Mr Manish Gupta* from Pratap Nagar Jaipur wanted to get her daughter admitted in an undergraduate program in one of the best Engineering Colleges in Jaipur. Ms Shreya Gupta* studied in one of the best CBSE schools in the Mansarovar area in Jaipur city and achieved A1 grade in recently concluded 10+2 exams. Although Jaipur is emerging as the top choice for engineering aspirants due to existence of prestigious institutions such as MNIT Jaipur, LNM-IIT Jaipur, and JK Lakshmipat University Jaipur, in addition to several other Universities. As Rajasthan Pre-Engineering Test (RPET) will not be held this year, it is becoming even more challenging to choose right engineering college. Like Mr Manish Gupta, there are several parents and students seeking possibility of admission for their wards. Are you interested to study engineering and technology program in Jaipur? Or are you looking for a value based engineering college in Rajasthan? If yes then, how to choose a best engineering college in Rajasthan or best engineering college in Jaipur? It has been observed that our choices are often based on what others are choosing and not what we like? Or what we wish to become in future? Or what excites us as an individual? Or where I want to reach professionally in industry after 10-years or 20-years?
So the question remains, how to choose the best institute of engineering and technology (IET)? Actually, one may consider the ranking of an IET or University given by an independent agency. However, the anonymousness, exhaustiveness, and transparency of these accreditation agencies remains questionable.
“Speech is Silver but Silence is Golden,” so says an admirable and profound adage of the past, the type of which we would like to preserve and follow till eternity. However, given the demanding exigencies of the professional world such as JK tyre & Industries, JK Lakshmi Cement following an adage such as this will only spell doom for a professional. It is so because most of the time spent by a professional today is devoted to the task of reading, writing, speaking and listening. In fact, the recent researches suggest that about 70 to 80% time of a professional is spent in attending and conducting meetings, making presentations, writing professional reports, writing official emails, interacting with other officials, addressing fellow professionals in public speaking situations, and so on an so forth.
Despite its crucial inevitability in professional world, thousands of Indian students studying in Top Universities, Best Engineering Colleges and Institutes of higher Learning in India find themselves ill equipped when it comes to carrying out communication related tasks effectively in their day-to-day professional world. It is ironical to observe that in spite of the staggering proliferation of ‘English medium schools’ all over the country, the fear of English continues to haunt thousands of students pursuing their UG and PG programs in Engineering and Management. Some of the best India students in Engineering develop cold feet when it comes to making a presentation, participating in a group discussion, making an impromptu speech, or appearing at a job interview. What adds to the tragedy is the lack of attention that best academic institutes of higher education pay in providing adequate training in developing and improving the English communication skills of their students?