Mass production is taking toll on communication skills
Sheen of Indian IT is still intact and strong. However some patches of lack of quality are becoming an issue for IT companies.
It was a standard few years back that all engineers ought to be good in English communication without which it was difficult for them to pass. However handful of government colleges which maintained very high standard of education and ensured that the students who pass out from them were of highest standards started becoming minority with hundreds of private engineering colleges springing out to cash in the demand of thousands of engineers needed by the industry, mainly IT.
“ The lack of rigor and hard work to get admission in best colleges followed by relaxed standards during the college tenure does not give these students enough teeth to fight it out in corporate world. “
These colleges in most of the cases did not have right faculty or facilities or even rigor to ensure the right output. To add to this problem most of them took students without much screening as profitability is the main motive for them instead of just imparting education.
Difference is certainly visible with almost no private engineering college making to the top 50 in India. On the other hand industry is struggling with substandard youths who pass out from these colleges. Lack of standard reflects mainly in their communication skills which are not to the standard IT industry needs.
The lack of rigor and hard work to get admission in best colleges followed by relaxed standards during the college tenure does not give these students enough teeth to fight out in corporate world. Such youths end up becoming at best mediocre and loose out to the bright one fairly quickly.
On the other hand, few of such youths do work hard and shine up quickly, but that is totally individual driven.
It is really high time that communication skills are taught in colleges just like any other subject and helping students fare better in life thereafter.
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