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    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.
  • #644015
    Some colleges have already started integrating Industry requirement courses in their curricula and that is apart from the regular studies being conducted on yearly basis. Some IT Industries want Engineering students and they are ready to give in house training as the starters or freshers and then take as regulars. But the problems come here that as soon as the student gets qualified for IT sector, he looks for greener pastures among the IT Industries and thus the whole exercise of getting the student to their groove has been lost. So IT Industries are now indulging in bond signed by parents to ensure that the candidate would be there with them at least for some period. But in the contrary last year there was less takers for the Engineering courses and in stead students opted for polytechnic and automobile sector etc. So it all depends on students interest.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #644060
    A true problem which is to be addressed at the earliest. There are Engineers. There are jobs. But they are not matching each other. Then what is the reason? This is mainly lack of proper syllabus and curriculum in the studies. An academic expert never knows what the industry is looking for. A person who designs the syllabus never knows what are the needs of tomorrow. He will be making the syllabus as he perceives. But here a change should come. We should not look at the degree but we should see at the relevance of the syllabus to the requirement. This will happen only when there is a good interaction between the colleges and the industry. An immediate change is required.
    The colleges should see for the learning of the candidate but not for passing in the examination. An engineering graduate should not be qualified by his answers in the answers sheets but with his application of mind. This is also not there in the present system. These conditions should change. Today Industry is preferring to employ an ITI pass out than B.Tech. An ITI candidate can at least work with his own hands on a machine whereas an Engineer never knows the ABCDs of these machines.

    always confident

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