Internship to be made mandatory for engineering graduates

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: It is an open mystery that engineering graduates who bypass out from even recognized institutions within the state don’t match for hiring. Now, the national authorities are inside the technique of launching a compulsory one-year internship program for the graduates in personal agencies, both outside and inside the nation, on the way to improving their alternate skills in their respective disciplines, thereby, growing their employability and making them aggressive.

Higher Education Minister K T Jaleel stated the venture might be launched in association with the Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP). As a part of the undertaking, the national government will signal an MoU with leading personal agencies. This will make the students get formal know-how approximately the functioning of the enterprise in their choice and it’ll additionally growth their probabilities in submit-route interviews, he stated.

Internship: ‘Move aimed at improving graduates’ standard’

Reetha S Prabha, CEO ASAP, told Express there is already a machine of presenting one hundred fifty hours of compulsory internship for engineering graduates and graduates from other arts and technology colleges in collaboration with public quarter devices in the country. The listing of the general public quarter groups turned into selected based totally on the tendering system. The new gadget to be launched would be a multiplied model of the cutting-edge device by which include more in a position private companies, for which the ASAP will open a portal, she stated.

As part of the assignment, the scholars may be given internship schooling in the course of the existing time body of the engineering route. The college students who reach the fourth or 5th semesters will have to go through the required internship program, the of completion of that’s obligatory for passing the course, she said. The minister additionally said the branch is making plans to launch the task by way of the end of the current educational year.

Udayakumar KS, former secretary of the Kerala State Centre of Institution of Engineers (India) (III), which carried out a have a look at on the standard of the engineering graduates who pass out from the kingdom, said the kingdom government’s selection to offer mandatory internship to engineering graduates is a superb move geared toward improving the same old of graduates.

But there should be a mechanism to assess the competence of the students who go through the training. Further, a government-level registration for engineering graduates must be made obligatory in the line of docs, vets and other skilled experts, a good way to truly enhance the standard of engineering graduates in destiny, he said.

According to a take a look at performed with the aid of the IEI in 2015-16, there were 162 schools inside the state with a complete ability of sixty-two,700 seats. Of the 41,191 college students who enrolled in around 15 disciplines within the engineering publications, handiest eleven,210 college students should discover jobs after finishing touch of the direction. As many as 30,000 candidates are rendered jobless even after the hit finishing touch of the course. A present-day survey is below manner and there may be not anything tons to cheer other than that the range of engineering faculties and seats has come down from the 2015-16 discern, he said.