Mumbai: As the campaigning for Mumbai elections concluded on Saturday, the students say they wanted to see their demands on the agenda of the candidates. The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship had launched several skill development programmes for the upliftment of the youth. However, students complained there are not many opportunities for them to develop their skills. There are not adequate job opportunities and business infrastructure, they said.
The students complained of lack of jobs in public sectors. “We are in the Digital India era, but there is hardly any proper job in the software industry,” said Aadesh Yadav, an IT student. With the increasing number of private educational institutions across the country, many of the students claimed that the demand and supply chain is severely imbalanced. Colleges often give out degrees and break all the ties once the course is over. “Institutions assure us with job placements, but companies are not coming to the campuses to recruit students. Worse still the colleges do not intervene,” alleged Monisha Singh final year student of Bachelor of mass media.
The students further said, “All the politicians need to undergo a reality check for them to realise they have failed to provide employment opportunities to the youth.” “Students with B.Tech and several Post Graduation degrees are working as insurance officers and call centre agents. Even doctorates are doing underpaid jobs and this is a grim situation,” said a student.
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