Delhi and Bihar provide the best talent pool for IT products, IT services, KPO, BPO, software testing and hardware networking roles, reveals the National Employability Study 2011 by employability measurement company Aspiring Minds. The study is based on analysing the employability scores of over 1.2 lakh final year engineering graduates.
Himanshu Aggarwal, co-founder and director of Aspiring Minds, said in a release, “Delhi has concentration of some well-reputed institutes and has emerged as a hub of high quality talent. While in some states, over 3 in every 10 engineers are employable in the IT services industry, this falls drastically to less than 1 in every 10 of the engineers in some states.”
This dramatic fall in employability standards across states is a disturbing situation. Not only is this detrimental to the education standards and economy of the country, but creates social risks of frustration among ‘qualified’ engineers, he adds. “The strong correlation of poor employability to the number of colleges in a state show how states are concentrating on quantity rather than quality,” Aggarwal says.
According to the study, employability in IT services companies is highest of engineers in the North, followed by East, then West and then South. Delhi leads the pack in the North, Bihar in the East, Gujarat in the West and Kerala in the South.
The report looked at the ranking of states considered as ‘engineering hubs’ by employability in IT services sector. It was observed that states with more government colleges as compared to private colleges fared better on employability.
In case of employability across metro cities, Delhi shows highest employability percent followed by Kolkata. The lowest employability figures were observed in colleges in Southern cities.