Thanks to the absence of government-run engineering and management colleges and the astronomical fees charged by private institutes, lakhs of city students end up in ‘mom-and-pop’ institutes.
Many of them end up working as guards, autorickshaw drivers and bouncers despite numerous job opportunities. “Our students fail to bag offers from corporates since they don’t have the required training and education,” said Ashok Diwakar, principal of city’s only girl’s college at Sector 14.
“The best salary they manage to bag after passing out is not more than Rs12,000 a month,” added Diwakar.
The city doesn’t have a single government medical or engineering college, nor does it have any state-run university.
Moreover, the courses offered at the three government colleges in the city are not in tune with the fast-changing needs of vocational education.
“A mere 10-15% of the workforce in IT and ITES (IT enabled services) in Gurgaon comprise of talent from local professional colleges,” said Subinder Khurana, president of Nasscom, Haryana.