‘Revision of curriculum is needed to increase competency among engineering students’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Dec 2017 11:30:48

Staff Reporter,

“Inspite of India having the largest engineering human resource in the world, industries in the country are of the view that 97 per cent of these graduates are not competent enough. To bridge this gap, it is necessary that the students get exposure to industries through UG Projects so that they are aware practices and technological applied in industries,” said Dr Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) during the inauguration function of a one-day workshop on ‘Project Reforms and Analysis Group for Adapting Technology in Industries (PRAGATI)’ on Saturday at Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management (RCOEM).The workshop was organised by Vigyan Bharati in association with Vidarbha Industries Association (VIA) and RCOEM.

Addressing the gathering, Dr Sahasrabudhe said, “Revision of engineering curriculum is needed of the hour. Universities should revise the syllabus as per the changing technology and to fulfil the requirements of industries. It will help to improve the skills of students and to produce competitive hands for industries.” He advocated two summer internships in industries for students during the programme. He said, “Internship will provide ample informations about the student to the industry which they will not get through campus interviews.”

These trainings will teach the student about communication, team work, time management etc. which they hardly get to know during academics. Industries should provide project works to students which will help them to get the knowledge what industries wants from the person. Colleges also have to take the project seriously then just students will participate in it whole hartedly.

Earlier, invited guests lighted the traditional lamp. Dr Rajesh Pande, Principal, RCOEM red the message of the Chairman and Governor of Tamil Nadu Banwarilal Purohit. Dr S P Kane, Vice Chancellor, RTM Nagpur University; expressed that engineering institutes are the production industry of technical graduates. He emphasised that there are many factors responsible for this unemploybility. All the graduates must able to read between the lines through their experiences in the industry.Dr Pramod Yeole, Pro VC, RTMNU; Chandrakant Thakar, Vice Chairman, RCOEM; Rajendra Purohit, Member, Board of Management, RCOEM; Dr Prashant Holay, President, Vigyan Bharati; Atul Pande, President, VIA and Dr Sunil Bhat, Executive Member, Vigyan Bharati were also present on the dais.

Devashish Joshi, Member, VIBHA and Dr Preeti Voditel, Head, MCA Department, RCOEM compered the inaugural program while Chandrakant Thakar proposed a vote of thanks. Dr Madhav Kumthekar, Principal, Government College of Engineering, Karad, Dr N V Thakur, Ram Meghe College, Badnera, Dr J F Agrawal, Shri Sai College of Engineering, Bhadravati, Gondwana University, Dr B Ram Ratanlal, KITS Ramtek, Ashok Kale, Manish Wath, Sunil Sardey, Dr Dilip Mase, Milind Joshi, G P Kundargi, Ex-CMD, MOIL, Shashikant Chaudhary, President, TIE, Dr Abhijeet Agashe and other were present during the event.