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Skill matters more than knowledge: Experts

Skill matters more than knowledge: Experts
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The Career Compass-2016 kick-started in a grand way at the Methodist College of Engineering and Technology at Abids here. Academicians and industry people participated in the programme and suggested students to choose the course of their interest rather than following the mob.

Hyderabad: The Career Compass-2016 kick-started in a grand way at the Methodist College of Engineering and Technology at Abids here. Academicians and industry people participated in the programme and suggested students to choose the course of their interest rather than following the mob.

Speaking after the inauguration, Prof Ravande Kishore, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Osmania University, said there was an immediate need to revive technical education system in the State to produce skilled engineers.

Jointly organised by The Hans India and HMTV, Career Compass-2016 kick-starts at Methodist College of Engineering and Technology

Mahadev Tirunagari, Chairman, Hyderabad Chapter of Institute of Company Secretaries of India, (ICSI) said the students in the current generation had a narrow approach towards education. He suggested that the students can do multiple courses within the stipulated time.

Dr V S Giridhar Akula, Principal, Methodist College of Engineering and Technology, said Engineering education in India played a vital role and due to the rapid changes in the field of science and technology, Engineering education was gaining wide attention. Giridhar thanked the Telangana government and IT Minister K Taraka Rama Rao for increasing momentum for Engineering courses by establishing several multi-national companies.

Prof K Nageshwar, Editor, The Hans India, said Career Compass aimed to act as a bridge between the academics and the industry.
He said the current education system had been facing innumerable challenge, thus widening the gap between the academics and the industry. He pointed out that the industry demands had been constantly changing but not the academics.

In order to overcome these challenges, students should opt for a success formula which ‘innovate or perish’, he said. The Hans India Editor advised students to evolve a concept, chase it and constantly improve the same. P Lakshmi Narayana, Osmania University Students’ Affair Dean, said India would soon be a customer driven society.

He said the engineers in the industry should make such things that would satisfy the needs of the customer and require immense practical skills. Prof A Govardhan, Principal, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad (JNTUH), said common sense, basic knowledge on the subject and good analytical and designing skills would help students to succeed in any field they chose.

K Basi Reddy, founder of Digi Quest digital media, suggested parents not to restrict their children to only engineering streams and suggested them to encourage their wards to identify their areas of interest. He said innovation came from home and asked the parents not restrict their children for their vested interests.

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