New Delhi, November, 2018:This year, India Skills Report which is a joint initiative of Wheebox, a Global Talent Assessment Company, PeopleStrong, a leading HR Tech Company and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)and supported and backed by renowned partners like United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Association of Indian Universities (AIU), stated that Employability continues to rise thus reaching a new high of 47% this year – Anincremental change of almost 2-3 percentage points since last year and a huge change of over 15% points in the past 5 years.
While in 2014, the percentage of employable population was a paltry 33% and thus this year reaching to 47%. Engineers continue to be the most employable whereas MBA courses lose its shine. As per this year’s data 57% of the final year engineering graduates are employable, which is an increase of about 5% points since last year which was 52 %.
India Skills Report was launched in Lucknow by the Chief Guest Shri. Dinesh Sharma, Deputy Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh. Also present were Sougata Roy Choudhry, Head of Skills – Confederation of Indian Industry, Nirmal Singh , Founder & CEO – Wheebox; Arun Nanda, Chairman – Mahindra Holiday and Resorts, Mauro dell’ambrogio, State Secretary for Education, Switzerland, Soumitra Bhattacharya, MD – Bosch and Anshuman Srivastava, Vice President – PeopleStrong.