Nagpur is the education hub to study Engineering in central India. Thousands of students every year enroll in various engineering streams and courses aiming to pursue their dream and live a satisfying life. Today the same engineering students are concerned about their future and career as the quality of engineers produced is at its worst. Many students claim that the online study system and lenient approach of institutions are causing students to become careless which is later resulting in their lack of knowledge. Exam machinery of the Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj University which is full of loopholes is further helping students become lenient and lazy.
Nayan Thakre, a sixth-semester IT student with the SB Jain Institute of Engineering, told us that “all students cheat in exams due to which they gain no knowledge but get full marks. They get 9+ GPA in exams, but their actual knowledge is zero.” Another student Sanskruti Jalte, a Computer Science student with a reputed Engineering college in the city told us that recruiters are avoiding hiring people this year. “Recruiters will not value students those who have passed in online exams as almost everyone is passing these days.” Usually, many people would get backlogs and due to this only people with knowledge used to get up till the final year, but due to these online exams anyone and everyone are getting passed.”
Neeharika, final year Electrical engineering student one of the most premier colleges RCOEM expressed her sadness while talking to the Live Nagpur and shared the helplessness of the students. “Companies are not at all recruiting students of Core branch as core branch employees can not work from home.” “We are trying our best but if we being is the best college of the city cannot get placed that I am seriously worried about the others.”
When the lockdown was first implemented in March 2020, the country was unprepared for a pandemic and it was acceptable then that the quality of education was compromised. But after fourteen odd months of lockdown and unlock, it is not acceptable that the quality of our higher education system is still hanging on the cliff. India being one of the prime hubs for quality Engineers is now facing a crisis and it is disheartening to see the situation of the students.