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Industry-academic pacts must for employability: Experts

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on February 03, 2013

There is a need for industry-academic collaboration to make engineering graduates more employable, according to experts.

At the second institute-industry interaction meeting organised by the Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology (CBIT) here recently, speakers felt that the current problem in employability of tech graduates could be addressed only by constant interventions.

Speaking on the occasion, D. Kamalakar Reddy, Secretary, Chaitanya Bharathi Education Society, said over 5,000 graduates from CBIT were now in various jobs in the US.

“Our objective in conducting this meeting is to ensure steady availability of employable graduates to the industry and good openings for our students,” he said.

N.L.N. Reddy, Training and Placement Officer, CBIT, said though there were 13 lakh engineering seats in various colleges in the country 75 per cent of graduates being produced were not employable according to industry estimates.

Referring to CBIT’s placement record, Reddy said so far 7,500 students were employed since the establishment of college 33 years ago.

The number of students who found placements from the institute was 1,146 in 2011-12 compared to 688 in 2007-08.

About 80 per cent of job offers were coming from IT and ITeS companies, he added.

About 25 representatives from many companies including Cognizant, Computer Sciences Corporation attended the meeting.

>naga.gunturi@thehindu.co.in

Published on February 03, 2013

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