City Engineering Grads with Poor Employability Levels

This year many of the engineering graduates from the city still remained unemployed. Many of them as well as the parents are assuming that this is because of slow down of recruitments by IT and ITES companies. Of course the recruitment has been slowed down compared to previous years, but it is not only the reason that made these companies to stop recruiting this year.

A recent National Employability report 2011-12 has the answer. According to the report the employability levels of the students graduated from Hyderabad based Engineering colleges are as low as 1.70% for IT products sector, 8.28% for KPO sector, 16.52% for IT services sector, 35.94% for hardware networking sector, 40.64% for BPO sector.

According to the sources, both the recruiting professionals from the industry as well as the placement officers from various colleges are bothered about the low employability levels of the students. Few of their opinions are as follows – “The results are so true as we can see more than 50% of the Engineering graduates from the city ending up in BPO jobs”. “Many IT companies are spending a lot of time and money on training programs for the first three to six months after the recruiting to make sure that the candidate is ready for the job.”

Experts also opine that instead of focusing on gaining bookish knowledge which could only help the students to get through the written tests and get BPO job level competence, practical knowledge with hands on training, involvement in live-projects and project based-learning should be emphasized to enhance the employability levels of the students.

Source: TOI, National Employability Report 2011