Demand for engineers increasing: Minister

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Chennai, Apr 7 (UNI) The demand for engineering professionals is set to rise in the next ten years due to advances in technology, Union Minister of State for Human Resqurce Development D Purandeswari said.

Delivering the Ninth Graduation day address of the Sri Sai Ram Engineering college here, she said while globalisation and liberalisation hae seen Multi National Companies (MNCs) flocking to India in all sectors, the reform process had also led India to integrate with the global economy.

In the academic year 2006-07, 528 students appeared for the exam, of which 489 students from Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electrical and Communication Engineering, Information Technology Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering and Instrumentation and Control Engineering, MCA and MBA were conferred with the degrees.

In all, 194 students had passed with distinction. The college had secured a pass percentage of 93 per cent. Eight students from the engineering stream and nine from the MBA stream obtained University ranks. The University rank holders were presented with a gold ring.


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