Plight of Engineering Education: 36% of IIT Bombay Graduates Fail to Secure Placements

As reported by Hindustan Times today, it has come to light that a significant 36% of students from the latest batch at the esteemed Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) have faced challenges in securing placements. This revelation shakes academic and professional circles, prompting a closer examination of the prevailing situation.

The inability of such a significant portion of graduates from one of India’s premier institutions to find employment underscores the challenges facing not only IIT Bombay but also newer IITs and various other engineering colleges across the country. This situation raises questions about the quality of education, the relevance of curricula, and the alignment of skillsets with industry demands.

Amidst aspirations for “Achhe Din” (good days), as often echoed in political discourse, the reality on the ground paints a starkly different picture. The failure of a substantial number of students to secure placements reflects systemic issues that require urgent attention and reform.

Failure to tackle these challenges could not only exacerbate the plight of aspiring engineers but also hinder India’s progress towards becoming a global technological powerhouse.


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