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60% of engineering graduates unemployed and many unemployable, says report

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It is reported that a majority of technical education colleges and institutions produce graduates who are not employable.

According to the All India Council for Technical Education, more than 60% of the 8 lakh engineers graduating from technical institutions across India every year remain unemployed.

This is a potential loss of 20 lakh man days annually,

Also, less than 1% of engineering students participate in summer internships and just 15% of engineering programmes offered by over 3,200 institutions are accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA).

This is attributed to the huge variation in standards of technical colleges in India.

It is reported that a majority of these colleges produce graduates who are not employable.

According to the Times of India, the Ministry of Human Resource Development is planning a major revamp of India's technical education.

The government’s strategy involves rolling out the single National Entrance Examination for Technical Institutions (NEETI) and annual revision of curriculum from January 2018.

In addition, linking annual teacher and student training as a must for approval of the institution would also be introduced.

The examination - NEETI - will be the first exam to be conducted by the National Testing Service (NTS).

It will be completely computer-based.

Before 2022, 50% of the programmes in the technical institutions would be accredited through NBA.

AICTE has also asked the institutions to prepare an action plan for implementing these initiatives along with financial implications before June 2017.