Recently compiled data by the All India Council for Technical Education shows that engineering placements have reached a seven-year high, reports The New Indian Express.
According to the figures, 25 per cent of all students admitted to undergraduate and postgraduate engineering programmes were placed in 2018-19. The number jumps to 52 per cent when only those who successfully completed their courses were counted. The figures cover data from courses in 3,311 engineering, architecture and design colleges.
In 2017-18, the percentage of those who were placed was 45.2 per cent among the students who successfully completed their courses. Education officials believe that higher rates of college placements point to a better quality of education being imparted at these institutions.
“Campus placement is getting better on the back of more hiring by companies coupled with the closure of engineering colleges, revised curriculum, better training of faculty and lower enrolments,” remarked AICTE vice-chairman M P Poonia.
Poonia also highlighted the fact that internships have been made compulsory for engineering students, further increasing their odds of being hired.
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