On concerns raised about quality of education in the engineering and teachers training colleges, he mentioned about the summer internship to be introduced by AICTE for making engineering students 'industry ready'.
As per PTI report, a latest study of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) reveals that only 40 per cent of the engineering students are employable, Javadekar told the House. The government plans to improve this figure from 40 to 60 per cent in 5 years, he said, adding that a plan was being put in place to introduce summer internships for at least 75 per cent of the engineering students to make them "industry ready", he said
In response to the issues of B.Ed. colleges, he said that HRD Ministry has asked the colleges to submit affidavits about the number of teachers, salaries, infrastructure etc. While 6300 institutions have given the feedback, other institutions will get notices asking why action should not be taken against them.
(With Inputs From PTI)
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