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McNeil Glen D'Souza
McNeil Glen D'Souza
"At LAQSH, I developed leadership qualities and I learned to take initiative."
September 22nd, 2011
Kavitha Sharma
Kavitha Sharma
The word LAQSH itself holds a special meaning in my heart. I'm glad to be a part of the LAQSH family. Before joining this institute for manual testing I had no idea about this field as I was from a commerce background. After coming to LAQSH I learnt many things other than the subjects; I got rid of stage fear, I am more confident, my communication skills have improved all of which is very important in this competitive world. Laqsh has excellent facilities & very good faculty who help us in all aspects. With the help of all the faculties and our effort we are happily placed in WIPRO as software engineers. Last but not the least I would like to thank Laqsh for making my career.
December 20th, 2012
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Krishna
Krishna
"I was a very nervous person but now I am much more confident."
September 26th, 2011
Anitha
Anitha
It was pleasure for having got trained with institute like Laqsh. Earlier I attend an interview with Ernst & Young and could not clear it as I lacked some skills. Laqsh helped me fill that skill gap and helped me imporve my Computer Skills, Testing Skills, build up my confidence level. I would always be thankful to Laqsh for providing me an opportunity to get placed in Wipro Technologies as a Software Engineer.
December 26th, 2012
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Shalini
Shalini
In Laqsh,I experienced a unique experience to learn things, they teach us to learn & have fun. I enjoyed every moment. All trainers focused mainly on "How to grow into a professional from a student” . They trained us on all requirements that a company can expect from an individual
December 20th, 2012
Sindhuja
Sindhuja
My sincere thanks to Laqsh job skill academy. It was a great experience in Laqsh for 4 months, it was like an extension of my college life. I learnt lot of new things from this academy like software testing, corporate culture, & so much about software that i was not aware before. Laqsh has a beautiful, friendly atmosphere to study in. They even conduct lot of cultural activities like we celebrated onam festival, Teachers day etc. I got placed in Wipro Technologies with the help of Laqsh academy
December 20th, 2012
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Yogesh Sharma
Yogesh Sharma
Training at Laqsh was really helpful in getting confidence in many areas. There are many institute that have similar kind of stuffs but the specialties about Laqsh is its individual attention and its curriculum. Apart from this what can I say about Technical training when person like Kanan Sir and Sushma Mam who has 20 yrs of experience with them are itself in this. Must say that if we have the problem Kanan sir has the solution.
October 17th, 2012
Washimenla
Washimenla
I joined Laqsh on August, 2012, as BLR 9 batch. But some unknown fear and insecurity took over me. Maybe it was the fear of being in a new place, among new people. I failed to open up myself. So, I started neglecting my classes. I was so stubborn, and so I decided to leave Laqsh. On the day when I came to Laqsh to present my application, to drop the course, something happened. The faculties of Laqsh took a hold of me, because somehow they knew that this act of mine was suicidal. They were not willing to give up on me, even when I myself had give up all hopes. That day was the most difficult day; I had a tug of war going on in my mind. Finally I gave in. I took their generous advice and decided to rejoin again. It was too late for me to join my previous batch, so I joined as the new BLR 11 batch, on October, 2012. That brought a drastic change in my life. Today after three and half months of my stay at Laqsh, I have become a more matured and confident person. I was like a lost sheep at first. Laqsh rescued me, and have so passionately nurtured and guided me to achieve to certain great heights that I had only imagined in my wildest dreams. I am so thankful to all the wonderful, most acknowledgeable faculty of Laqsh and they are the sole reason why I am in such a confident level now. And now I can’t be more grateful and thankful enough to each and every one of them for making me get through in my first ever job interview by Logfire as Software Tester.
February 18th, 2013
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Manu Awalla
Manu Awalla
“I’m loving it!! LAQSH- is a good platform to learn. I am enjoying every moment. “
May 21st, 2012
Mamtha
Mamtha
I am Mamatha.J. LAQSH is a place where you can learn new things everyday. The faculty were helpfull 24/7 I am joining Wipro Technologies as a Software Tester from 24-12-12 . I will never forget LAQSH
December 20th, 2012
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Neenu
Neenu
Laqsh changed me a lot. I was very scared to speak before people even in my mother tongue. It got reduced because of Laqsh's education. It is the best platform to learn and upgrade ourselves.The faculty are very helpful & attend to each & every student.The main attraction is it has lot of activities.Laqsh helped me to get through the first interview itself.I got selected in Rapid Value IT Services in Kerala as a software tester. I am very happy
December 20th, 2012
Sadiya Ambareen
Sadiya Ambareen
Laqsh have a beautiful, friendly atmosphere to study in. Laqsh have given me an opportunity to realize my strength. I would specially give thanks to the professors who have recognize my strengths n weakness. They have truly helped me improvise my technical, analytical skills.. The testing coarse that i attended was of great use to me.
October 17th, 2012
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Nithya Shekar
Nithya Shekar
Its my privilege to be talking about LAQSH as i have learnt many things from this institute. I'm glad to be part of the laqsh family. I joined this institute to learn about software testing. LAQSH has tought me so many things other then the subject in a short period of time. Laqsh has a good set up & I'm really thankful to laqsh and the faculty because they have helped me in every aspect, and now, I'm happily placed in WIPRO.
December 20th, 2012
Bharath Kumar
Bharath Kumar
One to one interactions have helped me think logically and practically.Our faculty makes software testing concepts simpler by citing a lot of examples.I am encouraged to use them,to test the application on my own and rectify errors.Lab sessions have helped me to improve my practical knowledge.
November 4th, 2011
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Priya
Priya
In Laqsh,I learnt so many things.Before coming to Laqsh. I dont have proper communication.I was worried about my communication and also my Analytical skills.But In Laqsh the faculties helped me a lot to develope communication,Analytical as well as Technical Skills.They conducte code-A-Thon for us in Java.And that was too useful to develope knowledge about Java.
December 21st, 2012
Sivaraj.E
Sivaraj.E
I really thank to Laqsh that they gave me the right path to live in this country, that's why right now I work for a software company in bangalore.
September 20th, 2012
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Chandan Rastogi
Chandan Rastogi
The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.”- Richard Brinsley Sheridan I’m a B.Tech graduate from IIMT, Uttar Pradesh. I come from a business family. My native is Sitapur. My mother is a teacher of Mathematics and sister a Credit officer at the Bank of Baroda. After completing my graduation I gave a job mentor test conducted by the fresher’s world (helps in analyzing ones aptitude and technical skills). I also looked for jobs but didn’t find anything suitable or interesting. That is when I decided to specialize in a specific domain. I decided to move to Bangalore as it provides good job opportunities in the IT sector and majority of the IT companies are based in Bangalore. I got to know about Laqsh courses through fresher’s world. After joining this course, “My technical and practical knowledge have improved. I gathered skills which helped me clear interviews. Also, I have also become very confident”. Sushma Nagendra and Mr Kannan were my favorite teachers. They used very different teaching methodologies which were easy to understand. My dream is to work with Google. Currently I’m placed at INTEGRA MICRO SOFTWARE SERVICES PVT. LTD, Bangalore as Software Engineer Testing. My advice to everyone is, “One should be confident and never give up. One should have the willingness to learn and adapt then everything will fall into place.”
February 27th, 2012
Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar
Hi I am Pradeep, I joined Laqsh to improve my presentation skills and speaking.I enjoyed the training.It has lot of activities and is fun learning.Thats the best part about LAQSH. Thank you Laqsh.
September 7th, 2011
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Yashashwini C
Yashashwini C
Having got trained in Laqsh I could get two best breaks for my career. I got placed in Wipro Technologies & Accenture as well, of which I chose to join Accenture. I would always be thankful to the people of Laqsh for having guided me for building up my career.
December 26th, 2012
Reshma
Reshma
Everything in life depends upon some word from some source. How we understand the words of our world and how we respond to them will often determine our failure or success in making life choices. Choose the right word. According to me, I am average in analytical skills. Training at Laqsh was really helpful in getting confidence in many areas. Another speciality of Laqsh is the individual attention given by the faculty. The faculty share their own experience. That really inspired me. I attended my first interview on the last day of the course & I got my first job! I am really thankful to Laqsh and the faculty. I am placed in Rapid Value It Services as a Software Tester.
December 20th, 2012
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Skill Gap in Engineers

According to a recent research published in 2011 April, conducted by the World Bank in India, Skill shortage remains one of the major constraints to continued growth of the Indian economy. For instance, the exporting IT sector reported lack of skills as the most serious obstacle for growth, and salaries rose 15% annually from 2003 to 2006 mainly due to the shortages of qualified workforce. Similarly we can see similar problems in other industries as well.

In order to understand the problem, an Employer Satisfaction Survey was carried out as part of preparation of the Second Phase of Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP) initiated by the Government of India and financially supported by the World Bank. This employer survey seeks to address this knowledge-gap by answering three questions:

  • In which important skills are the engineers falling short?
  • How satisfied are employers with the skills of engineering graduates?
  • Skills that employers consider important when hiring new engineering graduates?

Survey details:

  • 157 Companies Survey as part of TEQIP – II
  • World Bank MHRD & FICCI conducted it.
  • Sectors covered included IT, Infrastructure, Power & 20 others.
  • Companies were from all over India.

After classifying all skills by factor analysis, the authors find that employers perceive (professional Skills, Core employability Skills and Communication Skills) to be very important.

 

Table 1: Skills grouped into three factors

Factor 1
(Core Employability Skills)
Factor 2
(Professional Skills)
Factor 3
(Communication Skills)
  • Integrity
  • Self-discipline
  • Reliability
  • Self-motivated
  • Entrepreneurship Skills
  • Team work
  • Understands and takes directions or work assignments
  • Willingness to learn
  • Identify, formulate, and solve
  • Technical/engineering problems
  • Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
  • Use appropriate/modern tools, Equipment, technologies
  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Written communication
  • Design & conduct experiments, and analyze and interpret data
  • Reading
  • Communication in English
  • Technical Skills

 

The skills set of engineers were broadly categorized into three overall skills Factors:

  • Core Employability Skills (which cover generic attitudinal and affective skills, such as reliability and team-work)
  • Communication Skills ( such as English skills, Written and verbal communication)
  • Professional Skills (which generally covers cognitive skills related to the engineering professions, such as ability to apply engineering knowledge; as well as design and conduct experiments and related data analyze and interpretation

Employers were asked to rate the importance of each of these skill factors. The response is as follows:-

Table 2: Skill set of engineers and its importance

Core Employability Skills

Mean

Professional Skills

Mean

Communication Skills

Mean
Integrity
Reliability
Teamwork
Willingness to learn
Entrepreneurship 
Self-discipline
Self-motivated
4.48
4.42
4.41
4.40
4.35
4.26
4.22
Use of modern tools
Apply Math/Science / Engineering Knowledge
Creativity
Problem Solving
System design to needs
Contemporary issues
Customer Service
4.08
4.07
4.07
3.93
3.84
3.83
3.51
Communication  in English
Written Communication
Reading
Technical Skills
Experiments/data analysis
Verbal Communication
Basic computer
4.26
4.07
4.04
4.02
4.01
4.00
3.95

 

From the above table we can conclude that:

  • Employers give a lot of importance to integrity and reliability.
  • Communication in English is also given equal importance.
  • Use of modern tools, problem solving ability and good knowledge about engineering carries equal importance.

Skill gaps:-Graduate engineers

Core Employability Skills Mean gap Professional Skills Mean gap Communication Skills Mean gap
Reliability
Self-motivated
Willingness to learn
Understand/take directions
Integrity
Teamwork
1.22
1.10
1.03
1.03
0.98
0.95
Problem solving
Creativity
Use of modern tools
System design to needs
Contemporary issues
Customer Service
1.06
0.99
0.93
0.89
0.88
0.85
Experiments/ data analysis
Reading
Technical Skills
Written Communication
Verbal Communication
Advanced Computer
0.99
0.96
0.89
0.85
0.83
0.68

 

Higher-order thinking skills are lagging:

A closer assessment of the skill gaps tentatively suggests that for cognitive skills the skill gaps are largest within higher-order thinking skills, and smallest among the lower-order thinking skills. To arrive at this finding, we map the Professional (cognitive) skills into the Bloom‘s revised taxonomy of cognitive skills. This taxonomy orders the level of cognitive skills.

 

Blooms revised taxonomy

skill gap in engineers

 

We classify the Professional Skills into either higher order thinking skills (the top three cognitive skills in the revised Bloom‘s taxonomy: analyzing, evaluation, and creating) or the lower-order thinking skills (the bottom-three cognitive skills in the revised Bloom‘s taxonomy)


Table 3: Importance and skill gap for higher and lower order thinking skills

Higher Order Skills Importance Skill Gap
Identify, formulate and solve technical or engineering problems 3.93 1.08
Design a system, component or process to meet desired needs 3.84 0.89
Use appropriate/ modern tools, equipment, technologies to the specific job 4.08 0.93
Creativity 4.07 0.99
Design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data 4.01 0.99
Average higher order skills 3.98 0.97
Lower Order Skills Importance Skill Gap
Apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering 4.07 0.85
Knowledge of contemporary issue 3.38 0.88
Technical skills (E.g. Programming) 4.02 0.89
Basic computers (E.g. Spreadsheet and Databases) 3.95 0.68
Advanced computer (E.g. Spreadsheet and Databases) 3.71 0.69
Average lower order skills 3.90 0.77

 

From the above table we can conclude that:

  • This simple analysis shows that Indian employers demand higher-order thinking skills.
  • It also indicates that the graduates are better at meeting the demand for lower-order thinking skills, but they fall short in meeting the demand for higher-order thinking skills.

Summary of findings:

  • 64%  of employers are only somewhat satisfied with quality of new hires.
  • Employers perceive Core Employability skills & Communication skills as most important.
  • Skill gaps are severe in the higher order thinking skills.
  • Communication in English is the most demanded skill.

Suggestions for engineering institutions:

  • Seek to improve the skill set of graduates.
  • Recognize the importance of Soft Skills.
  • Refocus the assessments, teaching-learning process, and move away from lower-order thinking skills, such as remembering and understanding, toward higher-order skills, such as analyzing and solving engineering problems, as well as creativity.
  • Interact more with employers to understand the particular demand for skills in that region and sector.