Employment Opportunities to Engineering Students
A total of only 156 out of 1070 eligible Engineering Colleges have participated in a joint survey conducted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in partnership with the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to map the industry linkages of engineering institutes across six streams of engineering-Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics & Communication, Chemical and Computer & IT.
The survey found that 30% of the institutes were having a good industry interaction and industry initiatives, 60% are moderately involved in Industry-Institute interaction and 10% of the institutes probably require a lot more interaction.
The AICTE has revised the finishing school programme, which had been renamed as the Employability Enhancement Training Programme (EETP) for students of technical institutions with the objective of enhancing their employability.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Dr. Shashi Tharoor in Lok Sabha today.