Getting a job after Engineering may become easier
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), in collaboration
with the market players, is mulling over a plan to make students industry-ready.
While many engineering pass-outs take industry training from private institutes
to brighten their chance of getting a good job, the AICTE is contemplating a specialised
module to add this in the curriculum.
"However, how this shall be incorporated in the curriculum or will it be a specialised
six months after the traditional engineering course, are some things that will
be clear soon," said an AICTE official, requesting anonymity.
There are such 'finishing school' training modules running at some institutes such
as IIT-Roorkee and NIT. "These modules, which cater to students lagging behind in
job market, are conducted during summers in collaboration with industries. These
customised modules are being studied by AICTE officials," said the official.
"It will take some time to finalise the plan. For example, only in a single stream
of engineering like chemical, there will be several branches. Hence, each sector
will have certain customised requirements to be fulfilled," he said.
Courtesy: Times of India