Primary Mission of Universities

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THE PRIMARY MISSION OF UNIVERSITIES SHOULD BE PREPARING STUDENTS FOR THE WORKFORCE

SUBMITTED BY
D.N.S BHARGAVA
(20140023)

FUNCTIONING OF THE UNIVERSITIES:
Many students are not satisfied with the results of the study in the universities because the faculty focus and concentrate on the basic academic topics but not on practical skills, which is necessary after the completion of graduation. Nowadays, some people believe that the primary mission of universities, for students, is to teach knowledge and skills which are related to their future careers. In contrast, other people may argue that college and universities should focus on academic material without thinking whether it is useful for the
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Standler(website(2004)), “Why Attend College?”, He mentioned that “ I think the goals of education should be: To prepare students to learn on their own, by reading books and by doing experiments. Anyone with a bachelor 's degree should be able to teach themselves whatever technical skill(s) they may need”. Every student should study not only on the desk but they also should study in another place, such as research laboratories, internships and workplaces. In addition, having technical skills that to be able to teach others are very important to students. If they were not taught the technical skills, its means he or she doesn’t understand yet. In other words, they aren’t employable and are not yet ready to work in any company or organisation.
Internship is one of the good methods to get job skills before graduating from the university. By the internship work, student can gain real job experience. In Careerealism website, six Reasons Internships Are a Must in College (2012), we can know about useful reasons by doing internships. One of the reasons is “Get the Experience Employers Want” they describe that “There are millions of job seekers nationwide, yet 52% of U.S. companies report difficulty filling positions. Of these companies, 47% say candidates lack the “hard” job skills or technical skills necessary, and 35% say job seekers lack in experience. Get the experience they crave by completing an internship. Better yet, complete multiple internships”. This is the
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