On December 10, 2019 the 7th edition of the India Skills Report 2020 for the year 2019-20 was launched. As per the report about 46.21% students were found employable or ready to take up jobs in 2019, compared with 33% in 2014, and 47.38% in 2018Report collaboration: The India Skills Report, is a joint initiative of Wheebox (global talent-assessment company), PeopleStrong and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in collaboration with UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) and AIU (Association of Indian Universities). The report in detail are as follows:
i.Top ranked states in employability: Maharashtra emerged as the top ranked state in terms of employability. It was followed by Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh(UP) in the second and third rank respectively. Availability of employable talent has also improved over the past six years.
ii.Top ranked cities in employability: In the terms of cities, Mumbai (Maharashtra) emerged as the top employable city. It was followed by Hyderabad(Telangana) in the second place respectively.
- Bengaluru(Karnataka), New Delhi, Pune(Maharashtra), Lucknow(UP), and Chennai (Tamil Nadu) have maintained their presence in the top 10 over the last 6 years.
iii.Female employability: The report showed a growth rate of 47% in 2019 against 38% in 2017 and 46% in 2018 in female employability.
iv.Most employable candidates: The most employable candidates as per courses were MBA (Master of Business Administration) students at 54% rate. It was 40% in both 2017 and 2018.
v.Improved course areas: other courses such as B. Pharm (Bachelor of Pharmacy), Polytechnic, B. Com (Bachelor of Commerce) and B.A(Bachelor of Arts) saw improvement in employability with a 15% increase in 2019 as against 2018.
vi.Courses of declined employability: Courses which has declined employability were B.Tech (Bachelor of Technology), Engineering, MCA (Master of Computer Applications), Technical & Computer-related courses. It is also to be noted that about 54% of the youth in India are not employed.
vii.Report Assessment: The report was assessed across 28 states and 9 Union Territories. Over 3,00,000 candidates appeared for the test.
About All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE):
Founded- November 1945.
Headquarters- New Delhi.
Chairman- Anil D. Sahasrabudhe.