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49th ENGINEERS’ DAY- 2016



Theme:Skill Development for Young Engineers to Reform the Core Sector: Vision 2025

September 15 is celebrated every year in India as Engineer’s Day to commemorate the birthday of the legendary engineer Sir M. Visvesvaraya (1860-1962).

The KSEBEA observes the Engineers day every year. This is celebrated throughout the state through all our units.

Er. Mokshagundam Vishveshwariah, (popularly known as Sir MV)was a notable Indian engineer, scholar, statesman and the Diwan of Mysore during 1912 to 1918. He was a recipient of the Indian Republic’s highest honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1955. He was knighted as a Commander of the British Indian Empire by King George V for his myriad contributions to the public good. Every year, 15 September is celebrated as Engineer’s Day in India in his memory. He is held in high regard as a pre-eminent engineer of India. He was the chief designer of the flood protection system for the city of Hyderabad, now capital city of Andhra Pradesh, as well as the chief engineer responsible for the construction of the Krishna Raja Sagara dam in Mysore. He was born in Muddenahalli in Karnataka state.

Theme:Skill Development for Young Engineers to Reform the Core Sector: Vision 2025

A theme of national importance is chosen every year by the National Council of the Institution and deliberated at its various State/Local Centres to educate the engineering fraternity in general and the society in particular. This year the National Council of the Institution has selected the theme as “Skill Development for Young Engineers to reform the Core Sector: Vision 2025”
There is immense pressure in restructuring global economy by means of global flow of goods, services and knowhow, when some industries decline as well as new avenue ofopportunities is created. This force in turn creates the demand for re-skilling of those redundant workforce as well as skill-upgradation and training and development to  promote new skills for those newly employed in new industries. Government across the
states have taken some initiatives to address the major challenge of scaling up disparate skill development initiatives of different departments. Within a short span of time of less. than ten years, a lot of skilled manpower is need to be developed, required by the market driven approach. The requirement of skilled manpower in
all the major sectors of the country is not only a  matter of national urgency, but also it is increasing
in scale. However, Government of India has set a target to impart the necessary skills to 500 million

people by the year 2022. The five sectors, which are identified with the  expectation to create majority of employment are infrastructure, auto, building and construction,textiles and transportation. Now, like other employment sectors, shortage of  required skills is one of the major constraints for the pass out engineering cadre for continuing growth  of Indian economy. Different employer surveys addressed this knowledge gap and emphasize  upon analysis and development of the classified skills for improved productivity  In manufacturing, IT, infrastructure, power sector, engineers play a crucial role. In different real life situations, there arises unmet demand of skilled manpower. Different national and international bodies have carried out survey and analysis

on this growing aspect of engineering fraternity and expressed concerns about the skills and
knowledge at all level of workforce. As per the analysis of employer’s feedback, specific skills
can be categorised as core employability skills, communication skills and professional skills and
thus, a policy recommendation may drafted as follows.
1.Addressing the prime skill factors through assessments, teaching, curriculum, real life case study
2.Emphasize soft skills development
3.Exercise skills in simulated environment
4.Customize courses to meet different customer demand