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According to All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), out of the eight lakh graduate engineers from technical institutions in the country, more than 60 per cent remain unemployed.

In addition to this, reports reveal that just 15 per cent of 3200 institutions offer engineering courses recognised by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA).

More on the report:

  • As reported by TOI, there are also less than 1 per cent of engineering students who take part in summer internships
  • Further these colleges are just passing a large number of engineering graduates who are unemployable without prior training.

Major steps taken by HRD:

  • The ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) is planning a major revamp of India’s technical education
  • In the revamp process, the ministry is planning to introduce the National Entrance Examination for Technical Institutions (NEETI) next year.

About NEETI entrance exam:

As reported by TOI, for institutions to be approved, they would require annual teacher training, compulsory induction training for students and annual curriculum revision.

The NEETI exam will be the first conducted online by the National Testing Service (NTS).

Moreover, the examination will be conducted multiple times in a year. The exam format would be that of IITs entrance exam.

Furthermore, the exams have been scheduled for December 2017-January 2018, March 2018 and May 2018 and would also include the entrance tests for the IITs.

Meanwhile, the AICTE is also working to raise the standards of technical education, including the improvement of employability and industry exposure through internships


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