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National Engineer Day: Engineers’ world is not better in India

National Engineer Day: Engineers’ world is not better in India

The birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, the great engineer who gave new thinking and direction to engineering in the country, is celebrated as ‘Engineers Day’ or Engineer’s Day in the country on 15 September.

Due to Corona, many changes are being seen in the whole world simultaneously. The biggest change is going to happen in education, medicine and technology.

Due to Kovid, unemployment has increased rapidly in the whole world including India. Lakhs of people have been fired from jobs, in such times only skill and technology can help people regain their lost confidence.

National Engineer Day: Engineers’ world is not better in India, Kovid has worsened the situation

Recently, in a report surveying the salary of various technical jobs, said-

The demand for electrician fitters and plumbers is very high in the country while the demand for engineers is very less and the supply is very high.

The survey says that the average salary of a 12th pass electrician is Rs 11300 per month, while the average salary of a degreed engineer is Rs 14800 per month i.e. Rs 3500 more.

The salary of the electrician plumber, the technician has increased in the last six years. Whereas the entry-level salary of IT Engineers is almost the same.

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The report says a lot that is shocking

According to the report, when the IT boom took place fifteen years ago, there was a lot of demand.

While the demand has not increased in the last 10 years, engineering graduates are coming out many times more than the demand.

Every year about 15 lakh engineers are made in the country but only 4 lakh of them get jobs, all the rest are forced to face the brunt of unemployment.

According to a survey by the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM)-

  • 75% of technical graduates are not employable.
    The IT industry spends about a billion dollars on training after recruiting these engineers.
    The industry is not getting engineering graduates as per its requirement.
    The gap between degree and skill has widened.

Obviously, the number of educated engineering unemployed in such a large amount is also not good for the country’s economy and social stability.

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Due to the continuous increase in unemployment, seats in engineering colleges have started remaining vacant on a large scale. In technical education, 60 to 70 per cent of seats are vacant in most of the states of the country.

It has presented a disgraceful picture of higher education in India. This figure is also worrying because the situation is only getting worse year after year.

On one hand, the Prime Minister is talking about ‘Make in India’ for the country, while on the other hand, the condition of technical and higher education in the country is in a bad shape.

Today our educational courses are 20 years old so students do not get updated theory according to the industry. For this reason, getting a job as an engineering graduate is becoming the most challenging task today.

Right now the situation is that all the attention is on the theory subjects, only in passing them by rote, the students consider their end Shri.

Efforts, both public and private, are necessary to establish a common platform between the industry and the institutes.

The education system is running on the old pattern

The quality of education in the field of technical education in the country is not very good. The standard of education and the system of training is not good in most of the colleges.

The demand for electricians, plumbers and technicians is increasing in the country, so how can they be taken advantage of.

Do we have any such plan, are there any centres which can provide training for such jobs for less money?

Most of the people get the job only after learning from their experience that too temporary.

While there is a great need for training, the government will have to take initiative in this direction. Now is the time to think about whether we have quality engineers.

In China, 34 per cent of the total students study engineering while in India only 6 per cent of the total students.

Even after such low enrollment in engineering, the number of quality engineer engineers in the country is very less. Overall, the condition of technical education is very bad and it needs immediate attention.

The truth is that today skill is needed rather than degree. Germany’s model is famous all over the world in terms of skill development at the academic level.

The dual system runs in Germany. More than half of the high school students there take training in one of 344 trades. Be it leatherwork or dental technician.

For this, students there also get a training allowance of about $ 900 a month from the government.

Skill development courses in Germany are made by trade unions and companies.

Its Chambers and Commerce & Industries organizes the examination. From Spain, Britain to India, everyone wants to adopt this model of skill development of Germany.

Talented engineer Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya

The birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, the great engineer who gave new thinking and direction to engineering in the country, is celebrated as ‘Engineers Day’ or Engineer’s Day in the country on 15 September.

Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, who played a key role in the creation of the Kingdom of Mysore (present-day Karnataka), was one of the most talented engineers of his time, who invented new methods for dams and irrigation systems.

He built dams on the river based on better irrigation systems and the latest technology in modern India and prepared the ground for starting hydroelectric projects.

His contribution to the technology of irrigation and flood control cannot be forgotten.

About 100 years ago, when the means and technology were not so advanced, Visvesvaraya made many innovations in engineering to solve the problems of the common man and made the life of the common man easy through practical techniques.

Actually, the engineer is not the one who works only with machines but he is the one who works for the betterment of humanity through his original ideas and technology in any field.

Sir Visvesvaraya, while giving a message to the future engineers of the country, said-

Keeping in mind the well being of humanity and the environment of the country, give your full cooperation in nation-building.

The passion, loyalty, commitment that he had towards his work and time as a person, could hardly be seen in anyone.

Despite being the Diwan of the Mysore province, he had no ego at all. If he wanted, he could work abroad based on his ability, but he kept the service of the land of India paramount. Dr Visvesvaraya is revered today among the scientists, engineers and other intellectuals of the country because of his devotion and dedication.

Today the country needs engineers like Visvesvaraya, who can show a new direction to the country because in today’s modern world the dream of a developed nation cannot be realized without the systematic development of science, technology and engineering.

Kovid has changed the situation

After Kovid, things will no longer run traditionally in many areas, there will definitely be a technical change in them.

In such a situation, you will have to update yourself on this front. Although Corona continues to wreak havoc all over the world, it seems that now people have learned to live with Corona, or rather the world will have to live with Corona.

In today’s time technology has become an important part of our life. Technology like mobile, internet, e-mail, video calling has made our life easy and hi-tech with facilities.

Modern equipment and technology are required at every step. All this has been made possible due to engineering.

Today, a large number of engineers are leaving the country after studying and writing, but there is a big lack of “skills” in them.

Because of this lakhs of engineers are facing the brunt of unemployment every year. They do not work according to the needs of the industry.

According to a report-

Every year lakhs of engineers are made in the country but only 15 per cent of them get jobs according to their work, all the rest are forced to face the brunt of unemployment.

Obviously, the engineering career in the country is fast losing its appeal.

The situation is that about 85 per cent of engineers and diploma holders in core sectors like civil, mechanical and electrical engineering are not trained for employment. This figure is also worrying because the situation is only getting worse year after year.

 

 

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AUTHORNishant Chandravanshi

Nishant Chandravanshi is the founder of The Magadha Times & Chandravanshi. Nishant Chandravanshi is Youtuber, Social Activist & Political Commentator.

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