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Engineering seats in India hit 10-year low, while management seats continue to grow

Engineering seats in India hit 10-year low, while management seats continue to grow

According to Dr Akhil Shahani, managing director of the Thadomal Shahani Centre for Management, the multiple engineering and management institutions in the country have churned out unemployable graduates.
“Over the last decade, many education entrepreneurs opened engineering and management institutions across India as they felt they could attract many students and charge high fees due to increased demand for technical and management skills from industry. However, many of these new colleges provided substandard education and churned out unemployable graduates,” Shahani told ThePrint.

He added: “With the drop in hiring demand from the IT industry for these lower quality engineering graduates, these new engineering colleges could not attract sufficient numbers of students and had to close down.

Shahani noted: “Companies are offering better paid jobs to management graduates and are willing to train them even after they get hired. Hence demand from students for management degrees is still strong and more regional management colleges are sprouting up.”

Experts also indicated that the decrease in the number of engineering seats could be because conventional engineering disciplines are seeing lower demand due to decreasing job prospects.

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