Fed up with obsolete engineering syllabus in MP colleges, the Madhya Pradesh government, on the suggestions of the employees of these engineering colleges, has decided to revamp engineering curriculum. The students have been studying the same syllabus for the past two decades.
The outdated and old curriculum is creating problems for students in the job market as well as making it difficult for them to get admissions into the colleges.
A professor of a government engineering college of MP said that no doubt Central and the State Governments are stressing on skill development so that students can be introduced to start-ups, but the policy makers are not aware how to develop skills among students with an outdated syllabus.
Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) has planned to change the syllabus in government as well as private-run engineering colleges. DTE will take help of people from different segments of the society like-
- Real estate companies
- IT companies
- Public Works Department (PWD)
- Municipal corporations
- Bhopal Development Authority
Ashish Dongre, DTE director, said that they have invited the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), CREDAI and CII to give their valuable suggestions.
A civil engineering pass-out said that the decision is very good because students are facing a lot of problems in getting a job. What students read in the four years of engineering is of no use. They feel humiliated when experts of companies ask questions on latest developments and they are unable to give answers.
BS Yadav, Secretary of Association of Technical and Professional Institutes (ATPI) termed it as a very good initiative by the government. Now students from other states will be attracted to this state to take admissions in its engineering colleges and companies will come to Madhya Pradesh to hire skilled students.
Deepak Joshi, Minister of State for Technical Education, said in the state assembly in July that the number of jobless engineering graduates was growing in the state as the quality of education in private-run colleges was declining.
Around 14,000 students graduated from Indore and Ujjain divisions in 2014-15 and 2015-16 but only 53% could get jobs.