Bharathiar University to train 8,500 Students to make them employable

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Bharathiar University to train 8,500 Students to make them employable

The teachers will train the students with the help of resource persons from leading companies like TCS, CTS, Ambro, L&T and Reliance

Extending the finishing school facility to students, Bharathiar University (BU) here has decided to train 8,500 students a year to make them employable.

Initially, the varsity had decided to train only 300 students during vacation, but now 100 students from each of the 85 affiliated arts and science colleges will get trained under the finishing school concept.

Vice-Chancellor Prof. G Thiruvasagam said that the teachers of each college would be trained first who, in turn, would train the students in soft skill development.

“The teachers will train the students with the help of resource persons from leading Mncs Like TCS, CTS, AMBRO, L&T, Reliance etc.,” said the V-C during the inauguration of the training programme to faculty members on finishing school at the Coimbatore Institute of Management and Technology here on Wednesday.

Emphasising the need for finishing schools, he said that only 11 percent of the 62,000 students in the final year of the under graduation, that is 6,820, were employable.

“A vital reason for unemployability is the lack of awareness about the employment opportunities in non-IT sectors, which comes to about 64 percent of total jobs.

As a result, the students in traditional courses lose interest in preparing themselves for the job market,” he said.

Secondly, the content of curriculum and its delivery are exam-oriented and hence, the students are not allowed to think beyond textbooks.

“There is no creativity and no awareness resulting in zero accomplishment,” he remarked.

The third reason, according to him, is lack of facility in colleges to train students in soft skills.

“These bottlenecks will be cleared through the finishing schools,” the Vice-Chancellor said.

Stating that the application of knowledge was missing in the system of education, he said that this problem could be sorted out provided the teachers had the capacity of knowledge management.

According to him, the problems faced in education include enhancement of quality in teaching, research and development, leveraging technology for learning, employability of graduates and entry of foreign universities

At present, only 11 percent of the 62,000 final-year UG students are employable.

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