Future of engineering education

Future of engineering education

A study on India’s engineering education states that much of India’s engineering education is theoretical with less or no industrial exposure. Yes!

A study on India’s engineering education states that much of India’s engineering education is theoretical with less or no industrial exposure.

Yes! This is true.

There are lots of opportunities in this field, but students will be able to grab those opportunities if they have enough skills as each of the opportunities ask for skill and skills come from practical exposure. Theoretical knowledge is important, but it will be of no use if students are not able to apply it to the practical situation.

A report by MIT titled, “The Global State of the Art in Engineering Education” states that the future leaders in engineering will focus on work-based learning, the reason behind is that fourth industrial revolution is going to come soon, which needs skilled engineer with good knowledge of practical exposure to the theoretical study. Students all by themselves cannot bring practical exposure to them. Institutes are liable for the practical knowledge among the students, and this is the reason why students of tier 1 institutes are more successful today, as they get enough practical teaching and infrastructure to apply the knowledge. But, this thing will not be the same in the future as many institutes have finally understood the reason behind unemployability and that is why they are thinking to give practical teaching more importance with the theoretical learning and also started to adopt the off-beat branches of engineering so that after completion of the course, students find themselves skilled enough to be successful.

A notable example of this thing is, 45 Indian entrepreneurs have come together to set up PLAKSHA University in collaboration with University of California which will enhance the quality of learning by focusing more on practical learning than the theoretical one to produce quality of engineers, and it can be assumed that this movement will inspire many more universities and institutes also, to be established or to be transformed themselves. So, the future of engineering is bright and also will be in good hands, and if you are a future student, then it is a golden opportunity for you. But, remember, studying engineering is not enough; you have to dedicate yourself for the career.

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