I-Technology is a field in Pakistan that is chosen by many. There are many renowned universities that are producing top-notch graduates. Many mediocre universities also provide the same degree in less fee, but also have fewer resources to polish the potential of students. Many people in Pakistan have an inclination towards professional degrees and, for that many enroll in such programs; some to pursue their dreams while some through peer pressure. The only disappointment is that Pakistan’s I-Technology (IT or Information Technology) companies that produce high-value products only hire 10% of the graduates from such low-tier institutes. The only companies that hire their services are themselves small scale or startups. That too only contributes to 50%.
Only 10 % of IT graduates are employable in Pakistan
Pakistani society also dwells in the glory of a ‘Gora complex’. Whatever the degree or qualification one gains, the English language becomes a prerequisite and provides a certain edge. According to a study by Gallop, Pakistan produces 25000 IT graduates an out of which 5000 get employed in good companies.
The problem lies with the conventional methods of teaching and outdated curriculum. Even the fairly well-ranked universities are not giving the up to date skill delivery that students should learn from like soft skills, presentation, and practicality as the main focus and less theoretical knowledge to rote learn. Whilst only 6 universities are ranked as specialized ones in keeping the students relevant to the field of IT and computers, over 20 are certified to offer the same degree in this discipline as recognized by the Higher Education Commission.