Introduce English-course for students to bag a job: Partha Chatterjee
To ensure students bag a job along with a degree, West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee stressed the importance of revising curricula in higher educational institutes at par with industry needs. He urged institutes to introduce a six-week English course for students' overall development. "In abroad, English course is a must for candidates...from other countries. Here, too, it should be mandatory," Chatterjee said.
Curriculum should be modern at par with job market: Chatterjee
While speaking at a career fair, Chatterjee said, "The curriculum should be modern, in tune with the job market. For a physics student, merely reading a physics textbook and references before sitting for exams won't be enough. He/she must be conversant with new technologies too."
'Students need to equip themselves with skills to get job'
Chatterjee asked students to equip themselves with necessary skills to keep pace with the changing job scenario. "Please keep in mind whatever you want to be in life, you won't get employment unless you are considered suitable by the recruiter," he said. The Education Minister also asked parents not to force their children in Science if their children are proficient in English Literature.