In recent years, India has become one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, driven by a strong focus on technology and innovation. However, there is still a significant gap between industry and academia in India, which is hindering the growth of the country’s economy. This gap has been a long-standing challenge for India’s education system, which has struggled to produce graduates who are job-ready and equipped with the necessary skills to succeed in the professional world.
At CMRIT, we are committed to bridging the industry-academia gap in India by addressing this challenge through our unique Industry Connect program. The program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to gain practical knowledge and experience in their chosen field of study, and to bridge the gap between academia and the professional world.
Building Strong Industry-Academia PartnershipsAt CMRIT, we recognize that building strong partnerships between industry and academia is key to addressing the gap between the two. Through our Industry Connect program, we work closely with leading companies and organizations to provide our students with the skills, knowledge, and experience they need to succeed in the professional world. Let’s take a look at some numbers to understand this.
- According to a report by the National Employability Report 2021, only 45.9% of Indian engineering graduates were employable in 2020, highlighting the gap between industry requirements and the skills of graduates.
- The report also states that 61.5% of employers prefer candidates with industry-specific skills and practical experience.
- A survey by Aspiring Minds, a job skills assessment company, found that 95% of Indian engineering graduates are not fit for software development jobs in the IT sector, emphasizing the need for practical skills and experience.
- A report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) states that India is projected to have a skills gap of 29 million workers by 2030, highlighting the urgency of bridging the gap between industry and academia to meet the demands of the job market.
- The report also states that India’s education system needs to focus on providing students with practical skills and experience to prepare them for the changing demands of the job market.
These data points highlight the market demand for industry-ready graduates and the need for academia to focus on providing students with practical skills and experience to succeed in the professional world. CMRIT’s Industry Connect program addresses these needs by building strong industry-academia partnerships, providing practical experience, and preparing students for success in the job market.
Now let’s take a look at how CMRIT addresses these pressing challenges.
Access to Industry ExpertsOne of the key features of our Industry Connect program is the opportunity for our students to interact with a wide range of industry experts. We bring in entrepreneurs, business leaders, and seasoned professionals to share their experiences, insights, and expertise with our students. This helps our students to gain a deeper understanding of the industry they are studying, and to learn about the latest trends and technologies in their field.
Practical Experience and InternshipsAt CMRIT, we believe that practical experience is essential for students to succeed in the professional world. That’s why our Industry Connect program includes opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience through internships, industry projects, and other practical training programs. These experiences help our students to apply the concepts and theories they have learned in the classroom to real-world situations, and to develop the skills they need to succeed in their careers. This in turn reduces the recess of industry-academia gap in India.
Career Development and Placement SupportOur Industry Connect program also includes career development and placement support for our students. CMRIT students enjoy the advantage of being at one of the premier Engineering colleges in Bangalore with the best placements. We work closely with leading companies and organizations to identify job opportunities for our students, and to help them prepare for interviews and other aspects of the job search process. We also provide career counseling and guidance to help our students identify their strengths, interests, and career goals. And this mindset enhances the student-experience with a transformative learning experience. This further reduces the gap between industry and academics in India.
A Transformative Learning ExperienceAt CMRIT, we believe that our Industry Connect program provides a transformative learning experience for our students. Through our program, our students gain practical knowledge and experience, build valuable industry connections, and develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the professional world. We are proud to have a strong track record of success in placing our graduates in leading companies and organizations across India and beyond.
- According to a survey by McKinsey & Company, 87% of education leaders believe that higher education institutions are not adequately preparing students for the workforce.
- The same survey found that employers value skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication more than specific technical skills.
- A report by the World Economic Forum states that by 2022, 54% of all employees will require significant reskilling and upskilling, emphasizing the need for continuous learning throughout one’s career.
- According to a survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, internships are the most valuable form of experience for students in terms of employability.
- The same survey found that employers value communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills more than a candidate’s major when making hiring decisions.
Why Choose CMRIT?
CMRIT is known to be among some of the Engineering colleges in Bangalore with best placements. The gap between academia and the professional world is a long-standing challenge in India’s education system. We believe that our Industry Connect program provides a transformative learning experience for our students, and we are proud of the success of our graduates in the professional world.
At CMRIT, we’re committed to providing our students with a transformative learning experience that prepares them for success in the professional world. Through our Industry Connect program, we build strong partnerships with leading companies and organizations, providing our students with practical knowledge and experience, soft skills development, and valuable industry connections. Our graduates are highly sought after by employers across India and beyond, and we take pride in our track record of success in placing our graduates in leading companies and organizations.
Join us at CMRIT to gain the skills, knowledge, and experience you need to succeed in the job market as you leverage the competitive advantage of a curriculum with reduces gap between industry and academics in India.