Shashi Tharoor: Quality and employability of graduates questionable
Financial Express reported Union Minister Shashi Tharoor as saying that the quality and employability of majority of Indian graduates is questionable. Tharoor was trying to draw attention towards the gap in vocational and university education during his address at the launch of IT-ITeS industry body NASSCOM's occupational analysis report.
The report quoted him as saying, "At present, frankly, the quality and employability of the vast majority of our graduates are both, questionable." The minister further said: "I have spoken to CEOs, who feel that once you get beyond the top institutions, the graduates they hire from the rest need a year's training and I don't mean on-job training, which any big company would do. But, actual education to make up for the deficiencies."
"I think institutions must make note of the findings and impart training so that graduates are ready to be absorbed into the industry workforce without additional time consuming and expenses training," he added.
He also said that the HRD ministry has set a target of skilling 500 million people by 2022. To achieve this target the government and the private sector is collaborating at various level.
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