As per a report, over 80 per cent of the engineering students are “unemployable,” as they seem to lack the skills for their jobs. It highlights the need for an upgraded education and training system.
The report is prepared by Aspiring Minds National Employability Report, which is based on a research of more than 1,50,000 engineering students.
These students have graduated in 2015 from over 650 colleges and over 80 per cent of them were unemployable. Aspiring Minds CTO and co-founder Varun Aggarwal has said that engineering has become the de-facto graduate degree for a large chunk of students today. He said that as we are improving the education standards in our country, it is necessary that these degrees become more job oriented.
The report says that Delhi tops the number in producing highest number of employable engineers, followed by Bengaluru and the western parts of the country.
Kerala and Odisha entered the top 25 percentile list of most employable states while Punjab and Uttarakhand dropped to the 2nd and 3rd quartile, it added. The study of employability by gender reveals a healthy trend, almost equal amongst males and females. This makes each role devoid of any gender-bias.
However, roles like sales engineer, non-IT, associate ITeS or BPO and content developers report have higher employability of females, the report said.
Surprisingly, the report said that unlike popular notion, tier-III like Nagpur, Indore, Jaipur, Chandigarh, produce a share of employable engineers and should not be ignored from the recruitment perspective.
“These candidates could also possibly fill the entry-level hiring needs of several IT services companies,” it said.