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.

Prof. Tarun Khanna discusses Aspiring Minds at Rotman University

Rotman University, Toronto: Increasing growth of skilled talent across the globe has aroused a bigger challenge – the challenge of bringing the available talent to the right points in the growth wheel. The demand supply gap in terms of availability of skilled talent is a big institutional void in emerging nations like India.

Commitment to talent transforming global business: Tarun Khanna

December 28, 2012: Commitment to talent has been transforming businesses worldwide. Be it IBM or Samsung, Teva or the indegenously grown Tata Group, raw talent is deciding the rules of the game in the world of business today, says Prof. Tarun Khanna of Harvard Business School in an exclusive thought column to Business Standard.

India Brand Equity Foundation talks to Himanshu, CEO, Aspiring Minds

December 27, 2012: Himanshu Aggarwal, Co-founder and CEO of Aspiring Minds, makes a brief presentation to India Brand Equity Foundation, which is specially put up for the Davos World Economic Forum 2013, on the four-year-long eventful journey of Aspiring Minds, the company's prime attainments, interests and goals and areas of operation.

Prevalent skill gap among engineers, a concern for recruiters: LiveMint

"A 'career' as an employee sees it and 'talent management' as the management sees it, is really one and the same thing, albeit from different vantage points. They both represent an understanding of the symbiotic nature of the relationship between the employer and the employed…" Says -Manas Krishnamoorthy, Executive Assistant Manager, The Imperial, New Delhi

Can private universities lift India? – Asia Times Online

December 19, 2012: As India and China vie for supremacy in Asia, quality education has emerged the most crucial driver to skill building in this big-power game. To queer the pitch for India, a gaping "research deficit" in India's higher education sector has sent India's share of global research output tail-spinning to a meager 3.5%.

Engineering Watch interviews Varun Aggarwal, COO and CTO, Aspiring Minds

December 18, 2012: Studies after studies have brought out the gaping skill gap in Indian engineers but they have met with little initiative from the authorities to improve the quality of engineering education in India. In an exclusive tête-à-tête to Engineering Watch, Varun Aggarwal, Co-founder and Director of Aspiring Minds, makes a strong...

Less than 10% of Indian MBA graduates are Employable: WSJ

New Delhi, December 12, 2012: An estimated 3,300 business schools across India churn out tens of thousands of management graduates each year. But only a small fraction of them are employable, or possess basic skills essential to work in sectors ranging from marketing to finance, says the Wall Street Journal.

National Employability Conclave kick-started in Pune

Pune, December 12, 2012: The much-awaited National Employability Conclave has kick-started in the picturesque city of Pune. A unique initiative from Aspiring Minds, the five-city events are being presented by Dun & Bradstreet. Attended by HR leaders from top corporates like...

Employable talent crunch stares Indian IT product sector in the face: BS

New Delhi, November 29, 2012: As a country keen to play a major role in developing IT products, the IT products industry fights the bigger challenge of acute skill shortage. Quoting an Aspiring Minds report, business daily Business Standard says this skill gap is expected to impact traction in the product vertical.

Is CAT a Valid Test? – Business Standard

New Delhi, November 22, 2012: Lakhs of management aspirants throng to take the famed Common Admission Test (CAT) every year. However few might be aware that the test that has been the gateway to India's top B-Schools may not be a fair and valid test.

MBA grads have dismal employability rate: DNA

New Delhi, November 19, 2012: Notwithstanding the thumping success in capacity addition in management education in India, the supply of employable talent among MBAs is abysmally low across specializations.

Nationwide media coverage for upcoming National Employability Conclave

Pune, November 16, 2012: The upcoming National Employability Conclave 2012-13, a unique initiative by Aspiring Minds and presented by Dun & Bradstreet, has been extensively covered by the national and regional media.

Students in Nagpur throng to take AMCAT: TOI

Nagpur, November 15, 2012: As the nation faces the grim challenge of unemployment, there is a rising awareness amongst students to escape the inertia and better their chances of employability. More and more students in the city of Nagpur have thronged to take AMCAT this year in a bid to assess their employability.

One out of every three engineers are women: India Today

New Delhi, November 12, 2012: Women constitute one third of the engineering workforce in India. However, their number is dwindling. To arrest the trend, top IT and other engineering firms are adopting better women-friendly employee policies to make their work places more favorable to women.

TOI attests findings of National Employability Report for MBAs

New Delhi, October 30, 2012: Despite the mushrooming growth of MBA colleges and remarkable success on building capacity in management education in recent times, the employability of MBA graduates is abysmally low in India, says the Times of India.

Outlook Business attests findings of Aspiring Minds' employability study

New Delhi, October 18, 2012: Education has emerged as one of the hottest investment destinations in the country. However, there is a dearth of quality educational institutes that provide education with a focus on employability, says the Outlook Business magazine.

Varun Aggarwal addresses AM – People Matters Roundtable

Gurgaon, October 17, 2012: As the BPO industry weighs various measures to clock record growth, the human capital challenges for the sector continue to soar high. At this backdrop, Aspiring Minds CTO and COO Varun Aggarwal addressed the AM-People Matters Roundtableon smart-hiring in the call center industry.

Nationwide media coverage for Aspiring Minds' National Employability Report for MBAs

New Delhi, October 17, 2012: Aspiring Minds "National Employability Report MBA Graduates, Annual Report 2012" was extensively covered by national and regional media. The media reports endorsed the abysmally low rate of employability among MBA graduates across the country as highlighted by the report.

Poornima Group of Institutions roll out AMCAT for their students

Jaipur, October 6, 2012: Poornima Group of Institutions, a leading engineering and management education group in Rajasthan, has rolled out AMCAT for their students. Encompassing over 550 students across various disciplines like MCA, B. Tech etc, the test was widely covered by the media.

IIT Roorkee embraces AMCAT

Dehradun, October 5, 2012: As the placement season draws nearer, premium institutes are not ready to leave any room to chance. In its latest bid to ensure its students land the best jobs on offer, IIT Roorkee has partnered Aspiring Minds to roll out AMCAT, India's largest employability assessment for its students.

AMCAT enables employment by merit: Times of India

New Delhi, October 4, 2012: Aspiring Minds' flagship assessment tool AMCAT enables employment solely on the basis of merit. Last year, some 15,000 students across the country irrespective of city and campus tiers secured their dream jobs through AMCAT.

The Economist endorses Aspiring Minds National Employability Report

Bangalore, September 29, 2012:Aspiring Minds' National Employability Report for Engineers 2011 has hogged the international limelight with a coverage from the prestigious publication The Economist. Shedding light on the burgeoning skill-gap, a byproduct of the prevailing education system, which impedes growth in various sectors of...

HP's huge skills initiative validates Aspiring Minds report on skill-gap among engineers

Bangalore, September 26, 2012:IT bellwether Hewlett-Packard plans to train 500,000engineering graduates across the world, including 65,000 from India, making them employment-ready over the next five years. This will serve as a Global talent sourcing point to help it tide over an acute readily employable talent crunch.

MindTree collaborates with Aspiring Minds to locate top quality talent: ET

New Delhi, September 22, 2012:IT firm MindTree has collaborated with Aspiring Minds in scouting for engineering talent across campus and city tiers in India. The company aims to tap into the vast untapped talent pool parked in Tier - II and Tier - III cities by standardizing their hiring procedure through Aspiring Minds' adaptive assessment tool...

Delhi School of Economics invites Varun Aggarwal as panelist in its 17th Business Conclave

New Delhi, September 21, 2012 : Leading employability solutions firm, Aspiring Minds participated in the 17th annual business conclave, Erudition’12 organized by Delhi School of Economics here at Hotel Eros, New Delhi on 21st and 22nd September 2012.

TOI discusses distance education as an academic choice with Aspiring Minds

New Delhi, September 10, 2012: Distance education in India has come a long way – from just a need-based, degree-earning enrolment to an academic option that helps do better in jobs and boost academic profiles. Education Times talks to Aspiring Minds CEO Himanshu Aggarwal to understand how the company’s tie-up with IGNOU will help...

Aspiring Minds Co-Sponsors NASSCOM BPO Strategy Summit-2012

New Delhi,September 6, 2012: Aspiring Minds, leading employability solutions firm, co-sponsored the NASSCOM BPO Strategy Summit 2012 held here at the Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon on September 5th and 6th 2012. The summit is a national event of NASSCOM and attracts top business leaders from the ITeS industry across the country.

Aspiring Minds Employability Report on Hotel Mgmt Grads gets national limelight

New Delhi, September 6, 2012: The recently released Aspiring Minds National Employability Report for Hotel Management Graduates 2012 has received extensive national and regional media attention. Prominent publications like The Financial Express, The Economic Times, Financial Chronicle, The Indian Express, The Hindu Business Line...

Deccan Herald discusses National Employability Report for Engineers 2011

New Delhi, September 6, 2012: Southern media masthead Deccan Herald discusses Aspiring Minds National Employability Report for Engineers 2011. The daily rues the low employable rate among engineers at a time when India Inc. wrestles with a mammoth employable talent crunch.

Aspiring Minds launches assessment tool for hospitality industry: ET

New Delhi, September 4, 2012: The Economic Times covers the launch of Aspiring Minds' AMCAT Hospitality, a comprehensive employability assessment tool for evaluating the capability of candidates for hospitality roles. The pink daily says the new assessment tool will empower the hospitality industry to accurately evaluate candidates...

Over 1050 Thapar Versity Students took AMCAT: Indian Express

New Delhi, August 23, 2012:All geared up for the placement season, premium institutes like Thapar University in Punjab have partnered with Aspiring Minds to ensure the best jobs for their students. The university assessed over 1,050 of its students on AMCAT, India’s Largest Employability Test.

Right assessment tools help beat employable talent crunch: BT

New Delhi, April 29, 2012:Corporates, who hire in bulks, remain anxious to sift the grain from the chaff from among a plethora of jobseekers. Deep diving into the corporate hiring funnel, Business Today features a live discussion with Aspiring Minds. It endorses that proper assessment tools can enable companies to filter the right talent...

Aspiring Minds survey spurs 1st semester English skills evaluation: TOI

Kochi, August 27, 2012:After a recent Aspiring Minds report pointed to serious English skill-gap in engineers, there has been growing concern in the industry , says the Times of India. To bridge the skill gap, engineering colleges in Kerala are all braced up to offer English English assessments and training in 1st semester.

HT discusses growing opportunities for top talent in India with Aspiring Minds

New Delhi, August 07, 2012: India Inc heads toward brain gain from brain drain. Newer opportunities at home have started hooking top talent from the IITs and IIMs to the home soil. Hindustan Times discusses with Aspiring Minds CEO and Co-founder Himanshu Aggarwal the new wave in India Inc, growing culture of entrepreneurship...

Indian Express unfolds the whys of the English Learning Level Report

New Delhi, August 06, 2012: Poor English skills amongst engineers may adversely impact their technical education at the college level and, worse, their chances of getting jobs. The Indian Express discusses with Aspiring Minds' CEO Himanshu Aggarwal the implication, and the inspiration behind "The English Learning Levels...

Business Standard discusses supply-demand gap of engineers with Aspiring Minds

New Delhi, August 04, 2012: Although lakhs of engineers are churned out every year by academic factories across the nation, barely 10% are worth employing. This is because of a wide gap between what they study in college and the skills they need at work.

The Hindu covers Aspiring Minds' English Learning Levels Report

New Delhi, July 30, 2012: Poor English learning levels amongst engineers is a vital reason for their low employability, says the Hindu. Deep diving into Aspiring Minds' latest report in English Learning levels of Engineers, the daily states that a high 36% engineers can't even read and decipher official reports.

Nationwide media extensively covers Aspiring Minds' English Learning Levels Report

New Delhi, July 25, 2012: National and regional media extensively covered the findings of Aspiring Minds "English Learning Levels Engineering Graduates Annual Report 2011-12." The media reports and expert comments endorsed the challenges highlighted by the report around deficiencies in English learning levels of engineers.

How employable are you: The Economic Times

Kolkata, June 25, 2012: The Economic Times discusses how AMCAT satisfied the need to scientifically define and assess employability. The pink daily says the test is designed to involve corporates to adopt and use it as a mechanism to evaluate potential hires and eliminate bad hires. At the same time, the test also empowers students to accurately evaluate their employability skills.

Aspiring Minds discusses job prospects for science graduates with Times of India

Chennai, May 23, 2012: In contrast to popular beliefs, a Bachelor's degree in sciences (B.Sc.) still commands better career opportunities. The Times of India discusses with Aspiring Minds CEO and Co-founder Himanshu Aggarwal how industries like IT, Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology are creating better job prospects for the science graduates.

Rajasthan government rolls out AMCAT for all college students

Jaipur, April 26, 2012: Rajasthan's higher education department is conducting AMCAT in all 142 government colleges in the state by July this year. In the first phase, 20 government colleges have already collaborated with Aspiring minds to assess the employability of their students to improve their access to jobs.

Amrita University to assess its students on AMCAT: Indian Express

Coimbatore, April 17, 2012: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, a leading university in Tamil Nadu partners with Aspiring Minds to assess all its students on AMCAT, India’s Largest Employability Test. National as well as regional media widely covered the news and reported that the test would be taken by over 2500 students from B. Tech, M.Tech, BBA...

Madhya Pradesh's first Aspiring Minds' Employment Exchange inaugurated in Bhopal

Bhopal, March 21, 2012: : National and state media extensively covered the inauguration of Aspiring Minds Employment Exchange (or AME2) at the Gyan Ganga Institute of Technology and Management in Bhopal. The exchange is expected to create a common platform for helping youth across the region to seek employability feedback and employment opportunities from across the country.

When the system lets you down: The Hindu

New Delhi , March 14, 2012: The Hindu discusses Aspiring Minds employability report on engineers with various stake holders including students, Srikantan Moorthy from Infosys and Dr. Kathir Viswalingam, Dean Engineering at Bharath University. Not surprised by the report's findings, all echo concern and suggest steps to improve the situation.

Just three percent engineers are job ready: The Hindu

New Delhi , March 12, 2012: The Hindu, a prominent national daily covered Aspiring Minds National Employability Report talking about less than three percent job ready engineers for the IT Product sector. The news talks to various academic experts who echo the findings and express concern on the deteriorating quality of education.

Indian Express does a detailed story on the Engineers Employability Report

New Delhi , March 8, 2012: The New Indian Express does a detail feature on Aspiring Minds National Employability Report - Engineers 2011. The story discusses various findings in the report including the regional disparities in quality, reasons for the same and quality of women talent in engineering schools.

Economic Times announces launch of Aspiring Minds Employment Exchange

Dehradun, March 03, 2012: National and state media extensively covered the inauguration of Aspiring Minds Employment Exchange (or AME2) at the GRD Institute of Technology and Management in Dehradun. The exchange is expected to create a common platform for helping youth across the region to seek employability feedback and employment opportunities from across the country.

Aspiring Minds' first Employment Exchange inaugurated in Dehradun

New Delhi , February 24, 2012: Aspiring Minds' National Employability Report, Engineers 2011 was covered extensively by the national media around the country. The Economic Times, Asian Age, Deccan Chronicle, Rediff, The Hindu and others talked about the low employability of engineers for IT services and IT product companies.


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