Engineering Students – The Writing is on the Wall… Are you READING?

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India is still a developing nation. The strength of India can be its 1.39 billion population. But are these resources used efficiently to become a developed nation? Similarly, this question arises, whether our engineering graduates are employable?

One million engineering graduates were produced in India at engineering colleges, this year. Approximately 10% of these engineering colleges impart quality education. According to recent reports, approximately 20% engineers are employable.

So, why these 80% engineers are not employable?

There can be many reasons. Let me collate a few important ones:

  1. First, poor practical approach in the syllabus. Students can implement what they have learnt theoretically, only with hands-on experience.
  2. Secondly, the content update process takes huge time. The way things are going digital and getting automated, the subjects like AI, ML, IoT, Cybersecurity, Cloud computing, Blockchain need faster updates to match the implementation pace.
  3. Thirdly, the training methodology. It needs an overhaul. A training methodology – sage on the stage is still followed by most of the engineering colleges. Instead of providing information to memorize, students should be challenged with “scenario-based” or “problem-based” content and involve them in solving a problem.
  4. Fourthly, dearth of good teachers. It has been observed that not all colleges have good teachers. Good teachers can really shape the future of the students by developing their base skills.
  5. And last but not the least, the students themselves. Students should work smart to improve themselves by finding internships, joining institutes that train on latest technologies and do some research work.

What is the hiring scenario of engineering graduates post pandemic?

Post pandemic, more or less all job market indicators reflect rise in hiring activities over the past few months and is likely to continue through 2021. The Michael Page Global Survey forecasts 53% of the Indian IT organizations plan to increase their workforce in the current year.

IT organizations are increasingly adopting AI-powered psychometric evaluations, VR and AR-driven simulation tools to test skills of candidates. Smart video interview tools to measure behavioural aspects of a candidate’s profile. Recruiters are also evaluating the factors such as cultural fit, learning skills, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking.

In IT industry, work from home has become a new normal. As there is no limitations of geography, IT organizations have turned to tier-2, tier-3 and tier-4 towns to recruit fresh talent. It is also likely to witness the increased engagement of contract firm workforces in the digital operations of e-commerce, cloud kitchens, banking, insurance, education, healthcare and entertainment industries.

How many jobs are there in the IT sector in India?

The IT sector will grow at a much faster rate in the next 5 years globally. The pandemic has made it clear that without the IT industry everything will become standstill. To meet the global requirements, huge number of jobs will be created. NASSCOM reported that the Indian IT industry is likely to hire over 1,38,000 net new graduate engineers. As per Naukri JobSpeak report, IT-software sector in India recorded a 14% consecutive growth in hiring in May as compared to April this year. This sector will witness a 39% growth in job postings by the end of this financial year.

Which companies hire engineers predominantly?

Largely, the engineering colleges invite IT companies for campus recruitments. These companies recruit approximately 17% of engineering students from these colleges across India. Some of the companies that hire from college campuses are – Cisco Systems, Accenture, Capegemini Engineering, IBM, Mindtree, Tata Consultancy Services, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Infosys, Amazon, Larsen & Toubro Infotech, HCL Technologies, Tech Mahindra, QBurst, SAP, Google, Intuit, Adobe, Microsoft, ServiceNow, ITC Infotech, Happiest Mind Technologies, MakeMy Trip, Freshworks, Dell Technologies, Mastercard, EPAM, Intel Corporation, Tavant, Myntra, Flipkart, First student and many more…

What is the role of IT training Institutes?

There is a clear mismatch between academia courses and industry requirements. Employers need to train graduate engineers once they are employed. This additional trainings are time consuming and costly for the industry. The training institutes providing training and international certifications, balance the industry requirements and job requirements of engineering graduates. This results in job ready graduate engineers at university level itself.

Which courses can build IT career of a graduate engineer?

To build IT career of a graduate engineer the IT Courses can be divided in four sectors of IT:

  1. Infrastructure Management Services (IMS)
  2. Software Programming
  3. Cybersecurity
  4. Emerging / Disruptive Technologies

Courses in Infrastructure Management Services (IMS):

Star IT Essentials, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA), Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE), Red Hat Certified Specialist in Virtualization, Red Hat OpenStack Administration I: Core Operations for Domain Operators, Red Hat Certified Specialist in Cloud Infrastructure exam, Red Hat Certified Specialist in Edge Computing and Networking exam, Red Hat Certified Specialist in Advanced Automation: Ansible Best Practices, and Red Hat Certified Specialist in Gluster Storage Administration, and Star Cloud Computing.

Courses in Software Programming:

Star C Programming, Star C++ Programming, Star Python, Star HTML, Java, .NET, PHP, Android, MySQL, ReactJS, Star Big Data Programming, Star R Programming, and Star Certified Software Testing.

Courses in Cybersecurity:

Star Cyber Secure User, Star Secure Programmer Expert-Android, Star Secure Programmer Expert-Java, Star Secure Programmer Expert-PHP, Star Secure Programmer Expert-.net, Star Ethical Hacking Expert, CompTIA Security+, Star Forensic Investigator Computer Hacking, Star Incident Handler Expert, Star Penetration Testing Expert, Star Expert Security Specialist, Star Forensic Advance Security, Star Security Cyber Analytics, Star Cyber Forensic Expert-Virtualization & Network, Star IoT Security Specialist, and Star Wireless Security Expert

Courses in Emerging / Disruptive Technologies:

Big Data Analytics, Star Expert Blockchain Specialist, Star Digital Marketing Expert, Star Expert IoT Specialist, Star Certified DevOps Expert, Star AI X-pert, Star Data Science Specialist, Star Robotics X-pert, and Star AI & ML.

Is there any one-stop training company that provides trainings and Global Certifications in all the fields of IT?

Yes, of course! IANT (Institute of Advance Network Technology) is a leading Indian TechEd IT Company, globally recognized in IT Training & Certifications Domain. Original Courseware, International Curriculum, Corporate & Certified Trainers & Advance IT labs form the basis of quality at IANT.

IANT is the first TechEd IT Training Company in the World to launch one of a kind LMS – Learning Management System for students that cater to IT, Non-IT, and Academia. IANT is India’s No IT Training Institute. India’s No.1 Cyber Security Training Institute, No.1 Ethical Hacking training institute, India’s No.1 Software training institute, Best Robotics Training Institute, Best AI Training Institute, Best Training Institute to Offer Placements, Best Place to Work in Training as well as well as the Institute to offer Best Student Life @ IANT.

CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association) awarded IANT as Outstanding Leader in IT Training in India and APAC region on the basis of highest number of students trained and certified. IANT is proud to be the First & Only Platinum partner of CompTIA in India.

IANT is honoured to be the First & Only Platinum Partner of STAR CERTIFICATION in India – considered to be one of the Leading Vendor-Neutral and Open-Source Certification Body of the World.

Red Hat, the Global Leader in Open-Source Technology awarded IANT “World’s No.1 Training partner in 2019.” IANT has been receiving APAC No.1 award from Red Hat since the last Seven years

IANT’s Industry oriented trainings, soft skills with self-enrichment sessions, Original courseware, Hands-on learning, assignments, international certifications and affiliation with allitjob.com makes it possible to provide 100% job guarantee to its students.

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6 thoughts on “Engineering Students – The Writing is on the Wall… Are you READING?”

  1. I gotta say that I found IANT, a platform which has so much to offer me as they have a international certification too and best teaching method with “scenario based ” studys.

  2. IANT doing a great job for students.specially for who not do practical in college.and its provide global certificate its really like bless of god.

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