Education should always be purposeful, growth oriented and productive. But Technical institutes are failing to produce dynamic and enterprising youngsters capable of facing the changing times and taking on the toughest technical challenges. Academic Qualifications no longer define the worth and expertise of a candidate and prospective employers are no longer looking at mere qualifications but at the employability potential of the candidate. Furthermore, the industry has neither the time nor inclination to train a fresher in skills required. Owing to tough competition, industry is ready to recruit only skilled candidates who can contribute immediately to the well being of the company.
Hence the emphasis is on how best to integrate industry relevant skill set and regular college curriculum and expose students to real workplace culture. The need of the hour is a sustainable platform to hone the skills of students and provide the support each individual needs to grow. A well defined solution is the establishment of Skill Development Centers (SDC) by the Commissionerate of Technical Education (CTE).