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.

HRD Minister Mr. Kapil Sibal unveils Aspiring Minds National Employability Report

New Delhi , February 24, 2012: Honourable Minister Mr. Kapil Sibal unveiled Aspiring Minds National Employability Report, Engineers, 2011 at India Education Summit at the Oberoi Hotel, New Delhi. Varun Aggarwal, co-founder and Director while unveiling the report with the minister, described the key findings of the report and emphasized on how both institutions around the country and companies can play a part in bringing opportunity to the large masses of engineers graduating annually.

National Employability Report Engineers 2011 covered extensively by national media

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.

Aspiring Minds features on Economic Times front page!

Bangalore, February 20, 2012: Economic Times on its front page covers the progress of Aspiring Minds as a leading organization in the business of matching talent to jobs in corporates. ET recognizes how Aspiring Minds has weathered the previous recession coming out stronger armed with better products and strong relationships.

Harvard Magazine recognizes Aspiring Minds reach into colleges across India

New Delhi, February 18, 2012: Harvard Magazine in a recent article talks about how Aspiring Minds has created scale in reaching out to India's vast college going student population evaluating them using scientific assessments for employability and matching them to jobs across the country.

ET Wealth discusses Aspiring Minds' success in helping students get jobs

Mumbai, February 13, 2012: Economic Times, Wealth, features the founders of Aspiring Minds in an exclusive story on how Aspiring Minds is taking the benefits of its assessment technology to students across the country helping them learn more about their employability and connecting them to the right jobs.

Over 250 final year girls for Govt. College, Sec-14, Gurgaon take AMCAT

Gurgaon, February 03, 2012: Govt. College, Sector 14 - Gurgaon, joined hands with Aspiring Minds to conduct the Employability Test AMCAT at their campus. AMCAT was taken by over 250 girls from final year from BA, B Com, BBA & B Sc courses. This test will help the students gauge their employability...

India's Wasting Infrastructure: Mint

New Delhi, January 30, 2012: Prof. Tarun Khanna, Harvard Business School talks about how India is wasting existing infrastructure in the education and health care setups. Upgrading existing infrastructure might have comparable or better return on investment than building new capacity. Prof. Khanna talks about how Aspiring Minds is working to give better access to first-rate jobs to graduates of India's lesser known colleges increasing the value of the existing infrastructure out there.

Employability and Job Profiles Key Focus in Bhanaswara, Rajasthan

Rajasthan, January 18, 2012: Media extensively covers Aspiring Minds team's seminar with students from across colleges in Bhanaswara and Udaipur. This seminar is one of 100s Aspiring Minds conducts every year across the country. The students and academicians appreciated the efforts of Aspiring Minds in helping students get access to employability diagnostics and opportunity for jobs from around the country.

Employability Test Simplifies Job Hunt: The Asian Age

New Delhi, January 15, 2012: Recognizing the value of AMCAT - A standardized Employability test as a benefit to both students and companies, Asian Age talks to students on how they find AMCAT useful to them.

National Media Covers AMCAT at Delhi University

New Delhi, January 11, 2012: Leading national dailies across the country have covered the successful partnership between Aspiring Minds and Delhi University. India's leading varsity in a bid to improve the job prospects of its students has tied up with Aspiring Minds to conduct AMCAT - India's largest employability test.

Financial Express across editions covers Aspiring Minds State-wise Employability Report

New Delhi, December 28, 2011: Financial Express all daily editions features Aspiring Minds State-wise Employability report. It talks about how some states lack in employability while others do better, exploring the reasons for such disparity.

Low employability a worry: Deccan Chronicle

New Delhi, December 27, 2011: South India's largest daily features Aspiring Minds state-wise Employability report talking about how the large number of engineering colleges in a state are adversely effecting the IT employability percentage in the state. The report has been widely covered in media across the nation.

Talent Shortage a major constraint for start-ups: Business Standard

New Delhi, December 27, 2011: Business Standard, India's leading business daily features Aspiring Minds National Employability Studies observations on the lack of quality talent for SMEs and start-ups. Himanshu Aggarwal, founder and CEO of Aspiring Minds sights brand, reach and costs coupled with poor employability as key reasons for the same.

Jagran features a 3 page story on Aspiring Minds employability report

New Delhi, December 25, 2011: i-Next a leading youth paper, part of the Jagran group has featured Aspiring Minds state-wise Employability report on its first page and put together a 3 page story on the same. The story featured on the cover across 12 editions and reached millions of readers across the country.

Delhi University partners with Aspiring Minds: Times of India

New Delhi, December 24, 2011: Times of India in its recent story acknowledges AMCAT as India's Largest Employability test and talks about the partnership between Delhi University and Aspiring Minds. DU is facilitating all its final year students to take the AMCAT and over 10,000 Delhi University students are expected to take the AMCAT in the coming month.

Navbharat Times features Aspiring Minds Graduate aspiration survey

New Delhi, December 20, 2011: Navbharat Times, India's leading Hindi daily features Aspiring Minds Research Cell's Graduate Aspirations report. The news talks about the endorsement of the IT and Banking sector by the youth of the country. It also discusses the aspiration of students for different roles in different industries

Times of India covers Aspiring Minds State-wise Employability Report

Chennai, December 17, 2011: Times of India, Chennai edition on its first page features Aspiring Minds State-wise Employability report. It talks about how Tamil Naidu lags in IT employability while Delhi & Bihar top the list. Other leading media from across the country also covered the report.

Mumbai University will assess students to help them get jobs: DNA

Mumbai University will assess students to help them get jobs: DNA

Mumbai, December 16, 2011: Mumbai university partners with Aspiring Minds to conduct AMCAT for its students across its colleges to help them get appropriate jobs. Mridul Nile, Director, Students Welfare, University of Mumbai, talks to DNA, Mumbai's leading daily about the same. DNA features the story on its front page.

Lovely Professional University Adopts AMCAT, Over 2000 Students Participate

Chandigarh, November 21, 2011: Lovely Professional University partnered with Aspiring Minds, India's leading Employability Measurement Company, to assess its students on AMCAT- India's Largest Employability Test. Over 2000 students from the B.TECH, MCA, MBA, MTECH, BPHARMA, BBA, BCA - 2012 batch of the institute appeared for the test, held during the past week at the Lovely Professional University campus.

Aspiring Minds Raises Series A Funding to Foster Labor Inclusion in India

New Delhi, November 10, 2011: Aspiring Minds, an employability assessment company, announced it has raised series A funding from Omidyar Network. Jayant Sinha, Partner, Omidyar Network India, will join the Board of Directors. The company did not disclose the funds that it raised.

Nationwide media coverage for AMCAT ABLE Life Sciences certification program

New Delhi, August 14, 2013: Given the rising importance of the biotechnology sector in the country, there is a huge need of standardized automated assessments to address the talent requirements in this field. Aspiring Minds recent collaboration with Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE) to address...

IGNOU moves to connect students with recruiters through Aspiring Minds: LiveMint.com

New Delhi, October 10, 2011: Mint, India's leading Financial Daily from Hindustan Times, featured Aspiring Minds' MOU with IGNOU on its first page. IGNOU, the world's largest university, has collaborated with Aspiring Minds to launch I - AMPEAR program. I-AMPEAR is aimed towards enhancing the employability prospects of students using India's largest Employability Test AMCAT. The program will comprehensively assess students on their aptitude, provide feedback and suggestions to improve and give them opportunities to get interviewed by various top organizations that use AMCAT scores for short listing.

Over 3000 Students at MLS University Take Employability Test - AMCAT

Udaipur, September 20, 2011: MLS University's final year students, from diploma, graduate and post graduate courses, left no stones unturned to make sure that they get the most desirable jobs. From 19th to 23rd September, over 3000 students from MLS University took AMCAT (Aspiring Minds Computer Adaptive Test), India's Largest Employability Test, to assess and benchmark their skills in various modules including Comprehension, Quantitative Ability, Logical Ability, Personality assessment, Computer Programming, Electronics etc.

Aspiring Minds featured at the World Economic Forum 2011 Meetings, Dalian

Dalian, Sep 16, 2011: World Economic Forum 2011 Meetings were held between 14-16 September in Dalian(China). During meetings around 'Creating 21st century workforce' a number of prominent political, business and education leaders provided their views and also on 'How can today's education system meet tomorrow's need?'. Bill Clinton(42nd President of America), Prime Minister of Kenya, Sunil Mittal(CEO Bharti Enterprises) and Prof. Tarun Khanna(HBS professor, Aspiring Minds' Advisor) were among the distinguished leaders. Aspiring Minds was praised for offering concrete demonstration of value of assessments in levelling the playing field of talent.

Tech Companies See Value in Mentoring B-School Grads: Business Standard

Mumbai, August 25, 2011: Business Standard India's leading business newspaper talks about how and why tech companies forging tie-ups with education institutes to tap talent early in growing. The list of those tech companies includes IBM, Microsoft, Infosys etc. In search for the reason it talks to expert in the field of recruitment.

Over 700 Students at IIT Kanpur Take Aspiring Minds' AMCAT

Kanpur, August 16, 2011: IIT Kanpur final year students are leaving no stones unturned to make sure that they get the most desirable jobs. On 12th, 13th and 14th August, over 700 IIT-Kanpur students appeared for AMCAT (Aspiring Minds Computer Adaptive Test), India's Largest Employability Test, to assess and benchmark their skills in various modules including English Comprehension, Quantitative Ability, Logical Ability, Personality assessment, Computer Programming, Electronics, other B-Tech domain modules as well as Financial Services. Giving a big thumbs up to AMCAT, second year in a row, IIT Kanpur students overwhelmingly participated in the test.

Aspiring Minds Co-Sponsors Nasscom HR Summit 2011

Chennai, July 28, 2011: Aspiring Minds co-sponsored the Nasscom HR Summit 2011 at the Le Royal Meridien on July 27th & 28th 2011.The annual summit is a flagship event of Nasscom and attracts the top most HR leadership from the IT and ITeS industry in the country. Aspiring Minds showcased its product portfolio at the company's stall...

Leading French financial daily cites Aspiring Minds' employability report

July, 2011: The first daily French financial newspaper Les Echos in its article discuss the reasons and need for training for fresher Indian engineering graduates. Referring to the employability report of Aspiring Minds it says that only 5.97% of engineering graduates can work in IT product companies and 17.84 per cent for IT service companies without training. It further adds that the reasons for this catastrophic situation are multiple, including far too academic and theoretical education, proliferation of institutes, etc.

Lesser ROI for MBA students, poor job matching: Business World

June 27, 2011: Leading business magazine Business World in its 27 June cover story, discuss reasons behind the decline in number of MBA aspirant. In its quest it talked to the leaders from the field of education, corporate and recruitment. Recruitment being one of the prime factors, Himanshu Aggarwal, co-founder Aspiring Minds insights on this issue were also featured, "Steep mismatch between student expectation and job offered in Tier-1 and Tier-2 colleges. Mismatch is not only in the terms of salary expected and offered but also in roles. Due to lack of adequate tool to select people that fit their jobs right, companies end up having fairly short fuse in expecting performance."

UK's leading business magazine quotes the views of Himanshu Aggarwal

June 24, 2011: One of the UK's leading business magazines Outsource features the view of Himanshu Aggarwal, Director Aspiring Minds. It took expert opinion of Himanshu Aggarwal on many vital issues like role of English in making talent in India more effective, fighting elitism of colleges and how customer can be company's best salesman. It also features study by Aspiring Minds that says that 70 percent of employable student in IT and 80 percent for IT/services/KPO are in tier-2 college.

IIT students take AMCAT: Financial Express

June 15, 2011: An article published in Financial Express proofs the increasing need for employability test and soaring popularity of AMCAT. It says that student from technical institutions, even including prestigious IITs and NITs are resorting to external employability tests like AMCAT which help them in choosing their career path. It says that not only tier 2 colleges but most of the NITs too use Aspiring Minds' AMCAT. It further adds that, the initiative gives student a chance to position themselves for job suitable to their skill and also brings them under the employability radar. On this Varun Aggarwal co-founder Aspiring Minds who's AMCAT has been taken by more than 3.5 lakhs students says, "The test makes student aware of their skill, area of improvement and what industry is looking for in him".

Bangalore is the favorite of IT giants: SiliconIndia

June 08, 2011: Siliconindia in its recent article on best IT city in India, choose Bangalore as a clear winner. It took parameter as climate, supporting infrastructure, pay scale to choose the best city to work in, for IT graduate. But the resource that led to the conclusion was the study done by Aspiring Minds Research Cell.

Reshaping India's higher education landscape: Prof. Tarun Khanna in Mint

June 06, 2011: Prof. Tarun Khanna, Harvard Business School, talks about current Indian higher education system in Mint. He says, Indian higher education suffers from inadequate competition among the better institutions, inadequate experimentation, and inadequate measurement of outcomes.

With AMCAT, finding right candidate for job is no more challenge: The Business Enterprises

May, 2011: The Business Enterprises magazine in its cover story on employability and campus features Aspiring Minds. It says that with Aspiring Minds' product AMCAT finding right candidate for right job is not a challenge anymore. The article talks about the inspiration behind the company, how it has helped corporate to hunt good talent easily and how it assesses employability using highly sophisticated job-matching algorithms. Talking statistically it says it has helped around 350,000 candidates to understand their employability, assisted 14000 candidate to get their first job in last 15 month. Talking about future it tells, Aspiring Minds is now expanding in new company vertical like insurance, hospitality, healthcare, pharmaceuticals.

Aspiring Minds Helps Thousands of Students to Get Job: Hindustan Dainik

May 3, 2011: One of the most read Hindi dainik in India Hindustan, features an article on Aspiring Minds saying, it has helped more than 15000 students in India to get job according to their capability by assessing them through AMCAT.

India's Huge Workforce Doesn't Match Up to Its Hype: CNBC

April 20, 2011 : CNBC in its recent coverage about Indian workforce tells that quantity has compromised quality, with the majority of its much-hyped pool of young workers largely unemployable and minimum of three to six months training is a must to make India's college graduates into employable white-collar workers. Giving reference of India's first employability study released by Aspiring Minds tells that employability rates vary from just 4 to 30 percent. On this Himanshu Aggarwal, the co-founder of Aspiring Minds says: "People were trying to solve the employability problem by throwing more training at it. We try and tell them what to train in and how to train."

Unemployability still bugs Tech Inc: Economic Times

April 7, 2011: Economic Times in its recent IT industry story talks about how unemployability is hurting IT firms. It features Aspiring Minds Employability Report quoting a variety of statistics and benchmarks.

Employability still bugs Tech Inc: The Economic Times

April 7, 2011 : Economic Times in its recent IT industry story talks about how unemployability is hurting IT firms. It features Aspiring Minds Employability Report quoting a variety of statistics and benchmarks.

Aspiring Minds launches AMCAT for Graduates

April 6, 2011: Aspiring Minds launches AMCAT for Graduates, the first employability test for Graduates in India. It is going to be held in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai on 9th and 10th of this month. Students from any graduate course (non-engineering) can appear for the test and get a seven stroke report on their employability skills.

'Transition' tests like AMCAT help grads glide into world of work:Economics Times

April 1, 2011: Economics Times talks about how AMCAT helps students to get their dream jobs. It also helps large firms in IT/BPO like HCL, Genpact etc., in mass recruitment that saves their time as well as money. It is even heplful to budding companies to get right kind of talent

Aspiring Minds battling unemployability and the 'matching problem':The Smart CEO

April, 2011 : The Smart CEO magazine features Aspiring Minds in its April issue and talks about, how companies are struggling to find the right candidate and candidates are struggling to find the right company to work for and Aspiring Minds tries to bridge this gap with its employability tool, AMCAT. Regarding vision of Aspiring Minds Himanshu Aggarwal says, "Our vision for Aspiring Minds was to help objectively define 'employability' and be able to reach employable talent pan-India in a scalable and efficient manner."

Indian Express backs Aspiring Minds Research Cell survey

March 21, 2011, Bangalore: Indian Express backs Aspiring Minds Research Cell survey saying Bangalore is overwhelming choice for first time job-seeker engineers. It further says that Aspiring Minds dream city survey accentuates the 'young' city pattern with newer young cities making the cut vying the older metros.

Aspiring Minds is a perfect example of filling an institutional void: Tarun Khanna

March 07, 2011, Mumbai: Harvard Business School Professor Tarun Khanna, in his interview with Business Standard said "Aspiring Minds is a perfect example of filling an institutional void. It has created technological bridge to allow talented people outside the top educational institutes who don't have access to a brand name, ...

"Bangalore is most prefered job city" - Aspiring Minds survey covered by National media

March 4, 2011: Aspiring Minds Research Cell in its survey took into account the views of 19,000 engineering students across India and come up with the finding that Bangalore is the most preferred destination to work in as 72 percent voted for it. Delhi came 2nd which was preferred by 32 per cent, while Hyderabad was the favourite among 30 per cent...

Aspiring Minds Founders among Brightest Young Entrepreneurs: Businessworld

Feb 26, 2011: Aspiring Minds added another feather in its cap, as its founders Himanshu and Varun Aggarwal got nominated for Businessworld Brightest Young Entrepreneurs. It is now among top 15 Indian companies which are 2-5 years old. Businessworld says that Aspiring Minds's business idea now in its infancy can take the world by storm tomorrow.

222. Aspiring Minds Founders among Brightest Young Entrepreneurs: Businessworld

Feb 26, 2011: Aspiring Minds added another feather in its cap, as its founders Himanshu and Varun Aggarwal got nominated for Businessworld Brightest Young Entrepreneurs. It is now among top 15 Indian companies which are 2-5 years old. Businessworld says that Aspiring Minds's business idea now in its infancy can take the world by storm tomorrow.

Computer Weekly affirms Aspiring Minds findings

Feb 1, 2011: Computer Weekly, UK's famous IT magazine affirms Aspiring Minds finding; 'Only 4.2% of India's engineers are fit to work in a software product firm and just 17.8% at an IT services company'. It also mentions about Aspiring Minds and its product AMCAT. It compares AMCAT with GRE and tells that how AMCAT, ...

Prof Tarun Khanna of HBS praises Aspiring Minds endeavor

Feb, 2011: In his interview Prof Tarun Khanna of HBS gives example of Aspiring Minds to show that even an individual can make difference. He says, "Aspiring Minds, which I have helped recently. It's started by 2 brothers in Delhi, one from IIT, and one from MIT, and is effectively a technology-based employment exchange of sorts, ...

2000 students take amcat in Chandigarh: Hindustan Times

Chandigarh, Jan 24, 2011: As the placement season has started, students at Swami Vivekanand Institute of Engineering and Technology, Chandigarh get ready to get their dream jobs. On 24th January, 2000 students have tested their skill in various modules of AMCAT. The event was widely covered by national and regional media.

Why these MBAs opted out of campus placements : Rediff

Jan 24, 2011: Rediff.com in its article on 'Why these MBAs opted out of campus placements' features the views of Himanshu Aggarwal Co-founder and Director, Aspiring Minds. On this issue he says, "The mechanism pushes students to appear, contest and accept offers for the job which are not their first choice.


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