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National Employability Study IT/ITeS Sector - 2010

Aspiring Minds has conducted India’s first employability study of technical graduates based on the results of a standardized computer-based test called AMCAT conducted for more than 40,000 engineering and MCA students (in final year) across the country. AMCAT was conducted in more than 12 states under proctored environment. Employability figures are based on actual hiring benchmarks on AMCAT scores set by multiple companies in IT/ITeS related sectors. Since the study is based on a standardized aptitude and skill test, not only does it find the employability quotient, but also helps investigate skills that are deficient in particular group of candidates with regard to different sectors.

Key insights from the report:

  • Employability with regard to IT product companies is as low as 4.22 % (amongst computer/electronics related branches), whereas employability with regard to IT services companies is 17.84% (wherein the company gives 3-6 months of in-house training).
  • KPOs will find only 9.47% technical graduates employable.
  • Employability with regard to BPOs and Technical Support Jobs (TSJ) is 38.23% and 25.88% respectively.
  • For India to maintain its competitive advantage, the educational institutions need to produce industry-ready candidates. This requires substantial intervention on part of higher education institutions to impart IT skills to students.

To read more about the findings and recommendations of the National Employability Study IT/ITeS Sector - 2010, Download the Report

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