The Minister of State for Human Resource Development Satypal Singh has suggested the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to explore internship opportunities in different fields including agriculture to create more job opportunities and enhance employability among youth.
While speaking during an event organised at AICTE headquarter on Saturday, the minister said, recent initiatives of the AICTE will help technical institutes’ students learn new skills in future.
“The country needs development in other fields besides industry. Internships in agriculture and other such fields could help train a large number of youths in the country. Efforts should be made to start internships in these fields besides technical and professional subjects,” he said.
He also said that the overemphasis on getting degrees and diplomas has lowered the standard of education in the country.
The minister has also presented awards to technical institutes with best record of internship in 2018 during the event.
Manipal Institute of Technology, Maharaja Agrasen Institute Of Technology, and Chandigarh University were the top three institutes with the best internship records were.
Internshala – An internship and training platform helped over 8,000 students from more than 1,500 colleges and institutes affiliated to the AICTE in availing internships in the summer of 2018.
“The AICTE has signed agreements with platforms such as Internshala to provide internship opportunities to students of colleges and institutes affiliated to it,” said AICTE Chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe.