Engineering may not be the prized profession among many. Then how to tackle the technical boom?The situation of engineering education all over the country is somewhat similar. Excepting IITs and few prominent engineering colleges, there is a decline in the number of students taking admission every year. A study conducted by an employability assessment company last year claimed more than 90% of engineers in our country are not fit for the job of software developers. Recently, the same thing is echoed by an industry expert and he rued lack of quality education in engineering colleges as the main reason. There is a dearth of faculty on modern technologies and the syllabus needs upgradation to include all the latest technologies.
In a country like India, where the population is so huge, it is becoming really hard for the engineering aspirants to get jobs. As for example, by 2022, there is a requirement of around 6 million professionals in the domain of cybersecurity, but there remains a huge shortage of skilled professionals. The reason, not many engineering colleges in the country teach these subjects. This situation has obviously reduced the number of students taking admission to different engineering streams and the AICTE wishes to wrap up a huge number of engineering colleges across the country. In this scenario, the industries may think of conducting some certification courses on modern technologies to bridge the gap. In that case, at least the current batch of engineering students will find it helpful to secure jobs.