Countless graduating engineers want jobs either in software engineering or core engineering. still, only few have suitable skills to be employed in software or product market, and only 7 per cent can handle core engineering tasks.
According to the India’s ministry have around 6000 engineering and technology institutions which are enrolling 2.9 million students. Around 1.5 million engineers are released into the job market every year. But the dismal state of higher education in India ensures that they simply do not have adequate skills to be employed. 60-65 percent of the workforce is just not trainable- A view echoed by Capgemini CEO.
The real basis is a large majority are engaged in jobs that are likely to be non-existent in the future. The old traditional physical jobs are likely to be replaced by automation and cloud computing that considerably reduces the size of the employees.
WHO IS TO BE BLAMED?
I assume it’s moment for us to face the reality. 90% of Engineering and MBA graduates that come out of our education organization lack fundamental communication and interpersonal skills. Which in-turn makes then entirely unemployable. The contributing factor being the quality of education provided in majority of these engineering colleges. The need for CHANGE is here. This is an issue which needs immediate attention.
Engineering organizations are generating so many graduates, but corporate’s often complained that they are not getting the skills and talents which are required for the entry level jobs. Corporate today have to spend enormous amount of money and time in training the fresher graduates after employing them, not only on the technical front but also on something as basic as communication.
Following factors which contribute in making engineers – Unemployable:
Quality of the education: Outdated learning curriculum and old teaching techniques.
Theory v/s Practice: Our educational system focuses only on theoretical knowledge in spite of it should be more practical.
Exams: Indian education measures the learning on the basis of one final exam; instead it should start concentrating over assignments. Due to this stone-age methodology of evaluating knowledge, the students’ lay emphasis on only the exams and not on learning the subject. Research: There is not much scope of research with our institutions.
Lack of exposure: Most institutes don’t provide internship opportunities. They should understand that an internship provides exposure to students, about the kind of work done in companies.
Professors: Majority of the professors don’t know how to teach, they are neither open-minded nor updated with the latest advancements. Moreover, in majority of our engineering colleges the lectures happen in local languages despite the curriculum being in English. I have personally witnessed the same. When the professors itself lack the basic communication and exposure required, how does one expect the students to be skilled?
More Supply – less demand: As more and more graduate fresher enter the job market, the supply and demand cycle is getting effected.
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In addition to this, some drastic changes are required in our educational system. The government should work with priority on this matter, as it affects a lot of people’s life and indirectly affect the future of INDIA. This is India; these things won’t change for decades so you guys have to work on it yourself. Stop waiting it be spoon fed and Start behaving like engineers.
To all the unemployed fresher out there, i know how it feels to be unwanted but this is what will drive you to better opportunities. Focus your time and energy only on learning because there is lot of opportunities waiting for the right candidate. This means somebody who has upgraded their skills have a secured future and an edge over their peers. Business Analysis is already a buzz word. It is high time you consider building new abilities.