We are thankful to the national and international media who have regularly recognized and supported Aspiring Minds efforts towards employability and efforts to create a level playing field for all.

Dainik Bhaskar features the journey of Varun Aggarwal

New Delhi, January 11, 2016: "Building the connect between tech and social good" is how Varun Aggarwal wants to be best remembered for his work.

Himanshu Aggarwal talks about how his experience at IIT Delhi ​has helped him as an entrepreneur - Hindustan Times

New Delhi, 10th January, 2016: Entrepreneurs from premier institutes like IITs and IIMs unanimously believe that the lessons learnt during their graduation have proven to be invaluable.

Himanshu writes for Financial Express on creating a merit driven labor market

January 4, 2016: There is growing demand for the blue workforce in the country but this sector faces a huge skill deficit.

​Varun featured in Top 5 entrepreneurs who made a mark for themselves in 2015 - Business Insider

New Delhi, 30th December, 2015: Business Insider names Varun Aggarwal as one of the top 5 entrepreneurs who have made a mark in 2015.

Your favourite Indian techies of 2015, voted by you - YourStory

New Delhi, 29th December, 2015: Varun Aggarwal named as one of the Top 3 Indian techies of 2015 by YourStory.

Aspiring Minds acquires M-platform Letsintern - ET

New Delhi, December 21, 2015: Aspiring Minds has recently acquired Letsintern.com, India’s largest online and mobile internship platform. 

The big fat employability problem - Mint

New Delhi, December 21, 2015: Himanshu Aggarwal in conversation with Mint on the issue of unemployability that continues to affect the Indian job scenario

Startup hiring goes beyond tech based roles - The Times of India

New Delhi, December 06, 2015: The Times of India covered a recent study conducted by Aspiring Minds’ on start-up hiring across the country.

Varun writes for Dataquest on HR mechanisms powered by data science

December 01, 2015: Varun talks about how data science and predictive analytics can help build better hiring mechanisms for enterprises.

Aspiring Minds is ​now a case study at​ the prestigious Harvard Business School​

November, 2015: Aspiring Minds has been introduced as a case study at Harvard Business School. The study talk​s​ about ​AM's​ journey since inception and the unique business model which is today addressing unemployability globally.

Aspiring Minds widens its vocational skill certification network with 250 more centres - Financial Express

New Delhi, November 23, 2015: Aspiring Minds adds another 250+ assessment centres to take vocational certifications closer to the youth in India.

Aspiring minds partners with Ringier Tanzania to begin operations in Africa - Business Insider

New Delhi, October 27, 2015: Aspiring Minds has today announced its partnership with Tanzania’s largest classifieds and businessdirectory Zoom Tanzania to make hiring in Africa more efficient. 

Aspiring Minds opens submissions for multi-million dollar Edtech fund

October 20, 2015: The education and employment space is today witnessing massive interest from the government, businesses and citizens alike since it holds great potential in India’s transition to a knowledge economy.

Aspiring Minds sets up $1M fund to invest in startups - ET

New Delhi, October 16, 2015: In a bid to foster innovation in the education and recruitment sector, Aspiring Minds has announced the launch of a multi-million dollar fund to seed investments in the education technology and employment technology start-ups.

Aspiring Minds announces second list of colleges for National Employability Awards 2016

New Delhi, September 30, 2015: Aspiring Minds has announced the second list of colleges to be awarded the National Employability Award 2016 for being among the Top 10% engineering campuses nationally or in their respective state.

B - Schools honing public speaking skills of students - ET

Mumbai, September 25, 2015: Lack of effective communication skills is one of the major contributors to low emloyability. B - Schools are now taking up the challenge to fix this gap with clubs, workshops and courses being integrated to prepare students for the corporate world.

66% plumbers do not possess requisite job skills - ET

Mumbai, September 08, 2015: Economic Times recently covered Skills Plumbers 2015 report by Aspiring Minds. Close to 66% plumbers do not have the requisite skills to handle real life plumbing situations, the pink daily says quoting the report.

 

Varun discusses his techie self with YourStory

New Delhi,September 01,2015: Varun's love for technology dates back to his childhood days. In a detailed conversation with YourStory, the CTO of Aspiring Minds talks about his journey from being a computer enthusiast to building India's largest job credentialing firm.

National Employability Conclave, Bangalore receives nationwide coverage

Bangalore, August 29, 2015: The National Employability Conclave, Bangalore chapter received nationwide coverage by both mainline and vernacular media. The multi city conclave is in its 4th year this time, bringing together industry and academia on a common platform

National Employability Conclave, Pune receives nationwide coverage

Pune, August 25, 2015: The National Employability Conclave, Pune chapter received nationwide coverage by both mainline and vernacular media. The multi city conclave is in its 4th year this time, bringing together industry and academia on a common platform

Himanshu writes for HR.com on harnessing assessment technologies for better hiring

August 17, 2015:   HR leaders are facing a growing and challenging dichotomy. While a gamut of positions go unfilled in organizations, college graduates simultaneously continue to stay unemployed.

Aspiring Minds acquires mobile software development company, Mizcoin

New Delhi, August 11, 2015: Aspiring Minds recently acquired Mizcoin, a mobile software development company.  The Mizcoin team joins hands with Aspiring Minds product research and development team in enhancing the mobile product strategy of the company.

Aspiring Minds spoken English skills report gets nationwide coverage

August 07, 2015: Aspiring Minds' report on spoken English skills of engineers received nationwide coverage from major media outlets like Economic Times,Hindu, Hindustan Times among many others.  The report talks about the dwindling employability of engineers on the basis of their spoken English skills. 

Himanshu and Varun write for Edtech Digest on the jobs-skill gap

May 29, 2015: Aspiring Minds co-founders Himanshu and Varun write for Edtech Digest on the job-skill gap and how to help job seekers and educational institutions in the U.S. through valid and objective credentials

Aspiring Minds to invest $ 6 million in R&D in the next three years - ET

Mumbai, May 29,2015: Aspiring Minds aims to invest $6mn towards research and development in the next three years. ET covers the company's launch of its first R&D center in Gurgaon.

Aspiring Minds announces first list of colleges for National Employability Awards 2016

New Delhi, May 25, 2015: Aspiring Minds has announced the first list of colleges to be awarded the National Employability Award 2016 for being among the Top 10% engineering campuses nationally or in their respective state.

HIMANSHU WRITES FOR FAST COMPANY ON THE JOB PARADOX IN US.

May 13, 2015: Himanshu Aggarwal, CEO, Aspiring Minds today wrote about the job paradox in the US for Fast Company. The article discusses what labor inefficiencies prevent companies in filling open jobs, while a large number of job seekers continue to look for work. He also discusses how these inefficiencies may be addressed by multiple stakeholders in the recruitment system.

Aspiring Minds set to enter the China market : Business Standard

Aspiring Minds set to enter the China market : Business Standard

People Matters publishes Varun's article on assessing the right skills while hiring

People Matters publishes Varun's article on assessing the right skills while hiring

DNA covers Aspiring Minds' technology based assessments in the vocational space

Mumbai, March 24, 2015: Technological interventions are indeed reaping rich dividends in various sectors of the economy. The skilling and education sector is no different.

India expected to see 10L new jobs in 2015 - ET

January 02, 2015: The new year is expected to bring sunshine moments in the Indian economy, says Economic Times. The pink daily understands hiring sentiments from the industry and intercepts a 30 to 40% hike in salaries and 10lakh new jobs in store this year.

Skill deficit a resultant of weak fundamentals - TOI

Hyderabad, December 14, 2014 : The rising number of unemployable and unskilled engineers in India is largely due to weak basics of the education system, says TOI. Taking instances from the Aspiring Minds National Employability Report 2014, the daily presents daunting facts on the poor employability of Indian engineers.

Aspiring Minds' story covered in-depth - Knowledge@Wharton

December 12, 2014: Knowledge@Wharton presents a detailed account on Aspiring Minds and the employability assessment model it brings to the world.

Aspiring Minds announces third list of colleges for National Employability Awards 2015

New Delhi, Dec 09, 2014: Aspiring Minds has announced the third list of colleges to be awarded the National Employability Award 2015 for being among the Top 10% engineering campuses nationally or in their respective state.

MOOCS - the new age digital classroom: Business World

December 2014: The MOOCs have opened up learning for all making it one global platform for learners. Business World aims to understand the impact of MOOCs in India and features Aspiring Minds' partnership with some of the largest MOOCs in the world.

Aspiring Minds recruits top research talent - ET

Mumbai, November 25, 2014: Startups are on the prowl this time to grab top research talent on board. In a conversation with Varun Aggarwal, ET explores the kind of research roles that Aspiring Minds is roping...

Hindu Business Line discusses Aspiring Minds' global plans

New Delhi, November 21, 2014: Aspiring Minds has been expanding globally across multiple geographies. In a conversation with Himanshu Aggarwal, Hindu Business Line talks about the global business...

Lack of quality education continues to pinch India - The Economist

New Delhi, November 20, 2014: While India continues to boast of its demographic dividend, the reality that continues to prick the nation is that a very large part of India still lacks quality education and hence is in due course unemployable.

Inside Higher Ed features Aspiring Minds' venture in the US

November 14, 2014: Need for assessing job readiness of workers is being increasingly felt not only by India but by the developed nations like US as well. Coveted higher education magazine....

The widening skill gap: a concern - Mint

New Delhi, November 06, 2014: Acute dearth of skilled manpower has been widely talked about now. Mint explores the situation in depth with inputs from the industry. Himanshu shares his views on the situation...

ET talks about Aspiring Minds' potential fund raising plans

New Delhi, November 04, 2014: As Aspiring Minds is expanding overseas across multiple geographies and continents, ET talks about its plans of raising another round of funds to meet its global expansion plans.

New Indian Express features Himanshu Aggarwal's AM story

Bangalore, October 25, 2014: The New Indian Express carries out Himanshu Aggarwal's story on how he and his brother conceptualized the idea of Aspiring Minds and their journey so far.

The shadowed talent existing in lower city tiers: BS

Kolkata, October 22, 2014: Campus hiring season is up again and students get ready to enter the corporate world. However, great talent in the lower tiers of cities still continue to remain hidden from companies who visit only the creme layer of institutions. BS investigates the issue further taking NER as the backdrop.

Bad hires prove more costly for startups - ET

Mumbai, October 10, 2014: Hiring issues are proving to be costlier sins for startups as against their MNC counterparts. ET digs into the situation and speaks to Varun about the issues startups face and how intelligent assessments...

The continued gap between education and employment

October 08, 2014: The education employment gap has been a matter of concern for the nation now. IBNlive features an author's views on the divide taking into concern disturbing facts from Aspiring Minds' National Employability Report-2014.

Has India really been able to reap its demographic dividend? CNBC

Singapore, September 18, 2014: In the year 2020, an average Indian will be just 29 years old, visibly young than almost any other nation in the globe.

Aspiring Minds announces second list of colleges for National Employability Awards 2015

New Delhi, September 12, 2014: Aspiring Minds has announced the second list of colleges to be awarded the National Employability Award 2015 for being among the Top 10% engineering campuses nationally or in their respective state.

How job ready are Indian Engineers? -Business World

New Delhi, September 06, 2014: The mismatch existing between the supply of engineering passouts every year and the number of these people getting finally employed has become a national concern now.

DQ Channels interviews Himanshu Aggarwal

New Delhi, July 31, 2014: In an exclusive interview with Aspiring Minds CEO Himanshu Aggarwal, DQ Channels explores the Aspiring Minds story with special emphasis on SVAR - the innovative spoken English assessment tool from the AM product suite.

The dilemma on employability of India's grads- Rediff

Mumbai, July 25, 2014: The ever dwindling numbers on employability of Indian graduates have been talked over widely. Rediff raises the questions to Himanshu in a bid to understand the situation further.

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