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Students are at the helm of changing industry trends in contemporary India with ever evolving strategies matching global standards and organizations have set the benchmark higher in terms of recruitment. With changing expectations, the industry scouts out for fresh talent who are not only academically sound but have a general awareness about upcoming technology trends, industry practices and rigorous research of the company they intend to join. With a country of such diversity, there are various placement opportunities for every aspiring student ranging from speed and accuracy to being a key contributor to the organization. Other additional prerequisites include manpower with impeccable soft skills, an overall professional attitude who are ready to innovate and experiment.
Market analysts and professionals are of the opinion that India has never been hit badly economically in the past, not even in the time of recession. With this in mind, there is a healthy ecosystem for industrial growth which never had drawbacks in employment showing the strong economic backbone of India as compared to other developed countries of the world. Most global companies prefer India over other developing nations for setup, as these companies know that India is growing at steady rate and in next few years this country would be economically at par with some of the developed nations. To have this necessary workforce required to fulfill industry requirements, educational institutions have to change their traditional methodologies consisting of imparting merely theoretical concepts. Curriculum have to be relevant to fulfill what employers are looking for ranging from academic, practical to professional work ethics as educational institutions act as incubators and have a responsibility to nurture each student from admission till they are ready to fly from the nest on their own. With this in mind, the educational structure needs to go in parallel with the evolving job environment to make students job ready. A number of institutions have already taken the wise step of having built key partnerships with a lot of companies on initiatives like research projects, lab set-ups, guest lectures and curriculums that ultimately helps the student to be more job ready.
Internship Plays a Crucial Role
With the avenue of internships, students get the insight needed as to what goes on in a real corporate environment. Chances like live projects have created an opportunity for students to apply their theoretical concepts in practice. There is a mutual symbiosis in both ends as organizations have access to a valuable resource while interning and convert them into a full-time hire. There are other forms of interaction between the students and industry including forums like technology conferences, seminars which give students an idea and ample opportunities to learn about the kind of work the companies do. In doing so, students also get to understand and assess the various job functionalities and settings associated with each profession in various organizations and can make career choices accordingly.
Due to its population, India has various filters to evaluate students who are competent enough to pursue higher education including competitive exams like CAT, MAT, AIEEE, IIT JEE and others, considering the state of the job market. These competitive exams set the benchmark for admission into good institutes with students having an added advantage in starting a career. Another option would include opting for PhD to have students who strategically have an area of specialization giving him/her immense value in the market.
Students would be advised to identify and be confident of their skills, strengths and areas of growth. Having done that, a step further would include not only sharpening of technical skills but also key general knowledge about the industry or area of interest. This will help students to keep their best foot forward in the opportunities that suit them best.