There is some significant skill gap in the country as 80% of engineering grads are “Unemployable”.
Before starting, let me highlight some information :
- India produces 1.5 million engineers every year from 4000 institutes.
- India produces more engineers then USA and China combined.
This should be awesome right but the reality is contrary to it.
Engineering institutions are generating so many graduates but corporate often complain that they are not getting the skills and talents which is required for the entry level jobs.
One of the biggest MNC in India has to first hire engineers from colleges and then they have to provide training to the recruits at Mysore campus.
The training will try to teach you in six months what four years of engineering in India couldn’t teach. They are known to provide the best training no doubt about that. So if an industry can provide this high level of training then why don’t our institutions adapt this training technique.
But coming back to point why is this training required at first place. This training is required because — to be frank we are not good engineers. We all have theoretical sound knowledge but when it comes to practical knowledge we don’t know shit about it.
Following factors which contribute in making engineers — Unemployable:
- Quality of the education : Outdated learning curriculum and old teaching techniques.
- Theory vs Practice : Our curriculum-education system focuses only on theoretical knowledge instead 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 and because of this students lay emphasis on only the exams and not on learning the subject.
- Research : There is not much scoop of research with our institutions.
- Lack of exposure : Most institutes don’t provide internship opportunities. They should understand that internship provides exposure to students about work is 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.
- More Supply — less demand : As more and more graduates are coming out ,The supply and demand cycle is getting effected.
This are not unknown reasons every engineering graduate in the country have first hand experienced them.
India’s youths are very ambitious. It’s on the mentors, parents and society to encourage them and help them in becoming more employable.
Some drastic changes are required in our educational system. The government should work with priority on this matter as it effects lots of people and indirectly effects the future of INDIA.
This is India, this things won’t changes for decades so you guys have to work on yourself.
To all the unemployed freshers out there, i know how it feel to be unwanted but this is what will drive you to better opportunities.
Focus your time and energy only on learning because there are lots of opportunity waiting for the right candidates.
Don’t go for training institute they will not be good for you instead invest in online courses they will surely help you in improving your technical skills.
Some of the websites which offers courses in variety of subjects and they provide world class faculty.
- Khan academy
P.S : This post is written with regards to NON-IIT institutes like my very own RGPV.
Because IIT’s are the best.