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September 8, 2011

Industry and Commerce Minister stresses on employment friendly syllabi

Industry and Commerce Minister stresses on employment friendly syllabi

The Minister of Industry and Commerce, Mr. Partha Chatterjee, stressed on the need to revamp the old and outdated curriculum in the engineering courses which was another reason for the young engineers in Paschimbanga unable to secure promising employment. In this context the Minister mentioned the numerous private engineering collages mushrooming in the state, not matching to the class of the prime universities like the IIT Kharagpur, Jadavpur University or the Bengal Engineering and Science University.

The Industry and Commerce Minister who was speaking at the Ninth University-Industry Council Symposium of the Confederation of Indian Industry at Jadavpur University, said the experts from the industry should take the initiative to analyze the existing course and make required changes to stay in touch with the latest as only then the engineering students will be able to know the recent developments which will not only help them to become good engineers but at the same time their output will enable the state to develop. He said that there is a need to revamp the syllabi. 

The Minister expressed his concern over `talent mismatch` as there may be a huge number of engineers but few available for the required streams.  Mr. Chatterjee suggested that students should have an exposure to the markets and understand what the industry expects from them in return. He requested the industry to come forward and take initiative in this regard and sallow the budding engineers to work in the industry to gain experience as it will enable them to understand the expectations.

The Minister suggested that a clause should be added making it mandatory for those planning to set projects must specify the kind of skills they require as it will enable these institutes to produce trained personnel. This will help those coming out of these universities to get employment.