Design work in the hardware, say, embedded items, IC etc. , VLSI etc is not suitable for you, s you can appreciate, next remains, logically, teaching and higher studies. Most important is to get a job first, where such rigid medical hurdle may not be there, even then, I must say, if your line could be software related, it could be appropriate for you.
      Anyway, in the beginning of your career , you try in the ‘software’ line irrespective of the special reputations (or not) of an organizations, then decide, allow the Lord to decide for you. It appears to me, you may get the entry to a IT major of your choice, eventually, where such medical problem may not come into in your way, now go on taking chances, leaving no stone unturned.

      • vicky permalink
        March 30, 2012 12:37 pm

        Dear sir, i m a mechanical engineer and wish to build a career in piping designing sector .i m partially colour blind. so can u tell me is this create any problem in my career.and is piping design companies perform any medical check-up before joining…..

      • Kalhan permalink
        March 31, 2012 11:43 am

        Dear VICKY,

        To ‘work’ in your preferred field of piping derign/engineering is not a problem with colour viewing limitations unless it is a very complicated three dimensional layout with lot of networking, say, like in a marine/ship piping situation where colour coading is huge in possibility, but, such designing is always a ‘group’ work. in the layout design and also in flexibility analysis, thermal analysis etc. , so always supported by the co-designers, that is the work environment, quite supporting !
        But, in the employability competition, either in govt. or in the private of repute, issue depends on the policy of the organizations, more so, when, it is a technical field and without the support of any kind of suitable quota system !
        As I always try to say, take the chance very sincerely and never give up, no one knows where one may land with blessed success. God Bless.From your side, never tell them, anything about your colour problem, for, meducally, you may have only miror class of limitation, that may be ignored many a times.

      • July 21, 2019 10:48 am

        Dear Kalhan sir,
        I have completed graduation this year. I have Red-Green colour deficiency. I was selected in company as an electrical engineer but rejected in medical test. I want to get place into MNCs or in good research institute. I dont want to go for education field. Should I go for higher studies? or Should I go for non tech field, keeping my interest besides ?
        Please help me, It’s very frustrating.
        It would be a great help.

      • July 21, 2019 11:08 am

        My email address is :

  25. Julie Baxter permalink
    March 22, 2011 7:06 pm

    I don’t understand why industries are not forced to make changes, like change the colours of wires, etc, to enable colour blind people to work. Other ‘disabilities’ have to be catered for. This would be such an easy change to make that would open up opportunities to some very intelligent people, with dreams of a job in engineering or similar, allowing them to pursue their career path. I know my little boy is colour blind. He is 7. So now I feel I have to guide him away from certain things because I know there is no point him studying them, never mind loving them and wanting to do them for a job.

    • Kalhan Sanyal permalink
      March 23, 2011 9:35 am

      Now we find, via a kind way of brainstorming, employability of colour blindness is taking
      a logical way-finding. Excellent to read the opinions of Julie, 22 March and Amrit 23 March.
      Once we wanted to remember, Swami Vivekananda’s inspiring support, ‘Face the devil, face the brute’ in the life-skill, while , about to over come a problem in life, that means, donot avoid/or by-pass a problem, face it with courage, no one knows, in what way, a solution shall appear, as a boon in disguise.
      So far, the mails were mostly informing the advance level of education, mainly in the technical fields, those having such opthalmic problems and I tried to tell them, in a way of
      support, what could be more logical to them, in the approach, in selecting a route to possible success.
      Now, Julie and Amrit has suggested something which is very positive.

      About Julie, just to tell her, yes, through out the world, in the inspired creativity, many are trying to find out how to offer, in a novel way, the solutions of the technical problems, not only in the field of opthalmology, but, many more in our physiological limitations, social
      limitations, administrative limitations.But, such efforts in the route of human progress takes time, if we may consider the various complexity of the sociological problems.
      Excellent that, you have said, as the parent, fine that you ‘plan’ early, from the beginning,
      for a route of education/training/profession ( for the future of the child), if you are able to know correctly the kind/degree of the difficulty. The possibility in the world/universe is infinite, and one may be able to prosper immensely if guided from the beginning, evaluting the ‘aptitude’ and the ‘natural inclimation’ known with kindness.Broadly speaking, Humanities-Commerce-Science, again may be divided in various kinds of artistic ability, with huge creativity.If choosen with enough confidence, one may become a good leader in that field….let everyone prosper in different routes, that is how, all of us were ‘created’ to perform with joy.Mainly for the economical reason, to try to take up the technical fields, though, many of us, may not be fit for such fields, aptitude-wise, it becomes a forced entry, and in the later stage one only remains, just as an average (I am talking about persons with normal eye-state). This natural inability in a choosen field is also a kind of limitation, like a so called colour blindness.Yes, Joulie, govt. in a country should try to device a way out , technically and administrative way, how to support that group those who has become already qualified in the technical education.
      About them, Amrit has indicated a fine oppotunity, start with an NGO who are more inclined to perform to complete a job, time bound. It is a challenge and also an opporunity, to learn what is really practice in a real life situation. Point is, as the country is allowing the process of admission to a technical stream , with the softness, in the medical examination, before the admission, and as, the student is able to complete the educational/training compulsions, for the degree, they also should get, some kind of avenue in the profession, ofcourse, the appropriateness of the fields have to be thought, where the human-life and property is not at stake.
      Any judgement should be thought, thinking, gobally/holistically, and just not for a one time solution for a personal gain !

      Even then, I want to say, if the planning in the early childhood is not done, for any reason, a person can think to work, in general, in the fields of software, graphics, design, teaching, self-generated business, knowledge generation, performing arts, literature, research in amy field of inclination, data generation and analysis, statistics, mathematics, accontency, philanthropy, social work, more dependence in the private organisation and NGO.
      In fine, Let The God Select For You All, but again, God helps her/him more who helps themselves !

  26. Amrit permalink
    March 23, 2011 4:45 am

    @Julie Baxter I am a student of electrical engineering in my final year. the course will get completed in may this year. recently i discovered that i m not eligible to apply for the vacancies in industrial domain of electrical engineering just because i am a colour blind. one by one i kept searching for different such jobs and to my utter surprise all of them clearly mentioned that colour blind people need not to apply and they will be disqualified if they applied. neither i am eligible for any defence jobs and other government jobs for the same s reason. i cried and cried but nothing could be done about this. there was no point in blaming these industries and government. somehow i have consoled myself and few days back was selected for a good job in a NGO, and still i am continously looking for better options in the areas where i am eligible to apply in. i would strongly suggest you to prohibit your son from going into conventional engineering streams in the future, there are enough opportunities in other fields too. and never let your son feel like that he is deficient in anything, he is equally capable like other normal kids just that he would not be able to differentiate between some colours. and one more thing colour blinds are very good at hiding their secrets. ha ha kalhan sir will help you more in this regard. all the best for you and his future.

  27. Ramesh permalink
    March 23, 2011 10:58 am

    Today when the world is besieged with such huge problems, it is unreasonable of us to expect any government to look into such small matters. I am a color-blind mechanical engineer, and now that I think about it, if given another chance, I wouldn’t want to be anything else, color blind or not. Today I am preparing for my EIL interview and in a few more days may be one for a steel plant, I know that I might get rejected there, but that will never deter me from looking for career prospects in my field. My knowledge can not be worthless. If nothing else works, I will become a teacher or a scientist at some technology institute; But I will never want to live my life based on the so-called disabilities. From the first atomic model proposed by the color-blind Dalton to the creator of the immensely popular Facebook, Marc Zuckerberg, the world has seen ample examples of color blinds making it big. My advice is, do not let the apparent disability affect your decisions, do what you are good at, that is the best contribution to humanity that you can make.

    • Ravi singh permalink
      June 21, 2013 2:24 am

      you have told that you ate preparing for EIL interview. and some plants. what are you doing now its important for me and give some suggestions in finding a job.

  28. Arvind kataria permalink
    April 7, 2011 5:25 am

    hiiiii I am rejected 5times. because I am colourblind …. so what can i do.. in my ..feture

    • Kalhan Sanyal permalink
      April 7, 2011 9:01 am

      Arvind Dear,
      What is your field of education or what is your preference in profession or what you know
      best or what is your aptitude/inclination, naturally.
      God Bless.

  29. Deepak permalink
    April 7, 2011 11:28 am

    hello sir i,am doing software engineering,does partial colourblindness creates any problems in future ,vry upset about it.

    • Kalhan Sanyal permalink
      April 7, 2011 1:21 pm

      I find no reason for you to feel upset, your field is quite alright with your status of
      vision, try to learn as much s possible, with the sincerity, for you have to satisfy the
      employer about your ‘more ‘ value. Donot try in the Govt., good software organization
      with lot of creative people there should not be average in their outlook, they simply want
      good work, with good potential, and colour aspect should not come in the consideration.
      I am sure, with your software background will be find many opportunities, in creating, designing, using , advancing in the software. Try to get entry into a good software firm, IT firm, for a professional training, such as, IBM etc. to add more value to your more usefulness. Never feel upset in this software climate of the world. God Bless.

      • Kalhan Sanyal permalink
        April 7, 2011 1:22 pm

        The last post was for Deepak, software student.

  30. April 7, 2011 7:48 pm

    @kalhan sir
    u have already replied to my querry previously—i am also a acute colorblind and got a job in CTS….as u suggest DEEPAK for trying in IBM like MNCs ,can u please inform me whether i would be okay with my colorblindness with CTS??

    • Kalhan Sanyal permalink
      April 8, 2011 11:24 am

      Affectionately, Aviroop,
      Though I donot know enough about their recruitment policy, but, I would suggest,
      leave no stone unturned, by adding more value to your employability, by, first,
      learning from them, something into which they are specialized ( in the software field,
      ofcourse) by making an entry ‘into them’, and permitting them to know, that you are quite
      capable in the ‘usage’ of their speciality, and inbetween they will be in a position to understand ‘colour viewing’ in NOT a baffle, getting service from them. So most important is
      to secure a ‘training’ arrangement from them. Please response to all such calls, or try through forced applicatins, or trying to arranging visits to them, from your end, preferabbly, taking appointments. Now a days, things are more accessible via Internet.
      Point is, never give up, never give up. ( You are not to tell them anything about your
      colour-limitations. ). Kindly remember, now, almost everything is a ‘team work’, and you are to receive cooperations from your group, surely. But, the first chance is a ‘God Sent’
      opening, for anyone. God Bless.

  31. singhu mardi permalink
    April 13, 2011 1:58 pm

    sir,i m singhu and now i m preparing for eng. entrance exam.i m partilly color blind. sir i want to know that can i go in machanical/electrical/software enginner.and can i take admision in IIT COLLEGE,NIT.

    • Kalhan Sanyal permalink
      April 14, 2011 9:53 am

      Try for software discipline, if possible. If your merit list permits for very reputed Institutes,
      and if you can get admission and chance to study there, please go ahead. First of all, complete your degree requirement, further avenues shall open up, eventually.
      Also, your case is a partial one, so chance is more, if you can learn the subject by heart.
      Even if, you get chance in the disciplines of your prference, first complete it, and then, switch to the software in that discipline. God bless.

  32. SNIPE permalink
    May 2, 2011 7:03 am

    Dear Sir,
    I am an IT student from sri lanka who plans o transfer to USA university.And my consultant told that there is a good demand for telecommunication and computer networks in USA.So i decided to transfer my credits to computer networks and telecommunication degree program.But sir i am color blind person.I want to know whether it will affect me in my future career in the field i am going to work.

  33. Kalhan Sanyal permalink
    May 2, 2011 8:27 am

    Dear Snipe,
    You are already in the process of becoming a IT professional and if you read the previous postings,
    you will appreciate that, the software field (not the hardware) is OK proposition who is not alright with colours. Then, US is a conuntry with extensive possibility…, if someone knows his job, he is always welcome there.Kindly try to read all the previous posting to know the community well and also to receive the positive encouragements. I strongly feel, your talent will be well utilized there, only try to learn the subject with heart, and go ahead with your plan. If US cannot offer the opportunity and solution, none other can ! They are so much ‘scientific’ in attitude that, possibility is
    infinite. But, you need not try in the Govt. organizations, they may be very strict in the nedical.
    You need not tell anywhere, unless there is any legal binding, that you have such problem. What is required in the profession, whether one can perform well, that is all. With software service there should not be any problem in performing. God bless.

    • SNIPE permalink
      May 2, 2011 8:35 am

      Thank you very much sir.
      God Bless you.

  34. Bipin permalink
    May 19, 2011 5:01 am

    Sir I am a final year student of Electronics and Communication having red-green colour blindness, I want to know that what jobs are suitable for me and whether I can apply for PSUs.

  35. Kalhan Sanyal permalink
    May 19, 2011 12:37 pm

    Dear Bipin, son,
    Yours is a very extended field having very good possibility, but chance in the govt. and PSU is doubtful for they are routinely strict in the medical; even then you should take the chance, just once there, what the luck decides, in those system, medical is only in the entry level, in the later stage, it will not be required any more.You need not tell or write about your visual problem. Let the God decide.
    Most probably, avoid the hardware field. Dont you find difficulty in the academic practical work with the coloured electronics equipment/components/assemblages/embedded systems, in the laboratory/project work.
    So try for the teaching job,software engineering, research work, further higher studies, acoustics engineering, radar communication engineering, IT, Astro-physics field, medical electronics engineering, knowledge-based electronics and communication; but, in the private organizations , you also can think about business development in your fiield, management of communication engineering etc. Must be many more with further imagination. God Bless You.

    • Bipin permalink
      May 20, 2011 5:46 am

      Thank you sir for your reply and regarding the difficulty in the academic practical work with the coloured electronics equipment/components/assemblages/embedded systems, in the laboratory/project work till now I haven’t faced such problem. Also sir can you tell me whether their is any such physical parameter regarding colour blindness to be fulfilled for giving Indian Engineering Service (IES) examination and once again thank you for you helpfull advice.

  36. Kalhan Sanyal permalink
    May 20, 2011 4:48 pm

    1. Dear Bipin, I am not telling that you are not in a position to perform, professionally,
    in the hardware, point is the medical criteria, in the govt., if they can evaluate you for the colour viewing difficulty, they may not clear you for the appointment. Ofcourse, All depends on your degree of defect, that is why, you take the chance, once.
    2. For IES, the comment is the same as above. I suggest, you sit for the exam., then, after the academic selection, go for the medical when they suggest so, and see what happens, in the actual situation.
    3. You will find many openings, later, with your qualifications, in suitable organizations.
    All the best.

  37. Bipin permalink
    May 20, 2011 5:13 pm

    Thanks alot sir.

  38. Dilip kumar singh permalink
    May 29, 2011 3:54 pm

    Dear sir,
    My colour vision is defective. I want to be Hindi Officer in any govt organization. Will this be problematic for me in medical examination?

  39. Kalhan Sanyal permalink
    May 30, 2011 10:02 am

    Dear Dilip Kumar,
    To work as a Hindi Officer, may not create any problem for you, but, for the entry to the Govt. Org, , either for technical or non-technical post, criteria for the medical clearence
    will be the same, more or less ! So, I suggest, you take a chance first, and face the test first,
    in the actual situation ( you need not tell them anything from your side), and depending on the acuteness of your problem, no one knows, you may secure the clearence, if the God so decides. Best of luck.

  40. amrit permalink
    June 1, 2011 10:13 am

    kalhan sir,
    my little brother has just passed class 12th(commerce stream) with 61%.
    I know that he is a colour blind(fully).
    so now keeping his future in concern, which course should he apply to?
    please suggest some good courses with good universities, plus we are an average earning middle class family, we can’t afford very high fees.

    • Kalhan Sanyal permalink
      June 1, 2011 2:03 pm

      DEar AMRIT,
      It is a very good planning that your brother did his studies in commerce. With his medical limitations, it is entirely appropriate.
      First of all you have to select a near by college/university fromyour residence so that expenditure will be less. Then, first of all, complete, B.Com. course ( Bachelor in Commers, I mean, with Accountency as Honours subject, as obviously). With that, he will get a good graduate degree in a core field. Then, depending on opportunity/possibility/result/finance, he may go for any good avenue in the Commerce field, such as, CA ( Chartared Accountency ). If he is willing, he should focus on Accountency, as his future field of profession, side by side, let him learn, use of software in varoious commercial fields, such as, banking etc. Try to search the Internet for various kinds of trainings in the commercial software and accountency.
      From now onward, you may like to contact CA Organization in Delhi , (but you must not tell them about his visual problems etc., that is not required also.) for their advise for use in future. But, I suggest, he must complete his commerce degree first , then the other things.
      GOD BLESS.

  41. Ankit permalink
    June 7, 2011 9:51 am

    Sir i m mechanical engg. & want to know how color blindness affects in assembly lines

  42. Kalhan Sanyal permalink
    June 7, 2011 2:30 pm

    Dear Ankit,
    In the assebly line, before the actual automated assembly sequence is set in the shop floor ,
    thorough time-motion-work study is done to establish the time to complete the phase of an assembly job, that is, as you know, part A has to reach a station B to complete an assembly phase C, in a specific time limit, and to keep the station B ready for the next unit A available at that station. Now depending on the kind of machine unit to be assembled , even in the planning stage, in the drawing, there may be multicoloued lines and instructions, and in the actual assembly line, there may be items of multi coloured items with faces coloured with different colours for identifications, there may be safety norms written in different coloures; again, depending on the kind of machine to be assembled, say, electronic, or say, mechatronics (combination of fine mechanism combined with electronics or electrical parts), there can be many many situations via colouerd instructions, so you can well appreciate ! God Bless.

  43. surya rao permalink
    June 11, 2011 7:12 am

    My son has got a good rank in AIEEE and would get a seat in good NIT.. Unfortunately, we have come to know just recently as he is a red-green color deficient i.e. partial color blind..
    Kindly suggest which branch is more appropriate for him so that he should not face any problem in his career..

  44. surya rao permalink
    June 11, 2011 7:17 am

    My son has got a good rank in AIEEE and would get a seat in good NIT.. Unfortunately, we have come to know just recently as he is a red-green color deficient i.e. partial color blind..
    Kindly suggest which branch is more appropriate for him so that he should not face any problem in his career..

    Surya Rao

  45. Kalhan Sanyal permalink
    June 12, 2011 1:04 pm

    Ref. Shri Rao.
    1. Please consult an Opthalmologist to know the EXTENT of the defect, in the practical sense, if it is of minor nature, then he may take up any field of his preference. But, please remember, for any Govt. job, in future he may not get the clearence, depending on the class/nature of the defect.

    2. If he is also good as an artist , he may consider Architecture stream.

    3. He may also go for, BCA, MCA, Physics, Mathyematics type of course to lead himself to Software Engineering.

    4. What I feel , going for any core engineering field, like, civil, mechanical, electrical, may not be suitable, for problem in future, same is for chemical, electronics….., computer engineering, may also create problem, but computer science (not engineering) may offer some possibility. But, in the private organisation, he may be taken in, with all the engineering fields.

    5. Kindly read all other mails in this forum to get more ideas.

    6. Though I feel sorry for him, but, for a good student like him possibility is ever- expanding…

    God bless you in taking a well thought decision.

  46. surya rao permalink
    June 14, 2011 7:34 am

    Thank you for your reply,sir. Can the Information Technology poses any problem in real working in software companies.. Which one is preferable among Information Technology and Computer Science Engg. Please reply sir.

    Surya Rao

    • Kalhan Sanyal permalink
      June 15, 2011 11:05 am

      IT (Information Technology) will be more preferable to Computer Science Engg. IT will have more chance to work in the use and design of software domain and computer science engg demands design of hardware related to computer world. Though, chance of working with software is always possible in computer science engineering also. But, my feeling is, IT will be more inclined to the chance of working in software field, that too, may not be always in the field of technology-oriented, may be in any field of human endavour, say, strategic studies, commerce, banking, design of medicine (Medical Informatics), genetics, supply chain design, space science and technology, etc etc. , so with his kind of case, say, a good degree in Information Technology will be more suitable, to expand in later years.
      Having said all this, and selecting a good course in a good Institution, leave the rest to The Lord, no one knows, what is optimum for us, every thing is destined, as all of us are aware ! Since he has got a good chance to further his studies, let him secure a good degree first, in any possible field, then let us see how he charts his port of destination. God Bless.

  47. abhishek permalink
    June 26, 2011 4:40 pm

    hi i am a colour blind plz teel me weather i eligible for IAS EXAM OR PCS….REPLY ME FAST

  48. Shantanu permalink
    July 10, 2011 9:47 am

    Dear Sir,
    I recently got a job in a automobile industry electrical.i am red green colour blind.medical test is pending..Will it be possible for me to get through

    • Kalhan Sanyal permalink
      July 10, 2011 11:17 am

      Dear Shantanu,
      I / We pray for your success in the medical.
      You sure take the chance, and post the result for us all.
      (You need not tell them anything from your side, let them decide the acceptability).
      Yours is an actual case study for others to know the possibility, when they arrive to such a moment. Swamiji ( Swami Vivekananda told, “When there is a conflict between the head and the heart, follow the heart. ).

  49. shantanu permalink
    July 16, 2011 2:42 pm

    I am rejected from from tata motors thou i was able to identify individual colours and wire colours.Now i sholud look for a MBA in finance.I got another offer from it a problem over there?

    • kishore permalink
      November 30, 2012 3:38 am

      hi shantanu can you give me your personal id.mine is kchittilla at

  50. Kalhan Sanyal permalink
    July 16, 2011 6:38 pm

    Never give up….face Volvo.
    Also try for MBA, it is a good idea.
    God Bless.

  51. prabhakar permalink
    September 2, 2011 3:09 pm

    sir,i have very mild color blindness.i can read 20 out of 24 plates in ishihara clearly,i am a mechanical engineering student in fourth year.can i get through psu’s and other good private companies such as tata motors.

  52. Kalhan Sanyal permalink
    September 4, 2011 9:07 am

    Dear Prabhakar, I feel you stand a very good chance, even in PSU, but all depends on a chance factor, during the moment of the screening; otherwise, so many of us are having so many kinds of limitations, in a fine/feeble level, in physical or mental ; that may be more psychological, than physical.Your case is really a , ‘almost no problem’. But , from your side, never try to discuss with the examining doctor; from case to case, they will take a broad view, and you will be successful.GOD BLESS.

  53. Prashant permalink
    September 12, 2011 6:49 pm

    Dear Sir,

    I have a red-green color blindness. I have done my MSc in organic chemistry and right now i have two offers, one for R&D executive in organic synthesis and other as a customer application specialist in a analytical instrument company. CTC Package is almost same.
    Which job will be more suitable for me considering my physical limitatioons and future carrer scope?
    thank you in advance.

  54. Kalhan Sanyal permalink
    September 13, 2011 11:40 am

    Since you have already secured the jobs, you can accept any one, depending on your
    vision in life. In R &D it will be more intellectual/academic engagement, if you so like, otherwise, the next one, customer application specialist in a analytical instrument company., is of more marketing type, if you so like. To come to your specific question, it will be more ‘safe’, in the customer application specialist in a analytical instrument company.This is my perception. ( It is really, difficult to take a decision, for , as a career, there is nothing like the R &D environment, from where, you also may like to switch over to teaching, if so required, in future.). Let the Lord guide you.

  55. shahed permalink
    September 13, 2011 7:51 pm

    i am marine engine cadet ,has just completed pre sea training from bangladesh marine academy and i have taken C.D.C. my eye sight is 6/6 and i have passed lantern test.But now i have applied in a company but there madical officer told me that i am a colour blind that is i failed in ishihara test but i passed in lantern test.
    so now i am in a big problem that i have no hope about my carrier.I can’t think anymore.if there anybody please help me.
    my e-mail address is

  56. shantanu permalink
    September 15, 2011 12:49 pm

    i got through in second company..but tata motor doctors rr very strict..they conduct medical test in their own hospitaif any one wants more clarification abt tml mail me

  57. Kalhan Sanyal permalink
    September 16, 2011 1:10 pm

    My dear Son,
    I really feel very sorry for you; but , please , all of us, has to face the reality in life, and I must tell that, ‘Face the devil, face the brute’ (Swami Vivekananda), to curve out the more possibilities in our lives, I can say, your so called unsuccess, now , is entirely temporary, you have more avenues to open, never give up, never give up.
    Now about your tests, the previous ones, say, the lantern tests etc., was through your Institute, and there was no provision for Ishihara test, may be, may be they thought , it was not required. But, when you appeared for the actual employment in a professional company, may be they had more strict standard of screening; so that is that.However, True, in the actual marine environment, one needs the very strict screening. But, I must tell you, you must take chance, at least thrice, in other marine organizations, not govt., but in private companies, they may have urgent requirement; more over we still not sure, what was the extent of your limitation in the colour blindness, so get more testing chances, in the actual environments.
    Later, if required, try for the shore jobs in the private companies, such as, marine workshops, ship repair facility, tea industry, power plants, maintenance and operations in the various industries.

    The following article I had collected for sharing in this forum. I sinerely acknowledge the contribution of the kind opthalmologist who had written it to help us all. His name was not available in the article.

    ” WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011
    Not necessary that all have an eye for colour
    Be it the fiery red, melancholic blue or vibrant yellow, colours are indispensable to life. Instilling emotions, feelings and thoughts, human beings have always assosiated colours with joy, pleasure or grief. After all, visual aesthetics do play an important role in creation, perception and shaping your responses.� Have you ever wondered how different would the world be for those who cannot differentiate between some of the colours? Colour blindness or colour vision deficiency, a condition that came into limelight after John Dalton’s paper on extraordinary facts relating to the vision of colours, can be defined as the decreased ability to perceive differences between some of the colours that others can distinguish. It is often of genetic nature, but may also occur because of some eye, nerve, or brain damage, or exposure to certain chemicals.� Here’s what Dr Kaushik Murali, Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmology, director Nanna Kannu Comprehensive Eye Care Programme for Children, Sankara Eye Hospital has to say about colour blindness in children What is color blindness and what are the different types? Colour blindness is used in colloquial terms to refer to the difficulty in distinguishing colours apart but a more correct term would be colour vision defect. Colour blindness is a misnomer because only a small percentage of people are unable to see any colour. Five to eight per cent of men and 0.5 per cent of women in the world are born colour blind.� The defect can be inherited or acquired. There are three groups of inherited colour vision defects: monochromacy, dichromacy and anomalous trichromacy.� The last two groups are subdivided into red-green and blue-yellow types of defects. Monochromacy-Rod monochromats, or complete achromats, are truly colour blind since they cannot distinguish any hues. Dichromacy is a less severe form of colour defect than monochromacy.� Dichromats can differentiate some hues apart. The ability of anomalous trichromats to distinguish between hues is better than dichromats but still not normal.
    What should teachers, school nurses, and parents know about being colour blind? How can they help children? Children may have difficulty especially with close hues. With colour being an integral part of the education system, it becomes important that teachers are aware of the possibility of some of the children having defective colour vision. To maximise contrast it is always better to use a white chalk as opposed to coloured chalks on a dark board. Also, teachers may look to label pictures where the response requires colour determination. Most parents are unaware of their child having a problem as a preventive screening is often not done. It would be ideal to screen the child at one, three and five years of age for visual problems. The colour vision can be tested in all five-year-olds and most three-year- olds.� Can you tell us about the pediatric colour vision test for three to six-year- old children? In children we use a variant of the Ischihara test which is based on an pseudoisochromatic principle. For the non verbals there are patterns that the child can follow. For older folks we prefer the FM 100 hue test which is a more elaborate test and also provides a computer based analysis of the particular colour variants affected and the extent of the same.
    How does the world look to someone who is colour deficient? The world is not black and white as most would assume. They do not learn to call red ‘green’ and vice versa. Protanomalous or deuteranomalous individuals can usually pass as a normal observer in everyday activities. They may make occasional errors in colour names, or may encounter difficulties in discriminating small differences in colours, but usually they do not perform very differently from the normal except on colour vision tests. The colour spectrum shifts depending on the colour affected and they may find differentiation especially difficult in dim light.

  58. mades permalink
    September 22, 2011 4:07 pm

    Dear kalhan sir, this is madesh recently i got selected in sbi…….but i am red green colorblindness……..will this be a problem in selecting me after my medical examination…
    but banks select visible impaired candidates also……then wat about color blindness candidates……….please kindly reply to my question…………….

    • rupesh permalink
      March 18, 2012 11:42 am

      mades tell me about your bank medical test. my colour vision is also defective and i am preparing for bank po.

      • Kalhan permalink
        March 18, 2012 3:19 pm

        Most probably in the GOVT. job standard of medical clearence is same, unless it is in the
        quota provision of some kind. God bless.

  59. Kalhan Sanyal permalink
    September 24, 2011 11:33 am

    Dear Mades,

    This is a very good news, that you are in the process of selection in SBI, after the medical
    clearence. First of all, please go through the medical process and know for yourself their
    norms. I feel, personally, you will not find any difficulty in working in that environment. But, as because that is a govt. organization, they are suppose to follow the medical procedure like the similer ones; I am not sure, if there has been any thing other than that. What normally happens in the normal govt. jobs, for the medical clearnce, they send the candidates to the district medical college (govt.) and in most of the procedures, they follow the same procedure, including the colour blindness test, no matter for which organization thay are being screened, in a routine way. Yes, depending on the mood of the medical team and the discipline of the hospital, there may be , say, sometimes, some amount of Leniency or say, human error; so, always take a chance, no one knows the destiny !
    You have raised the point of blind person being selected, say, but, that may be in the quota
    criteria, advertised accordingly and the stipulated leniency already decided according to the govt./SBI rules. God bless you, and take the chance.

  60. October 4, 2011 11:53 am

    Dear Mr.Kalhan,
    both my children have red green colour blindness(strong) and are in 8th and 9th standard.
    first one is intrested in astronomy and research.he is logical,analytical and hardworking.second one is extrovert,bright and happy go lucky(will fit into management stream).we do not want them to take accountancy/CA or teaching and prefer them to do a basic engineering course and then branch off.
    which would be a correct engineering field for both of them-mechanical engineering,software engineering,aerospace engineering?is it possible for them to do nanotechnology and go towards medical nanotechnology side?we may be able to supposrt them for the graduation financially and are anxious to see them settled in good and financially sound job.we have not put across any of our career suggestions to children as we want them to choose and evolve on their own(and moreover do not want to provide any wrong guidancce inadverently as they are having red green colour blindness(strong)).Shall appreciate your advise and insight for their future guidance,
    I undersatnd the limitations in reputed big engg and software firms as also the limitations in psu and govt sector(in India) for colour blind candidates.does software engineering perse involve any colour appreciation?

  61. Kalhan Sanyal permalink
    October 5, 2011 1:19 pm

    Dear Mr. Anand,
    I must appreciate in your understanding in planning, yes, where is a real limitations, but, true, with sincere thoughtfulness, thare has to be an illumination, as much as, the Lord guides, in His Will.We must have trust in the self, more so, we must have trust in the Ultimate SELF , at the same time we have to take ‘logical’ goal , with open mind, trusting into , what is logically possible, say.
    As such, going into engineering in the field of THEIR preference, is always possible, in fulfilling the basic wish, but as you are in a position to appreciate, in the profession, in true engineering field, in the organizations having the usual screening procedures for the colour blindness, may create baffles.
    But, if he takes up, pure physics upto masters level and selects astronomy as the major, he can fulfill his dream, also, if he wishes, can go for radio physics/applied physics, as the case may be, in the post graduation.Otherwise, if he has to go for software in any field, let him complete , either M.Sc. in Physics or a basic engineering in any field, say, mechanical.
    For the second child, as you have indicated, let him complete a basic degree in engineering in any field liked by him then an MBA.

  62. bijay permalink
    October 28, 2011 5:00 pm

    is there any jobs for marine engineer who has color blindness,as merchant navy don’t allow me to join?

    • Kalhan Sanyal permalink
      October 29, 2011 11:30 am

      Dear Bijoy,
      Please try for shore job, in maintenance, say, in marine workshop, tea gardens, power plants, automobile related, steel plants, that means, in the segments of maintenance, in mechanical/metallurgical industries, in private sector. God Bless.

  63. bijay permalink
    October 28, 2011 5:01 pm

    is there any jobs for marine engineer who has color blindness,as merchant navy don’t allow me to join?

  64. November 20, 2011 3:06 pm

    Can a color blind student take admission in mbbs cource?if he do it,can he applied for govt job after completing mbbs?i will be gratefull if i get the answer

    • kalhan sanyal permalink
      November 22, 2011 9:55 am

      Govt. job is not possible, one may try in the private sector.

  65. vikas permalink
    November 28, 2011 3:26 pm

    i m electrical engg last year student and colour blind and i am defence lover means desperate to join any defence but i think i cant because of colour blindness so wht should i do as i have been selected for ssb by indian navy and should i go for higher studies but i m very strong in my branch and if not defence i love to join any privatr firm of elect core so what should i do i m totaly u know kind of dying and kalhan sanyal i dont know u but i must say u have done totally noble cause i would say thanks from side of alll problem facers..

  66. nikhil permalink
    December 12, 2011 4:55 am

    Iam nikhil kumar 4th year electronics and communication engineering student.I recently found that i have colour blindness.Iam interested in automation(companies like honey well automation).will this colourblindness create any problem in seeking job in the field of automation.Reply plz………

    • kalhan sanyal permalink
      December 12, 2011 8:31 am

      Nikhil, you have to take chance with open mind, one after another, only The Lord knows !
      May be your problem is minor.
      All the best.

  67. pakbahria permalink
    December 20, 2011 4:45 am

    friends can I take admission in food science and technology I am colour blind,I can see all colour but why I am colour blind I dont know

    • kalhan sanyal permalink
      December 20, 2011 3:58 pm

      Go ahead in your dream of education, Lord shall hold your hand when the need be.

  68. guruuuu permalink
    January 2, 2012 10:41 am

    i m selected in techmahindra and bank po..medical is pending…if i will be rejected in both then i will be a wrong person…i will do illegal job…becoz they will reject me on d basis which does matter rhe performance in that field…aaag lga dunga duniya me…

    • rupesh permalink
      March 18, 2012 11:51 am

      was there colour vision test in po medical?? my colour vision is also defective n i am preparing for bank po.

  69. harry permalink
    January 3, 2012 2:11 pm

    can i do fashion designing ? i have color vision defect ?

    • kalhan sanyal permalink
      January 4, 2012 12:09 pm

      Yes, but may be in a Team of designers.
      I feel, as you are basically a creative artist, you are sure to find openings.
      God Bless.

      • harry permalink
        January 23, 2012 2:01 pm

        thanks a lot for your answer … i also hope for the best ..

  70. arun permalink
    January 22, 2012 7:18 pm

    I have been selected to the interview for scientist-B position in Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). I am from metallurgical engg stream.I have got color blindness (red-green deficiencies). ..In the application it is mentioned that final selection will be approved only after medical fitness test. They didn’t mention in the application that color blindness people aren’t eligible. Am I eligible for the post?..if so only then I will be in a position to attend the interview to be conducted in next month.please clarify my doubt

    • kalhan sanyal permalink
      January 23, 2012 8:18 am

      Dear Arun,
      You should attend the interview without fail and see for yourself what happens.
      In any govt. job medical procedure is almost same.
      From your side do not tell them anything, let them evaluate in their normal way.
      God bless.

      • Sukumar permalink
        January 24, 2012 5:35 pm

        i got job in coal and steel companies but i got rejected in medical just because of colour blindness…is there any way to crack ishihara plates by remembering numbers. If so please tell me how and is that book common every where…please help….

      • kalhan sanyal permalink
        January 26, 2012 5:29 pm

        Dear Sukumar,
        Unfortunately that is not possible, scheme is done with huge maturity, statistically
        compiling the colour-dot patterns by the opthalmologists of great merit. Also neither
        it is ethical to skip a well pattened evaluation for which the society will suffer, in the long run,
        from a various kinds of possible accidents.
        Now, you have to select a profession more judiciously, try to read many more responses in the same forums also try to take the advice of some good opthalmologists who will be in a better position to suggest some more avenues.Teaching may be a good option, say.
        God Bless.

      • Ravi kumar gupta permalink
        July 23, 2012 12:40 pm

        Sir i have taken cs avoiding civil engineeing but in civil eng. There is no much use of color so may be civil eng. May be a stream of student. Government dont make all buildings take give contract to private company. Are they check CB of engineers.

      • Kalhan Sanyal permalink
        July 24, 2012 1:56 pm

        I have already tried to comment.I wanted you to be in the safe side for the emplyability, with learning the software by heart,in future, after getting some employment, through your CS backgroung,ever later, you can go for the kind of software as used in the civil engineering, structural engineering,architecture engineering etc, along with that, you can go for the banking,insurance etc also with that,for no one knows, what will be your exact field of employment, later, with the eye problem and the govt./nongovt. rules.Please try to appreciate the situation; you love civil engineering, after your graduation in CS,know one knows, you may go for the post graduation in the civil engineering in some appropriate way,
        for, now a days,things are quite inter-disciplinary in may ways, so avenues are never closed
        for any person who is really serious to foster knowledge.

      • Ravi kumar gupta permalink
        July 23, 2012 12:48 pm

        Why civil engineering is not be advisable as comparing to software eng. Like cs.

      • Kalhan Sanyal permalink
        July 24, 2012 1:37 pm

        For, Civil Engineering is a highly TECHNICAL discipline with day to day practical interactions,as a possibility, that may create hazards with human lives and property, software is core expertise that can be mastered from any discipline, even from civil engineering, but the general expectation from a civil engineer is that he will be engaged in the projects environments first, and field of computer science is the ‘mother’ software learning and can be performed as an ‘inhouse’ activity, as a office work.

  71. arun permalink
    January 23, 2012 9:00 am

    Thank you very much for your suggestion sir

  72. james permalink
    January 26, 2012 11:40 pm

    I feel your pain… I have just done my aptitude and medical at cranwell for the aac, I passed the aptitude but they’ve put me as a cp4. Which has angered me, they didn’t do the lantern test they just did the bloody ishihara. I have to wait two weeks for my results now but I think I’m going to argue my case as I’m expecting a negative outcome. Do you know if I can request further investigation?
    Many thanks

  73. vijay permalink
    February 3, 2012 6:12 pm

    sir,iam vijay from electronics and communication engineering.i recently applied for a job in cdot(centre for department of telematics).iam colour blind.will there be any problem of colourblindness in that???

    • kalhan sanyal permalink
      February 4, 2012 8:14 am

      Dear Vijay,
      In my appreciation, to work and learn in CDOT is nat a problem for you.
      But, as because that is a GOVT. Org. the procedure of medical test is likely to be same.
      But, as that is a real creative Org., try you luck and see what the GOD arranges for you.
      All the best.

  74. JITENDRA permalink
    February 18, 2012 12:06 pm

    what r the jobs in india UPSC CIVIL SERVICES examination in which color blind person can’t join…pls inform me because i am giving THIS examination…..

    • kalhan sanyal permalink
      February 20, 2012 9:56 am

      Frankly, I do not know such in details, but, in the Govt. Service,any service, colour blindness is not pemitted for entry, to the extent of our knowledge, but, what I feel, as you are preparing for a great avenue in career, kindly continue sincerly, at least it will give a very fine ‘preparedness’ to try for many more chances in the possible fields of repute; good education never fails in the society’ keep the mind open.
      (For the exact information of your concern, try to contact UPSC, directly, and if you know some favourable information, please post in this Forum to help others in the society, that will be a great help to us, all.) . God Bless.

      • arun permalink
        March 20, 2012 9:08 pm

        my brother is a cb. currently he is working as an INCOME TAX INSPECTOR.
        in upsc ur r not allowed only for ips and railways services.
        no bar for cb people in non technical services in govt sector.
        in bank po there is a test for color vision but it is not a rejection crteria.
        who says govt doesnt allows cb?

  75. wanee permalink
    February 19, 2012 3:01 pm

    dear sir, please help, my problem is sometimes i can recognise the correct colour and sometimes cannot. i feel so sad. now i will end my pre-u program so of course after this i will first for the first degree. i just want to ask u im the colour blind can be a medical phyisicist. i need your help. or any suggestion from u for the suitable course. i realy realy need your help. the subject that i take in pre-u : maths
    : chemistry
    computer science
    need your respond as soon as possible . i need to apply using online application

    • kalhan sanyal permalink
      February 20, 2012 9:39 am

      Please have courage, please keep faith in the Lord’s Wish.
      What I feel, your case may not be that acute !
      Immediately, consult an Ophthalmologist (Eye doctor) and take his/her
      written opinion on the colour ability of your vision.

      If you find any difficult opinion, you may consider to take up Mathematics or
      Commerce or Software education and persue the career in the private sector,
      you can always go for teaching.If you can complete the education in the mathematical
      field ( if you find such aptitude), then, later, you can guide yourself to many prospective
      fields. God Bless.

      • wanee permalink
        February 20, 2012 10:17 am

        tq sir for your opinion

  76. sanjeev kumar prasad permalink
    February 28, 2012 7:25 pm

    hello sir i am a color blind person of grade4 and i am currently perusing my degree in applied electronics and instrumentation engineering. i had already been disqualified from Indian navy and Indian air force after which i came to know about my disease. basically i am not interested in software companies and have chosen a target to enter into steel industry or either a govt. job in the field of engineering. but i am also aware about the medical limitation of these sectors. so can you please suggest me what should be my future plan as i am very much worry about it.hoping for your valuable suggestions.

    • kalhan sanyal permalink
      March 1, 2012 4:44 am

      I can understand your point of worry and feel for it. There must be some way out that may satisfy your professional keenness and also the medical limitations, I understand you are well aware, in the govt. segment there may not be any open possibility, since you are not interested in the software side, ok, how about trying for teaching job in the private segment where you may create facility in research/design/development taking the challenge from industrial needs, say from process industries, metallurgical industries (govt. or nongovt. does not matter, who will be your customer),later, when you become so confident that you can start your own company; it appears to me, as you tried for the defence services and also you wanted to work in the vibrant industrial climate, you have the in-built potential to prosper in a resonably compromisd situation.Remember you can really discover and re-discover your prospective destiny, yourself, once you start your professional work with joy in mind for the novelty, always try to be innovative, intuitive, think actively, read purposely, and remain in honesty, ever, what may come….the world will be yours.

      SWAMI VIVEKANANDA assured, ” That you may catch my fire, that you may be intensely sincere is my constant prayer.”

  77. senthil kumaran permalink
    March 17, 2012 3:10 am

    i am senthil, i was selected in steel company as junior trainee engineer , now i wana face medical test, i am facing red /green , blue/violet color deficiency problem, aren’t they will select? in Operation side. i belongs to Elect in Diploma.

    • Kalhan permalink
      March 18, 2012 3:14 pm

      It will be difficult for them to clear your medical, please undestand the situation in a process industry.God bless.

  78. Kalhan permalink
    March 21, 2012 11:25 am

    1. In this Forum, most of the persons come to know about the possibility to get a job in the govt. sector, himself being CB, mainly in the technical sector; about that we try to tell that,
    naurally , in the technical side, possibility is very remote, but we never tell any one not to take the chance.

    2. Besides we try to suggest the fields where the chance may be more for them, even not in the govt. segment.

    3. For the nontecnical fields in the govt., rules may be somehow more encourging for the CB, but again, one has to take an actual chance , we pray, let every one be successful.

    4.. Besides, in the different kinds of quota systems, in the govt. sector, one has to know the actual possibility by going through the actual process.

    5. Finally, let me tell, CB or not CB , every candidate is a gem in her/his own way, and let everyone become a victor in her/his way, that is our prayer.

    6. I never claimed that I knew all the govt. rules, if it is more encouraging, very fine.

    7. My approach was in a statistical way so that one does not feel sad in the later stage.

    8. For a serious candidate, she/he should directly contact the specific govt. dept to know their specific norm, for day by day, use of technology in all the departments in the govt. are becoming more and more intensive, even, in the traditional nontechnical branches and in the later stages of the progress in the profession may require normal viewing capability.
    Anyway, let every one prosper, GOD BLESS.

  79. Ankit Rana permalink
    March 23, 2012 5:02 am

    I have found the treatment of color blindness on during using internet and that i have seen the ” SANJEEVAN SCHOOL OF PERFECT EYESIGHT” in mumbai . Dr k.k. Goyal is the doctor who gives the treatment of color blindness in 4 to 6 weeks, but i don’t no that it’s realy works. If any one have any idea of this treatment just inform me on my mail.

    • D sarkar permalink
      September 6, 2014 11:01 am

      me also want sugesstion abt it

  80. Vikram permalink
    March 24, 2012 11:13 am

    Pls tell abot xcrome lences.
    There cost and other things….

  81. senthil permalink
    March 25, 2012 7:27 am

    i am a colour blind person, any one tell me about what should i do now, age 25, got selected in steel comp as engineer waiting for medical test, if i rejected by them,my next move will be? what profession should i switch over. i finished DEEE, B.E in EEE but back papers are there. suppose any one having opinion reply me.

    • Ravi kumar Gupta permalink
      August 1, 2012 11:15 am

      I have color difficiency. Suggest me which branch i should take civil or cs. In which branch really safe in terms of job in private and safe in studing branch.

  82. RAMACHANDRAN.V permalink
    May 30, 2012 2:21 pm

    Dear Sir, this is V.Ramachandran, I come from a humble background and i am required to earn to sustain my family. I am fresher passed out of Chemical Engineering discipline with 88% aggregate and got placed in Southern Petrochemical Limited Corporation SPIC and they rejected me because I was found to have partial Red-Green Color blindness. My class,ate who wears glasses cannot see what next to him once he removes his Spectacles has been offered the job after medical examination. But they have rejected me and I feel totally devastated. . As being already discussed in this forum, so can I now switch over to software. Because I need a job to pay my education loan and support my family. I have no prior knowledge of even C programming to enter software field. Please help me suggesting what do I do with my life. 😦

    • Kalhan permalink
      May 31, 2012 1:08 pm

      Dear Son, Ramachandran,
      Please you need not get disappointed, for you have to ‘Face the devil, face the brute’ (Swami Vivekananda)[]{For Inspiration/advice in any situation in life,try to visit and talk directly with the Monk-In Charge, with your nearest Ramakrishna Mission Centre, for that go to the site given, then go to the specific branch centre for address}.There must be something more suitable waiting for you,you are a very fine student.Yes,you may go for software career, that is a technical field and enough vast for a chemical engineer,I can understand your immediate problem, donot go for any more loan, try to join ,humbly,as much you can afford yourself,by offering coaching class,tuition etc,and try to join, something like NIIT or so, to learn the technique of programming, or you try for higher studies, M.Tech. etc,with the fellowship, you can talk to your professors for that, also you can try for the teaching profession in the technical colleges, you may like switchover to nontechnical post like bank P.O. etc.where that eye limitation may not be applicable, but for that you must take prior information of that kind.Still I feel,going for the software profession willbe more suitable with your back ground.You need not get upset, for the time being,try to join a coaching centre as a lecturer, then think about the next phase, or ,start offering private tuition in your residence for the engineering entrance exam. then,think for the next move.You need to earn something fair immediately, for repaying your educational loan etc., you may take the advice of the bank manager and also for the possibility for joining the bank career, in that field also they need lot of software support for which they may arrange the suitable internal trainings.How about trying one thing,try to prepare a good boidata and keep ready say, fifty copies as print out with photgraph of your, and start sending the same to the famous software companies, including IBM, telling them, you need the suitable training from them as an employed person by them, to serve them,suitably,and a fair salary is a must for you,tell them frankly everything;donot forget your strong point,that you are already a graduate chemical engineer with good achievements, your merit,your sincerity, your attitude to take risk ,with hard working mentality all a plus point for the employability.Leave no stone unturned…to reach your definite success.GOD BLESS. ( Software organizations always offer the required training to their people,you need not be an expert before beginning your career !No one expects that.)
      [Go to the IBM site,really they offer various kind of specialized training , including the employments, later,they may send you to USA in a fine career.]. God is with you.

      • Ravi kumar Gupta permalink
        August 2, 2012 4:41 am

        Sir do you know anybody or in this forum email id who contacted you for help. who has taken cs,IT OR CIVIL. Specially CS BRANCH AND successfully work IN REPUTED COMPANY. Send at

      • Ravi kumar Gupta permalink
        August 2, 2012 6:11 am

        There is an example i have one boy AVIROOP that contacted you last year in this forum. May you please contact him or send me his email id. He has got selected in cognigent software company and asked for cb test. What happens after that what ishe doing nowā

      • Kalhan Sanyal permalink
        August 2, 2012 1:56 pm

        I only answer through this Forum,I donot know any e-mail id of any one, neither any one knows my email id.That is the policy of this Forum.I am only a guest here and try to post of my own out of affection to the candidates. I donot know anything more about Aviroop than what he expressed in this Forum.

      • Rahul singh permalink
        August 22, 2012 6:22 am

        In CS and IT branch student don’t do only learn only software they also have to do work with photoshop and web design and i don’t know what to come i am a cs first year student and have cb.

      • Kalhan Sanyal permalink
        August 22, 2012 7:48 am

        Yes, naturally it is so,it is a complete education structure to prepare the engineer in the concerned fields.As because you have secured the admission in this fine field,first complete
        the couse and get the good degree, only after that, decide,the approach to your appropriate profession that gives you maximum freedom to work.Now, for next four years, study and only study for a good result and try to learn the subjects by heart, as and when,required take the help of your friends.God bless.

  83. Tom permalink
    June 25, 2012 8:50 pm

    Hi I feel sorry for you /: as you seemed very keen on joining the army air corps I am a TA soldier in the royal engineers well nearly I need to do my BFE weekends but I have juust been told that if I am a cp4 (which is what was on my medical) then I won’t be able to do my choices either. I have to get a optition to test me for certain like you did fingers crossed…

  84. Suraj sharma permalink
    July 21, 2012 9:26 am

    hello.i am applyng for mechanical engineering and i am colourblind.will it creat any problem in jobs?

    • Kalhan Sanyal permalink
      July 21, 2012 1:24 pm

      Most probably, yes, if the job is technical and if in the govt. organization, may be some possibility, if in banking, as PO etc.,or in the software dept., even in govt., about pvt., things are not very clear,if in the technical, but, with a good engineering degree in mechanical, may be many more possibilities available, such as teaching in pvt. institutions,or in the govt.
      in the administrative posts etc., but not in the technical, kindly appreciate,you have to be screened through regular medical procedure in the govt. medical college,before the employment.Ever then, get a good chance in education and secure a good degree first, then God will arrange something appropriate.Good Luck.

  85. Ravi kumar gupta permalink
    July 23, 2012 12:51 pm

    Sir,i want the advice of my last post.

  86. Ravi kumar gupta permalink
    July 24, 2012 5:56 pm

    Why CIVIL Eng. Is not best as CS eng. What is the problem in civil eng. Job for CB People. CS uses more color disadvantage then civil eng. So why not civil give me detailed suggestion. Its important for me.

    • Kalhan Sanyal permalink
      July 25, 2012 1:45 pm

      Everything has been told from my side.No further comment from me.Try to go to an eye doctor (Ophthalmologist ) and discuss.If you feel so, you can take up Civil Engineering or Computer Science Engineering according to your perception and decision, all technical fields require problem free eye sight,that you will feel when you actually entre the field of profession, according to the normal norm of the govt. medical procedures, but, there may be some more possibilities, NOT known to me.Thanks.God Bless.After all, it is your very own career.God Bless.

      • Ravi kumar gupta permalink
        July 26, 2012 6:47 am

        I have green-red CB. I ONLY wanted to that which one is best stream for CB Person civil or Cs engineering in taking private job.

  87. Ravi kumar gupta permalink
    July 26, 2012 7:35 am

    I have green red CB. Want to know being a CB which engineering stream civil or Cs is best and why for private job.

  88. Ravi kumar Gupta permalink
    July 28, 2012 5:15 pm

    Thank you for your suggestions and i have confirmed to cs engineering to step up my life. The main reason behind asking all suggestions is. WILL major big private company ask for vision test IN INDIA. Thats the main problem with us.

  89. Ravi kumar Gupta permalink
    July 28, 2012 5:26 pm

    I had not read your suggestions that you told for me i read all comments .Thank you for your suggestions and i have confirmed to cs engineering to step up my life. The main reason behind asking all suggestions is. WILL major big private company ask for visĴoꢢ啀ႉ㊨胢᥄Ł좪愃ᤦᑐ⪮₦啀巕䯪ࢨ]䁅ਢ单衰誠舂搝䒌Ꜣਰ㆔膜貀ࠠ䉅ꐢꖂđ栃ࠠԧᔄᄘ㺩뢒吀ᅄꊥꀨ㙁\适䊊嬀ᄔȁ您Ȁ嘑ؒપb䃅ꅾ貈臑僕⪢쩢唊儁ꩃꊫ䊌茭∶䗔啤뢫⊨䍀愉⊪ꂀ傕䔀દⰊ䲀䰓ꦾ갊䑐ᕘ蒂拃呑儘耀 䄴䌓誎䨈䜐謮⢪誋xU⨎Ȁ՚䂊⅊通᝕䪒꣄⨄Ჭ〕ਨŁꀗ䤋਺ℐ偐ᣦ஫↘ᔈˡਖ呙萤⢊躨൐栜긠儢၄⬫蜊ࡕ⍞䮨遨偐⁳

  90. Arnav Chakraborty permalink
    August 2, 2012 6:57 am

    sir, i have opted for electronics and communication and i have just got my admission in the college for the first year of degree! but i am color blind (CP 3). can you tell me whether i will face any problem during the entire course or not and what profession should i go for in case of my future career!

    • Kalhan Sanyal permalink
      August 2, 2012 1:47 pm

      Arnav, at this stage,please complete your good degree first,earnestly, during your course,
      you will not find any difficulty to complete it, for you already had a good passage in science
      course in HS in a normal way. However, for your future emplyment after getting the degree, to know about the possibilities, read all the postings in this Forum.Please donot worry at this stage, enjoy your good studies, leave everything on the plan of God. I have nothing to add more.In future, many possibilities are likely to open up.Read seriously that is what you can do now.All the best.

  91. Ravi kumar gupta permalink
    August 15, 2012 9:22 pm

    I appeal to all students who have gotted job(success) and also yet not gotted and share us what difficulties you faced in it.Please tell us what to do guide us. Last year many have gotted suggestions and what you all gotted i want your priceless view it heěpalled/selector.utf.jva

  92. prince Dmello permalink
    September 1, 2012 5:58 am

    sir, I have been selected in an oil company as a lab technician. but in medical I have been diagonised with partial color blindness. so with this problem will my job be terminated. please reply soon.

    • Kalhan Sanyal permalink
      September 1, 2012 1:18 pm

      All depends upon the policy of the concerned company. But, if they issue the appointment
      letter and your joining procedure is complete,then,it seems to be alright.Kindly wait and see.
      God bless you.

  93. ram permalink
    September 25, 2012 8:21 am

    sir, i have colour blindness. i am diploma mechanical engineer so which field is suitable for me.

  94. Kalhan Sanyal permalink
    October 5, 2012 11:51 am

    At this moment, just try for any job in the vast mechanical engineering discipline or in civil engineering ,with the wish of the Lord,if you can skip the CB test,by chance.

  95. manish permalink
    November 3, 2012 3:16 pm

    sir, i have colorblindness. will i face any hindrance if i pursue masters in computational mechanics.

    • Kalhan Sanyal permalink
      November 7, 2012 10:48 am

      No hindrance in your studies, no hindrance in your performing in computational work,but may be some hindrance in getting govt. job in later life….I suggest, first of all complete your studies in this field sincerely, learn it by heart…then the Lord will lead you to the prosperity…in appropriate direction, for the field is very rich and every one does not get chance to persue studies in this field, as you are getting and loving the field.

  96. sachin permalink
    November 20, 2012 4:21 pm

    Respected Sir,
    I am a Mechanical Engineering student.I have offers from two companies one is design related(CAD/CAE) company and other is software company(Cognizant).Salary offer from design company is nearly double that of software company.My doctor told me that i am partially CB(Mild). Which job should I prefer.I want to know whether there will be any problem if i get into design company as I wanted to do my career in CAE.I am interested in software as well please suggest me what i should do now I am currently in My 4th year of Engineering.Also suggest me what should I prefer MBA or MS for further Education.

    • Kalhan Sanyal permalink
      November 27, 2012 1:16 pm

      very fine news from you, GOD BLESS.
      For further education , I suggest,try to go for MS…expand your design talent in the technical field more and more…as you have taste for that…money-possibility cannot be the only motivation, ‘Vidyan Sarbatra Pujyate’…..also , knowledge in depth is more valuable in education, also you will earn more with deeper technical knowledge, you will get more respect in the society.
      For, your chance in the present employment, if you so like,try to take up, Designer’s job, if it is cleared medically, for your case is mild. But,this is only my humble viewing….you are the best judge for yourself.
      As such, you will not find any difficulty in using superior CAD programs etc. or any other software in practice,for such projects are a team-work….
      GOD BLESS.

      • sachin permalink
        November 30, 2012 5:00 pm

        Thank You Sir for your quick reply.It was such a relief for me that I could share my problem and get reply from a experienced person in Mechanical Engineering field.I will definitely opt for MS in design.

  97. sachin permalink
    November 20, 2012 4:32 pm

    I also wanted to know whether there is need of good vision while using design softwares like ansys,nastran,adams,hyperworks,etc

    • Prasshanth permalink
      June 4, 2015 7:17 pm

      I too am facing the same problem. Its bee 2.5 years since you faced this. Did you fet any solution? Can you tell your experience. I am worried because after analysis you see the plots having different colours (though they help only in telling the distribution and not a value as in other cases). What is your experience

  98. Fahrur Rozzi permalink
    November 22, 2012 1:04 pm

    sir, my name is rozzi.
    i have partial color blind. i am just graduated from senior high school, and i want to apply in Civil Engineering. is there any problem for me in the future? maybe for find job in civil engineering? is there any suggest for me, sir?
    if you have time, please reply, sir.

    • Kalhan Sanyal permalink
      November 27, 2012 12:50 pm

      For studying civil engineering itself shall not create any problem for you in the college, as you have already experienced in your science course in the schooling, but, may be for the govt. service , according to the medical screening norms, you may/or you may not find clearance,difficult to know at this stage, for your problem is partial only.There may be some good chance. But,to be on the safe side, from the beginning in civil engineering , try also to learn,seriously,the software part as used in the civil engineering,structural engineering, architectural engineering, so that, you keep your chances more open,in a general way, that might help you later in the private sector as well as in commercial, legal services in the govt. also, such as, banking,insurance etc., where technical knowledge in civil engineering is also required in various ways, for various assessments, even, you can initiate your consultancy work, of your own….if you have real love and inclination in the extensive field of civil engineering,since, that is the basic and core engineering related to other engineering.
      Kindly try to read the other postings in this forum to keep your mind and career ready for all the possibilities, for, I really do not know, all the possibilities,only I can tell you, what ever you want to learn,learn by heart, in depth, then the Lord will never….never let you down…HE is there always to guide us,ever….All the best, GOD BLESS YOU.

  99. BILAL SHAHID permalink
    December 3, 2012 3:11 am

    kalhan sir,iam a very intelligent student.i secured 12th position in interboard exam in karachi and got 88%…i applied in NED University of engineering and technology which is a cleared its entrance test with flying colors and my merit number was 28 out of ten thousand people who applied there..on the day of medical fitness test,it was diagnosed that iam color blind when reading the ishihara plates..i wanted to be a mechanical engineer from the core of my heart but all my dreams were broken after coming to know about NED university,if a person is color blind,he is not egligible for mechanical/electrical/electronics/telecom/industrial and manufacturing these faculties were closed for me even i was at the top merit and could have gone to the faculty of my own choice but this disability made me unegligible for my i was offered chemical/petroleum/polymer/civil/CSI/software engineering as these were the only faculties left for me..i chose chemical engineering and from 1st of january my classes will start in NED..i really worked to secure position as well as a seat in NED..iam not contented with what i have got coz i just wanted to be a mechanical engineer…iam depressed coz i cant do anything now..whereas institutes like National UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (NUST),It has no restrictions regarding color blindness and a person can have the faculty of his own choice if he is color blind..i dont know what to do???should i apply in NUST next year to fulfill my dream i.e mechanical engineering???i would aLso like to add up that NATIonAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE(NUS) which ranks 4th in the engineering universities of the world has no restrictions for the color blind people that is they can have the engineering department of their own choice,then y NED Is doing this with us???iam too depressed,i studied day and night to get my desired aim…sir,should i apply in NUST???

    • Kalhan Sanyal permalink
      December 7, 2012 11:47 am

      So Dear BILAL,
      I feel extremely sad for you, but I donot feel sure about how to suggest to you in an optimum way , you are such a promising student, by the grace of the God…you must not feel depressed at all…The Lord must have some more better design for you…that we are not able to see now, even then, I feel ,please donot do anything,that you may lag by one year !
      In this year itself, can you try for mechanical engineering in any other good university in your country itself, that may not be as famous as your present university where you have taken admission in the chemical engineering.It appears that, you feel ‘fond’ of machine domain,if so, can you try some where,for Production Engineering that is entirely related to mechanical engineering.One good option for you may be to change over to Civil Engineering and later in the post graduate level,for going to the design and development of construction machinery, as because you are a very fine student in mathematics,you may find interest in the applied mechanics,being in the civil engineering field, that being a ‘core subject’ for mechanical engineering as well as civil engineering, also,say, about, fluid mechanics, a core subject for both mechanical, civil,as well as for chemical engineering (in the process plant design).Let me tell you, even if, you have to continue in your present, chemical engineering, in the later life, try to go for ,in the higher studies, in the process plant design, it is an interdisciplinary domain, if nothing pleases you, in the post graduation phase, doctoral phase, go for mechanical engineering discipline, that is always possible; please know, chemical engineering field is also highly interdisciplinary type, only may be lot of chemistry is there, that you may not like that much !As such , it is a very good field,if one can love it.What I feel, whatever you have to do ,you have to do this year itself, is there any possibility in Singapore ,this year itself,try to find out, tell them, about your entire position.
      So the options are, 1.change to civil engineering, 2. to try for production engineering try for any other college/university in your country for mechanical engineering 4. to try for Singapore,this year 5. to continue in chemical engineering. GOD BLESS YOU.

      • BILALSHAHID permalink
        December 8, 2012 12:15 am

        thanx sir for ur advice…but sir u mistook one thingi i talked about the two universities that is NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE(NUS) and NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY(NUST) which is in pakistan,karachi..honestly,i can not go to singapore because its not affordable for me..and sir NED University of engineering and technology does not have the same repute as it had in the past coz it ranks 8th in pakistan and NED does not even come in ranking of the world..whereas NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY(NUST) Ranks 2nd in pakistan and ranks 268th in the world rankings..i would not mind loosing my one year for my dream..i will next year apply in NUST till that time i will continue my chemical enginneering from NED.In karachi,only NUST and NED are the two universities which offers Bachelors in Mechanical engineering and NUST has higher rankings than NED.I will apply in NUST next year till then i will continue my chemical engineering from NED.After clearing NUST S test which is really a difficult test,i will quit NED and in case if i dont clear the test of NUST,i will leave chemical engineering and go for civil engineering from NED..i really don’t know where my fate would take me..i studied hard and this i get in return..Iam still a rolling stone even studying whole day and thing that makes me more depress is that i cant recognize colors and chemicals do have variety of colors,how iam gonna detect them???i feel its a discrimination done in NED,,technically,a color blind could also hurt himself when it comes to the usage of chemicals and if they are allowing the color blind to have chemical engineering,then they should also give us mechanical engineering..iam living a depressed life,i dont know what to do..i worked hard day and night to get my desired aim..and thanks for ur advice sir and do pray for me.

      • Kalhan Sanyal permalink
        December 8, 2012 1:25 pm

        Dear BILAL,
        I could understand your letter, at the same time I could not not appreciate how your such a famous university could not appreciate that,specially, for the weak in color vision should not pursue chemical engineering as you have rightly said the reasons, for me,I never suggested anyone for this discipline with CB.Anyway,you try in the manner you think for the next year,I pray for your all success. In the meantime,try to meet the head of mechanical engineering in your present university and discuss everything in details,if possible,he may be in a position to guide you better.God Bless,I pray for you sincerely.My core suggestion,
        in future try to put yourself only in the Research And Development climate where you will shine with great merit and in reading habits, alternately,you try to be in the design climate, what ever become your core discipline.In the meantime,read the subject of physics with utmost keenness to enjoy the core taste of mechanical engineering.GOD BE WITH YOU, EVER.(Swami Vivekananda) told,’face the devil , face the brute’…(idea is face the problem with faithful courage,never,avoid it, later it will be a bed of roses).

      • debjeet permalink
        July 9, 2014 9:16 pm

        sir i am a student of in civil engineering and i am a CB.please sir tell me about my getting jobs in all sectors.currently i am in 2nd year.we are a middleclass family and i have to get a job in future after completing my degree…plz sir give me suggestion.i m waiting for ur rply.

      • Kalhan Sanyal permalink
        July 15, 2014 12:45 pm

        Dear Son,
        At this stage you have only one duty to perform ….whatever is your medical ( eye) state,
        please complete your degree work ,if you want, continue your further studies to PG , Doctoral research work…Lord shall make you through in all the possibilities…that is my
        prayer and suggestion, do not look back,go ahead….in your education,have no fear…
        education will give you the buoyancy and locomotion you need in life…read read and expand in true knowledge. God Bless.

  100. akash permalink
    February 18, 2013 5:38 pm

    sir i am colour blind person, i am m.pharm in analysis. can i work in MNC analytical research and development company?
    please suggest me?

  101. ALN permalink
    February 23, 2013 6:58 am

    I am a colour blindness person.i want to study in enginnering.Is mechanical enginnering or mechatronic enginnering will be problem to me???

  102. ankush permalink
    February 28, 2013 6:24 pm

    I am a color blind person. I got selected in Hero Honda for R&D department. Can I get through in medicals?

    • ankush permalink
      February 28, 2013 6:28 pm

      And I have red-green color blindness. To be precise I have Deuteranopia type of Color blindness. So do I stand a chance in R&D department of Hero honda?

      • ankush permalink
        February 28, 2013 6:52 pm

        and i am a mechanical engineer

      • AKASH permalink
        January 15, 2014 10:26 pm


  103. Suresh permalink
    April 17, 2013 6:42 pm

    I am a mechanical mai tenance engineer since 21 years with colour blindness deficiency.Am I eligible to apply overseas if I get selected

  104. ARUN permalink
    May 9, 2013 12:43 pm


    • Ravi kumar permalink
      April 24, 2014 7:00 am

      Have you joined the bank. then what happend please share in detail.

  105. Ravi permalink
    June 19, 2013 2:42 pm

    Dear Kalhan sir and all .I am a mechanical engineering student . About every student written that I am selected or gotted job in steel plant or as trainee and my medical is pending . I only want to know that private company arrange its own medical officer to check or said to come with his/her medical report. If said to come his medical report than I have a better idea. This is very important for me please reply fast. its important for me.

  106. Dilip chettry permalink
    June 28, 2013 1:13 pm

    I am color vision patient , i want to join indian army but medical offical told me that i can’t join in defence , i used to mis my dream job in every recruitment, so pls suggest me what can i do to join defence and serve my country india.

  107. R Choudhary permalink
    July 8, 2013 6:23 pm

    Hi Sir;
    I am red-green color blind and having B.E in Electrical engineering.
    Can you please help me that whether am i eligible for IES exam?

    R Choudhary

    • July 21, 2019 10:54 am

      Dear Choudhary Sir,
      I have just completed my graduation.
      I have Red-Green colour deficiency. I was selected in company as an electrical engineer but rejected in medical test. I want to get place into MNCs or in good research institute. I dont want to go for education field. Should I go for higher studies? or Should I go for non tech field, keeping my interest besides ?
      You have gone through all the difficulties which I am facing right now.
      Please help me, It’s very frustrating.
      It would be great help sir.

    • July 21, 2019 11:09 am

      My email address is :

  108. July 9, 2013 10:42 am

    Hey sir, I am a chemical engineer and recently completed my M.Tech in Chemical Engineering. I got admission offer in one of IITs recently for PhD. I am suffering from red green partial color blindness. I have been asked to submit a medical history and examination form after medical check up in the enclosed format.Can you please tell that whether they will accept me after finding that i am color blind ?

    • reddy permalink
      May 14, 2014 12:18 pm

      finally you got the admission or not?? please reply ,, now i want to join for mtech in iits will it be a problem?

  109. Ravi kumar permalink
    July 13, 2013 7:19 pm

    abhishek I think that IIT is not going to check medical personaly so you can submit a fake medical history of your name by authorised doctor . You can send your brother or friend to hospital by telling his name to say abhishek and simply a medical a good medical history is in your hand. If you give your correct medical history then they are not going to take your admission.

  110. John permalink
    July 20, 2013 1:26 pm

    I got rejected from the army and nsw police as I was classified as CP3…very disappointing and annoying buy any other career alternatives which involve physical work like the police and army?


  111. Rakesh permalink
    July 31, 2013 4:45 pm

    Dear Sanyal Sir,

    Good day!!!

    I am mechanical engineer working in one private Fertiliser plant since last more then 8 years. I have red-green colour deficiency in my both eyes. However I am working in this industry since many years and I don’t find any difficulty in day to day working. Since I was knowing my limitation, I have manipulated my eye test reports & got the job in present organization.

    Recently I have got vey good chance for job change & luckily I have been gone through all technical interviews. As I have gone through medical test, the problem has been highlighted.




    Thanks & Regards,


  112. Shuvo permalink
    August 23, 2013 6:48 am

    I want to be a fharmachist or a textile engnr can i be with only red color deficiency..?? Plz plz answer me…

  113. kumar permalink
    November 4, 2013 10:59 am

    i have done my btech in metallurgy engineering and i was selected in steel plant and i came to know that i have a partial colour blindness before going for medical test .so i made recommendation from my relative working there to make the doctor to approve me in the medical i am going to join in the job next week .do i need to worry about my colour deficiency in my daily job routine?,will i face a problem working in metallurgy profile?
    every one of my relatives and my parents those medical tests are just a formality
    i need an advice…….

  114. AKASH permalink
    January 15, 2014 10:20 pm

    dear kalhan sanyal sir, my name is akash raj i am from mechanical engineering from NIT AGARTALA and having red green colour blindness. i was planning to go into the psu’s for that i have prepared well for gate 2014 exam but recently i came to know that i will not be allowed in any of the psu’s due to my colour deficiency. now i am very upset and want to know from you the NAME OF PRIVATE MECHANICAL CORE COMPANIES where i should apply. please sir provide me the names of few companies where i should try. in internet i have not found any core mechanical companies who recruit colour blind students. I DONT WANT TO CHANGE MY TRACK, I DONT WANT TO GO INTO IT SECTOR. please help me sir.

  115. shubham kumar permalink
    May 9, 2014 5:30 pm

    sir i am student of aircraft maintanence engineer sir i am colour blind but can i do sir plzz tell

  116. June 12, 2014 5:26 am

    There is a myth that people with colour defective people cannot or should not fly aircraft at night. Believe me it is an assumption that they would make mistakes but it is a false assumption. In Australia a long court case in 1989 proved colour defective pilots are just as dsafe as colour normal pilots. For the last 25 yars pilots with even severe color vision defectiveness have been safely flying aircraft at all professional levels. In the 25 yers since the court decision there have been zero incidents or accidents caused by a defect in colour vision. ref

  117. stevanus permalink
    June 15, 2014 8:58 am

    can i to be a physicist if i colorblind ? please answer it 🙂

  118. amit permalink
    June 24, 2014 3:18 am

    Yesterday, i am rejected in hero moto corp ltd, due to color vision problem. I read indivisual colors inspite of that i got rejected. I am hopeless now, any one please help me……

  119. Sayan das permalink
    June 26, 2014 12:02 pm

    Sir.. i am mild colorblind red and green. i want to study bsc(hons) in microbiology, is there any problem to get job in future?
    Please help me i am in trouble!

  120. Rahul Das permalink
    August 7, 2014 5:36 pm

    I have done my diploma course in electrical engg. Now i have got a job in Acc concrete pvt. Ltd. As a diploma in Electrical enginee. I have partial colour blindness…will there be any problem…in their medical test??

  121. D sarkar permalink
    September 6, 2014 10:31 am

    god bless all of u

  122. September 6, 2014 10:47 am

    Reblogged this on lawrencerowntree.

  123. shailendra dwivedi permalink
    September 6, 2014 2:08 pm

    dear sir I am shailendra dwivedi
    I take Addmission in btech in chemical engg
    but I come to know that I have defect of colour blindness cp4 so
    should I change my profession
    and should try for another sector

  124. alvin permalink
    September 10, 2014 2:44 pm

    Dear Sir I’m a marine engineering student graduating next year but I have defect on colour blindness . what should I do ?? should I continue my course or should try for another sector?? plss answer thanks.

  125. Ravi kumar permalink
    September 28, 2014 5:33 am

    Dont try for chemical engg. job or marine engg jobs. They dont require any colorbind students.Go for Civil engg and their related jobs. I think there is better hope as compared.

  126. Shyam kumar permalink
    September 28, 2014 5:36 am

    Dont try for chemical engg. job or marine engg jobs. They dont require any colorbind students.Go for Civil engg and their related jobs. I think there is better hope as compared.

  127. Sunny permalink
    October 11, 2014 8:30 am

    If anyone is filing a PIL case in the court in India, I will join hands and support.l

  128. arvind permalink
    November 3, 2014 3:24 am

    dear sir, i m cb and rejected to pass medical 4 alp
    can i be tc in rly

  129. November 6, 2014 6:39 am

    Hi frnds I m said I have mild colour blindness..I have completed M.Pharmacy and looking for job in pharmaceutical industry in R&D or my colour blindness gonna be a problm for me?

  130. prateek permalink
    November 14, 2014 7:50 am

    D sarkar. I’m mech engg cb. Preparing for gate please suggest me something if someone has gone through same

  131. Imran permalink
    December 16, 2014 11:03 pm

    I m in 4th year ,electrical branch,i m suffering from colourblindness ..i want to do diploma in automation(PGDIA) after my completion of BE.what shiuld i do either go for this or go for software field. Or do some designing courses such as electrical autocad as wed designing.

    • July 21, 2019 10:56 am

      Dear Sir
      I have just completed my graduation.
      I have Red-Green colour deficiency. I was selected in company as an electrical engineer but rejected in medical test. I want to get place into MNCs or in good research institute. I dont want to go for education field. Should I go for higher studies? or Should I go for non tech field, keeping my interest besides ?
      You have gone through all the difficulties which I am facing right now.
      Please help me, It’s very frustrating.
      It would be great help sir.

  132. s.suresh babu permalink
    April 8, 2015 2:52 am

    My son having partial CB want to purue aero space/aeuronatical engg after 12 th with maths ,physics,chemistry & graphic design. pl. guide.

  133. May 10, 2015 3:04 pm

    2013, Was selected in TCS, Rejected due to CB,
    2014, was selected in Delhi Metro, Rejected due to CB,
    2015, Having interview for HPCL, ONGC (may be ) , I know will go through interview, but
    I also know they will reject me due to CB 😦
    Oh God Help me……………………………An Electronics Graduate,
    Only thing left for me is 11 seats in ITS in Engineering Service Exam……
    I will try to grab one for my last try in Technical filed……

  134. May 16, 2015 12:03 am

    I am Chemical engineer passed with first class but, rejected in Reliance Industry because of Colorblindness
    Please any one suggest me that which course would be better for me in future
    Like MBA in HR
    Please any one give reply

  135. ayush jha permalink
    July 7, 2015 6:10 pm

    sir, i have acute color blindness.
    Is there any problem in taking admission in engeering college for CSE(computer science)
    pls answer me.

  136. Satpreet Mander permalink
    November 9, 2015 4:41 am

    My question is to Sir Kalhan Sanyal
    Sir if a person is colour blind and not eligible in army…then can he get job of Naval Architecture?
    sir please answer it.

  137. raj permalink
    December 11, 2015 7:59 am

    I have done MBA in HR from XLRi. I have a job offer from refinery company. But, i have already been rejected in medical examination for SCRA(technical -electrical and mechanical). I wanted to know if CB will come in way for HR jobs also. Thanks in advance.


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  139. Suresh permalink
    January 12, 2016 11:57 am

    Dear sir, My nephew is cb and reading in class 12 Sci. he is interested in designing of computer game. Is there any chances in future for him.

  140. Vinayak permalink
    January 26, 2016 9:02 am

    Can I work in TATA MOTORS in tool and die design, with partial colour blindness ?

  141. sachin rathod permalink
    February 19, 2016 5:58 pm

    sir as i am a mechanical enginee
    r and i am colourblind can join for safety officer course please advise me what can i do in situation and please suggest be for govt sector job also..

  142. Sujoy permalink
    November 13, 2016 4:24 am

    Sir i am color blind and diploma electrical engineer.can get any job? Please give me suggestion

  143. sagar permalink
    November 13, 2016 8:36 am

    Dear sir
    I am SAGAR select in Biocon ltd for instrumentation engg .
    In pre medical check up found red green blindness
    Sir this create any problem for my job .

  144. Bitun Mondal permalink
    June 25, 2017 10:58 am

    Hi..i am a color blind…can i go with B.C.A ??
    will color blind affect in getting a job after M.C.A?? Plss suggest me something

  145. Jerin Joseph permalink
    July 6, 2017 8:27 pm

    people around us never understand our feelings(me a CB).suffers a lot since childhood and I realized my defect just a 2 weaks before.
    sir,I have completed my 12 th class and planning to apply for a electronics and communication engineering ..shall i face any problem in getting jobs
    after realizing my defect fears a lot about my future .hope for the replay

  146. July 21, 2019 10:05 am

    I have Red-Green colour deficiency. I was selected in company as an electrical engineer but rejected in medical test. I want to get place into MNCs or in good research institute. I dont want to go for education field. Should I go for higher studies? or Should I go for non tech field, keeping my interest besides ? Please help me, It’s very frustrating.

  147. July 21, 2019 10:12 am

    I have Red-Green colour deficiency. I was selected in a company as an electrical engineer but rejected in medical test. I want to get place into MNCs or in good research institute. I dont want to go for education field. Should I go for higher studies? or Should I go for non tech field, keeping my interest besides? Please help me, It’s very frustrating.


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