Hanuma
Student
S9consulting
Management Consultant
Lisa Isaac
Trainer-
Garggopal
State Mission Manager

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Soft Skills level in Present Engineering graduates in A.P? is at its lowest ebb.Most of them write exams by rote and buy their projects from ameerpet or photocopy them from their seniors and do not have a clue why they have studied engineering and their employability levels are minimum.The reason being they are driven by these EAMCET rank driven education and they forget to develop all round skills.We need to orient them from 10+2 level and refresh their career plans better. what say friends?
From India, Hyderabad
Dear S9 Consulting{?}!

This is not only the case of AP, its also happening in TN, alot of students from TN& AP who have absolutely no clue of what is expected of them and from the course land up in these engg colleges. AICTE is giving approval left right and centre, there are so many colleges offering engg. that some of them have no students or faculty.

I had the the misfortune in conducting soft skills classes in one of these colleges....[now some of the Anna Univ affliates have to mandatorily conduct SS training]. Right from the profile/ dressing of the students and their attitudes it was a dampner . I happened to aska few student [when i really felt like plucking a few hairs on my head] as to why they were doing this course they gave me this smart alec answer' to get 5k[mind u crores] as dowry'

The [so called]MD of the college called us one day and told us not to make the students run around and make noise, when he was told that this was an interactive session not lecture, he told us 'you shut up I will teach you how to take classes'. We then found out this glorified MD was a Rice Mandy owner and qualified with 8 passes in school

As for the staff they were freshers from th every same college or similar ones

so what I want to ask is who is to blame? The AICTE, Kid or Management?

Its a frightening situation

Lisa

From India, Madras
dear lisa,
Thanks for your response and I was too shocked to know the situation in TN .I assumed that TN was way ahead of all in the country. Looks like we have to form an association -SOFT SKILL TRAINERS CLUB SSTC and attack AICTE and all these college managements in a time bound manner explaining them gravity of the situation and also highlighting the unemployment scenario If the bubble bursts and Global KPO market shifts to china and far east which is my main fear , can result in mayhem.My primary goal is to train all local language educated youth in soft skills and make them ready as 21 st century professionals.visit my site
freewebs.com other friends who are reading our post will form a group state wise and have a concrete plan of action to do something at grass root level. Kindly give your feedback and do visit my site
regards
ashwin
chief learning officer

s 9 consulting

From India, Hyderabad
hello ashwin...
I am B.tech 1st year student from AndhraPradesh. I am studying in BAPATLA ENGINEERING COLLEGE.
The point you made is valid to some extent. I think soft skills need one to be on top of scheme of things under which he is living.
Even though a student attaining 80% in B.tech may not have the softskills the corporate world is looking at...But if they find a person with 60% and with enough softskills, most companies are recruiting that person..
I dont think it is the right way to do..a person with 80% means, he is know atleast some thing about the subject.....and coming to project...I would like to know , how the present day HR's did their projects??? On their Own?? I dont think so..( Save a few, who really did on their own)..How the present day HR's or for that matter, officers, leaders got these skills????
Soft skills will develop with experience....Dont feel that its a argument, Its a statement.....
hanuma

From India, Kakinada
Dear Hanuma,
Once you graduate, your certificates act as a ticket they can just get you interview calls, but clearing them is very different ball game, if you have good technical knowledge not backed up with good communication skills you chances to clear the interview is very bleak.
The problem is that students realize the importance of communication only during their college days when they are attending their campus interviews, which happens to be very late. As a mater of fact importance of soft skills and communication should be give from the school days it self.
One hand companies release advertisements on employment opportunities and on the other hand we have unemployment problem, totally mismatch situation. This shows, that skills imparted by our current education system and skills required by different industries to find employment are headed towards different directions.
Regards
Vijayendra

From India, Chennai
I totally agree with all of you.
Infact this is not just the case with Engineering colleges for that matter, even MBA, MCA colleges are like that. Many students come to us for projects and we find their skills so poor even they can't draft a letter properly.
I believe the faculties and management of these colleges are listening to the corporates. One side we don't get write people and on the other hand we have unemployment.
Really we need to address this.
Gopal Garg

From India, Hyderabad
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