The honeymoon with IT jobs is over. Core branches of Engineering are back in demand: Experts

K V Vishnu Raju, Chairman of SVES

Hyderabad, March 08, 2024…. While most Engineering colleges in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, withdrew core branches of Engineering, BVRIT Narsapur Campus and Sri Vishnu Institute of Technology, Bhimavaram gave emphasis and importance to core branches of Engineering such as Mechanical, Automobile, Chemical, Civil Engineering and others. Poor admissions in core engineering branches are no doubt a cause for concern. But management has the social responsibility to sensitize students and parents about the importance of core branches, said Sri K V Vishnu Raju, Chairman of Sri Vishnu Educational Society (SVES).

He was inspecting sledge pull tests(where all-terrain vehicles built by students will pull a tractor. It is an evaluation test) of all-terrain off-road electric vehicles the students built to participate in the endurance test tomorrow. Mr Raju also toured the entire campus and interacted with students who came from 70 colleges across India. BVRIT Narsapur is the proud host of BAJA SAEINDIA 2024, a national-level engineering student out-of-classroom education event. This event came to Telangana, and thanks to BVRIT’s continuous participation and efforts, it was held in Hyderabad for the first time. The event is being organised first time in South India at BVRIT Narsapur campus, Mr. Vishnu Raju added.

To encourage core branches of education we have introduced Chemical Technology and Pharmacy at the graduation level, shared Mr Vishnu Raju.

SLEDGE PULL TEST WHERE A NEWLY BUILT ALL TERRAIN ELECTIC VEHICLE PULLS A TRACTOR TO SHOW ITS STRENGTH--2

The job opportunities are decreasing in the IT industry. The many new-age engineering streams are interdisciplinary. So, no one need not worry much about any particular core branch of engineering. All future jobs need engineers with interdisciplinary skills. BAJA SAEINIDA competition gives practical knowledge and experience to budding engineers.

If PM Modi’s dreams of making India a hub of the semiconductor industry become a reality, then we will need more engineers in core branches. The core branch engineers in future will be like IAS officers, he explained

Today’s cars are more automated. They are no longer mechanical cars. They are smart electrical devices. These all need engineers of cross-discipline, Mr Raju shared

The management must create excitement around core branches of engineering. The students of the core branches must be made to realize and feel proud about their stream, he said.

SLEDGE PULL TEST WHERE A NEWLY BUILT ALL TERRAIN ELECTIC VEHICLE PULLS A TRACTOR TO SHOW ITS STRENGTH

The Telangana government last year unveiled Telangana Mobility Valley, India’s first new mobility-focused cluster to accelerate the growth of sustainability mobility in the country. Telangana Mobility Valley (TMV) aims to attract investments of around Rs 50,000 crore and generate more than 4 lakh jobs in the next 5 years. If that becomes a reality imagine the kind of jobs it generates and gives jobs to core branch engineers, he added

Many educationists and leaders of the SVES who accompanied Mr Raju felt that the honeymoon with IT Jobs was over. Core branches of engineering are back reckoning and are in demand.

Foreign Engineering students will be part of future events of eBAJA SAEINDIA: Sanjay Nibandhe, Chairman, Organising Committee, BAHA SAEINDIA 2024

Hyderabad, March 06, 2024……eBAJA is a national-level engineering student out-of-classroom education event with 70 plus electric buggies to promote Telangana state lowering Carbon Footprint said Sanjay Nibandhe, Chairman, Organising Committee, BAJA SAEINDIA 2024, while addressing a press conference at BVRIT Campus, Narsapur in the city outskirts on Wednesday.

We organise events in 4 categories which include mBAJA, which is a mechanical engineering event; hBAJA which was introduced this year aims to upgrade the level of BAJA SAEINDIA competition in line with the new advancements in the field of vehicle technologies, he added.

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Telugu states team is one of the three teams, Sri Vishnu Institute of Technology, participated in hBAJA, which is about Hydrogen Vehicles. This event held in Janbaury. A hydrogen vehicle is an alternative fuel vehicle that uses hydrogen as its onboard fuel. This category we introduced first time this year he said. It is a matter of great pride of Telugus as all girls college Sri Vishnu Institute of Technology developed all terrain buggie using Hydrogen technology, which they displayed to the whole nation in an event held in January this year.

The other two categories are eBAJA, which is about electric vehicles and aBaja is about autonomous vehicles. This category is introduced this year. This category opens avenues for students to explore the next generation of mobility by manufacturing fully autonomous vehicles. All these events are conducted at various locations to make industry-ready automobile engineers said Sanjay, who later unveiled a terrain single-seater e-buggy, designed, and developed by all women engineering students of Mechanical, Electrical, and Automobile stream of Sri Vishnu Institute of Technology, Bhimavarm.

The objective of these events is to give engineering students an out-of-classroom learning experience and produce industry-ready engineers, he said.

295 colleges are associated with SAEINDIA 2024, he said.

SAEINDIA 2024 will showcase 70 electric buggies, each one made by students spending anywhere in the range of Rs 4 lakh to 12 lakh. The winners of the final round to be held on walk away with Rs 8 lakh cash prize.

Mr Hirotake Harada, Senior Vice President of Engineering of Renault Nissan Tech said BAJA SAEINDIA 2024 across all four categories has 3528 males and just 700 women participating. The ratio of male to female participants is 5:1. This has to be changed. He suggested that changes have to be made to the BAJA SAEINDIA 2024 rule book and registration guidelines to make the competition more inclusive.

BAJA SAEINDIA and Renault Nissan Tech are jointly working to improve diversity. Deepti Singh, DGM Renault Nissan Tech, was appointed as Diversity Ambassador. We are aiming to improve the gender ratio from 17% to 50% in the coming future.

Yogesh Nagendiran said six teams from two Telugu states are participating in BAJA SAEINDIA 2024. This year additionally six more teams are participating. The event has a representation of all the states in India.

Acham Trehan, State Head of AP and Telangana of BPCL (Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd said they have appointed Niraj Chopra as their ambassador to promote their speed brand of high-performance fuel.

K. Aditya Vissam, Secretary of Sri Vishnu Educational Society and KV Vishnu Raju, Chairman gave a video message.

A HR Meet will be held towards the end of the event. 12 companies are expected to recruit the students. Last year 142 students were placed through such a meet and 529 were placed between the years 2018 and 2023.