In India, a whopping 1.5 million people graduate from engineering colleges every year. The irony is that an overwhelming 93% of these engineers are unemployable when it comes to core engineering roles.
In a country where an engineering degree doesn’t always equate to a rewarding and challenging job role, Manipal’s ICAS (International Centre for Applied Sciences) is a breath of fresh air. Not only does it come with the kind of academic expertise and practical exposure that a world-class education entails, but it also gives you a chance to become a part of the global workforce right after graduation.
At the end of two years at the ICAS, you have the opportunity of completing your Mechanical Engineering or Computer Science Engineering degree from some of the best colleges in the world, including the UK, Australia, and of course, the United States. All you need to have is a good CGPA and high ACT/SAT scores. Here’s why the ICAS is such a great path to the American job market.
1.Access to the Best U.S. Universities
Some of the best engineering universities in the United States have partnered with the ICAS. These include the likes of the University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign, Cornell, Texas A&M, and the University of Buffalo -SUNY. Given that ICAS students have the opportunity to complete the last two years of their graduation from the best U.S. universities, they not only get a great first job but also have a great education brand associated with them at every stage of their career.
2.Access to World-class Employment Opportunities
Over 1500 ICAS students have already graduated from some of the best universities in the United States. Many of these students study highly specialized engineering streams and end up getting job offers in cutting-edge roles in the United States at extremely competitive salaries.
These range from anywhere between $55000 to $85000!
In fact, many students also get well-paid internships at the end of their first year abroad, allowing them to earn handsome sums of money even while they’re studying. Areas like technology (especially Big Data, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence, robotics, and data science) are especially amenable to hire specialist engineers and are willing to pay very competitive salaries as well.
3.A More Cost-effective Education
By completing the first two years of their education at ICAS and then using the seamless ICAS transfer program to complete the last two years at prestigious universities in the United States, students get the best of both the worlds. The cost of their education is a whopping 40% less than what it would have been had they studied all four years in the U.S.
At the same time, they complete their graduation in the United States, getting their degree from a prestigious U.S. university as well as gaining complete access to a thriving job market.
At the end of the day, quality Computer Science Engineering institutes are very few and extremely competitive to get into. At the same time, it’s not always feasible for students to directly go to the United States immediately after school to study engineering. ICAS provides the perfect solution, it offers students with a world-class education while also giving them access to best-in-class U.S. universities and a global job market.