To Employ the “Unemployed”
MIT COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, PUNE
Mehul Gangwal Aniruddha Namjoshi
Vibha Ravichandran Tejas Sathe
The rise in number of people who are unable to meet the industry's needs due to the failure of
institutions to impart career-oriented knowledge and skills-set is a pressing problem, as it can
hamper India's double digit growth.
Note that the Craftsman and Apprenticeship schemes alone will require 70,000 instructors,
compared to the current output of 1,600 instructors per year.
Most of the ideas are spoon fed. No one talks about innovation. Students are not involved in any
research work outside the curriculum.
Quantity of institutes are more to provide technical education or professional courses and to
maximize intake rather than to provide quality education, this leaves students with half
knowledge which in turn deteriorates their confidence.
80% of the rural and urban areas do not posses any marketable skills
Lack of instructors
Lack of innovation & internships in some fields
Quantity is preferred above Quality
• Uniform curriculum should be declared at primary level. Evaluation
must also be done on the same basis. The teaching facility can be
improved in rural areas to cope up with the urban areas. A team of
educated youth can be sent to the underdeveloped areas to ensure
that the students there are provided proper guidance to match the
skills of that of the students from urban areas.
• Students from rural areas can be invited by institutions in urban
areas for a workshop in which they get to attend the classes along
with other students of the institute and interact with them for a
week or so.
• Even industries should form a social club wherein the employees
have to conduct lectures in institutions every alternate weekend
both in rural and urban areas, This way the interaction between the
industry and the students would increase and the required skilled
workers can be obtained.
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• If the industries outsource some of their projects to the
students, they will be exposed to environment similar to
one they would get during an internship.
• Due to the mugging up style of studying that has been
introduced in our curriculums since early ages, most of
the people stick to the trodden path, instead of paving
one on their own. This kills their ability to think and
apply their skill effectively in high pressure situations.
• Quantity of institutes are more to provide
technical education or professional courses and to
maximize intake rather than to provide quality
education, this leaves students with half knowledge
which in turn deteriorates their confidence.
• A national policy can be proposed to the central ministry.
• Once approved, a committee consisting of leading educationists, prominent socialists would propose a syllabus
as per current requirement of the society
• Then it can be made mandatory for the state government to comply and get it into practice within a specific time
• Slow pace of bureaucracy.
• Communication gap between the implementers and the beneficiaries.
• Sudden change in the syllabus might be tedious for the student pursuing the current curriculum.
• India being a linguistically diverse country, language can be a barrier in implementing this system.
• Need for constant check and updating the curriculum
• An efficient and responsible team of government machinery will keep a constant check on the progress and will
bridge the gap between the government and the beneficiaries
• Teachers will undergo a special training session to cope up with the new syllabus .
• Formulating a moderate level ,there can be a gradual increase in the level of the syllabus.
• Languages like English And Hindi will be made mandatory along with the regional language as the third language
in the syllabus.
• Fair opportunities to all
• A common level of thinking promoting idea exchange
• Large scope for practical knowledge
• Any technology introduced in the curriculum will reach simultaneously and effectively amongst the mob.
• Any interested person can register online to volunteer for the program.
• Every developed institute would take charge of the adjoint developing and underdeveloped institutes
• Video conferencing system can be utilized in case of lack of instructors.
• Feedback system for appropriate introspection and possible future modifications.
• Efficient and inspired individuals committed towards the program
• Huge Initial investment
• Optimum utilization of the available resources
• Appropriate planning and execution of the entire system.
• Advantages in form of incentives and extra academic credits for student forums.
• Involvement of local mob and panchayat systems for the execution.
• Sponsorships to minimize the required investment.
• An efficient committee for the proper management of the system. To look into the action plans.
• The students from developed institute s improve their skills and get to know the hardships faced by the under
• The Ex-change program can benefit both the sectors and can help to increase the compatibility between them.
• Helps in all round development and to boost the skill sets.
This is possible after uniform curriculum is established
people , retired
in both rural
• The industries should form a social club wherein the employees have to conduct lectures in institutions
every alternate weekend both in rural and urban areas.
• The companies can select student ambassadors from developed institutions for bridging the gap between
the institution and the industries.
• Industries can adopt areas so as to create an ideal model to be followed
• Small scale industries will not be in a position to participate or contribute.
• Success of the program may depend on the industry and their timely contribution
• To keep a check on the work done by the appointed people and their progress as per the strategy planned by
• The industries will be recognized by the mob, and their outcomes can be publicized in the market.
• Through student ambassadors of institutions the industries can reach the mob efficiently and easily.
• The appointed people will have to submit a detailed report along with photographs and videos of the work
done by them.
• Companies like Google and Microsoft select Student partner from renowned institutions to build a strong
network of responsible people in and around the campus.
• It inculcates the ability to study the current status of the market and imbibes the required skill sets in the
• Students should be encouraged to approach companies on their own for projects. Colleges can take a leaf out
of the books of Medical (where each college has a tie up with a hospital) and Commerce (where article ships
are compulsory) courses. Each college should have tie ups with one or more companies.
• A part of research oriented projects should be given to the students for testing and developing their skills.
• Workshops and Seminars will be conducted in the colleges regularly by technically sound people.
• Lack of leading industries to generate such opportunities
• Difficulty in coping up with the deadlines and to spare time apart from their academics
• Difficulty in allotting the project to an appropriate group of students.
• Public sector units can massively contribute to this initiative so as to increase their overall competency.
• Such projects exists, for example in software testing. The beta version is tested by thousands of people the
world over and the bugs are reported and fixed. These exist in several branches. Students should be made
aware of this.
• The curriculum should be flexible to accommodate this system. The companies will be conducting examinations
to allot the projects to the students according to their capabilities.
• Development in marketing skills.
• First hand experience increases marketability of the students, which would help in boosting their skill sets.
• This would encourage the scope for innovation and research and will mould them into a better professional.
• Right from an early age expose the students to the real world applications of that particular field. Then they
would be inclined to learn it. It would also help them decide their field at a very early age.
• Instead of giving students overused topics in competitions, give them real world problems upon which they
would have to find a solution or design something that will, if not solve the problem, at least simplify it.
• Practical knowledge should be imparted instead of theoretical subjects. This would imbibe the thought of
innovation among the students
• Most of the ideas are spoon fed.
• Students are unable to cope up with their syllabus and are hardly left with any time for research work outside
• A couple of topics might be repeated
• The curriculum does not involve any opportunities for inculcating such thoughts amongst the students
• Research labs should be made available in the campus
• Collaborations with committees like IEEE etc will help the students to develop ideas and to make them aware of the current scenario
• The newly designed curriculum with paper presentation and ideas like outsourcing of the students will enhance the research and
• Student forums with experienced faculty In charge will monitor and motivate the research activities within the campus
• Grants will be provided to the student projects if they are indeed remarkable in that particular field.
• Dependency on other countries for technological needs will reduce.
• There will be a significant increase in the number of technically sound people and this would elevate the standard of
• Employment opportunities will increase, more number of companies all over the world will approach.
• The new Ideas and innovations might bring in laurels and imbibe Entrepreneurship qualities in many amongst us.
• Timely Quality check should be done in all the professional campuses by professional and Government
committees like NBA etc. Surprise visits must be involved in this system.
• Rating should be given to the institutions accordingly and suggestion depending on the improvements that are
required to be implemented.
• There must be a proper hierarchy for reviewing the standards and the subsequent results given by the
committees to any particular institution
• The results could be manipulated by means like bribing etc.
• Forming a committee of members with appropriate qualifications and an impressive background
• To keep a proper record of the progress and timely submission of the results and reports.
• The reports by the authorized committee must be confidential genuine and not be tampered by any means
• The committee should be selected on the basis of their qualifications and there should be a proper
procedure/examination for their selection.
• It will be the responsibility of the institution to implement all the suggestions given by the authorities and
submit the genuine report within the given time span else proper action will be taken.
• The reports thus submitted will be tested and verified by the committee.
• It will lead to the overall development of the students and thus the percentage of employability will increase.
• With an improved quality of education the students will get better opportunities in the world market.
• Facilities apart from academics being provided , there will be exception improvement in extra curricular activities
and students will be motivated to join the same.
Change in Mindset
•Uniformity in syllabus
•Increased Education Level
•Innovation and research involved
•Enhanced curriculum for overall
development of the students
•First hand experience of the market
•To inculcate professional skill sets.
•India with 65% youth in its population can progress at its
best if trained well.
•Innovation & research will make technically strong & less
dependent on other countries.
•Unity among Intelligence level & fair opportunities.
•Employability will increase which in turn enhance the GDP.
•Increase in number of entrepreneurs will contribute in the
employability & growth in national income
•Better quality education with more
•Focused & dedicated work force.
•Practical approach towards the problem.
•Professionalism will be developed.
•New & innovative Ideas.
•Will get to know the ground reality
•Well prepared for the market
•From KG to PG.
•Industries & Social circles.
•Institutions in developing & under-
•Retired Officers & professors,
socialists, NGO’s etc.
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