These are the hard facts: Studies show that
About 1.5 million engineers graduated from more than 3500 engineering colleges across India in 2014.
Yet, only 4 to 7 % of engineers are actually fit for jobs in the core engineering sectors.
Employers are not satisfied with the fresh engineering graduates they recruit.
Graduates seem to lack higher-order thinking skills: analyzing, evaluating and creating.
There is a huge demand from the core engineering industries for practical engineers with hands on experience.
There is an equal interest among engineering students to jump-start their career in their chosen field.
The sunrise industries of Aerospace, Defence and Electronics (ESDM) need thousands of skilled engineers for design as well as manufacturing.
There are very few training schools for engineers in core engineering disciplines, especially Electronics and aerospace engineering design, and none that include robust processes, documentation and project management.