True yardstick to measure the success of any Technical Colleges is its ability to place its students. Arguably education is not only the means to acquiring knowledge in a desired field but also, a vehicle to an appropriate job offer.
There are about 10,300 AICTE approved Engineering colleges in India. On the brighter side, The private colleges keep the dream of gaining a respectable technical degree alive in the students who are unable to secure a seat in the Tier one institutes like IITs and NIITs.
But on the other hand the count of engineering colleges has been springing up like mushrooms in India in the last few years. Some of these colleges exist, solely with the intention of making profit at the cost of careers of their students, without a thought to their future.
The rapid growth in the number of engineering colleges can be credited to nothing more than an ecosystem built around providing talent for the $110 billion outsourcing market and the gigantic Indian Market . Once sees nothing wrong in the growing number of Engineering colleges , as they seem to fill the gap left wide open by the dearth of Technical premium colleges and the aspiration of minds which are technically bent.
But, is it not the responsibility of these colleges which dole out Technical degrees to the aspirant that they give assistance and leave no stone unturned when it comes to providing ‘decent’ openings as the student gets into the final year at college.
My fist hand experience of working Private Engineering colleges have helped me break down the requirements of a recruiter. Essentially a combination of decent hard and soft skills is the need of the hour. Arya College is one such college which has been able to cater to the requirement of the recruiters. Churning out decent talent, which is employable and at par with the best in the Industry. The approach of Arya College is quite simple; make soft skills a part of regular day to day learning and the essence of their teaching methodology is ‘learning by doing’.
Arya College brings to life the most celebrated words of Benjamin Franklin: “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” The mentors at Arya lay emphasis on learning, experimentation, entrepreneurship and a progressive value system, and that the degree is not the only priority for growth and a good future.
To implement this methodology the management together with their faculty works tirelessly. Their desire to evolve and establish a college which could overcome the challenges of the times and come out a winner definitely praiseworthy.
Arya College has been able to get upto 70% of its students placed. Arya College’s Training and placement cell stays connected with the industry and actively seeks their requirement, so that the in house training is stitched according to requirements of the Industry. The labs and Infrastructure are modernized to live up to the industries ever changing needs.
Not Surprisingly, Arya College has paved the path for others to follow and dreams of its student is still its priority.