Only 20% of graduating engineers in India are employable: Study

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:


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