Tiruchy: The Consortium of Self-Financing Professional, Arts and Science Colleges in Tamil Nadu-sponsored, ‘Tholainokku 2019’, a free seminar on Directorate of Technical Education’s (DoTE) ‘online counseling’ for Engineering courses aspirants for the new academic year, began here on Monday.
More than 500 students and their parents participated enthusiastically in the seminar that not only created awareness on online counseling and admission process for the year 2019, but also provided the student-aspirants and their parents with more insights into the various career options that engineering as a profession offers.
The seminar also served as an opportunity to clear all counseling doubts and assistthe students to choose the preferred colleges and courses of engineering that best matched their aptitude and rankings.
R.S. Munirathinam, Dr P. Selvaraj, president and secretary respectively of the consortium, B. Anbu Thambi, vice president, ICT Academy, R. Rajagopalan, senior manager of Standard Charted GBS, K. Purushothaman, CEO of K7 Computing and senior officials from DoTE participated in the seminar and shared their knowledge and experience with the students.
Speaking to the media later, Munirathinam and Dr Selvaraj said, “the view that engineering is losing its sheen and that there are not enough job opportunities for engineers and that there is a decline in engineering is a myth.
On the contrary, there are plenty of job opportunities with more scope to learn and grow in the field of engineering, he said.
In 2017-18, about 1,20,000 students got lucrative job placements in the industry and the same increased by 25 per cent last year in 2018-19 with 1,50,000 Engineering graduates getting promising job placements. And the outlook and career prospects in engineering look even brighter in the coming years, they added.
They said that it is encouraging and heartening to see many multi-national IT companies like TCS, CTS, Wipro, Infosys, HCL, Syntel, Hexaware, Google, L&T, Accenture, Caterpillar, IBM etc., welcoming qualified and talented engineering graduates with open arms and lucrative pay packages....