The 8th edition of the India Skills Report (ISR) states that less than half of the country’s graduates are employable. The number stands at a paltry 45.9%. That means 1 in 2 graduates cannot be employed. Research also shows that the average quality of talent of outgoing students from high schools or colleges is decreasing every year with employability also plunging annually. (It was 47% in 2019 and 46.2% in 2020). One of the reasons stated for this huge gap is the lack of opportunity for students to get into an educational program which will give them the right talent set to make them a catch for future employers. This is where we come in.
With the right kind of on-the-job training, structured mentorship or short/ long term summer programs which run parallelly with their ongoing college diploma/ degree, students will be amply benefited. There is enough evidence that tier 2 and tier 3 colleges in the country have a lot of talent in them. However, the problem lies in the rote education system and the lack of domain skills that employers look for when they hire. In the present scenario universities from all over the globe are ready to invest in the immense talent that this country has and this is required to bridge this employability gap. In this day and age, the need of the hour is to strengthen our youth by looking internationally for the available tools and infrastructure for skill building.