It is quite true that Engineering, which used to be the top career choice for decades along with medicine, is losing its sheen. A few years ago, a report said just a quarter of engineers in India were employable in actual. Of late, some other studies put it at less than 20%. Recently, a survey by employability assessment firm Aspiring Minds said 95% of Indian engineers can’t code. The situation is worse in the information technology sector.
Techies are losing not just jobs but also marriage proposals.
As per a media report, “According to the National Employability Report by Aspiring Minds, employability for roles such as mechanical design engineer and civil engineer stands at a meager 5.55 per cent and 6.48 per cent respectively. The lowest employability percentage is for the chemical design engineer role at 1.64 per cent. Employability in the domain specific roles is the highest for electronics engineers at 7.07 per cent. “
The Government Of India has now tightened the belt to save the quality of engineering from getting lost in the dull and dreary land of over-populated ‘engineers'( Which people call them).
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the body which is responsible for regulating tech education in India, has now made it compulsory for engineering students to complete two internships during their course. The colleges will have to arrange for these internships. AICTE will also announce an updated curriculum in a few weeks.
Reportedly The credit scores of B-Tech are also going to come down from 200 to 160. AICTE would recommend all universities offering BTech courses in the country to cut down the maximum credits to be achieved by the engineering students for clearing the undergraduate course to 160 from the existing 200.
The council chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe told reporters on Thursday that AICTE has taken the decision in view of the need for realigning the structure and concept of engineering studies in the modern era. “At present, several universities that offer undergraduate engineering courses follow the 200 credit norm earlier set by the AICTE. Much of what they study may become obsolete even before they complete their course,” he said
“Now, there is too much for the engineering graduates to munch on. They don’t get time for anything else than to study the books. The number of credits is being reduced with the objective to prompt young minds to explore the unchartered territories and indulge in self-learning of engineering and other subjects of their choice and taste,” he said.