Ari was invited as Moderator of a Panel Discussion on the "Employability
Skills" at the Placement Officers meet by Alpha Engineering College,
In his opening address at the Placement Officers' Meet, he has addressed
the below concerns.
About 75% of the engineering graduates coming out of
Indian Colleges or Universities are unemployable, a report says. The
corporate spend about US$ 130 billion every year on training the new
recruits to make them employable, another report says. Many
Universities / Engineering colleges have become almost
placement centers rather than places for imparting
The question now comes to everyone's mind is
"Who is responsible for making the students
employable? The Placement Officers and HR
Managers are in a quandary as to who should bear these expenses and who
are the Stakeholders to this disturbing situation. The professors are
there for teaching, not for training.
Teaching is not same as training. The
placement officers play a vital role in bridging the employment gap by
arranging for campus interviews.
Is the "main or basic
function" of an engineering college to
provide employment or impart engineering knowledge. The
solution lies in
looking at the end-beneficiary of such skill-based trainings. It's
obvious that the employer is the one who's going to reap the benefits of
a good, productive employee.
Video Footage of Employability Skills
Article: Teaching is not Training :Employability Skills