Engineering syllabus in Madhya Pradesh will soon witness a makeover to enable students to develop skills required in the industry today. Complete details are provided below.
Engineering curriculum in Madhya Pradesh colleges will soon witness a revamp as the employers of engineering students have termed the current syllabus ‘obsolete’. Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) plans to change the syllabus with inputs from industrialists, IT & real-estate companies, professors and educationists.
The syllabus which has not been changed in two decades creates difficulties for students while finding jobs and on the job tenure as the skills developed within the framework of current syllabus does not match to the demands of the industry.
Acknowledging the difficulties faced a government engineering college professor said “The government is emphasizing on skill development to introduce students to start-ups but the policy-makers do not know how to do develop skills among students with an outdated syllabus”.
DTE Director, Ashish Dongre has invited National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), CREDAI and CII to give suggestions in the first session of formation of new syllabus for government as well as private engineering colleges in Madhya Pradesh.
Dongre has also invited representatives from Public Works Department (PWD), Bhopal Development Authority and Municipal Corporations to give guidelines for designing syllabus for civil engineering students.
Engineering students have also given positive feedback on the revamp of syllabus as it will reduce the level of difficulty faced by them at the time of hiring. Vineeta Thakur, a civil engineering graduate said, “We felt humiliated when experts of companies ask questions on latest developments and we fail to answer”.
The decision to revamp the syllabus is also seen as a sign of development by Association of Technical and Professional Institutes (ATPI) as this will attract students to study in colleges of Madhya Pradesh and will in turn attract companies to the state to hire these students.
Madhya Pradesh have been observing a rise in unemployed engineering students as only 53% of the total graduates could secure a job in 2015-16.