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IT sector facing shortage of ‘industry-ready’ engineers

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‘Students found wanting in software basics’. He added that engineering students should acquire knowledge about software fundamentals, operating systems, programmes, various languages, latest technologies, cloud computing and entrepreneurship skills.

“There is a mismatch between training offered by engineering colleges and the needs of the industry in Andhra Pradesh, which leads to an increase in the demand-supply gap, thereby damaging the ecosystem,” said SAP Labs India Knowledge Management director Ravi Kiran.

The IT professional, who was in the State recently, visited some colleges, interacted with students and gave tips on the requirements of the software industry.

Observing that majority of engineering students were found wanting in software fundamentals, databases, verbal and writing skills, Mr. Ravi Kiran asked managements of institutions to train their faculty to nurture students accordingly.

Speaking to The Hindu, he said the number of engineering pass-outs every year was higher than the demand in the IT industry, but, unfortunately, there was a severe scarcity of ‘industry-ready’ engineers for most jobs. This is mainly due to the sharp variation between industry requirements and the existing education system, he said.

“Several qualified engineers have been struggling to secure a decent job in accordance with their qualifications, but they cannot not succeed in the market owing to the poor education system. After completing education, students go for coaching separately to meet the industry demands. Organisations, on their part, cannot not deliver quality services to customers, thanks to substandard employees,” Mr. Ravi Kiran said.

He added that engineering students should acquire knowledge about software fundamentals, operating systems, programmes, various languages, latest technologies, cloud computing and entrepreneurship skills. The managements of institutions should encourage guest lectures from various companies, arrange field visits and have MoUsto train need-based engineers.“If students are trained on the latest technical developments and communication skills and entrepreneurship programmes are promoted, engineering colleges in Andhra Pradesh will become the best producers for IT industries in the international market in the coming days,” he added.

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