Engineering graduates in India are far more employable than MBAs: survey
India Skill Report2019 has found in a survey that engineeringgraduates are more employable than MBAs.
- The survey parameters included employability and a skills test. Over 300,000 people appeared for the test and were evaluated on various subjects including English, critical thinking, numerical aptitude, domain knowledge and behavioural competence.
- Over the last two years, Andhra Pradesh has been consistently the most employable state in the country followed by West Bengal and Delhi. Uttar Pradesh and Haryana have made it to the list of top 10 states for year 2019.
According to the survey, MBA graduates appear to have lost considerable ground, with employability falling six percentage points over a five-year period to 36.4%, according to the survey findings reported by the Times of India. Over the same five-year period, employability rate of engineering graduates went up by six percentage points to 57.1%
Andhra Pradesh was ranked as number one with the highest employable talent for the second year in a row followed by West Bengal and Delhi. Graduates from Uttar Pradesh and Haryana were also ranked in the list of top 10 states for year 2018-2019.
Kerala, which ranked at fifth place last year, lost ground and wasn’t even in the top 10 in the latest rankings, according to the survey.
Growth of employable talent in India has expanded beyond just metro cities, the report highlighte d, with a steep rise in the
Skills that were most in demand were artificial intelligence, research & development and design analytics.
The survey was done on the basis of work, employability and skills test conducted between 15 July to 30 October. Over 300,000 people appeared for the test and were evaluated on various subjects including English, critical thinking, numerical aptitude, domain knowledge and behavioural competence.
It was conducted by People Strong, Wheebox and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in partnership with the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Association of Indian Universities.
AdvertisementAmid unemployment tensions, 70% of Indian youth lack awareness of government’s much-touted skill development programme
India records the highest unemployment rate in two years, says study
India’s government is mulling a plan to give the country’s top engineering institutes more autonomy — here’s what that would entail
Popular on BI
- Facebook and Microsoft aren’t the only ones creating a metaverse — here are five popular coins looking to create digital worlds
- Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio hikes prices of its plans by 21%
- Facebook, Microsoft and others look towards the $1 trillion dollar ‘metaverse’ opportunity — but that contradicts the base philosophy behind Web 3.0
- Meet Parag Agrawal, the IIT Bombay grad who is taking over from Jack Dorsey at Twitter
- Bankrupt Sintex Industries' stock doubles after RIL showed interest to acquire it
- Omicron COVID-19: Kerala orders 7 days quarantine for arrivals from high risk countries
- In India, less than one in every 10,000 jabs have led to serious adverse reactions — not necessarily due to the vaccine
- After taking us on a nostalgia trip by featuring 90s stars like Rahul Dravid and Jackie Shroff in its ads, CRED is back at it again, this time with Chacha Chaudhary and Suppandi