There was a headline in between:“Civil engineers today are collecting degrees despite not being skilled enough to be a productive part of the Indian economy”. It is a fact that not even 12% civil engineering graduates are found employable today. What’s wrong is happening with them and the civil engineering education in India?
Today’s civil engineer has plenty challenges. Few are listed here:
For working professionals :
For freshers :
Because of all these challenges, today he is confused, depressed and has lost confidence. Industry is not ready to pay even Rs 10,000/- a month to a fresh civil graduate. A decade ago, the scenario was different. Civil engineers were getting good packages of 18 to 20000/-. But in between demand has reduced while supply increased and hence salaries reduced. Believe that there is NO JOB CRISES, there is a skills crisis.
On one side the quality of education is declining year after year; gap in Industry & Institute is increasing; while on other side demand of industry / project challenges are increasing. In all this, a civil engineer gets sandwiched. It’s not like that he doesn’t want to improve, prove himself; but the environment is not suitable to get transformed in to a professional. It is like education has become a business for most of the institutes. It is a machine producing engineers. In this race, ‘QUALITY’ is completely overlooked and a poor civil engineer is getting hampered.
It calls for a revolution in the traditional education system focussing on skills building, improvement of mental and physical health, confidence and clarity; enhancing essential soft skills and values.
We at Infini focus on overall development and character building. Our PGP course in construction project management aims at transforming a graduate into a civil professional and future project manager. It is now open for architects as well. This course opens up better career / job opportunities and can be considered as a must do course for civil engineers.
Founder Director & CEO
BE Civil, ME (C&M), MIE, LMICI
I am a private construction industry which has potential to provide immense job opportunities and fulfil dreams of most of civil engineers in terms of financial and personal growth.