Mysore/Mysuru: “Time has come to provide digital skill competence to every graduating student irrespective of his or her specialisation,” said D. N. Vasuki, IT Consultant and Member, Board of the National Institute of Engineering (NIE), Mysuru.
Speaking at the inauguration of the novel Digital Skilling Initiative, organised by Sarada Vilas Educational Institutions (SVEI) here recently, Vasuki said that about 30 million students graduate every year across different disciplines in the country, and it was the responsibility of the management of the educational institutions to enable every student to become fluent in digital skills.
The current dynamics in education, more so after implementation of National Education Policy (NEP), and abundant job opportunities in the industrial and service sectors, students should learn digital skills like social media and digital marketing, business or data analytics, he opined.
“43% of the jobs available in market come under non-tech jobs and hence such digital skills are highly essential for non-engineering graduates, be it science, law or pharma,” he said.
Delivering a technical talk, Ram Bhupal Reddy of MaxMunus Solutions said maintaining a good customer relationship required digital skills, especially in product and service sectors. “More and more number of users are going online and students seeking jobs should build relevant digital competencies,” he added.
Referring to the recent surveys conducted by management consulting groups, Prof. G.L. Shekar, educationist, said that India would be the global leader in providing talent pool, which is estimated at 20% of the world’s working population by 2047. Skilling graduating students to better their employability must be the focus of educational institutions, he said.
Chandrashekar, Hon. Secretary of SVEI, presided. S. L. Ramachandra, Managing Committee Member of SVEI, welcomed.
R. Narasimha, Managing Committee Member of SVEI, Principals and faculty members were present along with over 400 students.