Youth unemployment and under employment among engineering graduates is one of the biggest challenges India is facing currently, as young graduates lack skills, work experience and right exposure to find employment. In context to India, this has the largest youth population in the world.
“Less than one out of four engineering graduates are employable, a survey has found. The third edition of the National Employability Report, Engineering Graduates – 2014, released by a private employability solutions company, revealed that though 18.33% of the engineers are employable, 18.09% actually get a job.”
“Of the 6 lakh engineers that graduate annually, only 18.43% of them are employable for the software engineer-IT services role, while just 3.95% are appropriately trained to be directly deployed on projects. For core jobs in mechanical, electronics/electrical and civil jobs, only a mere 7.49% are employable.”
These findings are discouraging. The gap between Industry and Academia is increasing. Every survey discloses the gap. However, industry, academia, and government have failed to address the issue despite the huge emphasis of government on skill development. It is quite obvious that government alone cannot solve the problem. Government at best can create an ecosystem of industry, academia, and training partners. Unless the employability of engineering graduates increases fast, the nation is losing the huge demographical dividend of having a large pool of young graduate engineers.
The Electronics and Information, Communication Technology (E&ICT) Academy, set up by the Ministry of Electronics and Information, Technology, Government of India in partnership with premium academic institutes in India like IIT Guwahati and IIT Roorkee. This is a concrete step towards resolving this long outstanding problem. E&ICT Academy is bringing academic excellence, industry expertise, and training best practices under a common umbrella to students on industry-specific skill and processes.
Recently, E&ICT Academy at IIT-Roorkee engaged Damyant Software to conduct a short-term training on “Mobile Application Development”. At the end of the program, participants successfully developed interesting mobile apps on Android devices using Ionic/Cordova framework. IT graduate engineers can undertake such programs to get ready for jobs in the Industry.
Damyant Software (www.damyant.com) is conducting a training on 7th Dec-12th Dec at IIT Guwahati on Mobile Application Developmetn. The training program is designed keeping the current industry requirements in mobility segment.
Registration is open till 5-12-2016. Participants may log on to E&ICT, IIT Guwahati website http://firstname.lastname@example.org
Damyant Software is a NOIDA based IT consulting company that is associated as Industry Specialist with E&ICT Academy – IIT (Guwahati) and E&ICT Academy – IIT (Roorkee). Damyant Software is providing industry-specific trainings in Mobile Application Development, Cloud Computing, and Data Analytics, besides foundation level areas.
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