5 Ways Of Reviving Engineering Education And Creating More Jobs For Engineers In India

The last 15 years has seen an astronomical rise in the number of students admitting themselves into engineering colleges, from about 5 lakhs in 2005 to about 24 lakhs in 2015-16. However, the number of jobs has largely stagnated or fallen.
The best year for engineers was the pass-out batch of 2006-07 (82% placed) exactly 10 years ago. This was the batch that got into colleges in 2003-2004. At that point, the number of seats offered for engineering was almost on par with aspirants looking for jobs. It was the year when the tech/software companies were flying high. As the engineering institutions tasted success, they started expanding.