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Employability of Indian Students in the Current Market

April 30, 2016 04:08 PM 3 minute read , Others

Employability of Indian Students in the Current Market

Out of 1.27 billion Indians, more than half of the population is under the age of 25, placing India on the list of the youngest countries for employability. India stands second in the number of students who enrol for higher education summing up to 26.7 million, China being the first with a count of 32.6 million students. Higher education is now on an elevating curve. Where the number of students enrolling for higher education has increased by more than 100% in the last decade, the quality of education has certainly depreciated.

The Indian Government intends to increase higher education to 30% by 2020 in order to bring it above par with the global average of 27%. This leaves the Indian market in a turmoil which already faces the challenge to place 26.7 million students and is expected to accommodate 14 million more to meet the requirements by 2020.

With the rapid increase in higher education, the quality of education and institutes has been compromised. India has more than 33 thousand institutes that provide higher education, out of which only 6 institutes are globally ranked amongst the top 500 world universities. Lack of faculty and untrained faculty are invariably the biggest challenge faced by the Indian higher education. Outdated curriculum, lack of research oriented education and lack of employer engagement in the education system are some of the other flaws in Indian education system that lead to unemployment.

There is a void between the skill-set of students and the requirements of the industry. More than 75% of the graduates do not qualify the basic standards of employment. There has been a fall in average salaries as well as placement percentage of graduates. The Indian education system needs to be revamped in order to promote objective learning. For graduates to be skilled according to the current economy they must have a research oriented education. Links between industries and education is a must to enhance employability and motivate innovation.

The Indian economy is witnessing a huge shift. It is estimated that by 2020, 90% of the GDP and 75% of the jobs will originate from manufacturing and service sectors. This has had a huge impact on employment and placements of graduates. There is a rising need of graduates who can adapt this shift and the dynamic Indian economy which evidently requires an internationally acclaimed and competent education system.

Aptitude, problem solving, interpersonal skills and communication are some of the basic skills that graduates must be well prepared with in order to sustain in the current market. Involvement of industries is a must because eventually they are the ones who can set a qualification benchmark on the kind of graduates that they want to hire.

Learning and adapting to the work environment, proper industrial interaction and developing the basic skill-set should be an essential part of the curriculum to enhance the employability of Indian students in the current market. To sustain in the current market it is vital for the graduates to undergo an education that organises them for the shift in the Indian economy.

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Comments (15)
Alice Longman commented 7 months, 1 week ago
We need to focus more on the practical learning part instead of mugging up things. I will truly follow your blog. Great nice of work. Alice
Priyanshu Kaintura commented 7 months, 1 week ago
Its true that there has been a downfall in staus of education system in india..there are many reasons one being people are now days more concerned abt making money rather than grooming the youth rightway.Its time to boot up and be the part of change so as to survive in this thriving industry . Hope the article make many more to think over it.
Priyanshu Kaintura commented 7 months, 1 week ago
Its true that there has been a downfall in staus of education system in india..there are many reasons one being people are now days more concerned abt making money rather than grooming the youth rightway.Its time to boot up and be the part of change so as to survive in this thriving industry . Hope the article make many more to think over it.
Naval Sharma commented 7 months, 1 week ago
the way education is being provided is not correct . the education system of our country needs some crucial modifications . education should be based on efforts and outcomes of the students but not on factors like money ,power or on any reservation . Anyhow inspiring nice article .Feeling great that there are atleast some peoples who are thinking for it too. keep going..
Kartikey Upadhyay commented 7 months, 1 week ago
The talent of youth in our country is worthpraising.But the lack of proper guidance and impratical knowledge based on mugging up is the main reason youth are lacking in field of employment.
Himani Joshi commented 7 months, 1 week ago
I think industrial interaction also plays a very critical role. Students are not ready for jobs because they hardly know how to channel their skills and knowledge in an industrial environment. Internship programs must be part of the curriculum throughout the course to prepare the students for jobs.
Kartikey Upadhyay commented 7 months, 1 week ago
Ka?A? ZaY? MaL?? commented 7 months, 1 week ago
Outdated curriculum is definitely a bottleneck in the employability of Indai student. There is an immediate need to overhaul the curriculum in Industrial supervision. is there any way to subscribe to your newsletter?
KanGna Rawat commented 7 months, 1 week ago
I agree with @akshay
Akshay Verma commented 7 months, 1 week ago
You forgot to mention the reservation factor. anyway great article.
Mukarram Ali commented 7 months, 1 week ago
That's true.. See, the education culture that we have, need to be changed. Instead of of having the knowledge, what matters iz, how you gonna implement that knowledge, ie, your skills.. doesn't matter how well you are in your academics, you need to be employable.. Good post..
Ullas Pandey commented 7 months, 1 week ago
Lack of Communication Skills & Problem Solving Skills is the main problem Indian Students are facing.
Shubhi Saini commented 7 months, 1 week ago
Inadequate preparation in the domain area is one of the main problem.
Divyanshu Pandey commented 7 months, 1 week ago
The reason for few lacking regarding the problem solving abilities and comprehension abilities, is the how young children's treated in their early learning face. Today we see, the level of early education, socially and technically, become in-appropriate, emphasis on smart work rather than hardwork on the early age. Without having basic knowledge, no one can optimize any activity.
Vaibhav Gupta commented 7 months, 1 week ago
"Aptitude, problem solving, interpersonal skills and communication" these are some basic points where India is facing inadequacy.
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