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Engineering Education in India – Problems and Challenges


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As the technology advances by leaps and bounds, engineering education needs to keep pace with it. Students pursuing engineering education require making themselves fit for the industry. This is not possible unless the faculty members are knowledgeable enough about what is happening around them. At the same time, population is expanding and that aggravates the problem to a great extent. A recent study finds a meager 6% of the total engineering graduates in India to be actually employable. This is an alarming situation as it will affect the corporate world as well as the socio-economic fabric of the country. It is the need of the hour to search for a probable solution.
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Sanchayan Mukherjee
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kalyani Government Engineering College, Kalyani-741235, Nadia, West Bengal, India

Abstract


As the technology advances by leaps and bounds, engineering education needs to keep pace with it. Students pursuing engineering education require making themselves fit for the industry. This is not possible unless the faculty members are knowledgeable enough about what is happening around them. At the same time, population is expanding and that aggravates the problem to a great extent. A recent study finds a meager 6% of the total engineering graduates in India to be actually employable. This is an alarming situation as it will affect the corporate world as well as the socio-economic fabric of the country. It is the need of the hour to search for a probable solution.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22485/jaei%2F2017%2Fv88%2Fi3-4%2F179036