Consulting Engineers Association of India (CEAI) an apex body of consulting engineers in the country has urged the ministry of Human Resources and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has suggested revising the curriculum of young talent of IIT Graduates and those from other premier institutions and undergraduate engineering students for making them industry ready.
“One of the most common and biggest issues freshers from engineering colleges have to deal with when they are applying for the job is work experience. In today’s competitive world every employer is looking for the best candidate with work experience. Getting a degree is not good enough for a student to secure a good job, they need industrial experience and here internship plays a crucial role for them.” Said Mr K K kapila. former chairman Consulting Engineers Association of India (CEAI) and Chairman, Business Practice Committee of CEAI
“An internship is the phase of time for students when they are trained for their skill they are good at and it gives them a chance to apply their knowledge practically in industries. Internships are a perfect medium to see how the real world functions and what is expected from a job. It is an opportunity for students (both Engineering students and otherwise) to learn to use their education for more practical purposes.” Said Mr Kapila.
“Internships also helps fresh engineering graduates to learn the latest technologies in the field and how to use them effectively. The main, driving point of internships for engineering students is to make them job ready. Internships can introduce one to the workings of an office and help figure out how to conduct oneself in a professional environment.” Said Mr Kapila .
“In our view, there is an inescapable need to revise the Engineering curriculum. We need to add Six months’ of internship at work site followed by Six months training in Design office or the industrial unit office each followed by an exam. Once one qualifies in both the training and the exam, a Degree should be awarded to the student. If we follow the above route, we can produce world class engineers.” Said Mr Kapila.
“ They may also spend one full semester of Six months in a dedicated internship with the aim of producing industry-ready graduates. Currently, it is mandatory for students to undergo a Six month internship during the various semesters as per the guidelines from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). “ said Mr Kapila.