Engineering students will have to undergo at least three mandatory internships

As per the data of 2015-16, nearly 56 per cent of the engineering graduates remained unemployed.

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With a lot of IT professions being fired from job in recent times due to lack of required practical skills, the government has recently made it mandatory for students to do at least three internships in their course period.

This would be effective from the commencing academic session i.e. 2017-2018.

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Further, it will be the sole responsibility of all the engineering colleges to ensure all students undergo internship.

As per the data of 2015-16, nearly 56 per cent of the engineering graduates remained unemployed.

Here’s what HRD minister Prakash Javadekar told the Lok Sabha:

“Every student in technical institute should undergo three internships each spanning four to eight weeks before completion of his/her under-graduation course. The responsibility will be on the institute to help students find a suitable industry for the internship,” HRD minister Prakash Javadekar told the Lok Sabha according to HT.

Teachers to undergo mandatory refresher course annually:

  • Along with students, teachers will also have to undergo mandatory refresher course annually
  • Further, the teachers of engineering institutes will have to take up online courses offered on government’s SWAYAM portal
  • “Every teacher in each of the technical discipline shall mandatorily undergo an annual refresher course through SWAYAM portal (Massive open online course), encapsulating all advances in their field of study. “

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As of now, the system of summer internships is being carried out only in reputed engineering colleges.

Details of job:

Further, the data collected by AICTE from 10,328 technical institutes, of the 15.87 lakh students only 6.96 lakh got jobs through campus placements in 2015-16, Javadekar said.

“Therefore, it will be wrong to say that more than half of the engineers graduating from technical institutes across the country remain unemployed,” HRD Minister added.
[Source”timesofindia”]