Chennai, June 28: The Consortium of Self-Financing Professional, Arts and Science Colleges in Tamil Nadu conducted ‘Tholainokku 2019’, a free seminar on Directorate of Technical Education’s (DoTE) ‘online counselling’ for engineering aspirants here on Friday.
Minister for Higher Education K P Anbazhagan inaugurated the seminar, in which experts termed decline in engineering as a myth and that it would never lose its charm.Over 500 students and their parents participated in the seminar which not
only created awareness on online counselling and admission process for the year 2019, but also provided the aspiring students and their parents with more insights into various career options offered in engineering.
The seminar also served as an opportunity to clear all counselling doubts and assist the students to choose the preferred colleges and courses of engineering that best matched their aptitude and rankings.Talking to reporters during the seminar, R S Munirathinam, President,R S Raghuram, Vice President and Dr P Selvaraj, Secretary of the Consortium of Self-Financing Professional, Arts and Science Colleges in Tamil Nadu said "believing that engineering is losing its sheen and that there are not enough job opportunities for engineers and there is a decline in engineering is a myth.'
They said on the contrary, there were plenty of job opportunities with more scope to learn and grow in the field of engineering. 'In 2017-18, about 1,20,000 students got lucrative job placements in the industry and it increased by 25 per cent last year (2018-19) in which 1,50,000 engineering graduates got promising job placements',
.They said the outlook and career prospects in engineering look even brighter in the coming years.
"It's encouraging and heartening to see many multinational companies like TCS, CTS, Wipro, Infosys, HCL, Syntel, Hexaware, Google, L and T, Accenture, Caterpillar, IBM, welcoming qualified and talented engineering graduates with open arms and lucrative pays', they said.
Hence Engineering aspirants and their parents could be assured that engineering would never lose its charm and importance and students,who complete their class 12 with Science and Maths as their core couldconfidently take up engineering as a career and do well with a well-paid job, they said. (UNI)