Federation of Electrical Entrepreneurs of Nepal (FEEN) organized an event Electro Tech 2012 on the occasion of 6th INTL ELECTRICAL-ELECTRONIC EXHIBITION AND SYMPOSIUM. This event was coordinated by MEETING POINT NEPAL on the premises of bhrikuti mandap, exhibition road, Kathmandu, Nepal on February 18 2012. The event’s sole purpose was to bridge the divide or gap from college to industry.
So what does a student expect after completing his/her course? Some basics might be job, highly paid salary and a bright future. Meeting Point Nepal invited some of the speakers to discuss about students expectation and industry reality.
- Er. Basanta Marhatta
- Bishwa Prakash
- Anand premi
- Season Koirala
- Surendra Bhakta Mathema
- Prahlad Karki
- Dr. Jagan nath Shrestha
- Kush Kumar Joshi
Mr. Bishwa Prakash pointed out the need of Research and Development in industry and academy. He is related to Biomedical field. Mr. Anand Premi said college produce engineers but they have only book knowledge. Practical knowledge is lacking but the students expect a government job or work in some hydropower companies. In his viewprocess control and Instrumentation control system is important if a student wants to work in hydropower engineering company. Mr. Season Koirala the executive director ofAdvanced College of Engineering and Management (ACEM) also expressed his views on real need of research too apart from theory. He quoted “Industry is like lab for students”. They learn a lot from there. Mr Surendra Bhakta Mathema felt that the passed out students expectation is high. He said a country can be strong it technology is and focused on more practical research in engineering college. Mr. Prahlad Karki, representative fromKantipur City College(KCC) talked about industry and college’s curriculum. Industry wants the best human resource and college can provide the best HR but college curriculum should include industry standard curriculum.
The principal of Acme Engineering College, Er. Basanta Chandra Marhatta thanked meeting point for organizing the event and appreciated the initiative. He concluded his words by talking about need or more research and development activities. Dr. Jagannath Shrestha also said curriculum is not up to the standard of industry. Kush Kumar Joshishared an interesting fact that Basanta Chandra Marhatta, Surendra Bhakta Mathema and Kush Kumar Joshi himself are friends from IOE, Pulchowk and are in one place after 35 years. He also acknowledged Engineer as a pure technical person and the difficulties of bridging the gap between college and industry. The program ended with interactions of students from Acme Engineering College and Nepal Engineering College.