In India, rising unemployment has paved the way for insecurity and apprehension for anyone who dreams of working independently or financially support their family or hopes to secure a better job. In many instances, this overwhelming aspiration related to career progression has been enthused by educational institutions. Many job-seekers lack competitive skills which are of importance for the multinational companies, and therefore, the employability gap in this area remains high. If we look at India, the economic slowdown is deteriorating the functionality of the hundreds of industrialized global leaders, domestic shop managers, factory owners, and the traders are reducing the number of their employees to null or minimum. With regard to running the production units, fewer staff members are being recruited.
What are the implications of unemployment in our country that people are currently witnessing? What if the state and central government fail to address one of the most significant debates of all time? There are several factors to be considered to raise the voice by spotting the unprecedented pits of falling employment, such as the prevailing caste system bias, rise in population, dependency on family business, assumption of agricultural cultivation to be the only the surviving source of income, and the shortage of industries. There are also other measures to take into an account like the mishandling of management duties and the exemplary authoritarian influence over the unprivileged class group.
Lakhs of Indians dwelling in various parts of India, apply for numerous roles in the central government department, believing this is the right pathway to avail every possible benefit promised by the ruling government’s welfare schemes. From studying hard to clear one after another exam with the dream of entering big sectors, to the very last day of the exhaustive selection process, candidates who wait desperately for months expecting confirmation calls are left uneasy. Disappointed by the authorities, they hold the proof of their results papers and hall tickets as proof to be displayed on the TV, sparking deliberative talks in administrative offices to attract the attention of national democratic parties.
Until the demands are fulfilled and the major issues are addressed diplomatically, they continue to march outside the administrative blocks protesting against the irresponsible government regime. Further, the coverage of public outrage by the media, to some extent, imposes the governing bodies to trace faults in the system and initiate serious action against the wrongdoers to avoid such misuse of power. But this has never brought any relaxation or comfort to the lives of hardworking students.
The administrative department’s groundwork is weakening day-by-day due to their negligence and lack of credibility in maintaining the transparency between applicant details appropriately. Recently, thousands of aspirants from various cities appeared for one particular subject more than twice because of the slightest error occurrence found in their application forms like family surname misspelt, unfinished documents attachment, and the age factor perceived to be the reason for the overall delay. However, it is not just the failure of the whole administration in obtaining the correct information. Perhaps they are least bothered about the amount of dedication and hard work the examinee puts in. Some corrupted people leaking question papers on social media before the exam also cause havoc in exam centres and inconvenience the students who are forced to appear again.
The profession of engineers, doctors, and lawyers are believed to be a field of excellence, which opens the door of opportunities in India and abroad. Therefore, the elders and parents suggest their children opt for engineering, medical science, and law studies. For these stated reasons, the appointed council implements a beneficial program to influence the learners’ capability to step forward and showcase their talent in front of the competitive world. Over the years of rapid urbanization, our government has played an incredible role in transforming the lives of the common men by changing the lifestyle of today’s generation. But the uniformity in its principal rules is not implemented in the desired hierarchy where it stood earlier.
The shutting down of about 410 substandard engineering colleges in five years (2014–2019), has resulted in sweeping off the seats from the feet of institutions. The latest employability survey revealed a disturbing fact that nearly 80% of Indian engineers are incapable of professionally handling and managing engineering tools. The above figures have triggered questions, directly pointing fingers at the integrity of AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education), holding it accountable for not carrying out the determined code of practice effectively. It should focus on amending the rules centrally to revive the entire educational policy and make necessary plans to change the reckless modules of engineering.