The national employability survey on engineering graduates by employability assessment firm Aspiring Minds states that nearly 92 percent of engineering graduates’ lack computer programming and algorithms skill required for IT product companies whereas 56 percent show lack of soft skills and cognitive skills. Only 2.68% engineers of the five lakh India produces annually meet the skill requirements of the IT products sector. The top cities with regards to percentage of employable talent in IT Product sector were Delhi at 10.91 percent, Kolkata at 4.51% followed by Bengaluru at 2.93%. The research also analyzed the employability of candidates coming out of colleges in metro cities, in comparison to those in non metro cities citing a 12 percent fall in employability from metros to non-metros.
Source: The Economic Times