Students crying for more industry internships or live projects are in for a better deal in the days to come. In the offing is a State Private Sector Advisory Group (S-PSAG), with representatives from both industry and educational institutions, which could well save the day.
The Technical Education department recently suggested the names of 10 industry representatives on the group and the list has been sent to the government. The group will ensure better coordination between educational institutions and the private sector. Some of the suggested representatives include a Civil Engineer from Hyderabad Metro Rail, an Electrical Engineer from APCPDCL and others from companies like Infotech and Tata Teleservices apart from policy makers in the government and the Confederation of Indian Industry.
“The group is being formed as part of the Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP),” said Ajay Jain, Commissioner, Technical Education. The flurry of complaints that the Industry has been unresponsive on student needs like internships or live projects and that educational institutions have been guilty of not adopting an industry-friendly curriculum will be tackled effectively, Mr. Jain said.