A fresh Engineer in non-IT/CS fields may also stand a chance initially in relatively smaller companies and once they put up some experience they can get good position in good companies. If the students are interested in this area they can add skill in by getting a diploma or certificate course in this field. There are many institutions offering an online course. They are good and that certificate will be useful if is from a good institution. IIIT, Bangalore is offering a PD diploma in this field on the line. That is also a good qualification to start a career as a Data Scientist.
K Mohan @ Moga
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease