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IIM Study says 75% engineering students in Rajasthan unemployable

by RajasthanDirect
Aug 04, 2013

If you think you will make a good engineer and you have it in you, think again.

To check the quality and standards of technical education in Rajasthan, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Udaipur, has conducted a study, which has surprised many. A whopping 75% of the total engineering students are ‘unemployable’.

According to the survey, the employable percentage stands at 25% students. It is not just the technical knowledge, but in a lot of other things, the students fail to impress the interviewers.

The study was conducted in collaboration with the Working Group on Education and State Planning Board, Rajasthan.

The report underlines reasons responsible for the declining quality include teacher-students ratio, rural-urban divide, gender inequity, high number of gross enrollment ratio (GER), lack of good communication skills and poor knowledge of English.

The report states that the country is one of those in the world which has highest teacher-students ratio. According to the AICTE, there is a shortage of 42,831 MTechs in engineering institutes.

Lack of academic and professional approach towards the teachers also plays a spoilsport in a student’s life.

Commenting on the student’s efficacy, Shashi Kant Sangi, director, Purnima Group of Colleges, says. “It is not just the knowledge, every student can have that. It’s about right attitude that keeps a student in hunt for a job. Engineering aspirants in Rajasthan lack this,” he says.

“Rajasthan being a hub of engineering colleges, it’s easy for students to grab a seat. And, society has a set mindset. Parents don’t go by their ward’s talent. They rather go by what is ‘hit’ in the neighbourhood. This is like a nightmare for the students, and suppresses them,” Sangi adds.

src: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/1869781/report-75pct-engineering-students-in-rajasthan-unemployable-iim-study

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