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New Delhi: Highlighting the gap that exists between technical education imparted by the colleges and the employability of the students who pass out of them, a new study says that only 20% of the engineering graduates in India are employable.

Every year, thousands of students graduate out of engineering colleges, but it appears that more than 80% of them do not have the necessary skills and talents that would make them employable, says the latest Aspiring Minds National Employability Report.

The report is based on a study conducted in 650 engineering colleges across India involving more than 1,50,000 students who had passed out in 2015.

Varun Aggarwal, the CTO of Aspiring Minds said: “”Engineering has become the de-facto graduate degree for a large chunk of students today. However, along with improving the education standards, it is quintessential that we evolve our undergraduate programs to make them more job centric.”

Among the states, Kerala and Odisha were among the top 25 percentile list of most employable states. Delhi, followed by Bengaluru were among the top cities who generated the highest number of employable engineers, as per the report.

The report also showed that employability among men and women were equal, though employability of women were higher in few sectors like BPO, content developer, sales engineer, etc.

Another interesting aspect revealed by the report was that, contrary to popular belief, even tier-III cities produced a fair share of employable engineers. Thus, the report suggested that these candidates from tier-III companies could possibly fulfill the entry-level needs of many IT service companies. (Photo: www.huffingtonpost.ca)

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More Than 1000 Gene Variants Linked to Educational Attainment Identified

However, the total influence of the genetic variants is small, explaining about four per cent of the variation in educational attainment across individuals, the scientists said

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The team analysed a combined 71 datasets comprising over 1.1 million participants with European ancestry from 15 different countries and who were least 30 years old. Pixabay

An international team of scientists has identified nearly 1,300 genetic variants associated with how much education someone may complete.

Educational attainment is primarily influenced by environmental and social factors, but it is also influenced by genes associated with, for example, cognitive function such as memory and personality traits such as conscientiousness.

“We found that many of the genes associated with educational attainment are influential in virtually all stages of brain development and in neural communication within the brain,” said Peter Visscher, Professor at the University of Queensland in Australia.

Genetic variants on the X chromosome explain virtually identical amounts of variation in men and women.

This finding, published in the journal Nature Genetics, lends support to the hypothesis that there are no genetically based sex differences in the amount of variation in educational attainment.

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Genetic variants on the X chromosome explain virtually identical amounts of variation in men and women. Pixabay

However, the total influence of the genetic variants is small, explaining about four per cent of the variation in educational attainment across individuals, the scientists said.

“Even variants with the largest effects predict, on average, only about three more weeks of schooling in those who have those variants compared to those who don’t,” said Daniel Benjamin, Associate Professor at University of Southern California (USC)- Dornsife.

“Yet, when we analyze the combined effects of many genetic variants, taken together they can predict the length of a person’s formal education as well as demographic factors,” he added.

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While the new number is far more than the 74 variants initially discovered in a smaller study two years ago, there are many other genetic variants associated with educational attainment that have not yet been identified, the researchers said.

For the study, the team analysed a combined 71 datasets comprising over 1.1 million participants with European ancestry from 15 different countries and who were least 30 years old. (IANS)