“India is one of the largest producer of engineers in the world. Yet the quality of engineers is quite poor and by some estimates only 7-8% of engineering graduates are employable.” Wikipedia
India is supposed to be a place of possibility. But amid major challenges, we’ve become more pessimistic than ever before. Worst of all, millions of young students are growing up hopeless and disengaged, without the belief or the skills they need to lead in the 21st century.
Only 7 per cent engineering graduates employable: What’s wrong with India’s engineers? – India Today (Full Report)
According to the HRD ministry, India has 6,214 engineering and technology institutions which are enrolling 2.9 million students. Around 1.5 million engineers are released into the job market every year. But the dismal state of higher education in India ensures that they simply do not have adequate skills to be employed.
Most of engineering students lack employability skills, say experts – The Hindu (Report)
Barely 3.84 per cent of engineering students are geared up for employability in start-up companies and there is no significant improvement in employability in the last four years, according to experts of industry and academia during a panel discussion.
Courses reinforced by schools across India, are designed to prepare students for the past, not the future.
- Most aspects of today’s public schools in India were designed in 1950.
- Students lose more than 90% of their creative capacity during their school years.
- 65% of students will be employed in jobs that don’t exist yet and for which schools are not preparing them.