AICTE Started to Facilitate Placements for Engineering Students

AICTEAll India Council for Technical Education has left lot of students disappointed as the placement season for engineering students has reached its fag end. Last year, they had launched its own placement portal where companies could directly recruit students, akin to most job portals, but it remains flawed.

The Council had launched the placement portal for engineering students stating that it would help a lot of Tier 2 and Tier 3 colleges than top colleges. At last it did not reach the dreams jobs of students. The technology and lack of monitoring was one of the reasons for its failure said Senior AICTE officials.

A senior official said “Some companies did show interest because there is no harm in getting enrolled. But managing a job portal for the whole country is a humongous task. The technology itself would have to be very advanced.”

Any knowledge about the job functioning portal and the concept was disliked by colleges because they needed to take credit of student placements themselves denied a former AICTE South Central regional official.

“I can’t speak for the AICTE now but companies did show interest. But such a thing needs continuous monitoring,” said Dr S.S. Mantha, Former AICTE chairman. In fact, most students and college are unaware of the job portal launched by AICTE.

“They had launched it but it has not been functional since many days. Our placements are all through our campus,” said a placement officer with a top engineering college in Hyderabad.

Medaram Jathara

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