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Only 20% of graduating engineers in India are employable: Study

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New Delhi: Highlighting the gap that exists between technical education imparted by the colleges and the employability of the students who pass out of them, a new study says that only 20% of the engineering graduates in India are employable.

Every year, thousands of students graduate out of engineering colleges, but it appears that more than 80% of them do not have the necessary skills and talents that would make them employable, says the latest Aspiring Minds National Employability Report.

The report is based on a study conducted in 650 engineering colleges across India involving more than 1,50,000 students who had passed out in 2015.

Varun Aggarwal, the CTO of Aspiring Minds said: “”Engineering has become the de-facto graduate degree for a large chunk of students today. However, along with improving the education standards, it is quintessential that we evolve our undergraduate programs to make them more job centric.”

Among the states, Kerala and Odisha were among the top 25 percentile list of most employable states. Delhi, followed by Bengaluru were among the top cities who generated the highest number of employable engineers, as per the report.

The report also showed that employability among men and women were equal, though employability of women were higher in few sectors like BPO, content developer, sales engineer, etc.

Another interesting aspect revealed by the report was that, contrary to popular belief, even tier-III cities produced a fair share of employable engineers. Thus, the report suggested that these candidates from tier-III companies could possibly fulfill the entry-level needs of many IT service companies. (Photo: www.huffingtonpost.ca)

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    “There
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  • ProjectHindi: Making India Employable Through Online Free Education

    India – ProjectHindi, an online
    e-learning portal for imparting free education in Hindi, continues to
    revolutionize and equip hard-working Indians with access to important classes
    and courses in their native tongue. Designed to make India more employable
    through an easy to use online platform, ProjectHindi is completely free and
    self-paced, viewable on any electronic device, and backed by responsive
    instructors ready to answer any questions or inquires.

    “My
    passion for disseminating free and accessible education to anyone interested in
    India knows no boundaries,” said Prateek Singh, Creator and Founder of
    ProjectHindi. “ProjectHindi is the first free platform of its nature, solely
    dedicated to providing education and coursework on employability skills in
    demand in India. It’s my goal to close the loophole between vacant jobs, and
    hard-working individuals without the skillsets necessary to excel.”

    Currently,
    courses on Javascript, XML, Microsoft Excel, HTML, CSS, job interviews,
    numerology, and many more are available in Hindi on ProjectHindi. Lessons are
    designed to be learning friendly and are broken down into bit sizes, conducive
    to successful absorption processes. Instructors are readily available to bring
    pupils up to speed on the course progress and answer any questions regarding
    the site.

    “There
    are so many jobs waiting to be filled here in India with the intelligent and
    talented members of our community,” said Singh. “The learning gap continues to
    grow as practical skills relevant today are rarely available in Hindi. Please
    visit my free online school for obtaining these vital attributes in the
    information age, and spread the word to your family and friends.”
    New
    courses and information continue to be updated and added to ProjectHindi every
    week.
    For
    more information, or to get started with the new and resourceful online
    e-learning portal, visit: http://www.projecthindi.com/.

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Education Institutions from Across the World Declares Climate Emergency

The first time education institutions made a collective commitment to address climate emergency

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In a joint letter, they talked about a three-point plan that includes going carbon neutral by 2030 or 2050 at the latest. Pixabay

Networks representing over 7,000 higher education institutions from across the world on Thursday declared a climate emergency and agreed to undertake steps to address the crisis.

In a joint letter, they talked about a three-point plan that includes going carbon neutral by 2030 or 2050 at the latest, mobilising more resources for action-oriented climate change research and skills creation, and increasing the delivery of environmental and sustainability education across curricula, campus and community outreach programmes.

The letter — coordinated by the UN Environment’s Youth and Education Alliance, The Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education, and Second Nature – a US-based higher education climate action organization — marks the first time education institutions made a collective commitment to address climate emergency.

Signed by universities including Strathmore University (Kenya), Tongji University (China) and KEDGE Business School (France), the call is also backed by major global education networks such as the Global Alliance and the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative, which have made commitments to meeting the suggested carbon neutrality targets.

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Networks representing over 7,000 higher education institutions from across the world on Thursday declared a climate emergency and agreed to undertake steps to address the crisis. Pixabay

“What we teach shapes the future. We welcome this commitment from universities to go climate neutral by 2030 and to scale-up efforts on campus,” UN Environment Executive Director Inger Andersen said.

“Young people are increasingly at the forefront of calls for more action on climate and environmental challenges. Initiatives which directly involve the youth in this critical work are a valuable contribution to achieving environmental sustainability.”

Examples of best practices for sustainability on campus include Kenya’s Strathmore University, which runs on clean energy and has set up its own 600KW photovoltaic grid tie system, as well as Tongji University in China, which has significantly invested in delivering a sustainability education curriculum and is encouraging other education institutions to do the same.

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In the US, the University of California has committed to a system-wide goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2025, while others, such as the American University and Colgate University, have already achieved carbon neutrality. (IANS)