Students' corner

Last Updated: Wed, Sep 05, 2012 19:36 hrs

Dear Students,

LAST WEEK WE ASKED: Do you think tie-ups with engineering schools and IT-ITeS firms will help generate more employable graduates?


Students in India mostly lack soft skills and are oblivious of the skill set required in a particular job. Tie up will not only help student in technical and soft skill but student will also see their goal from beginning and thus can orient their studies to gain knowledge. Besides, these tie ups will force university, colleges to update their syllabus as per the need of the industry. Students will also be able to involve themselves with the live project of the industry thus gaining first hand experience in that field. Thus it will help to generate more employable youth. 

- Nilaya Mitash Shanker, Indian Institute Of Technology, Roorkee.


Narayana Murthy created a stir by speaking about the lack of employable graduates produced by Indian engineering schools. Academicians then noticed the disconnect between education and industry that India is suffering from. Tie-ups between engineering schools and IT-ITeS firms will help bridge this functional gap. The Cluster Policy in Japan aims to do just that by promoting inter-cluster collaboration between the 'Knowledge Cluster Initiative' and the 'Industrial Cluster Project'. To compete globally we need more subject-matter-experts than centres for body shopping, association with industry will provide students the right direction and expertise that they require. 
- Arunansu Kumar, Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore.

Tie-ups between engineering schools and IT-ITeS firms will definitely boast employability among graduates. Companies shall be bound to carry out its placement process in that particular institute. In such a scenario companies would prefer to provide sufficient training to students relevant to their work prior to the placement. Such a measure would enable IT companies to transform more number of simple engineering students into employable graduates. Also, it would help students develop sense of security, thereby, giving them hope of viable opportunity irrespective of whether they are able to realize it to the best of their efforts. 
- Shivam Chhabra, Integral University, Lucknow.

Such tie-ups will generate awareness among students about the need of industry. It will provide real time work experience to the students. This Mythology will create more and more employable graduates as the requirement of industry. For companies to remain competitive in this dynamic business environment, they should get maximum co-operation from their human resource. This will improve the cooperation of employee. If company will get more and more benefit from employee, the employability of students automatically increases. - Shivam Tandon, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), Kanpur.   In the current scenario where the graduates from the engineering colleges are not well equipped as per the industry requirements this is a very welcome and much needed step. It will help the students to learn and understand the practical application of what they are taught in their colleges and also give them hands on exposure to the current industry practices. This certainly would prepare then for the work well in advance. From companies' perspective they will have the opportunity to recruit graduates who are industry ready. It is a win-win situation with more employable graduates for the IT-ITeS firms. 
- Anshuman Dutta, National Institute of Technology, Trichy.

The most chronic ailment plaguing our engineering education system is the low employability of the graduating students. Post-recruitment training drain a significant amount of wealth and time of the recruiting firms these days. Tie ups between the IT-ITeS firms and engineering schools can effectively deal with this problem providing a win-win situation for both the parties. It will reduce the tension which the students face even after joining an engineering firm due to the rigorous training modules leading to innumerable suicides. 
- Prateek Parimal, Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA).

Tie ups with engineering schools and IT-ITeS firms are going to be very beneficial for students' career point of view. As current syllabus for engineering is very outdated, students are not aware of the actual work in the companies. This tie up will increase the practical knowledge of engineering students and will save time of companies which they spend during training period of students after the recruitment. And this in extent is definitely going to increase the employability in students. 
- Rushikesh Manohar Mawal, Indira Institute of Management, Pune.

In India, the quality of education in the engineering schools are going down every year. The reasons are shortage of good quality professors, university diluting the standards, outdated syllabus etc leading to poor quality of education being imparted to the students. Already the IT-ITeS firms such as TCS, Wipro etc are complaining about the poor employability rate coupled because the engineering graduates are not industry ready. Also these companies end up spending a huge amount training the fresh engineering graduates to bring them on par with the industry standards. So I feel that tie-ups will generate more employable graduates. 
- Arun Sundar, Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore.

Strategic tie-ups between technology firms with engineering colleges is an attempt to promote academic and cultural learning,thereby bridging the yawning skill gap amongst the students. It's a win-win scenario for students and companies: such projects help students to work on cutting-edge technologies and being exposed to responsibility at an early age, whereas companies have access to industry ready and willing talent pool. Moreover, these partnerships enhance the Institute's R&D and enable the Institute to investigate new trends and technologies by launching new initiatives. 
- Geeta Bachaspati, Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship, Bangalore.

Tie-ups help give a preliminary training for gaining the experience, emphasise a solid grounding in the core fundamentals of the physical path of study satisfaction and to motivate own self in the area of evolution of courses, and enable research activity. 
- Prasenjit Ghosh, Unitedworld School of Business, Ahmedabad.

Tie ups with engineering schools and IT-ITeS firm will help to increase the employability rate of graduates in India. This will not only help in faculty development of institutes and creating course curriculum but also provide real time work-experience to the students. As per the current scenario, the industry is growing and requires skill sets that fulfills the future technology fields such as capital market in finance, cloud, analytics but the education system is not addressing the employability factor of engineering graduates, so the IT-ITeS firms will provide better opportunities to the engineering students. 
- Shraddha Gajanan Sawant, Fr. C. Rodrigues Institute of Management Studies, Vashi.

Concrete bridging the gap between industry needs and students skills set could be achieved by inculcating such tie-ups. Through these value additions overall hiccups about employability across the country will definitely scale down to certain extent. It would be win-win situation for both industry as well as students as companies will attracts large pool of talent from smaller cities which is without any unrealistic expectations while those trained students will get greater acceptance in industry as they get exposed to corporate environment at an early age with cutting edge technologies. - 
Sanket Marathe, Fr. C. Rodrigues Institute of Management Studies, Navi Mumbai.

Tie-ups are a win win situation for all means companies institute and student. It help student to know insight about corporate world while studying in engineering .student will aware of various things.when firm have tie up with instituted and they come to campus they can understand the student and it will help them to choose the right talent and right person for their companies.and its also get the exposures of student and they can understand the recent trends in market and understand the working environment of companies. Tie up between companies and instituted creates employable graduates. 
- Shyam Mohankar, Sri Sri University, Bhubaneswar.

Tie up of an IT-ITeS firm with the Engineering Colleges will definitely be an added advantage. The student will get hands on learning experience while studying in the campus. They can also relate the curriculum with the practical world. Students get an opportunity to earn as they learn. It also helps the IT-ITeS firms to identify the right talent, train them and then employ them later.  While students get an edge over the technologies and are exposed to responsibility of working in a corporate environment at an early age, IT-ITeS companies get access to a ready and willing talent pool. 
- Rakesh Kumar Singh, Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi.

The main problem lies with reliability on theoretical aspects in colleges whereas industry looks for practical implementation. Incorporation of 'Project based learning' concept should take place wherein colleges would tie up with companies and allocate projects to students, and as a result award performers with jobs in those companies. Such initiatives will bring more corporate exposure in colleges. Hence tie-ups will definitely play a crucial role. 
- Monil Shah, Fr. C. Rodrigues Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.

The need of an hour for an employability purpose of any graduate is required skill set and a learning attitude towards work .The tie ups with engineering schools and IT-ITeS institutions will work as a stimulus for employability purpose but it doesn't give guarantee whether the candidate will be selected for a respective position, if he doesn't possess a required caliber to deliver his duties. Moreover, tie ups will also hamper a diverse work force in the firm. Hence tie ups will work as a catalyst but not a solution in guarantee employability. 
- Harsh Mehta, St. Kabir Institute of Professional Studies, Ahmedabad.

Tie-ups of colleges with ITeS firms will provide a real time practical working atmosphere to students and help introduce them the skill set required by industry. The tie-ups will also help students to choose their sector of interest prior joining the company according to their expertise thus helping them directly to focus more on subjects, research topics and projects accordingly. Moreover The tie-ups may also help through their seminars, symposiums, industry workshops and lectures conducted by industry representatives inculcate motivating and leadership qualities among students.  
- Nandish Agarwal, Galgotias College of Engineering and Technology, Greater Noida.

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