Lucknow: A large number of youth are not getting employment even after getting engineering degree. This is to say AKTU VC Dr. PK Mishra. He said that because of not getting employment easily after doing engineering, now admissions in engineering courses are decreasing as compared to earlier. To tackle this problem, colleges have to create placement opportunities from their level also. For this, along with improving the quality of education, attention will also have to be paid to the structure and placement.
Information sought from colleges
It is worth mentioning that AKTU VC had sought placement information from the affiliated colleges for the last three years. According to the information received from the colleges, most of the colleges are in a bad position in terms of placement. The placements in more than 450 colleges out of 600 colleges affiliated to AKTU are not even close to 50%.
University trust college
Most of the affiliated colleges depend on the job fairs organized by the university. No special effort is made by the colleges in the direction of providing jobs to the students. Moreover, in about 65 percent of the colleges, the placement cell itself has not been constituted properly. Various courses like BTech, BBA, MBA, MCA, MSc Nanotechnology, MSc Renewable Energy etc. are being run in engineering and management colleges affiliated to AKTU. Now after doing these courses, due to lack of good placement, the trend of students is decreasing from these courses. Alam is that the students keep waiting for the job fair to be conducted by AKTU. However, even those results from AKTU’s job fair have not yet come out, which can be called better.
Better condition of NCR colleges
Among affiliated colleges, most have very poor placement records, barring a few colleges in Ghaziabad, Noida and Lucknow. However, the placement record of NCR colleges is around 90 percent. This is the reason why students have to face tough competition even for admission in these colleges. On the other hand, the rest of the colleges face problems only in filling the seats.
Colleges have been asked to set up a placement cell by November and work on it, so that again the students’ interest can be increased towards the university.
-Pro. PK Mishra, VC, AKTU