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It's NOT Education: 95.8 % Engg Graduates UN-Employable In IT Cos.

JANUARY 21, 2013

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It's straight from the horse's mouth and it can't get more shameful than this !



A negligible 4.2 % of B.Tech. graduates passing out each year are fit for working in a software product company while in IT services cos, just 17.8 % are employable after training for a minimum of 3 months.



The ‘big gap' between the industry's needs and what the engineering education provides, has been worrying experts, of late. The engineering seats in the country have doubled in the last 5 years, without any corresponding improvement in quality. The number of engineering graduates – including those in computers, electronics and telecom streams – has almost doubled to 10 lakh.


That's the irony: Huge numbers of unemployed engineering graduates co-existing with a shortage of employable manpower. The explosive demand for engineering graduates from the IT industry has enabled excellent careers, high salaries and a comfortable working environment.


But the bitter truth is that most such entry jobs could have been done by any smart science graduate. This, together with demand from other sectors, had set the stage for a liberalised engineering education regime. Excessive outflow of bright graduates in this manner has an ‘unintended consequence' with long-term negative implications for engineering education. Post-graduate and doctoral programmes for engineering have been seriously affected as they are unable to attract the right kind of gradutes.


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