With an objective to make a high number of engineering graduates employable, most of the engineering colleges in Hyderabad are outsourcing the responsibility of training engineering graduates in various skills to private agencies. The colleges have taken this initiative as most of the engineering students across the state are failing to secure employment opportunities.
Some of the experts opined that the colleges across the state are not focusing on making students industry-fit. For instance, a student pursuing computer science engineering does not have knowledge of latest software technologies. The curriculum that is prescribed to the engineering students across the state is theoretical based. Most of the companies carve for the students who have practical knowledge.
Therefore, most of the colleges are looking for private agencies to train students and faculty in various skills. One of the private agencies revealed that the students would have to spend four hours a week for training programme apart from 80 hours of class work and lab work.
Chaitanya Bharati Institute of Technology has tied up with a private agency to train the students, and a total number of 299 students have enrolled for the training programme. These students will also have a chance to secure a job after the training programme. The private agency will conduct campus placement, and students will have an opportunity to bag jobs in various reputed companies like Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
One of the private agencies revealed that nowadays there is high demand for core computer science courses which mainly focus on artificial intelligence, big data and cyber security. Therefore, training the students in these areas will not only update them about latest software technologies but also makes them industry-fit.