National Employability Report Engineers, 2019

In the fifth Edition of NER, Aspiring Minds finds that the employability of Indian engineers has not changed on aggregate level since 2010 – we call it ‘Stubborn Unemployability’. This calls for systemic long term changes in higher education in India. Furthermore, the report compared the skills of Indian engineers with those in other countries and also looked into whether Indian engineers are acquiring new age skills in areas like AI, mobile, cloud and web. In a first, the report looks quantitatively into the reasons for low employability and makes detailed recommendations for change.

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"The employability of Indian engineers continues to be painfully low with more than 80% engineers unemployable for any job in the knowledge economy, reveals Aspiring Minds’ National Employability Report."

Executive Summary:

  • Only 3.84% of engineers are employable in software-related jobs at start-ups.
  • Around 3% engineers possess new-age skills in areas such as AI, Machine Learning, Data engineering and Mobile technologies. On an aggregate level, employability in these areas is around 1.5-1.7%.
  • US has a much higher proportion of engineers, almost four times, who have good programming skills as compared to India.
  • A much higher percentage of Indian engineers (37.7%) cannot write an error-free code, as compared to China (10.35%).
  • Only 40% of engineering graduates end up doing an internship and 36% do any projects beyond coursework.

To read more about the findings and recommendations of National Employability Report for Engineers-2019, Download the Report

About National Employability Report

Aspiring Minds' National Employability Report is the gold-standard in tracking quality of Higher Education in India, since it was first launched in 2010. NER-2019 is based on the study of data collated from 3 million annual AMCAT assessments that are conducted globally. The report follows the highest standards of scientific methods, research and analysis to provide a credible data-based understanding of India’s higher education and employability ecosystem.

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