Training and Placement is an integral part of all programs being run at STC. Training and Placement in general refers to the cooperation between the Institute and the Industry. Applying classroom training to practical situations, and also encourages academic achievements by expanding knowledge and skills.
TRANSFORMING ENGINEERING IN INDIA- INDUSTRY PERSUASION
For the past one decade Indian IT/ BPO industries have witnessed phenomenal growth leading to tremendous increase in the demand of skilled manpower. To meet the demand government has allowed private sector to open engineering colleges and universities across the country to fulfill the huge demand of trained professionals of the industries. In 2005 the total AICTE approved engineering colleges was 1475 and within 5 years in 2011 the number rose to 3241. In 2010, there were total 481 universities in India out of which 254 were State Universities, 130 Deemed Universities, 58 Private Universities and 39 Central Universities. But, to our great surprise, a report by McKinley management consultancy reveals that only 25% of engineers produced in India are fit for any job. So a question arises what about rest 75% engineers.
The industries understand the challenges that institutes face and can decipher their problems in the professional way. Sustainability for the private education sector depends on the innovation and expertise of their employees. Hence their priority will always be the recruitment and retention of top talent. This trend of industries entering into education is quite common in south India, but to the surprise Punjab having approx. 100 engineering colleges, the institutes having industry backup is very less.
Giving the industries' perception, Dr. Gopal Munjal, MD cum CEO, Ind-Swift Limited and President Swift Group of Colleges, who started region's first Engineering College with 100% foreign collaboration said: 'Most of the engineering graduates are unemployable and many colleges do not have proper facilities for training. While studying the students should constantly interact with industry people and take small projects from them.
A good exposure of industries while studying leads to better understanding of theoretical concepts. The industries also prefer students for recruitment who understand the professional industry environment and have undergone training within the plants. Dr. Gopal Munjal added that in he proposes to appoint Chair on Cooperation between Higher Engineering Education and Industries for the Northern region. The purpose of the Chair shall be to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation in the field of cooperation between higher engineering education and industries.