AICTE Current Affairs - 2019

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India Skills Report: Maharashtra with highest employable talent

On December 9, 2019, the India Skills Report was released jointly by the CII (Confederation of Indian Industry), AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education), UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) and AIU (Association of Indian University). The report provides employability of citizens in the country across the states and. The report also ranked the cities based on the availability of employment.

The report was prepared based on a survey that assessed 300,000 candidates from 35 educational institutes across 28 states and 9 Union Territories.

Highlights: State wise

According to the report, Maharashtra topped the list with the highest employable talent. Following Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh ranked second and third respectively.

Highlights: City wise

Among the cities, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Pune were rated as the most employable cities in the country. Mumbai was at the top most followed by Hyderabad. Hyderabad entered the top ranks for the first time since the launch of the report.

Highlights: Profession

The report said that MBA holders were at the top slot with an employability score of 54%. This position was held by engineers in 2018. MBA category was followed by pharmacy, commerce and arts candidates at second, third and fourth places respectively. The employability in these slots increased by 15%.

Highlights: Gender wise

The Employability scores of male and female for the year 2019 was 46% and 47% respectively. Last year, the scores of male and female was 48% and 46%. This shows that women are more employable than men.

Overall employability rate of the country was 46%.

“India Ranking Society” established to rank educational institutes

On December 2, 2019, the Ministry of Human Resource Development informed Lok Sabha that the “Indian Ranking Society” was approved by the ministry in August 2019. The aim of the society is to develop methodologies and systems to rank higher educational institutions in the country. The proposal was approved in the 127th meeting of the AICTE Executive Council.

NIRF Ranking

At present, the educational institutes of the country are ranked according to the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). It includes 5 broad generic groups of parameters namely teaching, learning and resources; graduation outcomes; perception; outreach and inclusivity; research and professional practice.

The next NIRF ranking will be released in April 2020 as scheduled.

Significance

The Indian Ranking, 2019 ranked the higher educational institutes based on the categories Pharmacy, Engineering, management, law, architecture, medicine. However, the new ranking system will help bring improvement in every category. This is because the new system will include professional categories and generic group parameters as well. Also, it will help to form a healthy environment.