The practical side of engineering

Hello Maam, I am Kritika, and I am pursuing electrical and electronics engineering. I am a 4th year B.Tech. student. I really found your story inspirational because at some point of time I also thought to drop out of electrical engineering, but now I am preparing a masters in electrical engineering. Actually I really think that I have not got enough guidance to learn what real engineering is all about. The main focus over here is on theoretical knowledge which is very boring. I want to learn some practical aspects and build my own gadgets and working models. But how to start, I don't know. Please suggest to me what I should do to enhance my learning about electrical engineering.
posted by Kritika, Ghaziabad, India on April 19, 2013