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Engg education to be revamped in TS

Engg education to be revamped in TS
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The Telangana government has embarked on a mission to bring revolutionary changes in the engineering education to make students industry fit and...

Hyderabad: The Telangana government has embarked on a mission to bring revolutionary changes in the engineering education to make students industry fit and ready for employment. In a meeting with industry and education experts at the Secretariat on Thursday, Information Technology Minister K Tarakarama Rao announced that the government would bring necessary changes in the law to make students more employable. He said that the government would revamp the syllabus in professional courses to meet the requirement of the industry.

“The syllabus will be designed in a way that it will suit local and global requirements,” he informed. For improving quality in teaching, Rao said that eminent educators would be roped in for teaching students through virtual classrooms. “Apart from education, students should get practical training so that they can be easily absorbed by industries,” Rao informed.

  • Industry experts and academicians meet up
  • Syllabus on par with industry requirements: KTR

The minister said that in order to increase employability among students, the government has been mulling to introduce Telangana Academy of Skills and Knowledge (TASK). Rao said that students will be given entrepreneurship skills by networking with start-up companies and also be provided employment skills.

KTR added that students should not just be given classroom lectures; they should also be provided communication skills. “While there has been law for compulsory apprenticeship for students, not many colleges are following the norm. We are contemplating to bring apprenticeship or practical school law,” Rao said. He informed that Industrial Training Institutes would be strengthened.

Rao said that teachers also need orientation with the industry experts as technology changes from time to time. Industry experts who participated suggested that education should be more practical and research oriented.

Education Minister G Jagadish Reddy, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Confederation of Indian Industry, NASCOM, prominent IT companies, universities faculty and reputed education institutions participated in the meeting.

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