The budget proposal to create internship opportunities with local bodies will help to tackle the engineering unemployment in the country, experts said. But some also expressed doubt over the state’s expertise in implementing internship programs.
According to data from the All India Council for Technical Education, more than 60% i.e 8lakhs who graduate from the country’s engineering colleges every year remain unemployed.
The reason for this is inadequate skills. Indian IT companies, a major employer of engineers, have to spend months bringing their technology skills up to par.
“Internship opportunities to fresh engineers with urban local bodies is a welcome move, which will provide fresh graduates with on-job-experience which is a key element as it involves real-world practical learning,”.
“The practical experience will enhance the skill quotient of the youth of the country and further help build a skilled workforce of the future.”