Government Sets Target To Make 60 Per Cent Engineering Graduates Employable In 5 Years: Prakash Javadekar

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Government Sets Target To Make 60 Per Cent Engineering Graduates Employable In 5 Years: Prakash Javadekar

Only 40 per cent of engineering graduates get placements: Prakash Javadekar

New Delhi:  Government has set up a target of making at least 60 per cent of engineering students in the country employable in the next 5 years. This was stated by Prakash Javadekar during the Question Hour in the Rajya Sabha. He mentioned that only 40 per cent of engineering graduates get jobs after passing out of college. In order to improve this scenario, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has decided to introduce summer internships for students (at least 75 per cent). Further AICTE is also all set to introduce updated model curriculum as mentioned by the HRD Minister.

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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