As per Aspiring minds Employability survey 80 percent of engineering pass outs do not match with requirement of market.
In India each year 15 lakh student become engineering pass outs .After the completion of their degree most of them are underemployed or jobless. 30 percent of total engineering graduates chooses to go for non-technical sector.
Aditya, HR in a leading firm says that companies predominantly focus on practical knowledge while recruiting an employee. Nowadays most of the students do not have practical knowledge. Hence those students remain unemployed.
Nowadays many companies are recruiting students from non-technical background (BA, Bsc etc) for same task. An engineer expect more salary for same work. Hence opportunities for engineering graduates is going down.
Bheesemmra Reddy, Training and placement officer of Sri Sai College says that two skills are required to get a job. First technical knowledge ad second soft skills. Most of the students never put efforts to improve their communication skills. Ultimately during placement they fail to express their knowledge in front of HR.
At present most of colleges do not have proper lab and equipment. The syllabus and schemes followed by these colleges are outdated. In modern era where 6 month old technology is deemed to be old, these colleges do not update their syllabus for years. Hence it is very difficult for a pass out of such colleges to meet the demand of the market.
Sachin Viswakarma, engineering graduates says that no companies come to his college for campus placements. He attended open campus selection of other colleges but got failed to secure a job.
Due to economic slowdown many companies have postponed their recruitment processes for a while. Also some companies are laying off their employees.